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1947 New York Yankees (AAFC)

1st place Eastern Division 11-2-1 .846
Playoff Statistics
1947 AAFCPrevious SeasonNext SeasonRoster KeyStat Key
Head Coach: Ray Flaherty
Jim BarberLine
Red StraderBackfield
Jack WhiteAssistant Coach
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Mon8/18/1947NBuffalo Bills29-7WNewark, NJRuppert Stadium11004
Sun8/31/1947ABuffalo Bills24-28LBuffalo, NYCivic Stadium32385
Fri9/5/1947HChicago Rockets48-26WNew York, NYYankee Stadium36777
Fri9/12/1947ALos Angeles Dons30-14WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum82675
Sun9/21/1947ASan Francisco 49ers21-16WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium52819
Sun9/28/1947ABaltimore Colts21-7WBaltimore, MDMuncipal Stadium51583
Sun10/5/1947ACleveland Browns17-26LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium80067
Sun10/12/1947HBrooklyn Dodgers31-7WNew York, NYYankee Stadium21882
Fri10/24/1947AChicago Rockets28-7WChicago, ILSoldier Field20310
Sun11/2/1947HBaltimore Colts35-21WNew York, NYYankee Stadium21714
Sun11/9/1947HSan Francisco 49ers24-16WNew York, NYYankee Stadium37342
Sun11/16/1947HLos Angeles Dons16-13WNew York, NYYankee Stadium37625
Sun11/23/1947HCleveland Browns28-28TNew York, NYYankee Stadium70060
Sun11/30/1947HBuffalo Bills35-13WNew York, NYYankee Stadium39012
Sun12/7/1947ABrooklyn Dodgers20-17WNew York, NYEbbets Field14166
League Championship
Sun12/14/1947HCleveland Browns3-14LNew York, NYYankee Stadium60103

Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.

