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1949 Buffalo Bills

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5-5-2, Finished 3rd in AAFC  · 1949 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 236 points (19.7/g), 4th of 7 in the AAFC. Allowed 256 points (21.3/g), 4th.
 Differential of -20 points (-1.7/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 5.4-6.6.

Coach: Red Dawson (1-4-1) and Clem Crowe (4-1-1)

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB George Ratterman 23 2 11 146 for 252, 1,777 yards, 14 td, 13 int, & 36 rushes for 85 yards and 4 td Boston Yanks / 16th / 139th pick / 1948
FB Ollie Cline 24 1 11 125 rushes for 518 yards, 3 td, & 15 catches for 110 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 14th / 122nd pick / 1948
LH Chet Mutryn+ 28 3 11 131 rushes for 696 yards, 5 td, & 29 catches for 333 yards and 0 td Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 20th / 182nd pick / 1943
RH Rex Bumgardner 26 1 8 101 rushes for 391 yards, 1 td, & 7 catches for 168 yards and 4 td
LE Al Baldwin 26 2 12 53 catches for 719 yards, 7 td, & 2 rushes for 1 yards and 0 td Boston Yanks / 4th / 25th pick / 1947
LT Jack Carpenter 26 2 7 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 15th / 143rd pick / 1944
LG Abe Gibron 24 Rook 9 New York Giants / 6th / 55th pick / 1949
C Art Statuto 24 1 12 Philadelphia Eagles / 31st / 292nd pick / 1948
RG Rocco Pirro 33 9 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 102nd pick / 1940
RT John Kerns 26 2 12 Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 137th pick / 1946
RE Jim Lukens 25 Rook 10 24 catches for 249 yards, 2 td Boston Yanks / 21st / 189th pick / 1948
 Special Teams Starters
K Chet Adams 34 10 0 4 of 11 field goals & 32 of 32 extra points Cleveland Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1939
P Tom Colella 31 7 0 44 punts for a 35.3 average, 1 blocked Detroit Lions / 7th / 55th pick / 1942
PR Bob Livingstone 27 1 0 10 punt returns for a 17.1 average and 1 td Chicago Bears / 22nd / 225th pick / 1945
KR Chet Mutryn+ 28 3 11 10 kick returns for a 22.4 average and 0 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)
Chet Adams 34 K 12 0 233 6-3 Ohio 10/24/1915 10 Cleveland Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1939
Al Baldwin 26 LE 12 12 201 6-2 Arkansas 2/21/1923 2 Boston Yanks / 4th / 25th pick / 1947
Rex Bumgardner 26 RH 10 8 193 5-11 West Virginia 9/6/1923 1
Jack Carpenter 26 LT 8 7 240 6-0 Columbia,Missouri,Michigan 7/29/1923 2 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 15th / 143rd pick / 1944
Ollie Cline 24 FB 11 11 200 6-0 Ohio St. 12/31/1925 1 Chicago Bears / 14th / 122nd pick / 1948
Tom Colella 31 P 11 0 187 6-0 Canisius 7/3/1918 7 Detroit Lions / 7th / 55th pick / 1942
Jesse Freitas 28 1 0 170 5-10 Santa Clara 2/7/1921 3 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 7th / 63rd pick / 1944
Abe Gibron 24 LG 10 9 243 5-11 Valparaiso,Purdue 9/22/1925 Rook New York Giants / 6th / 55th pick / 1949
Paul Gibson 25 e 9 2 195 6-2 North Carolina St. 8/25/1924 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 78th pick / 1947
Hal Herring 25 12 0 211 6-1 Auburn 2/24/1924 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 9th / 90th pick / 1949
Buckets Hirsch 28 7 0 207 5-10 Northwestern 3/26/1921 2 Chicago Bears / 16th / 161st pick / 1944
Larry Joe 26 1 0 190 5-9 Penn St. 7/6/1923 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 26th / 240th pick / 1947
John Kerns 26 RT 12 12 245 6-3 Ohio,Duke,North Carolina 6/10/1923 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 137th pick / 1946
Ed King 24 5 0 217 6-0 Boston Col. 5/11/1925 1
John Kissell 26 12 0 245 6-3 Boston Col. 5/14/1923 1 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 123rd pick / 1947
Veto Kissell 22 9 0 205 5-10 Holy Cross 6/13/1927 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 17th / 165th pick / 1949
Bob Livingstone 27 PR 5 0 173 6-0 Notre Dame 5/11/1922 1 Chicago Bears / 22nd / 225th pick / 1945
Bob Logel 21 1 0 210 6-3 none 7/29/1928 Rook
Jim Lukens 25 RE 11 10 205 6-4 Washington & Lee 9/6/1924 Rook Boston Yanks / 21st / 189th pick / 1948
John Maskas 29 11 0 212 5-11 Virginia Tech 8/15/1920 2 Boston Yanks / 14th / 142nd pick / 1944
Vince Mazza 24 12 0 216 6-1 none 3/25/1925 4
Chet Mutryn+ 28 KR 11 11 179 5-9 Xavier (OH) 3/12/1921 3 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 20th / 182nd pick / 1943
Bob Oristaglio 25 12 0 214 6-2 Pennsylvania 4/6/1924 Rook
Rocco Pirro 33 RG 11 11 226 6-0 Catholic 6/30/1916 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 102nd pick / 1940
George Ratterman 23 QB 11 11 192 6-0 Notre Dame 11/12/1926 2 Boston Yanks / 16th / 139th pick / 1948
Bill Schroll 23 12 0 214 6-0 LSU 1/24/1926 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 120th pick / 1948
Carl Schuette 27 10 0 206 6-1 Marquette 4/4/1922 1 Detroit Lions / 22nd / 196th pick / 1947
Bill Stanton 25 10 0 210 6-2 North Carolina St. 4/21/1924 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 27th / 252nd pick / 1948
Art Statuto 24 C 12 12 221 6-2 Notre Dame 7/17/1925 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 31st / 292nd pick / 1948
Odell Stautzenberger 25 lg 9 6 218 6-0 Texas A&M 10/23/1924 Rook Boston Yanks / 27th / 247th pick / 1947
Jim Still 25 b 9 1 193 6-3 Georgia Tech 3/5/1924 1 Chicago Cardinals / 16th / 145th pick / 1948
Joe Sutton 25 db 9 1 180 5-11 Temple 4/26/1924 Rook
Lou Tomasetti 33 fb 12 4 198 6-0 Bucknell 1/8/1916 10 Pittsburgh Pirates / 11th / 92nd pick / 1939
Vic Vasicek 23 lb 12 3 223 5-11 USC,Texas 5/5/1926 Rook Washington Redskins / 10th / 98th pick / 1949
Wilbur Volz 25 8 0 192 6-0 Missouri 1/1/1924 Rook
Alex Wizbicki 28 db 12 1 188 5-11 Dartmouth,Holy Cross 10/6/1921 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 18th / 178th pick / 1945
John Wyhonic 30 3 0 213 6-0 Alabama 12/23/1919 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 123rd pick / 1942
Team Total 26.2 12 207.2 6-0.4 2.0