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What Happened On Wednesday Dec 17, 1972 In NFL


1972 All Fantasy Team
Player Pos Team Fantasy Avg.
Greg Landry QB Lions 18.84
Larry Brown RB Redskins 18.10
Gene Washington WR 49ers 8.42
Rich McGeorge TE Packers 7.25
Chester Marcol K Packers 9.14
There were 11 regular season games played on Dec 17, 1972. The closest game was a 1 point victory for the St. Louis Cardinals over the Philadelphia Eagles and the largest margin of victory was 44 points by the Cincinnati Bengals over the Houston Oilers. The top fantasy performance on this date was Doug Dressler with 29.75 points against the Houston Oilers. The top fantasy performance ever on this date was Todd Gurley who had 40.60 points on 2017-12-17 00:00:00.000000, against the Seattle Seahawks.

There were 3 players born on this date: Justin Ernest, Brian Williams and Don Davis, and 76 total players who share this birthday including: Billy Young, Adolph Bieberstein and Pete Marcus.

The pro football champion in 1972 was the Miami Dolphins who defeated the Washington Redskins in the Super Bowl. The stat leaders for the year were: Joe Namath (pass yds), O.J. Simpson (rush yds) and Harold Jackson (rec yds). The top fantasy players of '72 were Greg Landry, Larry Brown, Archie Manning, Bobby Douglass and Ron Johnson and the top fantasy games were: Joe Namath with 42.90 pts against the Baltimore Colts, Ron Johnson with 39.40 pts against the Philadelphia Eagles and Greg Landry with 36.25 pts against the Chicago Bears.

The top pick in the 1972 draft was Walt Patulski by the Buffalo Bills, and the 1972 Hall of Fame Class Members were Ollie Matson, Ace Parker, Gino Marchetti and Lamar Hunt.
Pro Football Players Born on Dec 17, 1972
Player Pos Fantasy Avg. Played
Justin Ernest DL .00 1999
Brian Williams LB .00 1995 - 2003
Don Davis LB .00 1996 - 2006
Players Who Share This Birthday (Dec 17)
Player Pos Year Born Played
Billy YoungOL 1929
Adolph BiebersteinOL 1926
Pete MarcusDL 1944
Gene SpanglerDB 1946
Jack SalscheiderRB 1949
Dick FreyDL 1960 - 1961
George MrkonicOL 1953
Gil MainsDL 1953 - 1961
Lou BaldacciRB 1956
Jim KanickiDL 1963 - 1971
Joe KantorRB 1966
Freeman WhiteTE 1966 - 1969
Ernie KellermannDB 1966 - 1973
Jon HendersonDB 1968 - 1970
Rich CoadyOL 1970 - 1974
Kay StephensonQB 1967 - 1968
Bob Rokita
Godfrey ZaunbrecherOL 1971 - 1973
Russ WashingtonOL 1968 - 1982
Noel JenkeLB 1971 - 1974
Jeff CurchinOL 1970 - 1972
Tom BaylessDL 1970
Joe RizzoLB 1974 - 1980
Howard StidhamLB 1977
John YarnoOL 1977 - 1982
Nathan PooleRB 1979 - 1987
Jim WalshRB 1980
Mark McGrathWR 1981 - 1985
Randy McMillanRB 1981 - 1986
Cliff Toney
Byron HuntLB 1981 - 1988
John HartyDL 1981 - 1986
Roger RuzekK 1987 - 1993
Tim CrawfordLB 1987
Scott Armstrong
Steve GriffinRB 1987
Tyrone BraxtonDB 1987 - 1999
Marty CarterDB 1991 - 2001
Scott PlayerP 1998 - 2007
Earl DotsonOL 1993 - 2002
Carl ReevesDL 1995 - 1998
Tony RichardsonRB 1995 - 2010
Justin ErnestDL 1999
Don DavisLB 1996 - 2006
Brian WilliamsLB 1995 - 2003
Mike Miano
Willie JonesOL 1999 - 2002
Phil GloverLB 1999 - 2000
Byron FrischDL 2000 - 2002
Tim RidderOL 2000 - 2001
Lemar MarshallLB 2001 - 2007
Takeo SpikesLB 1998 - 2012
Jamar NesbitOL 1999 - 2009
Cedrick WilsonWR 2001 - 2007
LaVar GloverDB 2002
Robert FergusonWR 2001 - 2008
William GreenRB 2002 - 2005
Erick HarrisDB 2006
Steven WeatherfordP 2006 - 2015
Ryan MoatsRB 2005 - 2009
Shawn MurphyOL 2008 - 2009
Chris BradwellDL 2008
Brian CrumLB
Michael CoeDB 2007 - 2012
Seth OlsenOL 2008 - 2013
Greg OrtonWR 2013 - 2014
Kevin SmithRB 2008 - 2012
Donald JonesWR 2010 - 2012
Jeron MastrudTE 2010 - 2013
Shiloh KeoDB 2011 - 2016
John GriffinRB 2012 - 2013
Pernell McPheeDL 2011 - 2017
Frank AlexanderDL 2012 - 2015
Jared AbbrederisWR 2014 - 2017
DaQuan JonesDL 2014 - 2017
James HurstOL 2014 - 2017
1972 Pro Football Champion
1972 Stat Leaders
Player Team Cat Stat
Joe Namath New York Jets Passing Yds 2,816
Billy Kilmer Washington Redskins Passing Tds 19
O.J. Simpson Buffalo Bills Rushing Yds 1,251
Mercury Morris Miami Dolphins Rushing Tds 12
Harold Jackson Philadelphia Eagles Receiving Yds 1,048
Gene Washington San Francisco 49ers Receiving Tds 12
Harold Jackson Philadelphia Eagles Receptions 62
Chester Marcol Green Bay Packers FGs Made 33
George Blanda Oakland Raiders XPs Made 44
1972 Fantasy Leaders
Player Pos Team Fantasy Pnts.
Greg Landry QB Lions 18.84
Larry Brown RB Redskins 18.10
Archie Manning QB Saints 17.15
Bobby Douglass QB Bears 16.72
Ron Johnson RB Giants 16.05
1972 Top Fantasy Games
1972 Top Draft Pick
Player Pos Team College
Walt Patulski DL Buffalo Bills Notre Dame
1972 Hall of Fame Class
Member Contribution
Ollie Matson Player
Ace Parker Player
Gino Marchetti Player
Lamar Hunt Co-Founder AFL & Team Owner
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