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Encyclopedia > Norm Van Brocklin
Norm Van Brocklin
Position(s):
Quarterback, Punter
Jersey #(s):
11
Born: March 15, 1926(1926-03-15)
Died: May 2, 1983 (aged 57)
Career Information
Year(s): 1949-1960
NFL Draft: 1949 / Round: 4 / Pick: 37
College: Oregon
Professional Teams
Career Stats
TD-INT     173-178
Yards     23,611
QB Rating     75.1
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Career Highlights and Awards
Pro Football Hall of Fame
College Hall of Fame

Norman Mack "Norm" Van Brocklin (March 15, 1926May 2, 1983), also known as The Dutchman, was an American football player and coach. He was inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971. He was born in Eagle Butte, South Dakota to Mack and Ethel Van Brocklin. In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In team sports, the squad number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players outfit. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... In an organised sports league, a season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session. ... The 1949 NFL season was the 30th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1960 NFL season was the 41th regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1949 NFL Draft was held on December 21, 1948. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. ... City St. ... The 1949 NFL season was the 30th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1957 NFL season was the 38th regular season of the National Football League. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1958 NFL season was the 39th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1960 NFL season was the 41th regular season of the National Football League. ... For a landing Touchdown in aviation, see Touchdown (aviation) For the song by T.I. featuring Eminem, see Touchdown (song). ... An interception or intercept is a move in many forms of football, including Canadian and American football football, as well as rugby league, rugby union, Australian rules football and Gaelic football, and involves a pass (either by foot or hand) being cut off by an opposition player who usually gains... Passer rating is a measure of the performance of quarterbacks or any other passers in American football and Canadian football. ... The NFL Most Valuable Player Award is given by various entities, most notably the Associated Press, to the player who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... UPI Most Valuable ... The Bert Bell Award for the Professional American football Player of the Year is presented by the Maxwell Football Club. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... Eagle Butte is a city located in South Dakota. ...

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High school career

At Acalanes High School in Lafayette, California, Van Brocklin was a star quarterback. Acalanes High School is one of several high schools in the Acalanes Union High School District in Lafayette, California. ... Lafayette is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. ...


Military Service

He served in the United States Navy from 1943 through 1945. USN redirects here. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ...


College career

Van Brocklin led the Oregon Ducks to a 16-5 record as a starter, including tying with Cal for the 1948 title of the Pacific Coast Conference, forerunner of the Pac-10. Oregon did not go to the Rose Bowl, however, since Cal was voted by the other schools to represent the PCC in the game. Van Brocklin was also an All-American selection in 1948, the year he finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting. The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. ... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... Official Logo The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (often known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John Heisman, is awarded annually to the most outstanding collegiate football player in the U.S. The award is considered the highest individual player honor...


Van Brocklin left Oregon for the NFL with another year of college eligibility. This was allowed under the rules of the time because of his previous Navy service and because his "college class" had graduated.


National Football League Playing Career

Van Brocklin was selected in the fourth round (37th overall) of the 1949 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams. He joined a team that already had a star quarterback, Bob Waterfield. Beginning in 1950, new Rams coach Joe Stydahar solved his problem by platooning Waterfield and Van Brocklin. The 1950 Rams scored an NFL record 466 points (38.8 per game -- still a record) with a high octane passing attack featuring Tom Fears and Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch. Fears led the league and set a new NFL record with 84 receptions. Van Brocklin and Waterfield finished 1-2 in passer rating as well. They were defeated by the Cleveland Browns in the 1950 title game, 30-28. The 1949 NFL Draft was held on December 21, 1948. ... Bob Waterfield began his NFL career with the Rams with their 5th pick in 1944 in the NFL Draft. ... Joseph Lee Stydahar (March 17, 1912–March 23, 1977) was an American football offensive tackle for the Chicago Bears from 1936 to 1942 and 1945 to 1946. ... Thomas Jesse Fears (December 3, 1923 - January 4, 2000) was an American football wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams in the National Football League, playing nine seasons from 1948 to 1956. ... Elroy Hirsch ( June 17, 1923– January 28, 2004) was an American football running back and receiver for the Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Rockets, nicknamed Crazy Legs for his unusual running style. ... “Browns” redirects here. ...


