Veryl Switzer

Veryl Switzer is a former halfback in the National Football League who played 24 games for the Green Bay Packers before serving in the United States Air Force for two years, playing professional football in Canada, and becoming an administrator at his alma mater Kansas State where he is a hall of famer.

In 1954, the Green Bay Packers used the 4th pick in the 1st round of the 1954 NFL Draft to sign Switzer out of Kansas State University where he played from 1951 to 1953. He held the career punt return record at KSU until 1995 and scored the second longest punt return touchdown in school history (93 yards on Sept 19 1953, one of two he posted that year). His best year was 1953 when he led Kansas State in rushing with 558 yards, receiving with eight catches for 211 yards, scoring with eight touchdowns and 49 points, punt returns with a 31.0-yard average and kick returns with a 22.3-yard average. Switzer was invited to the 1954 East–West Shrine Game.

Switzer went on to play for two seasons with the Packers before serving two years in the United States Air Force as a first lieutenant. His attempt to resume his NFL career was unsuccessful when he was released by the Packers in September 1958. He headed north to professional football in the Canadian Football League with the Calgary Stampeders in 1958 and was subsequently traded to the Montreal Alouettes in March 1959 and played two seasons with the team.

He later worked for the Chicago Board of Education for 10 years before coming returning to KSU in an administrative capacity in 1969. He is currently Co-Director, Earl Woods National Youth Golf Academy and Associate Athletic Director for Academics.

Switzer was a charter member of the K-State Sports Hall of Fame and is enshrined in the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame and the Kansas High School Activities Association Hall of Fame.

Veryl Switzer
Veryl Switzer - 1954 Bowman
Switzer on a 1954 Bowman football card
Born:August 6, 1932 (age 86)
Nicodemus, KS
Career information
Position(s)HB
CollegeKansas State
NFL draft1954 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Career history
As player
1954–1955Green Bay Packers
1958Calgary Stampeders
1959–1960Montreal Alouettes
Career highlights and awards
  • Kansas State Hall of Fame (1990)

References

1951 All-Big Seven Conference football team

The 1951 All-Big Seven Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Big Seven Conference teams for the 1951 college football season. The selectors for the 1951 season included the Associated Press (AP) and the United Press (UP). The AP selected separate offensive and defensive teams in 1951; the UP selected a single 11-man team. Players selected as first-team honorees by both the AP and UP are displayed in bold.

1951 College Football All-America Team

The 1951 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations and writers that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1951. The eight selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1951 season are (1) the All-American Board (AAB), (2) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA, (3) the Associated Press (AP), (4) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), (5) the International News Service (INS), (6) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), (7) the Sporting News and (8) the United Press (UP).

1952 All-Big Seven Conference football team

The 1952 All-Big Seven Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Big Seven Conference teams for the 1952 college football season. The selectors for the 1952 season included the Associated Press (AP) and the United Press (UP). The AP selected separate offensive and defensive teams in 1952; the UP selected a single 11-man team. Players selected as first-team honorees by both the AP and UP are displayed in bold.

1953 All-Big Seven Conference football team

The 1953 All-Big Seven Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Big Seven Conference teams for the 1953 college football season. The selectors for the 1953 season included the Associated Press (AP) and the United Press (UP). Players selected as first-team honorees by both the AP and UP are displayed in bold.

1954 Green Bay Packers season

The 1954 Green Bay Packers season was their 36th season overall and their 34th season in the National Football League. The club posted a 4–8 record under new head coach Lisle Blackbourn and finished fifth in the Western Conference.

In a season of streaks, the Packers lost their first three games, all at home, climbed back to .500 at 4–4, then lost their final four.

1954 NFL Draft

The 1954 National Football League Draft was held on January 28, 1954 at The Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia.

1955 Green Bay Packers season

The 1955 Green Bay Packers season was their 37th season overall and their 35th season in the National Football League. The club posted a 6–6 record under coach Lisle Blackbourn, earning them a third-place finish in the Western Conference.

Green Bay Packers draft history

This page is a list of the Green Bay Packers NFL Draft selections. The Packers have participated in every NFL draft since it began in 1936, in which they made Russ Letlow their first-ever selection.

Kansas State Wildcats football

The Kansas State Wildcats football program (variously Kansas State, K-State, or KSU) is the intercollegiate football program of the Kansas State University Wildcats. The program is classified in the NCAA Division I Bowl Subdivision (FBS), and the team competes in the Big 12 Conference.

Historically, the team has an all-time losing record, at 531–647–41 as of the conclusion of the 2018 season. However, the program has had some stretches of winning in its history, most recently and most notably under former head coach Bill Snyder from the 1990s through the 2010s. In 1998 Kansas State finished the regular season with an undefeated (11–0) record and #1-ranking, and from 1995 to 2001 the school appeared in the AP Poll for 108 consecutive weeks—the 15th-longest streak in college football history.Since 1968, the team has played in Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium (formerly KSU Stadium) in Manhattan, Kansas. The Kansas State University Marching Band, also known as the Pride of Wildcat Land, performs at all home games and bowl games.

List of Green Bay Packers first-round draft picks

The Green Bay Packers joined the National Football League (NFL) in 1921, two years after their original founding by Curly Lambeau. They participated in the first ever NFL draft in 1936 and selected Russ Letlow, a guard from the University of San Francisco. The team's most recent first round selection was Jaire Alexander, a cornerback from Louisville in the 2018 NFL Draft. The Packers have selected the number one overall pick in the draft twice, choosing future Hall of Fame halfback Paul Hornung in 1957 and quarterback Randy Duncan in 1959. They have also selected the second overall pick three times and the third overall pick once. The team's eight selections from the University of Minnesota are the most chosen by the Packers from one university.

