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1948 Baltimore Colts (AAFC)

2nd place • Eastern Division • 7-7-0 .500
Playoff Statistics
1948 AAFCPrevious SeasonNext Season
Roster KeyStat Key
Head Coach: Cecil Isbell
Lou DeFlippoAssistant Coach
Tom StidhamLine
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Sun8/8/1948NLos Angeles Dons21-27LPortland, ORMultnomah Stadium15000
Sun8/22/1948ASan Francisco 49ers14-42LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium35139
Fri8/27/1948ACleveland Browns21-17WToledo, OHScott High School Stadium13417
Sun9/5/1948HNew York Yankees45-28WBaltimore, MDMuncipal Stadium31800
Fri9/10/1948AChicago Rockets14-21LChicago, ILSoldier Field25816
Thu9/16/1948ANew York Yankees27-14WNew York, NYYankee Stadium18959
Sun9/26/1948HBrooklyn Dodgers35-20WBaltimore, MDMuncipal Stadium34554
Tue10/5/1948HCleveland Browns10-14LBaltimore, MDMuncipal Stadium22329
Sun10/10/1948HSan Francisco 49ers14-56LBaltimore, MDMuncipal Stadium37209
Fri10/15/1948ALos Angeles Dons29-14WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum40019
Sun10/24/1948ASan Francisco 49ers10-21LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium27978
Sun10/31/1948ABuffalo Bills17-35LBuffalo, NYCivic Stadium23964
Sun11/7/1948ACleveland Browns7-28LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium32314
Sun11/14/1948HChicago Rockets38-24WBaltimore, MDMuncipal Stadium21899
Sun11/21/1948HLos Angeles Dons14-17LBaltimore, MDMuncipal Stadium25228
Sun11/28/1948ABrooklyn Dodgers38-20WNew York, NYEbbets Field7629
Sun12/5/1948HBuffalo Bills35-15WBaltimore, MDMuncipal Stadium33090
Eastern Division Playoff
Sun12/12/1948HBuffalo Bills17-28LBaltimore, MDMuncipal Stadium27327

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
PlayerNoPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
Lee Artoe44ROT-RDT6-223431Santa Clara; California1414
Dick Barwegen31LOG-M?LB6-122726Purdue1212
Hub Bechtol57RDE-ROE6-320222Texas Tech; Texas1212
Pete Berezney47ROT-RDT-LOT-LDT6-224025Notre Dame130
Ernie Blandin41LOT-LDT6-424829Tulane1414
Herb Coleman22C6-020025Notre Dame10
Bert Corley22C-LB6-221528Mississippi State99
Lamar Davis51LOE-DB6-118527Georgia1414
Spiro Dellerba77LB-FB5-1120025Ohio State140
Aubrey Fowler80DB-LOH5-1016028Arkansas1313
Lu Gambino89FB-LOH-ROH6-120525Indiana; Maryland102
Bill Garrett30ROG-MG6-123723Mississippi State1413
Ed Grain33LOG-LDG6-023026Pennsylvania111
Rex Grossman74K6-121524Indiana140
George Groves37OG-DG5-1119527Marquette10
Billy Hillenbrand82LOH-LDH?6-018826Indiana1414
Al Klug38ROG-RDG6-121528Marquette130
Jake Leicht81DB-LOH5-917029Pasadena CC; Oregon1414
Lew Mayne88ROH-RDH S?6-119028Texas70
Len McCormick26/28C-LB6-323226Schreiner Institute JC; Southwestern (Texas); Baylor95
John Mellus48LDT6-021431Villanova1414
Bus Mertes73FB6-020129North Central; Iowa1412
John North55/56ROE-RDE6-220027Vanderbilt1411
Bob Nowaskey52LDE-LOE6-020530George Washington1313
Charlie O'Rourke66QB5-1117531Boston College141
Bob Pfohl85ROH-RDH6-020022Purdue; Merchant Marine; Purdue1414
Ollie Poole54LOE-LDE-ROE-RDE6-322026Mississippi; North Carolina; Mississippi115
Al Sidorik49LOT-LDT-LOG-LB6-024829Decatur JC; Mississippi State71
Jack Simmons32LG6-423624Detroit Mercy100
Joe Smith56ROE-RDE6-119826Schreiner Institute JC; Texas Tech121
Jim Spruill46ROT-RDT6-322525Rice144
Ralph Stewart20/23LB-C6-020523Missouri; Notre Dame; Missouri1414
Johnny Sylvester83/85ROH-RDH-LOH-LDH6-018326Temple111
Y.A. Tittle63QB6-018222Louisiana State1413
Sammy Vacanti67S-QB5-1020226Iowa; Purdue; Nebraska40
Johnny Vardian87ROH-RDH5-816727none110
Win Williams53ROE-LOE-DE6-218525Rice; Louisiana-Lafayette; Rice142
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
12Bobby LayneQBTexas
210Bill GarrettTMississippi State
312Earl CookGSouthern Methodist
420Dan SandiferBLouisiana State
526Joe SmithETexas Tech
629Gene RuszkowskiTOhio University
