George Blanda's Career Highlights

All-NFL Second Team: 1970K (PFWA)

All-AFL: 1961 (AP, UPI, OL, SN, NY), 1967K (SN)

All-AFL Second Team: 1962 (AP, UPI), 1963 (AP, NEA, NY), 1966K (OL)

All-AFC: 1973K (SN)

K Honored as a kicker All other honors as a quarterback

(4) – 1962, 1963, 1964, 1968

(at time of his retirement following 1975 season)


• [1st] Most Seasons – 26
• [1st] Most Games Played, Career – 340
• [1st] Most Consecutive Games Played, Career – 224 (1960-1975)
• [1st] Most Points Scored, Career – 2,002
• [1st] Most Season Leading League in PATs – 8 (1956, 1961-62, 1967-69, 1972, 1974)
• [1st] Most PAT Attempts, Career – 959
• [1st] Most PAT Attempts, Season – 65 (1961)
• [1st] Most PATs Converted, Career – 943
• [1st] Most PATs Converted, Season – 64 (1961)
• [1st] Most Field Goal Attempts, Career – 638
• [1st] Most Field Goals Converted, Career – 335
• [1st] Most Pass Attempts, Game – 68 (vs. Buffalo, Nov. 1, 1964)
• [1st] Most Pass Completions, Game – 37 (vs. Buffalo, Nov. 1, 1964)
• [1st] Most Pass Interceptions, Career – 277
• [1st] Most Pass Interceptions, Season – 42 (1962)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Passing Touchdowns, Season – 36 (1961)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Passing Touchdowns, Game – 7 (vs. N.Y. Titans, Nov. 19, 1961)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Seasons, 100 or More Points – 6 (1960-61, 1967-69, 1973)
• [2nd] Highest PATs Conversion Percentage, Career – 98.3
• [2nd] Most Pass Attempts, Season – 505 (1964)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most PATs Converted, Season – 56 (1967)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most PATs Converted with no Misses, Season – 54 (1968)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Seasons, 3,000 or More Passing Yards – 3 (1961, 1963-64)
• [3rd] Most Consecutive PATs Converted – 201 (1967-1971)
• [Tied for 3rd] Most PAT Attempts, Season – 57 (1967)
• [Tied for 3rd] Most PATs Converted, Season – 54 (1968)
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Pass Attempts, Game – 60 (vs. Oakland, Nov. 7, 1965)

Post Season Records
• [1st] Most Games – 19
• [1st] Most Points Scored, Career – 115
• [1st] Most PATs Converted, Career – 49
• [1st] Most Field Goal Attempts, Career – 39
• [1st] Most Field Goals Converted, Career – 22
• [1st] Most Pass Interceptions, Career – 17
• [Tied for 1st] Most PATs Converted, Game – 8 (vs. Houston, 1969)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Field Goals Attempted, Game – 6 (vs. Houston, 1967)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Field Goals Converted, Game – 4 (vs. Houston, 1967; vs. Pittsburgh, 1973)

AFL/AFC-NFL/NFC Championship Game Records • [1st] Most Games – 11
• [1st] Most Points Scored, Career – 64
• [1st] Most Pass Attempts, Career – 184
• [1st] Most Pass Completions, Career – 88
• [1st] Most Pass Interceptions, Career – 15

AFL/AFC Championship Game Records

• [1st] Most Games – 10
• [1st] Most Points Scored, Career – 63
• [1st] Most PATs Converted, Career – 18
• [1st] Most Field Goal Attempts, Career – 27
• [1st] Most Field Goals Converted, Career – 15
• [1st] Most Field Goals Converted, Game – 4 (vs. Houston, 1967)
• [1st] Longest Field Goal Converted – 48 (vs. Baltimore, 1970)
• [1st] Most Pass Attempts, Career – 157
• [1st] Most Pass Completions, Career – 76
• [1st] Most Pass Completions, Game – 23 (vs. Dallas, 1962)
• [1st] Most Passing Yards, Career – 1,017
• [1st] Longest Pass Completion – 88 (to Billy Cannon, vs. Los Angeles, 1960)
• [1st] Most Passing Touchdowns, Career – 7
• [1st] Most Pass Interceptions, Career – 14
• [1st] Most Pass Interceptions, Game – 5 (vs. San Diego, 1961; vs. Dallas, 1962)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Passing Touchdowns, Game – 3 (vs. Los Angeles, 1960)

AFL/AFC Divisional Playoff Game Records

• [1st] Most Points Scored, Career – 49
• [1st] Most PATs Converted, Career – 28
• [1st] Most PATs Converted, Game – 8 (vs. Houston, 1969)
• [1st] Most Field Goals Converted, Career – 7
• [Tied for 1st] Most Games, Winning Team – 6
• [Tied for 1st] Most Field Goal Attempts, Game – 5 (vs. Pittsburgh, 1973)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Field Goals Converted, Game – 4 (vs. Pittsburgh, 1973)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Games – 7

