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1947 Baltimore Colts

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2-11-1, AAFC East Division  · 1947 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 167 points (11.9/g), 8th of 8 in the AAFC. Allowed 377 points (26.9/g), 7th.
 Differential of -210 points (-15.0/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 1.8-12.2.

Coach: Cecil Isbell (2-11-1)

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 Bud Schwenk 30 5 2 168 for 327, 2,236 yards, 13 td, 20 int, & 25 rushes for 58 yards and 1 td Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 19th pick / 1942
FB Bus Mertes 28 2 10 95 rushes for 321 yards, 2 td, & 2 catches for 28 yards and 0 td
LH Billy Hillenbrand 25 1 13 66 rushes for 204 yards, 2 td, & 39 catches for 702 yards and 7 td New York Giants / 1st / 6th pick / 1944
RH Johnny Vardian 26 1 5 35 rushes for 57 yards, 0 td, & 16 catches for 280 yards and 1 td
LE Hub Bechtol 21 Rook 12 17 catches for 167 yards, 1 td, & 2 rushes for -1 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1947
LT John Mellus 30 9 9 New York Giants / 9th / 78th pick / 1938
LG Barry French 25 Rook 14 Chicago Bears / 19th / 194th pick / 1944
C Mike Phillips 26 Rook 9
RG Augie Lio 29 6 9 Detroit Lions / 4th / 30th pick / 1941
RT George Perpich 27 1 10 Washington Redskins / 11th / 100th pick / 1943
RE Elmer Madar 27 Rook 6 8 catches for 53 yards, 0 td Detroit Lions / 20th / 176th pick / 1947
 Special Teams Starters
K Augie Lio 29 6 9 3 of 8 field goals & 19 of 20 extra points Detroit Lions / 4th / 30th pick / 1941
P John Galvin 27 Rook 1 66 punts for a 36.0 average, 2 blocked
PR Billy Hillenbrand 25 1 13 13 punt returns for a 15.5 average and 0 td New York Giants / 1st / 6th pick / 1944
KR Billy Hillenbrand 25 1 13 18 kick returns for a 25.9 average and 1 td New York Giants / 1st / 6th pick / 1944

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Bill Baumgartner 26 2 0 202 6-3 Minnesota 4/17/1921 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 13th / 113th pick / 1943
Hub Bechtol 21 LE 14 12 202 6-3 Texas,Texas Tech 4/20/1926 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1947
Blondy Black 27 5 0 195 5-11 Mississippi St. 8/20/1920 1 Brooklyn Dodgers / 2nd / 13th pick / 1943
Lamar Blount 27 e 5 3 190 6-1 Duke,Mississippi St. 4/11/1920 1 New York Giants / 2nd / 16th pick / 1944
Ernie Case 28 QB 14 10 170 5-10 UCLA 11/23/1919 Rook Green Bay Packers / 1st / 6th pick / 1947
Jim Castiglia 29 fb 2 2 208 5-11 Georgetown (DC) 9/30/1918 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 21st / 202nd pick / 1941
Armand Cure 28 1 0 198 6-0 Rhode Island 8/1/1919 Rook
Lamar Davis 26 e 13 2 185 6-1 Georgia 6/15/1921 1 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 2nd / 12th pick / 1943
Andy Dudish 26 hb 14 4 182 5-11 Georgia 10/13/1921 1
Barry French 25 LG 14 14 225 6-0 Purdue 2/12/1922 Rook Chicago Bears / 19th / 194th pick / 1944
John Galvin 27 P 13 1 170 5-10 Purdue 12/7/1920 Rook
Gorham Getchell 27 e 8 1 225 6-4 Temple 8/14/1920 Rook
Ed Grain 25 g 10 2 230 6-0 Pennsylvania 2/25/1922 Rook Detroit Lions / 7th / 46th pick / 1947
Dick Handley 25 c 14 3 215 6-1 Fresno St. 5/22/1922 Rook
George Hekkers 24 3 0 241 6-4 Wisconsin 2/18/1923 1
Luke Higgins 28 11 0 210 6-0 Notre Dame 5/3/1919 Rook Cleveland Rams / 23rd / 235th pick / 1945
Billy Hillenbrand 25 KR 13 13 188 6-0 Indiana 3/29/1922 1 New York Giants / 1st / 6th pick / 1944
Ralph Jones 25 e 6 1 200 6-3 Union (TN),Alabama 2/14/1922 1
Mike Kasap 25 t 12 3 255 6-2 Illinois,Purdue 11/20/1922 Rook Detroit Lions / 12th / 115th pick / 1945
Al Klug 27 lt 11 6 215 6-1 Marquette 6/1/1920 1 Chicago Cardinals / 6th / 44th pick / 1943
Joe Kodba 25 c 13 3 190 5-11 Butler,Purdue 2/27/1922 Rook
Floyd Konetsky 27 e 6 1 197 6-0 Florida 5/26/1920 3 Cleveland Rams / 29th / 275th pick / 1943
Jim Landrigan 24 5 0 235 6-4 Holy Cross,Dartmouth 5/31/1923 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 19th / 188th pick / 1945
Augie Lio 29 K 10 9 234 6-0 Georgetown (DC) 4/30/1918 6 Detroit Lions / 4th / 30th pick / 1941
Elmer Madar 27 RE 9 6 185 5-11 Michigan 11/28/1920 Rook Detroit Lions / 20th / 176th pick / 1947
Vic Marino 29 g 13 4 205 5-8 Ohio St. 10/2/1918 Rook
John Mellus 30 LT 14 9 214 6-0 Villanova 6/16/1917 9 New York Giants / 9th / 78th pick / 1938
Bus Mertes 28 FB 14 10 201 6-0 Iowa 10/7/1919 2
Gil Meyer 27 e 13 1 200 6-2 Wake Forest 11/25/1920 Rook
Rudy Mobley 26 hb 14 2 155 5-7 Hardin-Simmons 12/8/1921 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 107th pick / 1945
Steve Nemeth 25 qb 4 1 174 5-10 Notre Dame 12/10/1922 2
George Perpich 27 RT 14 10 223 6-2 Georgetown (DC) 6/22/1920 1 Washington Redskins / 11th / 100th pick / 1943
Mike Phillips 26 C 12 9 208 6-0 West. Maryland 11/22/1921 Rook
Bud Schwenk 30 QB 14 2 201 6-2 Washington (MO) 8/26/1917 5 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 19th pick / 1942
Sig Sigurdson 29 e 8 3 206 6-2 Pacific Lutheran 11/27/1918 Rook
Frankie Sinkwich 27 b 8 2 190 5-11 Georgia 10/10/1920 4 Detroit Lions / 1st / 1st pick / 1943
Ray Terrell 28 rh 10 5 185 6-0 Mississippi 6/29/1919 1
Buzz Trebotich 27 2 0 208 5-10 St. Mary's (CA) 12/30/1920 3
Johnny Vardian 26 RH 14 5 167 5-8 none 9/25/1921 1
John Wright 27 13 0 225 5-11 Maryland,Georgia 7/13/1920 Rook New York Giants / 30th / 284th pick / 1947
Frank Yokas 23 g 13 2 210 5-11 none 2/27/1924 1
George Zorich 32 g 11 1 213 6-2 Northwestern 11/24/1915 3
Team Total 26.7 14 203.1 6-0.2 1.3