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8-4-2, Finished 2nd in AAFC East Division  · 1947 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 320 points (22.9/g), 5th of 8 in the AAFC. Allowed 288 points (20.6/g), 5th.
 Differential of 32 points (2.3/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 7.9-6.1.

Coach: Red Dawson (8-4-2)

 Training Camp: Hamilton Tigers' Practice Field (Hamilton, Ontario)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB George Ratterman 21 Rook 4 124 for 244, 1,840 yards, 22 td, 20 int, & 17 rushes for -49 yards and 1 td Boston Yanks / 16th / 139th pick / 1948
FB Vic Kulbitski 26 1 7 56 rushes for 249 yards, 1 td, & 9 catches for 117 yards and 4 td Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 58th pick / 1944
LH Chet Mutryn 26 1 14 140 rushes for 868 yards, 9 td, & 10 catches for 176 yards and 2 td Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 20th / 182nd pick / 1943
RH Julie Rykovich 24 Rook 9 92 rushes for 414 yards, 4 td, & 4 catches for 44 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 14th pick / 1946
LE Paul Gibson 23 Rook 8 8 catches for 154 yards, 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 78th pick / 1947
LT Graham Armstrong 29 6 8
LG Hal Lahar 28 6 14 Chicago Bears / 9th / 79th pick / 1941
C Felto Prewitt 23 1 10 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 48th pick / 1946
RG Rocco Pirro 31 7 12 Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 102nd pick / 1940
RT George Doherty 27 3 8 Brooklyn Tigers / 20th / 199th pick / 1944
RE Al Coppage 31 7 10 20 catches for 226 yards, 2 td Chicago Cardinals / 13th / 111th pick / 1940
 Special Teams Starters
K Steve Juzwik 29 5 3 2 of 3 field goals & 28 of 32 extra points Washington Redskins / 21st / 191st pick / 1942
P Albie Reisz 30 3 0 57 punts for a 37.0 average, 0 blocked
PR Chet Mutryn 26 1 14 13 punt returns for a 14.4 average and 0 td Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 20th / 182nd pick / 1943
KR Chet Mutryn 26 1 14 21 kick returns for a 32.9 average and 1 td Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 20th / 182nd pick / 1943

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Graham Armstrong 29 LT 14 8 230 6-4 John Carroll 5/30/1918 6
Al Baldwin 24 le 14 5 201 6-2 Arkansas 2/21/1923 Rook Boston Yanks / 4th / 25th pick / 1947
Lamar Blount 27 5 0 190 6-1 Duke,Mississippi St. 4/11/1920 1 New York Giants / 2nd / 16th pick / 1944
Jack Carpenter 24 t 13 2 240 6-0 Columbia,Missouri,Michigan 7/29/1923 Rook Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 15th / 143rd pick / 1944
Marty Comer 30 de 14 2 203 6-0 Tulane 10/28/1917 1 Brooklyn Dodgers / 5th / 34th pick / 1943
Al Coppage 31 RE 13 10 195 6-1 Oklahoma 2/8/1916 7 Chicago Cardinals / 13th / 111th pick / 1940
Bert Corley 27 c 13 4 210 6-2 Mississippi St. 9/9/1920 Rook New York Giants / 14th / 136th pick / 1944
George Doherty 27 RT 11 8 218 6-1 Louisiana Tech 9/5/1920 3 Brooklyn Tigers / 20th / 199th pick / 1944
Gil Duggan 33 t 12 2 229 6-3 Oklahoma 12/26/1914 7 New York Giants / 15th / 140th pick / 1939
Fred Evans 26 4 0 185 5-11 Notre Dame 5/23/1921 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 24th pick / 1943
Paul Gibson 23 LE 14 8 195 6-2 North Carolina St. 8/25/1924 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 78th pick / 1947
George Groves 26 7 0 195 5-11 Marquette 6/10/1921 Rook Chicago Bears / 32nd / 327th pick / 1945
Joe Haynes 26 9 0 225 6-3 Oklahoma,Tulsa 3/26/1921 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 23rd / 212th pick / 1947
Buckets Hirsch 26 qb 14 2 207 5-10 Northwestern 3/26/1921 Rook Chicago Bears / 16th / 161st pick / 1944
Steve Juzwik 29 K 10 3 186 5-8 Notre Dame 6/18/1918 5 Washington Redskins / 21st / 191st pick / 1942
John Kerns 24 t 14 3 245 6-3 Ohio,Duke,North Carolina 6/10/1923 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 137th pick / 1946
Fay King 25 e 14 2 195 6-2 Georgia 4/7/1922 1 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 60th pick / 1946
George Koch 28 hb 13 3 200 6-0 St. Mary's (TX),Baylor 7/2/1919 2
Chet Kozel 28 LT 12 9 211 6-2 Mississippi 10/15/1919 Rook
Ray Kuffel 26 e 7 2 213 6-3 Marquette,Notre Dame 12/9/1921 Rook Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 20th / 198th pick / 1944
Vic Kulbitski 26 FB 13 7 205 5-10 Minnesota,Notre Dame 6/15/1921 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 58th pick / 1944
Hal Lahar 28 LG 14 14 225 6-0 Oklahoma 7/14/1919 6 Chicago Bears / 9th / 79th pick / 1941
Pug Manders 34 3 0 200 6-0 Drake 5/5/1913 8 Brooklyn Dodgers / 2nd / 11th pick / 1939
John Maskas 27 7 0 212 5-11 Virginia Tech 8/15/1920 Rook Boston Yanks / 14th / 142nd pick / 1944
Vince Mazza 22 e 13 2 216 6-1 none 3/25/1925 2
Jack Morton 25 2 0 197 6-0 Missouri,Purdue 7/22/1922 2 Chicago Bears / 9th / 84th pick / 1944
Chet Mutryn 26 KR 14 14 179 5-9 Xavier (OH) 3/12/1921 1 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 20th / 182nd pick / 1943
Rocco Pirro 31 RG 13 12 226 6-0 Catholic 6/30/1916 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 102nd pick / 1940
Felto Prewitt 23 C 13 10 207 5-11 Tulsa 5/17/1924 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 48th pick / 1946
George Ratterman 21 QB 14 4 192 6-0 Notre Dame 11/12/1926 Rook Boston Yanks / 16th / 139th pick / 1948
Albie Reisz 30 P 13 0 175 5-10 SE Louisiana 11/29/1917 3
Julie Rykovich 24 RH 12 9 204 6-2 Notre Dame,Illinois 4/6/1923 Rook Chicago Bears / 2nd / 14th pick / 1946
Vince Scott 22 14 0 215 5-8 Notre Dame 7/10/1925 Rook
George Terlep 24 qb 11 1 180 5-10 Notre Dame 4/12/1923 1
Lou Tomasetti 31 fb 13 6 198 6-0 Bucknell 1/8/1916 8 Pittsburgh Pirates / 11th / 92nd pick / 1939
Alex Wizbicki 26 db 13 2 188 5-11 Dartmouth,Holy Cross 10/6/1921 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 18th / 178th pick / 1945
Team Total 26.6 14 205.3 6-0.2 2.1