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1948 Buffalo Bills

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7-7-0, Finished 1st in AAFC East Division  · 1948 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 360 points (25.7/g), 3rd of 8 in the AAFC. Allowed 358 points (25.6/g), 6th.
 Differential of 2 points (0.1/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 7.0-7.0.

Coach: Red Dawson (7-7-0)

 Training Camp: Knox Estates (East Aurora, New York)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB George Ratterman 22 1 13 168 for 335, 2,577 yards, 16 td, 22 int, & 12 rushes for -18 yards and 3 td Boston Yanks / 16th / 139th pick / 1948
FB Lou Tomasetti 32 9 9 134 rushes for 716 yards, 7 td, & 22 catches for 213 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Pirates / 11th / 92nd pick / 1939
LH Chet Mutryn 27 2 14 147 rushes for 823 yards, 10 td, & 39 catches for 794 yards and 5 td Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 20th / 182nd pick / 1943
RH Bob Steuber 27 5 7 69 rushes for 437 yards, 3 td, & 2 catches for 14 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 9th pick / 1943
LE Al Baldwin 25 1 13 54 catches for 916 yards, 8 td Boston Yanks / 4th / 25th pick / 1947
LT Graham Armstrong 30 7 13
LG Hal Lahar 29 7 13 Chicago Bears / 9th / 79th pick / 1941
C Art Statuto 23 Rook 8 Philadelphia Eagles / 31st / 292nd pick / 1948
RG Rocco Pirro 32 8 14 Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 102nd pick / 1940
RT John Kerns 25 1 9 Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 137th pick / 1946
RE Paul Gibson 24 1 5 11 catches for 216 yards, 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 78th pick / 1947
 Special Teams Starters
K Bob Steuber 27 5 7 1 of 2 field goals & 20 of 23 extra points Chicago Bears / 1st / 9th pick / 1943
P Jim Still 24 Rook 1 47 punts for a 38.8 average, 0 blocked Chicago Cardinals / 16th / 145th pick / 1948
PR Rex Bumgardner 25 Rook 3 16 punt returns for a 21.0 average and 2 td
KR Chet Mutryn 27 2 14 19 kick returns for a 26.3 average and 0 td Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 20th / 182nd pick / 1943

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Al Akins 27 5 0 199 6-1 Washington,Washington St. 6/13/1921 2 Cleveland Rams / 6th / 53rd pick / 1944
Graham Armstrong 30 LT 13 13 230 6-4 John Carroll 5/30/1918 7
Ed Balatti 24 e 7 1 195 6-1 none 4/8/1924 2
Al Baldwin 25 LE 13 13 201 6-2 Arkansas 2/21/1923 1 Boston Yanks / 4th / 25th pick / 1947
Jack Baldwin 27 3 0 223 6-3 Centenary 7/31/1921 2 Brooklyn Tigers / 24th / 243rd pick / 1944
Rex Bumgardner 25 PR 13 3 193 5-11 West Virginia 9/6/1923 Rook
Bob Callahan 25 7 0 205 6-0 Missouri,Michigan 9/26/1923 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 31st / 289th pick / 1947
Jack Carpenter 25 rt 12 5 240 6-0 Columbia,Missouri,Michigan 7/29/1923 1 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 15th / 143rd pick / 1944
Marty Comer 31 de 7 4 203 6-0 Tulane 10/28/1917 2 Brooklyn Dodgers / 5th / 34th pick / 1943
Paul Gibson 24 RE 7 5 195 6-2 North Carolina St. 8/25/1924 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 78th pick / 1947
Bill Gompers 20 hb 14 3 185 6-1 Notre Dame 3/20/1928 Rook
Buckets Hirsch 27 13 0 207 5-10 Northwestern 3/26/1921 1 Chicago Bears / 16th / 161st pick / 1944
John Kerns 25 RT 14 9 245 6-3 Ohio,Duke,North Carolina 6/10/1923 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 137th pick / 1946
Ed King 23 g 14 1 217 6-0 Boston Col. 5/11/1925 Rook
George Kisiday 25 14 0 210 5-11 Duquesne,Columbia 4/16/1923 Rook New York Giants / 22nd / 196th pick / 1948
John Kissell 25 dt 14 1 245 6-3 Boston Col. 5/14/1923 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 123rd pick / 1947
Chet Kozel 29 2 0 211 6-2 Mississippi 10/15/1919 1
Vic Kulbitski 27 fb 14 6 205 5-10 Minnesota,Notre Dame 6/15/1921 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 58th pick / 1944
Hal Lahar 29 LG 13 13 225 6-0 Oklahoma 7/14/1919 7 Chicago Bears / 9th / 79th pick / 1941
Bob Leonetti 25 2 0 230 6-0 Wake Forest 1/1/1923 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 71st pick / 1947
Chick Maggioli 26 7 0 178 5-11 Indiana,Notre Dame,Illinois 5/17/1922 Rook Washington Redskins / 11th / 99th pick / 1946
Vince Mazza 23 e 14 1 216 6-1 none 3/25/1925 3
Chet Mutryn 27 KR 14 14 179 5-9 Xavier (OH) 3/12/1921 2 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 20th / 182nd pick / 1943
Bill O'Connor 22 re 14 4 220 6-4 Notre Dame 5/2/1926 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 18th / 160th pick / 1948
Rocco Pirro 32 RG 14 14 226 6-0 Catholic 6/30/1916 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 102nd pick / 1940
Felto Prewitt 24 c 7 5 207 5-11 Tulsa 5/17/1924 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 48th pick / 1946
George Ratterman 22 QB 14 13 192 6-0 Notre Dame 11/12/1926 1 Boston Yanks / 16th / 139th pick / 1948
Julie Rykovich 25 hb 6 2 204 6-2 Notre Dame,Illinois 4/6/1923 1 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 14th pick / 1946
Don Schneider 25 9 0 170 5-9 Pennsylvania 4/3/1923 Rook Chicago Bears / 5th / 34th pick / 1946
Carl Schuette 26 14 0 206 6-1 Marquette 4/4/1922 Rook Detroit Lions / 22nd / 196th pick / 1947
Vince Scott 23 14 0 215 5-8 Notre Dame 7/10/1925 1
Bob Smith 23 3 0 191 6-1 Tulsa,Iowa 8/20/1925 Rook Washington Redskins / 24th / 219th pick / 1947
Art Statuto 23 C 14 8 221 6-2 Notre Dame 7/17/1925 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 31st / 292nd pick / 1948
Bob Stefik 25 1 0 180 5-11 Niagara 10/8/1923 Rook
Bob Steuber 27 K 9 7 200 6-2 Missouri,DePauw 10/25/1921 5 Chicago Bears / 1st / 9th pick / 1943
Jim Still 24 P 12 1 193 6-3 Georgia Tech 3/5/1924 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 16th / 145th pick / 1948
George Terlep 25 3 0 180 5-10 Notre Dame 4/12/1923 2
Lou Tomasetti 32 FB 14 9 198 6-0 Bucknell 1/8/1916 9 Pittsburgh Pirates / 11th / 92nd pick / 1939
Jerry Whalen 20 7 0 235 6-1 Canisius 4/23/1928 Rook
Alex Wizbicki 27 db 9 1 188 5-11 Dartmouth,Holy Cross 10/6/1921 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 18th / 178th pick / 1945
John Wyhonic 29 g 13 1 213 6-0 Alabama 12/23/1919 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 123rd pick / 1942
Team Total 25.6 14 206.7 6-0.4 1.6