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1946 Buffalo Bisons

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3-10-1, Finished 2nd in AAFC East Division  · 1946 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 249 points (17.8/g), 6th of 8 in the AAFC. Allowed 370 points (26.4/g), 7th.
 Differential of -121 points (-8.6/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 3.9-10.1.

Coach: Red Dawson (3-10-1)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Al Dekdebrun 25 Rook 8 28 for 66, 517 yards, 8 td, 8 int, & 25 rushes for -55 yards and 0 td Boston Yanks / 9th / 72nd pick / 1946
FB Vic Kulbitski 25 Rook 8 97 rushes for 605 yards, 2 td, & 1 catch for 0 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 58th pick / 1944
LH Chet Mutryn 25 Rook 8 57 rushes for 289 yards, 1 td, & 7 catches for 168 yards and 3 td Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 20th / 182nd pick / 1943
RH Steve Juzwik 28 4 9 71 rushes for 455 yards, 3 td, & 23 catches for 357 yards and 3 td Washington Redskins / 21st / 191st pick / 1942
LE Ray Ebli 27 4 7 2 catches for 15 yards, 1 td
LT C.B. Stanley 27 Rook 11 Chicago Bears / 6th / 51st pick / 1944
LG John Perko 28 Rook 10 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 96th pick / 1944
C Felto Prewitt 22 Rook 8 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 48th pick / 1946
RG Rocco Pirro 30 6 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 102nd pick / 1940
RT George Doherty 26 2 7 Brooklyn Tigers / 20th / 199th pick / 1944
RE Herb Nelson 25 Rook 7 4 catches for 47 yards, 0 td, & 1 rush for 1 yards and 0 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Lou Zontini 29 6 5 4 of 8 field goals & 30 of 31 extra points
P Lou Zontini 29 6 5 44 punts for a 36.2 average, 0 blocked
PR Steve Juzwik 28 4 9 11 punt returns for a 12.3 average and 0 td Washington Redskins / 21st / 191st pick / 1942
KR Steve Juzwik 28 4 9 21 kick returns for a 21.5 average and 0 td Washington Redskins / 21st / 191st pick / 1942

