1950 Green Bay Packers season

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1950 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Gene Ronzani
Home field City Stadium
Wisconsin State Fair Park
Results
Record 3–9
Division place 5th National
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1949 1951

The 1950 Green Bay Packers season was their 30th season in the National Football League. The club posted a 3–9 record under first-year head coach Gene Ronzani for a fifth place finish in the National Conference.

Offseason[edit]

To get the franchise on a firm financial footing, the club started selling stocks publicly for the first time. The stock drive netted $118,000. To replace Curly Lambeau, the Packers named Gene Ronzani as their new head coach and Vice President. The year also saw another change as the team changed its colors to green and yellow; from the navy that the club had been wearing.[1]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1950 NFL Draft

Incomplete list

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 4 Clayton Tonnemaker Center Minnesota
2 17 Tobin Rote Quarterback

Rice

3 27 Gordy Soltau Wide receiver

Minnesota

4 43 Larry Coutre Halfback

Notre Dame

6 69 Jack Cloud Fullback

William & Mary

7 82 Leon Manley Guard

Oklahoma

13 160 Carlton Elliott Defensive end

Virginia

18 225 Arnold Galiffa Quarterback

Army

25 316 Frank Waters Fullback

Michigan State

30 381 Ray Mallouf Quarterback

Southern Methodist

  • Yellow indicates a future Pro Bowl selection

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Game Date Opponent Result Packers points Opponents First Downs Record Streak Venue Attendance
1 September 17 Detroit Lions Loss 7 45 11 0–1 Lost 1 City Stadium
22,096
2 September 24 Washington Redskins Win 35 21 21 1–1 Won 1 State Fair Park
14,109
3 Oct 1 Chicago Bears Win 31 21 8 2–1 Won 2 City Stadium
24,893
4 Oct 8 New York Yanks Loss 31 44 23 2–2 Lost 1 City Stadium
23,871
5 Oct 15 at Chicago Bears Loss 14 28 11 2–3 Lost 2 Wrigley Field
51,065
6 Oct 19 at New York Yanks Loss 17 35 14 2–4 Lost 3 Yankee Stadium
13,661
7 Nov 5 at Baltimore Colts Loss 21 41 13 2–5 Lost 4 Memorial Stadium
12,971
8 Nov 12 Los Angeles Rams Loss 14 45 17 2–6 Lost 5 State Fair Park
20,456
9 Nov 19 at Detroit Lions Loss 21 24 16 2–7 Lost 6 Briggs Stadium
17,752
10 Nov 26 San Francisco 49ers Win 25 21 13 3–7 Won 1 City Stadium
13,196
11 Dec 3 at Los Angeles Rams Loss 14 51 13 3–8 Lost 1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
39,323
12 Dec 10 at San Francisco 49ers Loss 14 30 14 3–9 Lost 2 Kezar Stadium
20,797

[2]

Standings[edit]

NFL National
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams 9 3 0 .750 466 309 W-1
Chicago Bears 9 3 0 .750 279 207 W-1
New York Yanks 7 5 0 .583 366 367 W-1
Detroit Lions 6 6 0 .500 321 285 L-1
San Francisco 49ers 3 9 0 .250 213 300 W-1
Green Bay Packers 3 9 0 .250 244 406 L-2
Baltimore Colts 1 11 0 .083 213 462 L-5

Passing[edit]

Player Games Games Started Completions Attempts Comp. % Yards Touchdowns Interceptions
Tobin Rote 12 12 83 224 37.1% 1231 7 24
Paul Christman 11 1 (on def.) 51 126 40.5% 545 7 7
Tom O'Malley 1 0 4 15 26.7% 31 0 6
Bob Forte 12 0 2 2 100.0% 24 0 0

[2]

Roster[edit]

Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Rookies and first-year players in italics

Awards, records, and honors[edit]

References[edit]