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1948 Baltimore Colts

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

Scored 333 points (23.8/g), 4th of 8 in the AAFC. Allowed 327 points (23.4/g), 5th.
 Differential of 6 points (0.4/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 7.2-6.8.

Coach: Cecil Isbell (7-7-0)

Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)

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 Y.A. Tittle 22 Rook 12 161 for 289, 2,522 yards, 16 td, 9 int, & 52 rushes for 157 yards and 4 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1948
FB Bus Mertes 29 3 12 155 rushes for 680 yards, 4 td, & 6 catches for 56 yards and 0 td
LH Billy Hillenbrand 26 2 13 100 rushes for 510 yards, 7 td, & 50 catches for 970 yards and 6 td New York Giants / 1st / 6th pick / 1944
RH Bob Pfohl 22 Rook 14 107 rushes for 455 yards, 4 td, & 13 catches for 134 yards and 1 td New York Giants / 7th / 46th pick / 1948
LE Lamar Davis 27 2 9 41 catches for 765 yards, 7 td Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 2nd / 12th pick / 1943
LT Ernie Blandin 29 2 14 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 33rd pick / 1942
LG Dick Barwegen+ 26 1 12 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 6th / 44th pick / 1945
C Bert Corley 28 1 8 New York Giants / 14th / 136th pick / 1944
RG Dub Garrett 23 Rook 14 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 21st pick / 1948
RT Lee Artoe 31 8 8 Chicago Bears / 11th / 97th pick / 1940
RE John North 27 Rook 13 8 catches for 204 yards, 1 td Washington Redskins / 6th / 51st pick / 1945
 Special Teams Starters
K Rex Grossman 24 Rook 1 10 of 18 field goals & 43 of 43 extra points Philadelphia Eagles / 29th / 273rd pick / 1948
P Charlie O'Rourke 31 6 1 66 punts for a 38.6 average, 1 blocked Chicago Bears / 5th / 39th pick / 1941
PR Billy Hillenbrand 26 2 13 18 punt returns for a 12.8 average and 0 td New York Giants / 1st / 6th pick / 1944
KR Bob Pfohl 22 Rook 14 17 kick returns for a 21.5 average and 0 td New York Giants / 7th / 46th pick / 1948

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Lee Artoe 31 RT 14 8 234 6-3 Santa Clara,California 3/2/1917 8 Chicago Bears / 11th / 97th pick / 1940
Dick Barwegen+ 26 LG 12 12 227 6-1 Purdue 12/25/1922 1 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 6th / 44th pick / 1945
Hub Bechtol 22 12 0 202 6-3 Texas,Texas Tech 4/20/1926 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1947
Pete Berezney 25 13 0 240 6-2 Notre Dame 11/14/1923 1 Detroit Lions / 7th / 58th pick / 1946
Ernie Blandin 29 LT 14 14 248 6-4 Tulane 6/21/1919 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 33rd pick / 1942
Herb Coleman 25 1 0 200 6-0 Notre Dame 6/18/1923 2 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 12th / 113th pick / 1945
Bert Corley 28 C 9 8 210 6-2 Mississippi St. 9/9/1920 1 New York Giants / 14th / 136th pick / 1944
Lamar Davis 27 LE 14 9 185 6-1 Georgia 6/15/1921 2 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 2nd / 12th pick / 1943
Spiro Dellerba 25 lb 14 2 200 5-11 Ohio St. 1/25/1923 1
Aubrey Fowler 28 13 0 160 5-10 Arkansas Tech,Arkansas 6/12/1920 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 18th / 162nd pick / 1948
Lu Gambino 25 fb 9 1 205 6-1 Indiana,Maryland 9/21/1923 Rook Chicago Bears / 26th / 271st pick / 1945
Dub Garrett 23 RG 14 14 235 6-1 Mississippi St. 1/29/1925 Rook Chicago Bears / 3rd / 21st pick / 1948
Ed Grain 26 g 11 1 230 6-0 Pennsylvania 2/25/1922 1 Detroit Lions / 7th / 46th pick / 1947
Rex Grossman 24 K 14 1 215 6-1 Indiana 2/5/1924 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 29th / 273rd pick / 1948
George Groves 27 2 0 195 5-11 Marquette 6/10/1921 1 Chicago Bears / 32nd / 327th pick / 1945
Billy Hillenbrand 26 LH 14 13 188 6-0 Indiana 3/29/1922 2 New York Giants / 1st / 6th pick / 1944
Al Klug 28 13 0 215 6-1 Marquette 6/1/1920 2 Chicago Cardinals / 6th / 44th pick / 1943
Jake Leicht 29 hb 14 1 170 5-9 Oregon 8/2/1919 Rook Washington Redskins / 10th / 89th pick / 1946
Lew Mayne 28 8 0 190 6-1 Texas 3/21/1920 2
Len McCormick 26 c 11 5 232 6-3 Schreiner College,Southwestern (TX),Baylor 10/28/1922 Rook
John Mellus 31 14 0 214 6-0 Villanova 6/16/1917 10 New York Giants / 9th / 78th pick / 1938
Bus Mertes 29 FB 14 12 201 6-0 Iowa 10/7/1919 3
John North 27 RE 14 13 199 6-2 Vanderbilt 6/17/1921 Rook Washington Redskins / 6th / 51st pick / 1945
Bob Nowaskey 30 e 13 3 205 6-0 George Washington 2/3/1918 8 Cleveland Rams / 7th / 55th pick / 1940
Charlie O'Rourke 31 P 14 1 175 5-11 Boston Col. 5/10/1917 6 Chicago Bears / 5th / 39th pick / 1941
Bob Pfohl 22 KR 14 14 200 6-0 Kings Point,Purdue 5/21/1926 Rook New York Giants / 7th / 46th pick / 1948
Ollie Poole 26 de 9 1 220 6-3 North Carolina,Mississippi 4/18/1922 1 New York Giants / 15th / 147th pick / 1944
Alex Sidorik 29 t 9 1 248 6-0 Mississippi St. 12/19/1919 1 Boston Yanks / 11th / 87th pick / 1947
Jack Simmons 24 10 0 236 6-4 Maryland,Detroit Mercy 10/8/1924 Rook Detroit Lions / 22nd / 207th pick / 1946
Joe Smith 26 12 0 183 6-1 Schreiner College,Texas Tech 7/23/1922 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 28th / 260th pick / 1947
Jim Spruill 25 rt 14 6 225 6-3 Rice 2/26/1923 Rook Detroit Lions / 18th / 157th pick / 1948
Ralph Stewart 23 c 14 1 205 6-0 Notre Dame,Missouri 12/10/1925 1 New York Giants / 26th / 244th pick / 1947
John Sylvester 25 12 0 183 6-0 Temple 1/14/1923 1
Y.A. Tittle 22 QB 14 12 192 6-0 LSU 10/24/1926 Rook Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1948
Sam Vacanti 26 5 0 203 5-11 Iowa,Purdue,Nebraska 3/20/1922 1 New York Giants / 21st / 218th pick / 1945
Johnny Vardian 27 12 0 167 5-8 none 9/25/1921 2
Windell Williams 25 re 14 1 185 6-2 Rice,La-Lafayette 3/10/1923 Rook Detroit Lions / 15th / 148th pick / 1945
Team Total 26.4 14 206.0 6-0.7 1.6