Jim Podoley

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Jim Podoley
No. 24
Position: Halfback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1933-09-16)September 16, 1933
Place of birth: Mount Morris, Michigan
Date of death: January 24, 2010(2010-01-24) (aged 76)
Place of death: Bowie, Maryland
Career information
College: Central Michigan
NFL Draft: 1957 / Round: 4 / Pick: 40
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 746
Receiving yards: 1,461
Touchdowns: 13
Player stats at NFL.com

James Podoley (September 16, 1933 – January 24, 2010) was an American football halfback and end for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. Born in Mount Morris, Michigan, he played college football at Central Michigan University and was drafted in the fourth round of the 1957 NFL Draft.

Podoley played for the Redskins from 1957 to 1960. In July 1961, he was involved in a three-team trade with the Redskins, Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants. The Giants received Podoley and end Joe Walton from the Redskins, the Redskins received Fred Dugan from the Cowboys and placekicker John Aveni, end Jerry Daniels, and defensive halfback Dave Whitsell from the Giants, and the Cowboys received placekicker Allen Green and a sixth round for the 1962 NFL Draft from the Giants that the team later used to draft George Andrie.[1] [2] However, Podoley retired instead.

Podoley died from melanoma on January 24, 2010 at the age of 76 in Bowie, Maryland.[3]


  1. ^ "Giants Land Redskin Ends". The Tuscaloosa News. Google News Archives. July 6, 1961. p. 8. Retrieved October 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Giants, Cowboys, Redskins In Deal". The Washington Observer. Google News Archives. July 7, 1961. p. 17. Retrieved October 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ Drew Ellis (February 5, 2010). "CMU great Podoley dies at 76". The Morning Sun. 

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