Dick Yelvington

Richard Joseph Yelvington Jr. (July 27, 1928 – February 24, 2013) was an American football offensive lineman. He played six seasons for the New York Giants.[1] Yelvington played college football at Georgia, and served one year with the United States Army during the Korean War before starting his NFL career.[2]

Dick Yelvington
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Yelvington on a 1954 Bowman football card
No. 72
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born:July 27, 1928
Mims, Florida
Died:February 24, 2013 (aged 84)
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:232 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High school:Mainland
(Daytona Beach, Florida)
College:Georgia
NFL Draft:1951 / Round: 23 / Pick: 278
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

References

  1. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/Y/YelvDi20.htm
  2. ^ http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/news-journalonline/obituary.aspx?pid=166804722
1951 NFL Draft

The 1951 National Football League draft was held January 18–19, 1951, at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago. The Baltimore Colts folded after the 1950 season. The NFL placed their players in the 1951 NFL draft.

2013 NFL season

The 2013 NFL season was the 94th season in the history of the National Football League (NFL). The season saw the Seattle Seahawks capture the first championship in the franchise's 38 years in the league with a lopsided 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, the league's championship game. The Super Bowl was played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday, February 2, 2014. It was the first Super Bowl hosted by New Jersey and the first to be held outdoors in a cold weather environment. The Seahawks scored 12 seconds into the game and held the lead the rest of the way.

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was named the regular season's Most Valuable Player (MVP) by the voters of the Associated Press (AP) for a record fifth time after compiling passing stats which included regular season records for passing yards and passing touchdowns. Manning also was named the Offensive Player of the Year for the second time in his career. Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly earned Defensive Player of the Year honors.

Scoring reached historic levels throughout the league in 2013. As a whole the league set records for total points scored, points scored per game and the number of both touchdowns and field goals scored. The Broncos set a new standard for team scoring in the regular season with 606 points. In addition to the Broncos, ten other teams each scored over 400 points, the greatest number of teams to surpass that benchmark in a single year.

The regular season got underway on Thursday, September 5, 2013, with the Broncos hosting the defending Super Bowl XLVII champion Baltimore Ravens in the annual kickoff game. The game presaged the Broncos' historic offensive production with a strong performance by Peyton Manning in which he tied a league record in throwing seven touchdown passes and led the Broncos to a 49–27 win. The game was the start of a disappointing season for the Ravens in which they would finish out of the playoffs with an 8–8 record, thus ensuring that there would be no repeat Super Bowl winner for a tied record ninth straight season. The regular season wrapped up on Sunday night, December 29.

The playoffs began with the wild card round which took place the first weekend of January 2014. The league's propensity for scoring did not abate in the post-season, as exemplified by the Indianapolis Colts' wild come-from-behind 45–44 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in the playoffs' opening game. The Conference Championship games featured the top seeded teams in each conference, the Seahawks in the NFC and the Broncos in the American Football Conference (AFC), hosting the San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots respectively. Both home teams prevailed to set up just the second Super Bowl matchup of #1 seeds in the past 20 seasons.

Deaths in February 2013

The following is a list of notable deaths in February 2013.

Entries for each day are listed alphabetically by surname. A typical entry lists information in the following sequence:

Name, age, country of citizenship and reason for notability, established cause of death, reference.

List of Georgia Bulldogs in the NFL Draft

This is a list of Georgia Bulldogs football players selected in the NFL Draft.

List of New York Giants players

This article is a list of American football players who have played for the National Football League (NFL)'s New York Giants. It includes players that have played one or more games for the Giants in the NFL regular season. The New York Giants franchise was founded in 1925. The Giants have played for nineteen NFL Championships and have won eight, including four of the five Super Bowls in which they have played.

Mainland High School

Mainland High School is a public high school located in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is attended by 1,979 students of grades nine through twelve. The mascot is a Buccaneer and strongly resembles the old logo of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Yelvington (surname)

Yelvington is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Dick Yelvington (1928–2013), American football offensive lineman

Gladys Yelvington (1891–1957), American ragtime composer

Malcolm Yelvington (1918–2001), American rockabilly and country musician

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