Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Yale 1958-77 all-era team

During the week of each home football game, a Yale all-era team will be announced. It’s part of the Yale Bowl 100th anniversary celebration.

Below is the 1958-77 all-era team courtesy of Yale athletics.



Balme, Ben '61, G

Hometown: Portland, Oregon

Height, weight: 6-2, 199

NOTES:

-All-American '60

-All-Ivy First Team Selection '60

-Drafted by NFL teams Philadelphia Eagles and San Diego Chargers '61

-Recipient of the George H.W. Bush '48 Lifetime of Leadership Award in '11


Blanchard, Bob '61, FB

Hometown: Hamden, Connecticut

Height, weight: 6-2, 197

NOTES:

-All-American '60

-All-Ivy First Team Selection '60


Carfora, Steve '78, G

Hometown: Willingboro, New Jersey

Height, weight: 6-1, 215

NOTES:

-All-American '77

-Two-time All-Ivy First Team Selection '76, '77


Dowling, Brian '69, QB

Hometown: Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Height, weight: 6-2, 195

NOTES:

-All-American '68

-Two-time All-Ivy First Team Selection '67, '68

-Drafted by NFL Minnesota Vikings '69

-Played for New England Patriots '72 to '73, Green Bay Packers '77

-Basis for Gary Trudeau character B.D.


Fencik, Gary '76, WR

Hometown: Barrington, Illinois

Height, weight: 6-1, 185

NOTES:

-All-American '75

-All-Ivy First Team Selection '75

-Shrine East-West Game '76

-Drafted by NFL Miami Dolphins '76, Played for Chicago Bears '76-'87 (Super Bowl XX, Pro Bowls '81, '82)


Gallagher, Jim '71, DE

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

Height, weight: 6-2, 185

NOTES:

-Two-time All-American '69, '70

-Two-time All-Ivy First Team Selection '69, '70

-Drafted by NFL Minnesota Vikings '71


Gee, Kyle '69, OT

Hometown: Victoria, Virginia

Height, weight: 6-4, 235

NOTES:

-All-American '68

-Two-time All-Ivy First Team Selection '67, '68


Green, Rudy '75, HB

Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

Height, weight: 6-0, 195

NOTES:

-All-American '74

-Two-time All-Ivy First Team Selection '73, '74

-Drafted by NFL team Detroit Lions '75

-Winner of '75 William Neely Mallory Award (Yale's top male athlete)


Hill, Calvin '69, RB

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Height, weight: 6-2, 215

NOTES:

-All-American '68

-Two-time All-Ivy First Team Selection '67, '68

-Drafted by NFL Dallas Cowboys in '69

-Played for Dallas from '69-'74 (Super Bowls V, VI; Pro Bowls '70, '73, '74, '75)

-Played for the Washington Redskins from '76-77, Cleveland Browns from '78-'81

-Also on Yale track team


Jauron, Dick '73, RB

Hometown: Swampscott, Massachusetts

Height, weight: 6-0, 190

NOTES:

-Two-time All-American '70, '72

-Three-time All-Ivy First Team Selection, '70, '71, '72

-1972 Ivy League MVP

-Shrine East-West Game '72

-National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete '72

-Drafted by NFL Detroit Lions '73

-Played for the Detroit Lions '73-'77 (Pro Bowl '75)

-Played for Cleveland Browns '78, Cincinnati Bengals '79-'81

-Coached in NFL for 24 years (AP Coach of the Year '01, Chicago)



Mercein, Chuck '65, FB

Hometown: Glencoe, Illinois

Height, weight: 6-2, 221

NOTES:

-All-American '64

-All-Ivy First Team Selection '64

-All-Star Game Participant '65, College All-Stars vs. NFL (Cleveland Browns)

-Drafted by NFL teams New York Giants and Buffalo Bills in '65

-Played for Giants from '65-'67

-Played for Green Bay Packers from '67-'68 (Ice Bowl, Super Bowl II)

-Played for Washington Redskins in '69, New York Jets in '70

-Son, Tom '87, played football at Yale


Pagliaro, John '78, RB 

Hometown: Derby, Connecticut

Height, weight: 5-10, 190


NOTES:

-Two-time All-American '76, '77

-Two-time All-Ivy First Team Selection '76, '77

-Yale's only two-time (1976, 1977) Ivy League MVP

-Son, John Jr '11 played football at Yale


Pyle, Mike '61, C

Hometown: Winnetka, Illinois

Height, weight: 6-3, 233


NOTES:

-Two-time All-American, '59, '60

-Two-time All-Ivy First Team Selection '59, '60

-Drafted by NFL Chicago Bears, New York Titans in '61

-Played for Chicago from '61-'69 (Pro Bowl '64)


Singleton, Tom '61, QB

Hometown: Kenilworth, Illinois

Height, weight: 6-1, 200

NOTES:

-All-American '60

-All-Ivy First Team Selection '60

-Led Yale to last perfect season in 1960


Staffieri, Vic '77, OG

Hometown: Lynbrook, New York

Height, weight: 6-0, 183

NOTES:

-Two-time All-Ivy First Team Selection '75, '76

-Helped Yale win the '76 Ivy title


Weinstein, Bruce '69, TE

Hometown: White Plains, New York

Height, weight: 6-5, 235

NOTES:

-All-American '68

-All-Ivy First Team Selection '68

-Drafted by NFL Miami Dolphins '69


Will, Hardy '61, C

Hometown: Kenilworth, Illinois

Height, weight: 5-11, 195

NOTES:

-All-American '60

-All-Ivy First Team Selection '60


Wolfe, Ken '61, HB

Hometown: Norristown, Pennsylvania

Height, weight: 5-11, 175

NOTES:

-All-American '60

-All-Ivy '60

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Calvin Hill was also Rookie of the Year after his first year with Dallas.

9:48 PM 
Anonymous John said...

I remember Jim Gallagher. He was a beast (my personal hero, too, because he shares the family name on my mother's side). But a DE at 6'2' 185?? My, but those were different days, weren't they?!?!

10:18 PM 

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