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ROSTER
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
51Bruce AlfordROE-RDE6-019026Texas Christian1313
21Jack BaldwinC6-322326Centenary20
31Dick BarwegenROG-LDG6-122725Purdue1414
33Roman BentzLOG-RDG6-223028Tulane1313
83Harry BurrusWB-LDH6-119526Hardin-Simmons1414
66Fred CardinalLB5-1122022Notre Dame; Baldwin-Wallace10
60Lloyd CheathamWB-LLB6-121128Auburn1414
55Van DavisOE-DE6-221526Georgia140
21Paul DukeC6-121023Georgia Tech100
41Jack DurishanLOG-LDG6-222825Pittsburgh81
45Chuck ElliottOT-DT6-224026Oregon100
37Ed GrainOG-DG6-023025Pennsylvania20
61Harvey JohnsonK-LB5-1121228William & Mary140
43Nate JohnsonROT-RDT6-324427Illinois1414
70Bob KennedyFB-LB5-1119526Washington State141
44Bruiser KinardLOT-LDT6-121633Mississippi1414
57Roy KurraschOE-DE6-219525UCLA100
46Ted OssowskiOT-DT6-021825Oregon State; Southern California; Oregon State30
40Derrell PalmerLOT-LDT6-224025Texas Christian1411
52Ollie PooleOE-DE6-322025Mississippi; North Carolina; Mississippi60
73Dewey ProctorFB-LB5-1121527Furman111
72Eddie ProkopFB-DB5-1120025Georgia Tech135
88Ben RaimondiHB5-917522William & Mary; Indiana70
35Chuck RiffleOG-DG6-021229Notre Dame141
74Harmon RoweRDH6-018224Baylor; San Francisco1010
50Roy RuskuskyRDE-ROE?6-320026St. Mary's (California)111
53Jack RussellLOE-LDE6-121528Baylor1414
81Spec SandersTB-DB6-119629Cameron JC; Texas1413
42Vic SchleichOT-DT6-324027Nebraska110
30Ed SharkeyOG-DG6-322920Duke; Nevada-Reno90
77Frankie SinkwichTB5-1119027Georgia31
25Lou SossamonC6-120726South Carolina1414
56Hank StantonDE6-220027Arizona80
22Ralph StewartC6-020522Missouri; Notre Dame; Missouri90
80Bob SweigerBB-S6-020928Minnesota1414
75Johnny SylvesterHB6-018325Temple80
87Lowell WagnerWB6-019424Southern California83
32Joe YackanichOG-DG5-1020525Fordham140
76Buddy YoungFB5-417321Illinois148
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
Special SelectionCharley TrippiBGeorgia
Special SelectionBuddy YoungBIllinois
17Ben RaimondiBIndiana
215Monte MoncriefTTexas A&M
323Bill CollinsGTexas
431Joe TereshinskiEGeorgia
539Jack DurishanTPittsburgh
647Walt DropoEConnecticut
755Roland NaborsCTexas Tech
863George StrohmeyerCNotre Dame
971Ted OssowskiTOregon State
1079Dick WerderGGeorgetown (DC)
1187Bill HealyGGeorgia Tech
1295Ed SikorskiBMuhlenberg
13103Bill MiklichBIdaho
14111Chuck ElliottTOregon
15119Ed GrainGPennsylvania
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals1238210568
Opponents Totals36956444
TEAM STATSTOP1st DownsFDRFDPFDX3rd Down Efficiency4th Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals1871205413/ %/ %67522
Opponents Totals140676013/ %/ %54382
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Spec Sanders1900000114
Harvey Johnson0495196.17887.5070
Bruce Alford70000042
Buddy Young70000042
Eddie Prokop50000030
Jack Russell30000018
Harry Burrus20000012
Lloyd Cheatham20000012
Bob Sweiger20000012
Bob Kennedy1000006
Dewey Proctor1000006
Lou Sossamon1000006
Lowell Wagner1000006
Derrell Palmer0000012
Team Totals51495196.17887.51378
Opponents Totals32263281.371546.70239
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCTBLLG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Harvey Johnson7887.5422/2/2/1/0/
Team Totals7887.52/2/2/1/0/
Opponents Totals71546.72/1/3/1/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Spec Sanders23114326.270t18
Buddy Young1167126.13
Eddie Prokop763244.352t4
Bob Kennedy442585.978t1
Johnny Sylvester171015.90
Bob Sweiger9444.90
Frankie Sinkwich16332.10
Dewey Proctor15151.01
Ben Raimondi6111.80
Harry Burrus155.050
Lloyd Cheatham1-2-2.0-20
Harmon Rowe2-3-1.510
Team Totals53429305.578t27
Opponents Totals37112373.35213
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Spec Sanders17193936114428.415.555148.2179.970.2
Frankie Sinkwich15887936.211.600.000.072.4
Eddie Prokop844313717.134.370t225.0112.595.8
Ben Raimondi153312543.618.02700.000.042.1
Bob Kennedy32215618.728.04400.000.0109.7
Buddy Young2111136.513.01300.000.070.8
Dewey Proctor100100.000.000.039.6
Johnny Sylvester100100.000.000.039.6
Team Totals2161111118717958.316.270t167.4188.332375142069.5
Opponents Totals30414414414319106.313.382175.6175.639345156563.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Buddy Young2730311.250t2
Bruce Alford2029814.952t5
Jack Russell2036818.42
Bob Sweiger111089.81
Harry Burrus819224.02
Van Davis817922.4550
Lloyd Cheatham412431.070t2
Lowell Wagner45012.51
Eddie Prokop37926.3431
Roy Kurrasch25326.5320
Ollie Poole11919.0190
Dewey Proctor144.040
Spec Sanders11313.0130
Johnny Sylvester155.050
Team Totals111179516.270t16
Opponents Totals144191013.38217
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Spec Sanders36321.0460
Eddie Prokop35719.00
Bob Kennedy26633.00
Bob Sweiger25125.5311
Harmon Rowe22010.0200
Jack Russell13333.0330
Dewey Proctor13232.0320
Harry Burrus11111.0110
Roy Ruskusky188.080
Bruce Alford111.010
Team Totals1734220.1461
Opponents Totals1823713.21
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Spec Sanders46193842.1842
Johnny Sylvester14242.0420
Frankie Sinkwich39331.0471
Bob Kennedy512625.23
Team Totals55219940.084631.4
Opponents Totals78777489
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Spec Sanders616427.3570
Buddy Young812715.9531
Eddie Prokop77811.10
Bob Kennedy6447.3160
Johnny Sylvester33712.3190
Bruce Alford13434.034t1
Ollie Poole155.050
Team Totals3248915.3572
Opponents Totals3947312.10
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Spec Sanders2259327.098t1
Buddy Young1233227.795t1
Eddie Prokop718826.9540
Bruce Alford29045.079t1
Jack Russell46616.50
Johnny Sylvester12525.0250
Harmon Rowe11818.0180
Dewey Proctor11515.0150
Bob Sweiger11212.0120
Van Davis199.090
Jack Durishan133.030
Team Totals53135125.598t3
Opponents Totals68500
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Jack Russell1
Lou Sossamon1
Team Totals45172812402
Opponents Totals33122117381
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