735Jim BatchelorBTexas A&M-Commerce
843Rex OlsenBBrigham Young
947Aubrey FowlerBArkansas
1055Jack FitchBNorth Carolina
1159Don EttingerTKansas
1267Paul RedfieldTColgate
1375Stan MagdziakBWilliam & Mary
1483Dick DeranekBIndiana
1591Dyke NormanBWashington & Lee
1699Dick WorkingBWashington & Lee
17107George SpargerCNorth Carolina
18115Rollin PratherEKansas State
19123Norm MosleyBAlabama
20131Carmen RagoneseBNew Hampshire
21139Bob WalkerBColorado Mines
22147Ray BornemanBTexas
23155Al TillmanCOklahoma
24163Bob PfohlBPurdue
25171Lou LevantiCIllinois
26179Sam ZatkoffEIllinois
27187Harry JagadeBIndiana
28195Ben BendrickBWisconsin
29203Rex GrossmanBIndiana
30211Dick ReinkingESouthern Methodist
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals776887101333
Opponents Totals719356107327
TEAM STATSTOP1st DownsFDRFDPFDX3rd Down Efficiency4th Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals2181208414/ %/ %84743
Opponents Totals2241258415/ %/ %73556
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Billy Hillenbrand130000078
Rex Grossman04343100.0101855.6073
Lamar Davis70000042
Bob Pfohl60000036
Bus Mertes40000024
Y.A. Tittle40000024
Jake Leicht20000012
John North20000012
Win Williams20000012
Lu Gambino1000006
Charlie O'Rourke1000006
Joe Smith1000006
Team Totals434343100.0101855.61333
Opponents Totals46434693.521118.21327
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCTBLLG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Rex Grossman101855.6511/4/3/1/1/
Team Totals101855.61/4/3/1/1/
Opponents Totals21118.21/1/0/0/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Bus Mertes1556804.44
Billy Hillenbrand1005105.17
Bob Pfohl1074554.34
Lu Gambino541943.639t1
Y.A. Tittle521573.04
Jake Leicht20884.41
Aubrey Fowler6305.00
Lew Mayne14261.90
Charlie O'Rourke7152.11
Johnny Vardian6132.20
Joe Smith111.010
Spiro Dellerba200.060
Rex Grossman8-3-0.40
Team Totals53221664.13922
Opponents Totals50425225.05421
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Y.A. Tittle28916116111925228.715.780t165.593.190.3
Charlie O'Rourke512424233777.415.735.947.859.0
Team Totals34018518514228998.515.780t195.6133.885.6
Opponents Totals36417717716524386.713.870t236.3226.066.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Hillenbrand5097019.478t6
Lamar Davis4176518.780t7
Win Williams3236011.32
Bob Pfohl1313410.31
Jake Leicht1213411.21
John North820425.580t1
Joe Smith813116.41
Bus Mertes6569.30
Lu Gambino6284.70
Johnny Vardian3268.7210
Lew Mayne23316.50
Hub Bechtol22512.5140
Bob Nowaskey13131.0210
Ollie Poole122.020
Team Totals185289915.780t19
Opponents Totals177243813.87023
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Lamar Davis511022.0540
Jake Leicht59118.2590
Aubrey Fowler300.000
Spiro Dellerba2189.0180
Rex Grossman2136.5130
John North12525.0250
Len McCormick155.050
Dick Barwegen100.000
Joe Smith100.000
Johnny Sylvester100.000
Team Totals2226211.9590
Opponents Totals1320816.0532
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Charlie O'Rourke66254638.6761318
Team Totals66254638.676131833.8
Opponents Totals580597
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Hillenbrand1823112.80
Jake Leicht813917.40
Bob Pfohl210251.092t1
Aubrey Fowler44110.30
Johnny Vardian33411.30
Lew Mayne22412.0240
Johnny Sylvester2168.0100
Lamar Davis11010.0100
Team Totals4059714.992t1
Opponents Totals3131810.30
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bob Pfohl1736621.50
Billy Hillenbrand1635622.3430
Jake Leicht48320.80
Johnny Vardian36622.00
Lew Mayne36120.30
Lu Gambino35719.00
Win Williams12020.0200
Aubrey Fowler2168.0160
Bus Mertes11515.0150
Spiro Dellerba11212.0120
Bill Garrett166.060
Hub Bechtol044L0
Team Totals52106220.4430
Opponents Totals610
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
John North1
Team Totals33211214261
Opponents Totals30141621370
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