 

Bears’ records held by Blanda
(Records through the 1958 season, Blanda’s final season with Chicago)

 


• [1st] Most Points Scored, Career – 541
• [1st] Most PATs Converted, Career – 247
• [1st] Most Field Goals Converted, Career – 88
• [1st] Most Consecutive PATs Converted – 156 (1951-56)
• [1st] Most Field Goals Converted, Season – 14 (1957)
• [1st] Most PATs Converted, Season – 45 (1956)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Pass Completions, Game – 29 (vs. San Francisco, Nov. 1, 1953)
• [2nd] Most Pass Completions, Season – 169 (1953)

 

Oilers’ records held by Blanda
(Records through the 1966 season, Blanda’s final season with Houston)

• [1st] Longest Pass Completion – 95 (to Dick Compton, vs. Buffalo, Dec. 5, 1965)
• [1st] Most Points Scored, Career – 596
• [1st] Most Points Scored, Season – 115 (1960)
• [1st] Most Rushing Touchdowns Rushing, Game – 3 (vs. Los Angeles, Sept. 18, 1960)
• [1st] Longest Field Goal – 55 (vs. San Diego, Dec. 3, 1961)
• [1st] Most Passing Attempts, Game – 68 (at Buffalo, Nov. 1, 1964)
• [1st] Most Passing Completions, Game – 37 (at Buffalo, Nov. 1, 1964)
• [1st] Most Pass Interceptions, Game – 6 (vs. Denver, Nov. 14, 1965; at Buffalo, Sept. 9, 1962)
• [1st] Most Yards Passing, Game – 464 (at Buffalo Oct. 29, 1961)
• [1st] Most Passing Touchdowns, Game – 7 (vs. N.Y. Titans, Nov. 19, 1961)
• [1st] Most Plays in One Game, Rushing and Passing – 68 (at Buffalo, Nov. 1, 1964)
• [1st] Most Total Yards Rushing and Passing, Game – 467 (at Buffalo Oct. 29, 1961)
• [1st] Most Field Goals Attempted, Game – 6 (vs. New York, Oct. 9, 1960; vs. Denver, Sept. 14, 1963)
• [1st] Most Field Goals Converted, Game – 4 (at Buffalo, Oct. 31, 1965)
• [1st] Most PAT Attempts, Game – 8 (vs. New York, Oct. 14, 1962)
• [1st] Most Pass Attempts, Career – 2,789
• [1st] Most Pass Attempts, Season – 505 (1964)
• [1st] Most Pass Completions, Career – 1,347
• [1st] Most Pass Completions, Season – 262 (1964)
• [1st] Most Yards Passing, Career – 19,149
• [1st] Most Yards Passing, Season – 3,330 (1961)
• [1st] Most Field Goal Attempts, Career – 189
• [1st] Most Field Goal Attempts, Season – 34 (1960)
• [1st] Most Field Goals Made, Career – 91
• [1st] Most Field Goals Made, Season – 16 (1961, 1962)
• [1st] Most PAT Attempts, Career – 304
• [1st] Most PAT Attempts, Season – 65 (1961)
• [1st] Most PATs Converted, Career – 299
• [1st] Most PATs Converted, Season – 64 (1961)
• [1st] Most Passing Touchdowns, Career – 165
• [1st] Most Passing Touchdowns, Season – 36 (1961)
• [1st] Most Passing Interceptions, Career – 189
• [1st] Most Passing Interceptions, Season – 42 (1962)
• [2nd] Most Pass Attempts, Season – 362 (1953)
• [2nd] Longest Field Goal – 54 (vs. Oakland, Nov. 12, 1962)
• [2nd] Most Passing Attempts, Game – 60 (vs. Oakland, Nov. 7, 1965)
• [2nd] Most Passing Completions, Game – 31 (at Los Angeles, Nov. 13, 1960)
• [2nd] Most Pass Interceptions, Game – 5 (at San Diego, Dec. 24, 1961; vs. Denver, Dec. 2, 1962; vs. Dallas, Dec. 23, 1962; at Kansas City, Oct. 4, 1964; at Denver, Oct. 17, 1965)
• [2nd] Most Passing Touchdowns, Game – 6 (vs. New York, Oct. 14, 1961)
• [2nd] Most Plays in One Game, Rushing and Passing – 60 (vs. Oakland, Nov. 7, 1965)
• [2nd] Most Field Goals Attempted, Game – 5 (vs. San Diego, Nov. 25, 1962)
• [2nd] Most Field Goals Converted, Game – 3 (vs. Boston, Dec. 18, 1960; vs. San Diego, Nov. 25, 1962)
• [2nd] Most Points Scored, Season – 112 (1961)
• [2nd] Most Points Scored, Game – 26 (vs. Los Angeles, Sept. 18, 1960)
• [2nd] Most PAT Attempts, Game – 7 (at Denver, Nov. 5, 1961; vs. New York, Nov. 16, 1961; at Oakland, Dec. 22, 1963)
• [2nd] Best Passing Completion Percentage, Career – 48.9
• [2nd] Best Passing Completion Percentage, Season – 52.9 (1963)
• [2nd] Best Average Gain Per Pass Completion, Career – 14.2
• [2nd] Best Average Gain Per Pass Completion, Season – 17.8 (1961)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Touchdowns, Game – 3 (vs. Los Angeles, Sept. 18, 1960)
• [3rd] Longest Field Goal – 53 (vs. Dallas, Oct. 22, 1961; vs. Buffalo, Dec. 11, 1960; vs. Buffalo, Oct. 14, 1962)
• [3rd] Most Passing Attempts, Game – 55 (at Los Angeles, Nov. 13, 1960)
• [3rd] Most Passing Completions, Game – 29 (at San Diego, Sept. 12, 1964)
• [3rd] Most Yards Passing, Game – 418 (vs. New York, Nov. 19, 1961)
• [3rd] Most Passing Touchdowns, Game – 5 (at Oakland, Dec. 22, 1963; vs. Kansas City, Oct. 24, 1965; at Denver, Oct. 2, 1966)
• [3rd] Most Plays in One Game, Rushing and Passing – 59 (at Los Angeles, Nov. 13, 1960)
• [3rd] Most Total Yards Rushing and Passing, Game – 418 (vs. New York, Nov. 19, 1961)

