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38. Frankie Albert

Frankie Albert was the 10th overall pick in 1942 by the Chicago Bears, but remember, the year in question was 1942.  The Stanford graduate would serve in the Navy for World War II, and upon his return, he would opt to play for his home state for the Los Angeles Bulldogs of the Pacific Coast League, before joining the San Francisco 49ers of the upstart All-American Football Conference.

 

Albert played all four years of the AAFC's existence with San Francisco, where he was one of the league's better Quarterbacks.  Albert was named a Second Team All-Pro three times, and he would lead the league in Passing Touchdowns in 1948 and 1949 and also in Completion Percentage in 1948.  When the team was absorbed into the National Football League in 1950, Albert was named to the Pro Bowl, proving to the gridiron world that he was just as good as any NFL pivot. 

Albert threw for 10,795 Yards and 115 TDs and ran for another 1,272 Yards and 27 TDs.  These are great numbers for a Quarterback from 1946 to 1952, and it can't be dismissed.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Acquired: Signed before the 1946 Season.
  • Departed: Signed with the Calgary Stampeders after the 1952 Season.
  • Games Played: 90
  • Notable Statistics:

    68 Games Started
    831 Pass Completions
    1,564 Pass Attempts
    53.1 Pass Completion Percentage
    10,795 Passing Yards
    115 Touchdown Passes
    98 Interceptions
    73.5 Passer Rating
    329 Rushing Attempts
    1,272 Rushing Yards
    27 Rushing Touchdowns
    1 Reception
    1 Receiving Yard
    5 Extra Point Attempts
    1 Extra Point 
    299 Punts
    12,866 Punting Yards

    2 Playoff Games
    17 Pass Completions
    41 Pass Attempts
    41.5 Pass Completion Percentage
    204 Passing Yards
    2 Touchdowns Passes
    2 Interceptions
    53.3 Passer Rating
    14 Rushing Attempts
    92 Rushing Yards
    14 Punts
    639 Punting Yards

  • Major Accolades and Awards: AAFC MVP (1948)

    Pro Bowl (1950)
    Most Passing Touchdowns (1948 & 1949)
    Highest Passer Rating (1948)
    Most Yards per Pass Attempt (1948)
    Highest Pass Completion Percentage (1948)
    Most Yards per Punt (1949)

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