In 1951, Van Brocklin and Waterfield again split quarterbacking duties and the Rams again won the West. That year, Hirsch set an NFL record with 1,495 receiving yards and tied Don Hutson's record of 17 TD receptions. This time, the Rams won the title rematch against Cleveland, 24-17. Waterfield (9-24, 125 yards) took most of the snaps, but Van Brocklin (4-6, 128 yards) threw the game winner of 73 yards to Fears. This was the last Rams championship until 1999. Also in 1951, on September 28, he threw for 554 yards, breaking Johnny Lujack's single-game record of 468, a mark that still stands more than a half-century later. Donald Montgomery Hutson (January 31, 1913 - June 24, 1997) was the first star wide receiver in NFL history. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


From 1952 - 1957, Van Brocklin continued to quarterback the Rams, leading them to the title game again in 1955. In that game, the Browns drubbed the Rams 38-14 while Van Brocklin threw 6 interceptions. In 1958, Van Brocklin joined the Philadelphia Eagles and was given total control of the Philly offense. He slowly improved the Eagles attack, leading them to the 1960 NFL championship game against the Green Bay Packers. In a game dominated by defense, Van Brocklin led a fourth quarter Eagle come back resulting in a 17-13 victory. This was Philadelphia's third and most recent NFL championship. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Packers” redirects here. ...


During his 12-year career, he played on two championship teams in the National Football League: the 1951 Los Angeles Rams and the 1960 Philadelphia Eagles. Following the latter triumph, he retired. As it turned out, his Eagles team would be the only team to defeat the Packers in a championship game during Vince Lombardi's tenure as Green Bay's head coach. Van Brocklin led the NFL in passing three times and in punting twice. On nine occasions, he was selected to the Pro Bowl. NFL redirects here. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The St. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) was one of the most successful head coaches in the history of American football. ...


National Football League Coaching Career

Van Brocklin cut his ties with the Eagles after his belief that the team had reneged on an agreement to name him head coach to replace the retiring Buck Shaw. On January 18, 1961, he accepted the head coaching position for the expansion Minnesota Vikings and over the next six years, Van Brocklin compiled a record of 29-51-4. The tenure was highlighted by his contentious relationship with quarterback Fran Tarkenton, a feud that culminated with Van Brocklin's resignation on February 11, 1967. Buck Shaw (March 28, 1899 to March 19, 1977) was a football coach at Santa Clara University. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969... Francis Asbury Tarkenton (born February 3, 1940) is a former American football player, TV personality, and computer software executive. ... is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ...


During his first year off the field in over two decades, Van Brocklin served as a commentator on 1967 NFL broadcasts for CBS. Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ...


On October 1, 1968, he took over as head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, replacing Norb Hecker, who had started the season with three defeats, extending the team losing streak to 10 games. Over the next seven seasons, Van Brocklin had mixed results, putting together a 37-49-3 mark. He led the team to its first winning season in 1971 with a 7-6-1 record, then challenged for a playoff spot two years later with a 9-5 mark. However, after winning just two of his first eight games in 1974, he was fired. is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... Norb Hecker (May 26, 1927 - March 14, 2004) was a football player and coach who was part of eight National Football League championship teams, but may be best remembered as the first head coach of the NFLs Atlanta Falcons. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ...


Final Years

Following his dismissal, he returned to his pecan farm in Social Circle, Georgia. His only connections to football during this era were as a running backs coach for Georgia Tech in 1979, and as a college football broadcaster. Social Circle is a city located in Walton County, Georgia. ... The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly known as Georgia Tech, is a public, coeducational research university, part of the University System of Georgia, and located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, with satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia, Metz, France and Singapore. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


He suffered a number of illnesses, including a brain tumor. After it was removed, he told the press, "It was a brain transplant. They gave me a sportswriter's brain, to make sure I got one that hadn't been used." He died on May 3, 1983, the day after suffering a stroke. For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). ...


External links

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame: member biography
  • ESPN article on Van Brocklin record game
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Bob Waterfield
Los Angeles Rams Quarterbacks
1950-1956
Succeeded by
Billy Wade
Preceded by
Bobby Thompson
Philadelphia Eagles Quarterbacks
1958-1960
Succeeded by
Sonny Jurgensen
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Norb Hecker
Atlanta Falcons Head Coaches
1968–1974
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Marion Campbell
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Minnesota Vikings Head Coaches
1961–1967
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Bud Grant
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Charlie Conerly
NFL Most Valuable Player
1960 season
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Norm Van Brocklin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (943 words)
Van Brocklin was also an All-American selection in 1948, the year he finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting.
Van Brocklin was selected in the fourth round (37th overall) of the 1949 NFL draft by the Los Angeles Rams.
Van Brocklin cut his ties with the Eagles after his belief that the team had reneged on an agreement to name him head coach to replace the retiring Buck Shaw.
Member - Pro Football Hall of Fame (364 words)
Norm Van Brocklin was a standout quarterback for 12 seasons in the National Football League, the first nine with the Los Angeles Rams.
Still, Van Brocklin won the NFL passing title in both 1950 and 1952, even though he was playing only half of the time on offense.
It was also in 1951 that Van Brocklin threw a 73-yard pass to Tom Fears that gave the Rams a 24-17 victory over the Browns and the only NFL title the Rams had won since moving to Los Angeles.
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