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Emlen Tunnell

Football

Local, Radnor High

13 year NFL career as DB / PR / KR

  • New York Giants (1948-58)
  • Green Bay Packers (1959-61)

Served as the key “strut” on the Giants famed “umbrella defense”

Known as the Giants’ “offense on defense”

Gained more yards (924) on INT, PR, and KR than NFL rushing leader (1952)

Career stats: 79 INT, 1282 INT YDS, 4 TD, 16 FR

9 time Pro Bowl selection (1950-1957, 1959)

9 times finished in the NFL Top 10 in INT

Led the NFL in INT TD (1949)

Led the NFL in Fumble Recoveries (1952)

2 times led the NFL in PR YDS (1951, 1953)

4 time 1st Team AP All-Pro (1951, 1952, 1955, 1956)

2 time 2nd Team AP All-Pro (1954, 1957)

3 time 1st Team UPI All-Pro (1951, 1952, 1956)

2 time 2nd Team UPI All-Pro (1955, 1957)

2 time 1st Team The Sporting News All-NFL (1955, 1957)

Current rank on the Giants Career Leaders

  • 1st in INT [74]
  • 1st in INT YDS [1240]
  • 1st in INT TD [4]
  • 3rd in FR [15]
  • 2nd in PR YDS [2206]
  • 2nd in PR TD [5]

Established the NFL career record for Interceptions with 79

Current rank the NFL Carreer Leaders

  • 2nd in INT [79]
  • 3rd in INT YDS [1282]

Member of the NFL Champion New York Giants (1956)

Member of the NFL Champion Green Bay Packers (1961)

First African-American elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1967)

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