1951 Green Bay Packers season

The 1951 Green Bay Packers season was their 33rd season overall and their 31st season in the National Football League. The club posted a 3–9 record under second-year coach Gene Ronzani for a fifth-place finish in the National Conference. The Packers lost the final seven games of the season.

The Packers played their Milwaukee home games in Wisconsin State Fair Park for the final time, a venue they had used since 1934. Marquette Stadium was used for one season in 1952 and the new County Stadium was the host venue from 1953 through 1994.

1951 Green Bay Packers season
Head coachGene Ronzani
Home fieldCity Stadium
Wisconsin State Fair Park
Results
Record3–9
Division place5th National
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/club team
1 5 Bob Gain Tackle Kentucky
2 16 Albin Collins Halfback LSU
3 27 Fred Cone Running Back Clemson
5 52 Wade Stinson Back Kansas
6 63 Sig Holowenko Tackle John Carroll
7 77 Bill Sutherland End St. Vincent
9 99 Dick McWilliams Tackle Michigan
10 114 Bob Noppinger Tackle Georgetown
11 125 George Rooks Back Morgan State
12 136 Carl Kreager Center Michigan
13 150 Ed Stephens Back Missouri
14 161 Ray Bauer End Montana
15 172 Joe Ernst Back Tulane
16 186 William Afflis Offensive tackle Nevada
17 197 Ray Pelfrey Wide receiver Eastern Kentucky
18 208 Ed Petela Back Boston College
19 222 Jim Liber Back Xavier
20 233 Dick Johnson Tackle Virginia
21 244 Art Edling End Minnesota
22 258 Art Felker End Marquette
23 269 Tubba Chamberlain Guard Wisconsin–Eau Claire
24 280 Dick Christie Back Nebraska–Omaha
25 294 Monte Charles Back Hillsdale
26 305 Bill Miller Tackle Ohio State
27 316 Bob Bossons Center Georgia Tech
28 330 Bill Ayre Back Abilene Christian
29 341 Ralph Fieler End Miami (FL)
30 352 Ed Withers Back Wisconsin
  • Yellow indicates a future Pro Bowl selection

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 30, 1951 Chicago Bears L 31–20 City Stadium
24,666
2 October 7, 1951 Pittsburgh Steelers W 35–33 State Fair Park
8,324
3 October 14, 1951 Philadelphia Eagles W 37–24 City Stadium
18,489
4 October 21, 1951 Los Angeles Rams L 28–0 State Fair Park
21,393
5 October 28, 1951 at New York Yanks W 29–27 Yankee Stadium
7,351
6 November 4, 1951 Detroit Lions L 24–17 City Stadium
18,800
7 November 11, 1951 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 28–7 Forbes Field
20,080
8 November 18, 1951 at Chicago Bears L 24–13 Wrigley Field
36,771
9 November 22, 1951 at Detroit Lions L 52–35 Briggs Stadium
32,247
10 December 2, 1951 New York Yanks L 31–28 City Stadium
14,297
11 December 9, 1951 at San Francisco 49ers L 31–19 Kezar Stadium
15,121
12 December 16, 1951 at Los Angeles Rams L 42–14 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
23,698

Standings

NFL National Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams 8 4 0 .667 7–2 392 261 W1
San Francisco 49ers 7 4 1 .636 5–2–1 255 205 W3
Detroit Lions 7 4 1 .636 5–4–1 336 259 L1
Chicago Bears 7 5 0 .583 6–2 286 282 L1
Green Bay Packers 3 9 0 .250 1–8 254 375 L7
New York Yanks 1 9 2 .100 1–7–2 241 382 L2

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Roster

Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Rookies and first-year players in italics

References

Harper Davis

Julius Harper Davis Jr. (born December 11, 1925) is a former American football player and coach. He played professionally as a defensive back in the All-America Football Conference and the National Football League (NFL). Davis served as the head football coach at Millsaps College from 1964 to 1988, compiling a record of 136–81–4.

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