Norm Bulaich

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Norm Bulaich
No. 36, 31
Date of birth (1946-12-25) December 25, 1946 (age 69)
Place of birth Galveston, Texas, United States
Career information
Position(s) Running back
College Texas Christian
NFL draft 1970 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18
Career history
As player
(19701972) Baltimore Colts
(19731974) Philadelphia Eagles
(19751979) Miami Dolphins
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Rushing yards 3,362
Rush attempts 814
Rushing TDs 30
Receptions 224
Receiving yards 1,766
Games played 120

Norman Batton Bulaich (born December 25, 1946) is a former American football running back in the National Football League.

Professional career[edit]

After playing college football at Texas Christian University, Bulaich was drafted in the first round (18th overall) in the 1970 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Colts, for whom he wore number 36.

The 6'1", 217-pound running back/fullback (nicknamed the Human Bowling Ball due to his stubby physique and pinball ball running style ) held the Colts single-game rushing record, 198 yards against the New York Jets on September 19, 1971, until the 2000 season when Edgerrin James broke the record by rushing for 219 yards. Later in that 1971 season, Bulaich was named to the AFC Pro Bowl squad. He was also on the cover of Sports Illustrated in the November issue in 1971.[1]

In 120 career games with the Baltimore Colts (1970–72), Philadelphia Eagles (1973–74) and Miami Dolphins (1975–79), Bulaich rushed for 3,362 yards and 30 touchdowns with a 4.1 rushing average. He also made 224 receptions for 1,766 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Bulaich currently works for IESI-BFC Ltd., a waste management company, in Haltom City, Texas.