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What Happened On Wednesday Jan 3, 1971 In NFL


1971 All Fantasy Team
Player Pos Team Fantasy Avg.
Greg Landry QB Lions 16.49
Calvin Hill RB Cowboys 15.63
Paul Warfield WR Dolphins 9.09
Bob Tucker TE Giants 5.30
Tom Dempsey K Eagles 9.80
There were 2 postseason games played on Jan 3, 1971. The closest game was a 7 point victory for the Dallas Cowboys over the San Francisco 49ers and the largest margin of victory was 10 points by the Baltimore Colts over the Oakland Raiders. The top fantasy performance on this date was Duane Thomas with 21.50 points against the San Francisco 49ers. The top fantasy performance ever on this date was Jamaal Charles who had 38.05 points on 2010-01-03 00:00:00.000000, against the Denver Broncos.

There were no players born on this date, and 72 total players who share this birthday including: Alf Bauman, Cecil Souders and Willie Irvin.

The pro football champion in 1971 was the Dallas Cowboys who defeated the Miami Dolphins in the Super Bowl. The stat leaders for the year were: John Hadl (pass yds), Floyd Little (rush yds) and Otis Taylor (rec yds). The top fantasy players of '71 were Greg Landry, John Hadl, Calvin Hill, Duane Thomas and John Brodie and the top fantasy games were: John Hadl with 39.70 pts against the New York Jets, Duane Thomas with 35.35 pts against the St. Louis Cardinals and Calvin Hill with 34.55 pts against the Buffalo Bills.

The top pick in the 1971 draft was Jim Plunkett by the New England Patriots, and the 1971 Hall of Fame Class Members were Andy Robustelli, Bill Hewitt, Norm Van Brocklin, Y.A. Tittle, Bruiser Kinard, Jim Brown and Vince Lombardi.
Pro Football Players Born on Jan 3, 1971
Player Pos Fantasy Avg. Played
No Players Born on this Date
Players Who Share This Birthday (Jan 3)
Player Pos Year Born Played
Alf BaumanDL 1947 - 1950
Cecil SoudersOL 1947 - 1949
Willie IrvinDL 1953
Bob GaonaDL 1953 - 1957
Vic EatonDB 1955
Charlie MooreOL 1962
Leo ReedOL 1961
Jim SkaggsOL 1963 - 1972
Sam WaltonOL 1968 - 1971
Sam LongmireDB 1967 - 1968
Wandy WilliamsRB 1969 - 1970
Jerry ZawadzkasTE 1967
Ted AlflenRB 1969
Mike SensibaughDB 1971 - 1978
Bill DunstanDL 1973 - 1979
Ernie JonesDB 1976 - 1979
Jimmy RobinsonWR 1976 - 1980
Tim BlackLB 1977
Eric Smith
Rick Moss
Lyman WhiteLB 1981 - 1982
David LittleLB 1981 - 1992
Scott StauchRB 1981
Jessie ClarkRB 1983 - 1990
David MarshallLB 1984 - 1987
Kerry GlennDB 1985 - 1992
Jim Meyer
Jim EverettQB 1986 - 1997
Mike CrawfordRB 1987
Dan Sileo 1987
Danny StubbsLB 1988 - 1998
Hendley Hawkins
Darryl UsherWR 1989
Wendell DavisWR 1988 - 1995
Craig TaylorRB 1989 - 1991
Demetrius Davis
Ernie Rogers
Ray Savage
Thomas RayamOL 1992 - 1993
Matt LaBountyDL 1993 - 2001
Darius Turner
Charles JohnsonWR 1994 - 2002
Tyrone BrownWR 1995 - 1996
Arnold MillerDL 1999 - 2001
James CannidaDL 1998 - 2002
Chris RogersDB 1999
Brian NatkinTE 2001
Mike GandyOL 2001 - 2009
David TyreeWR 2003 - 2009
Eli ManningQB 2004 - 2017
Carlos FrancisWR 2004 - 2006
Lenny VandermadeOL 2005
Leo BookmanWR 2006
Will TukuafuDL 2010 - 2016
Evan MooreWR 2008 - 2012
John David BootyQB 2008 - 2010
Mackenzy BernadeauOL 2008 - 2015
Steve McLendonDL 2008 - 2017
Robbie DehazeK
Sammie StroughterWR 2008 - 2012
Nicholas SchommerDB 2008 - 2010
Cornell BanksDL
P.J. HillRB 2008 - 2010
Delbert AlvaradoK
Christian BallardDL 2011 - 2012
Rodney StewartRB
L.J. FortLB 2012 - 2017
Ina LiainaRB
Dashaun PhillipsDB 2015 - 2016
Kaelin ClayWR 2015 - 2017
Caushaud LyonsDL 2015
Tyler MooreOL 2015
Jan 3, 1971 Football Games
Top Fantasy Games on Jan 3, 1971
Player Pos Stats Fantasy Pnts.
Duane Thomas RB Game Stats 21.50
George Blanda QB Game Stats 19.55
Norm Bulaich RB Game Stats 19.10
Johnny Unitas QB Game Stats 16.15
John Brodie QB Game Stats 16.10
Top Fantasy Games on this Day (Jan 3)
1971 Pro Football Champion
1971 Stat Leaders
Player Team Cat Stat
John Hadl San Diego Chargers Passing Yds 3,075
John Hadl San Diego Chargers Passing Tds 21
Floyd Little Denver Broncos Rushing Yds 1,133
Duane Thomas Dallas Cowboys Rushing Tds 11
Otis Taylor Kansas City Chiefs Receiving Yds 1,110
Paul Warfield Miami Dolphins Receiving Tds 11
Fred Biletnikoff Oakland Raiders Receptions 61
Curt Knight Washington Redskins FGs Made 29
Mike Clark Dallas Cowboys XPs Made 47
1971 Fantasy Leaders
Player Pos Team Fantasy Pnts.
Greg Landry QB Lions 16.49
John Hadl QB Chargers 16.45
Calvin Hill RB Cowboys 15.63
Duane Thomas RB Cowboys 15.00
John Brodie QB 49ers 14.90
1971 Top Fantasy Games
Player Pos Team Fantasy Pnts.
John Hadl QB San Diego Chargers 39.70
Duane Thomas RB Dallas Cowboys 35.35
Calvin Hill RB Dallas Cowboys 34.55
Dennis Shaw QB Buffalo Bills 30.75
Greg Landry QB Detroit Lions 30.70
1971 Top Draft Pick
Player Pos Team College
Jim Plunkett QB New England Patriots Stanford
1971 Hall of Fame Class
Member Contribution
Andy Robustelli Player
Bill Hewitt Player
Norm Van Brocklin Player
Y.A. Tittle Player
Bruiser Kinard Player
Jim Brown Player
Vince Lombardi Coach
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