August 23, 2015

Highlighted Year: Johnny Budd, 1926

Guard/Tackle, Frankford Yellow Jackets

Age: 27
1st season in pro football
College: Lafayette
Height: 5’11” Weight: 246

A latecomer to college, Budd starred with outstanding Lafayette College football teams that went a combined 14-3-1 in his junior and senior seasons. He signed with the Yellow Jackets and played right tackle while splitting the placekicking with Hap Moran.

1926 Season Summary
Appeared in all 17 games
[Bracketed numbers indicate league rank in Top 20]

Field Goals – 6 [4]
PATs – 12 [5]
Points – 30 [13, tied with Jim Welsh]

Awards & Honors:
1st team All-NFL: Chicago Tribune, Green Bay Press-Gazette

Yellow Jackets went 14-1-2 to finish first in the NFL while leading the league in scoring (236 points) and touchdowns (28).

Budd played with the Pottsville Maroons in 1927 and ’28 and went on to perform with independent pro teams, most notably the Millville Big Blue, that sometimes played non-league contests against NFL clubs. Overall in the NFL, he appeared in a total of 40 games and scored 33 points on six field goals and 15 extra points.


Highlighted Years features players who were consensus first-team All-League* selections or league* or conference** leaders in the following statistical categories:

Rushing: Yards, TDs (min. 10)
Passing: Yards, Completion Pct., Yards per Attempt, TDs, Rating
Receiving: Catches, Yards, TDs (min. 10)
Scoring: TDs, Points, Field Goals (min. 5)
All-Purpose: Total Yards
Defense: Interceptions, Sacks
Kickoff Returns: Average
Punt Returns: Average
Punting: Average

*Leagues include NFL (1920 to date), AFL (1926), AFL (1936-37), AAFC (1946-49), AFL (1960-69), WFL (1974-75), USFL (1983-85)

**NFC/AFC since 1970