Dallas Texans

The Dallas Texans were a team that previously played in the NFL. The team played during the 1952 season.

The Texans went 1-11 during their lone season in the league. The team played their first seven games in Dallas, Texas.

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The team, which is considered one of the worst in league history, played the second part of their season in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and Akron, Ohio. Following the part of their season in Dallas, the team played several games in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Their final two home games were played at the Rubber Bowl in Akron, Ohio. One of the games was in an upset win over George Halas’ Chicago Bears team.

Two brothers, Giles and Connell Miller purchased the team. The deal had to be approved by the NFL.

The league had control over the team before the purchase. The assets in the deal came from the former New York Yanks franchise.

Following the purchase, the team was moved to Dallas, Texas. The entire roster from the Yanks relocated to play with the Texans franchise.

The team initially played at the Cotton Bowl.

Two members of the team were selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. They were defensive end Gino Marchetti and defensive tackle Art Donovan.

Frank Tripucka led the team in passing, as he went 86 of 174 for 769 yards. He had three touchdown passes and 17 interceptions.

George Taliaferro led the backs with 100 carries for 419 yards and one touchdown. Dick Wilkins had 32 receptions for 416 yards and three touchdowns.

Tom Keane was one of the better defensive players on the team. He had 10 interceptions and two fumble recoveries on the season.

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