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50. Jerry Shipkey

Jerry Shipkey played in the Rose Bowl for USC and UCLA (did anyone else ever do that?), and he was an Eighth Round Pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1948, the team he would play for five years.

Like many players of his era, Shipkey played on both sides of the ball, and he was predominantly a Fullback in his first two years.  Shipkey proved to be a much better Linebacker, and he was named to the Pro Bowl in 1950, 1951 and 1952, with the last two seasons earning First Team All-Pro honors.  That was his final year, as he was traded to Chicago Bears after.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defensive Back, Fullback, Linebacker
  • Acquired: Selected in the 8th Round, 58rd Overall in the NFL Draft 12/16/47.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Chicago Bears after the 1952 Season.

  • Games Played: 59
  • Notable Statistics:

    43 Games Started
    109 Rushing Attempts
    310 Rushing Yards
    16 Rushing Touchdowns
    12 Receptions
    138 Receiving Yards
    2 Kick Returns
    34 Kick Return Yards
    12 Interceptions
    238 Interception Return Yards
    1 Interception Return Touchdown

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    First Team All-Pro (1951 & 1952)
    Pro Bowl (1950, 1951 & 1952)

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