Joe Schmidt

Linebacker

Joe Schmidt

13 seasons
24 career interceptions
10 All-NFL selections
10 straight Pro Bowls

13

seasons

24

career interceptions

10

All-NFL selections

10

straight Pro Bowls
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(Pittsburgh)...6'0'', 220...Joseph Paul Schmidt ... Pittsburgh All-American, 1952 ... Lions' No. 7 draft pick, 1953 ... Mastered new middle linebacking position which evolved in the 1950s ... A superb field leader ... Exceptional at diagnosing foe's plays ... All-NFL ten years ... Elected to Pro Bowl ten straight years, 1955-1964 ... Team captain nine years ... Lions' MVP four times ... Had 24 career interceptions ... Born January 18, 1932, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.