Raiders’ records held by Blanda
(Records through the 1975 season, Blanda’s final season with Oakland)

• [1st] Most Points Scored, Career – 863
• [1st] Longest Pass Completion – 94 (to Warren Wells, at Denver, Nov. 10, 1968)
• [1st] Most PATs Converted, Career – 395
• [1st] Most Field Goals Converted, Career – 156
• [1st] Most Field Goal Attempts, Career – 249
• [1st] Most Points Scored, Season – 117 (1968)
• [1st] Most PATs Converted, Season – 56 (1967)
• [1st] Most Field Goals Converted, Season – 23 (1973)
• [1st] Most Field Goals Attempted, Season – 37 (1969)
• [2nd] Most Points Scored, Season – 116 (1967)
• [2nd] Most PATs Converted, Season – 54 (1968)
• [2nd] Most Field Goals Converted, Season – 21 (1968)
• [2nd] Most Field Goals Attempted, Season – 34 (1968)
• [Tied for 2nd] Best Pass Completion Percentage, Career – 50.6

AFL Statistical Championships:
Passing Titles: 1961
Passing Touchdown Titles: 1961
Scoring Titles: 1967

 

 

 

Team Statistical Championships:
Passing Titles: 1953Chi, 1960Hou, 1961Hou, 1962Hou, 1963Hou, 1964Hou, 1965Hou, 1966Hou,
Scoring Titles: 1952Chi, 1953Chi, 1957Chi, 1960Hou, 1961Hou, 1962Hou, 1963Hou, 1964Hou, 1965Hou, 1966Hou, 1967Oak, 1968Oak, 1969Oak, 1970Oak, 1971Oak, 1972Oak, 1973Oak

Chi Chicago Hou Houston Oak Oakland

• All-Time AFL Team
• 1961 AFL Player of the Year (UPI, SN)
• 1970 Player of the Year (MX)
• 1970 AFC Player of the Year (UPI, SN)

Year Team W L T Division Finish
1949 Chicago Bears 9 3 0 (2nd)
1950 Baltimore Colts 1 11 0 (7th*)
1950 Chicago Bears 9 3 0 (2nd)
1951 Chicago Bears 7 5 0 (4th)
1952 Chicago Bears 5 7 0 (5th)
1953 Chicago Bears 3 8 1 (4th)
1954 Chicago Bears 8 4 0 (2nd)
1955 Chicago Bears 8 4 0 (2nd)
1956 Chicago Bears 9 2 1 (1st)
1957 Chicago Bears 5 7 0 (5th)
1958 Chicago Bears 8 4 0 (2nd)
1959 DID NOT PLAY
1960 Houston Oilers 10 4 0 (1st)
1961 Houston Oilers 10 3 1 (1st)
1962 Houston Oilers 11 3 0 (1st)
1963 Houston Oilers 6 8 0 (3rd)
1964 Houston Oilers 4 10 0 (4th)
1965 Houston Oilers 4 10 0 (4th)
1966 Houston Oilers 3 11 0 (4th)
1967 Oakland Raiders 13 1 0 (1st)
1968 Oakland Raiders 12 2 0 (1st)
1969 Oakland Raiders 12 1 1 (1st)
1970 Oakland Raiders 8 4 2 (1st)
1971 Oakland Raiders 8 4 2 (2nd)
1972 Oakland Raiders 10 3 1 (1st)
1973 Oakland Raiders 9 4 1 (1st)
1974 Oakland Raiders 12 2 0 (1st)
1975 Oakland Raiders 11 3 0 (1st)
*Blanda played one game with the Baltimore Colts



 

 

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