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
John Batorski 26 e 8 2 238 6-2 Colgate 9/27/1920 Rook Washington Redskins / 18th / 182nd pick / 1944
Blondy Black 26 4 0 195 5-11 Mississippi St. 8/20/1920 Rook Brooklyn Dodgers / 2nd / 13th pick / 1943
Sam Brazinsky 25 5 0 215 6-1 Villanova 1/9/1921 Rook
Marty Comer 29 de 6 3 203 6-0 Tulane 10/28/1917 Rook Brooklyn Dodgers / 5th / 34th pick / 1943
Bill Daddio 30 e 3 1 207 5-11 Pittsburgh 4/26/1916 5 Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 31st pick / 1939
Al Dekdebrun 25 QB 14 8 185 5-11 Columbia,Cornell 5/11/1921 Rook Boston Yanks / 9th / 72nd pick / 1946
George Doherty 26 RT 12 7 218 6-1 Louisiana Tech 9/5/1920 2 Brooklyn Tigers / 20th / 199th pick / 1944
Andy Dudish 25 hb 11 2 182 5-11 Georgia 10/13/1921 Rook
Jack Dugger 23 7 0 230 6-3 Ohio St. 1/13/1923 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 12th pick / 1945
Ray Ebli 27 LE 9 7 210 6-3 Notre Dame 10/6/1919 4
John Fekete 27 3 0 200 5-11 Ohio 10/28/1919 Rook Brooklyn Dodgers / 14th / 123rd pick / 1943
Chubby Grigg 20 8 0 294 6-2 Tulsa 1/10/1926 Rook
Harry Hopp 28 b 9 2 209 6-0 Nebraska 12/13/1918 5 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 20th pick / 1941
Pres Johnston 26 lh 8 5 205 6-0 SMU 10/12/1920 Rook Green Bay Packers / 7th / 59th pick / 1942
Elmer Jones 26 g 12 1 224 6-0 Franklin & Marshall,Wake Forest 8/4/1920 Rook New York Giants / 2nd / 15th pick / 1946
Steve Juzwik 28 KR 13 9 186 5-8 Notre Dame 6/18/1918 4 Washington Redskins / 21st / 191st pick / 1942
Fay King 24 14 0 195 6-2 Georgia 4/7/1922 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 60th pick / 1946
Quentin Klenk 27 t 2 2 225 6-2 USC 2/13/1919 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 18th / 184th pick / 1945
Al Klug 26 lt 12 5 215 6-1 Marquette 6/1/1920 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 6th / 44th pick / 1943
Nick Klutka 25 e 11 4 198 5-11 Florida 1/21/1921 Rook Boston Yanks / 30th / 282nd pick / 1946
Jack Kramer 27 t 13 2 220 6-0 Marquette 7/26/1919 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 20th / 200th pick / 1945
Vic Kulbitski 25 FB 13 8 205 5-10 Minnesota,Notre Dame 6/15/1921 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 58th pick / 1944
Hal Lahar 27 g 12 3 225 6-0 Oklahoma 7/14/1919 5 Chicago Bears / 9th / 79th pick / 1941
Jim Lecture 22 1 0 220 5-10 Washington (MO),Northwestern 10/29/1924 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 68th pick / 1946
Patsy Martinelli 27 3 0 227 6-0 Scranton 7/27/1919 Rook
John Matisi 26 12 0 221 6-2 Duquesne 11/2/1920 3 Brooklyn Dodgers / 7th / 54th pick / 1943
Chet Mutryn 25 LH 14 8 179 5-9 Xavier (OH) 3/12/1921 Rook Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 20th / 182nd pick / 1943
Herb Nelson 25 RE 12 7 219 6-4 Pennsylvania 4/25/1921 Rook
John Perko 28 LG 14 10 225 6-1 Minnesota,Notre Dame 4/8/1918 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 96th pick / 1944
Rocco Pirro 30 RG 13 11 226 6-0 Catholic 6/30/1916 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 102nd pick / 1940
Felto Prewitt 22 C 14 8 207 5-11 Tulsa 5/17/1924 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 48th pick / 1946
Ben Pucci 21 t 12 1 255 6-4 none 1/26/1925 Rook
Curt Sandig 28 hb 9 1 170 5-10 Baylor,St. Mary's (TX) 7/12/1918 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 31st pick / 1942
Ralph Schilling 25 2 0 218 6-3 Oklahoma City 7/5/1921 Rook
C.B. Stanley 27 LT 13 11 225 6-4 Tulsa 1/25/1919 Rook Chicago Bears / 6th / 51st pick / 1944
Ken Stofer 27 qb 11 1 188 5-9 Cornell 8/10/1919 Rook
Roy Stuart 26 9 0 188 5-8 Tulsa 7/25/1920 4
George Terlep 23 qb 12 4 180 5-10 Notre Dame 4/12/1923 Rook
Jim Thibaut 27 3 0 205 5-11 Tulane 8/31/1919 Rook Brooklyn Dodgers / 12th / 107th pick / 1942
Bob Thurbon 28 2 0 176 5-10 Pittsburgh 2/22/1918 3
Lou Tomasetti 30 fb 14 2 198 6-0 Bucknell 1/8/1916 7 Pittsburgh Pirates / 11th / 92nd pick / 1939
Al Vandeweghe 26 e 5 3 200 5-11 William & Mary 10/25/1920 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 88th pick / 1946
Gene White 27 1 0 205 6-2 Indiana 8/3/1919 Rook
Al Wukits 29 c 8 5 218 6-3 Duquesne 12/16/1917 3 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 11th / 97th pick / 1943
Lou Zontini 29 fb 14 5 189 5-9 Notre Dame 8/30/1917 6
Team Total 26.1 14 209.4 6-0.1 1.4