Every year during April, each NFL franchise seeks to add new players to its roster through a collegiate draft officially known as "the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting" but more commonly known as the NFL Draft. Teams are ranked in inverse order based on the previous season's record, with the worst record picking first, and the second worst picking second and so on. The two exceptions to this order are made for teams that appeared in the previous Super Bowl; the Super Bowl champion always picks 32nd, and the Super Bowl loser always picks 31st. Playoff teams will not pick before a non playoff team when determining the initial draft order. So a division winner with a losing record would have a lower pick after a 10-6 team that didn't make the playoffs. Teams have the option of trading away their picks to other teams for different picks, players, cash, or a combination thereof. Thus, it is not uncommon for a team's actual draft pick to differ from their assigned draft pick, or for a team to have extra or no draft picks in any round due to these trades.

List of Green Bay Packers players

The following is a list of notable past or present players of the Green Bay Packers professional American football team.

List of Kansas State University people

The following is a list of notable people associated with Kansas State University, whose main campus is located in the American city of Manhattan, Kansas.

List of Kansas State Wildcats in the NFL Draft

This is a list of Kansas State Wildcats football players drafted into the National Football League (NFL) and American Football League (AFL). Kansas State has had a total of 145 players selected – including five players taken in the first round – from the first NFL Draft in 1936 through the 2018 NFL Draft. Kansas State has an active streak of having at least one player drafted into the NFL for 25 consecutive years (1994–2018).

After the NFL merged with the AFL in 1966, the history of the AFL was officially adopted by the NFL and therefore this list includes players taken in the AFL Draft (1960–1966) and in the Common Draft (1967–1969) in addition to the NFL Draft. Once the AFL officially merged with the NFL in 1970, the "Common Draft" simply became the NFL Draft. Because four KSU players were selected in both the NFL and AFL drafts, the total number of selections listed below is 149 (including one "redshirt" selection in the 1965 AFL Draft), through the 2018 draft.

Each NFL franchise seeks to add new players through the annual NFL Draft. The draft rules were last updated in 2009. The team with the worst record the previous year picks first, the next-worst team second, and so on. Teams that did not make the playoffs are ordered by their regular-season record with any remaining ties broken by strength of schedule. Playoff participants are sequenced after non-playoff teams, based on their round of elimination (wild card, division, conference, and Super Bowl).

List of National Football League annual punt return yards leaders

This is a list of National Football League punt returners who have led the regular season in punt return yards each year. The record for punt return yards in a season is currently held by Desmond Howard of the Green Bay Packers who had 875 yards in 1996.

Nicodemus, Kansas

Nicodemus is an unincorporated community in Graham County, Kansas, United States. The community was founded in 1877 and is named for the Biblical figure Nicodemus.The Nicodemus National Historic Site, commemorating the only remaining western town established by African Americans during the Reconstruction Period following the American Civil War, is in town. During the last weekend of July, former residents and their descendants return for celebrations and parades.

Nicodemus National Historic Site

Nicodemus National Historic Site, located in Nicodemus, Kansas, United States, preserves, protects and interprets the only remaining western town established by African Americans during the Reconstruction Period following the American Civil War. The town of Nicodemus is symbolic of the pioneer spirit of African Americans who dared to leave the only region they had been familiar with to seek personal freedom and the opportunity to develop their talents and capabilities. The site was named, at least in part, for a legendary African-American slave featured in abolitionist Henry Clay Work's "Wake, Nicodemus (1864)." It is a mystical story of an old slave died away and buried in a hollow tree who had asked to be awakened on the Day of Jubilee.The historic site contains five buildings:

Township Hall (now home to a temporary visitor center)

African Methodist Episcopal Church

First Baptist Church

St. Francis Hotel

Nicodemus School District #1 Schoolhouse

Pat Abbruzzi

Pasquale "Pat" Abbruzzi, (August 29, 1932 – June 3, 1998) was an American college and professional Canadian football running back and a successful high school football coach. Abbruzzi played collegiately for the University of Rhode Island (Class of 1955), and professionally for the Canadian Football League Montreal Alouettes for four years (1955-1959).

Switzer (surname)

Switzer is the surname of the following people

Barbara Switzer (born 1940), English trade unionist

Barry Switzer (born 1937), American football coach

Bill Switzer (born 1984), Canadian actor

Bob Switzer (1914–1997), American inventor of fluorescent paint

Carl Switzer (1927–1959), American actor and singer

Carroll O. Switzer (1908–1960), American judge and politician

Craig Switzer (born 1984), Canadian ice hockey defenseman

George Switzer (born 1973), English footballer

George Switzer (mineralogist) (1915–2008), American mineralogist

Harold Switzer (1925–1967), American child actor and child singer

Jon Switzer (born 1979), former baseball player

Kathrine Switzer (born 1947), American author

Kyle Switzer (born 1985), Canadian actor

Mary E. Switzer (1900–1971), American social reformer

Michael Switzer, American film and television director

Patrick Switzer (born 1987), Canadian downhill longboard skateboarder

Richard Switzer (born 1995), American film producer

Rick Switzer (born 1944), Canadian sculptor

Robert M. Switzer (1863–1952), U.S. Representative from Ohio

Ryan Switzer (born 1994), American football wide receiver

Stephen Switzer (1682–1745), English garden designer and writer

Tom Switzer (born 1971), Australian newspaper editor

Veryl Switzer (born 1932), American football player

William Switzer (1920–1969), politician from Alberta, Canada

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