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1948 Baltimore Colts (AAFC)
2nd place Eastern Division 7-7-0 .500
Head Coach: Cecil Isbell
Lou DeFlippoAssistant Coach
Tom StidhamLine
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
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
Sun12/12/1948HBuffalo Bills17-28LBaltimore, MDMuncipal Stadium27327Eastern Division Playoff
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
44Lee ArtoeROT-RDT6-223431Santa Clara; California1410
31Dick BarwegenLOG-LDG6-122726Purdue1212
57Hub BechtolROE-RDE6-320222Texas Tech; Texas120
47Pete BerezneyROT-RDT-LOT-LDT6-224025Notre Dame130
41Ernie BlandinLOT-LDT6-424829Tulane1414
22Herb ColemanC-LB6-020025Notre Dame10
22Bert CorleyC-LB6-221528Mississippi State99
51Lamar DavisLOE-ROE-DB6-118527Georgia149
77Spiro DellerbaFB-LB5-1120025Ohio State142
80Aubrey FowlerLOH-DB5-1016028Arkansas140
89Lu GambinoFB6-120525Indiana; Maryland102
30Bill GarrettROG-RDG6-123723Mississippi State1313
33Ed GrainLOG-LDG6-023026Pennsylvania111
74Rex GrossmanFB-LB6-121524Indiana141
37George GrovesOG-DG5-1119527Marquette10
82Billy HillenbrandLOH-DB6-018826Indiana1414
38Al KlugROG-RDG6-121528Marquette130
81Jake LeichtLOH-DB5-917029Pasadena CC; Oregon140
88Lew MayneROH-DB6-119028Texas70
26/28Len McCormickC-LB6-323226Schreiner Institute JC; Southwestern (Texas); Baylor95
48John MellusLOT-LDT6-021431Villanova141
73Bus MertesFB6-020129North Central; Iowa1411
55/56John NorthROE-RDE6-220027Vanderbilt1411
52Bob NowaskeyLOE-LDE6-020530George Washington132
66Charlie O'RourkeQB-DB5-1117531Boston College141
85Bob PfohlROH-DB6-020022Purdue; Merchant Marine; Purdue1414
54Ollie PooleLOE-LDE-ROE-RDE6-322026Mississippi; North Carolina; Mississippi113
49Al SidorikLOT-LDT-LOG-LDG6-024829Decatur JC; Mississippi State71
32Jack SimmonsLOG-LDG6-423624Detroit Mercy100
56Joe SmithROE-RDE6-119826Schreiner; Texas Tech121
46Jim SpruillROT-RDT6-322525Rice134
20/23Ralph StewartC-LB6-020523Missouri; Notre Dame; Missouri140
83/85Johnny SylvesterDB6-018326Temple110
63Y.A. TittleQB-DB6-018222Louisiana State1411
67Sammy VacantiQB-DB5-1020226Iowa; Purdue; Nebraska40
87Johnny VardianROH-DB5-816727none110
53Win WilliamsLOE-LDE-ROE-RDE6-218525Rice; Louisiana-Lafayette; Rice132
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollegeNotes
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 QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals776887101
Opponents Totals719356107
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenalty3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY4TH DOWN EFFICIENCYPENYDS
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 GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Rex Grossman101855.61/4/3/1/1/
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 Dellerba200.00
Rex Grossman8-3-0.40
Team Totals53221664.13922
Opponents Totals50425225.05421
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Y.A. Tittle28916155.711925228.715.780t165.593.190.3
Charlie O'Rourke512447.1233777.415.735.947.859.0
Team Totals34018554.414228998.515.780t195.6133.885.6
Opponents Totals36417748.616524386.713.870t236.3226.066.4
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 Vardian3268.70
Lew Mayne23316.50
Hub Bechtol22512.50
Bob Nowaskey13131.0210
Ollie Poole122.020
Team Totals185289915.780t19
Opponents Totals177243813.87023
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Lamar Davis511022.0540
Jake Leicht59118.2590
Aubrey Fowler300.00
Spiro Dellerba2189.00
Rex Grossman2136.50
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 Mayne22412.00
Johnny Sylvester2168.00
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 Fowler2168.00
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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