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1947 Brooklyn Dodgers

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3-10-1, AAFC East Division  · 1947 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 181 points (12.9/g), 7th of 8 in the AAFC. Allowed 340 points (24.3/g), 6th.
 Differential of -159 points (-11.4/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 2.6-11.4.

Coach: Cliff Battles (3-10-1)

Stadium: Ebbets Field

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
HB Monk Gafford 27 1 13 46 rushes for 232 yards, 1 td, & 8 catches for 113 yards and 0 td Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 3rd / 17th pick / 1943
TB Bob Hoernschemeyer 22 1 5 147 rushes for 702 yards, 5 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 11th / 94th pick / 1947
FB Mickey Colmer 29 1 10 152 rushes for 578 yards, 9 td, & 18 catches for 190 yards and 1 td
BB Walt McDonald 27 1 10 1 rush for 1 yards, 0 td, & 3 catches for 30 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 10th / 90th pick / 1943
LE Jim McCarthy 27 1 13 10 catches for 147 yards, 0 td
LT Martin Ruby 27 1 14 Chicago Bears / 5th / 40th pick / 1942
LG Tex Warrington 26 1 9 Boston Yanks / 9th / 87th pick / 1944
C Ed Gustafson 25 Rook 9
RG Harry Buffington 28 5 14
RT Garland Williams 26 Rook 13 Chicago Cardinals / 28th / 286th pick / 1945
RE Saxon Judd 28 1 10 18 catches for 204 yards, 1 td Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 3rd / 17th pick / 1944
 Special Teams Starters
K Phil Martinovich 32 8 5 3 of 20 field goals & 22 of 25 extra points
P Mickey Colmer 29 1 10 56 punts for a 44.7 average, 0 blocked
PR Dub Jones 23 1 2 14 punt returns for a 11.2 average and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1946
KR Monk Gafford 27 1 13 21 kick returns for a 26.9 average and 0 td Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 3rd / 17th pick / 1943

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Neal Adams 28 1 0 195 6-3 Arkansas 1/21/1919 5
Al Akins 26 hb 13 3 199 6-1 Washington,Washington St. 6/13/1921 1 Cleveland Rams / 6th / 53rd pick / 1944
George Benson 28 1 0 205 6-1 LSU,Northwestern 5/7/1919 Rook Green Bay Packers / 19th / 179th pick / 1942
George Bernhardt 28 g 2 2 213 5-10 Illinois 6/15/1919 1
Harry Buffington 28 RG 14 14 206 6-0 Oklahoma St. 8/27/1919 5
Mickey Colmer 29 FB 14 10 219 6-2 Miramonte JC 10/23/1918 1
Mel Conger 28 2 0 225 6-2 Georgia 6/4/1919 1
Lou Daukas 26 4 0 203 6-0 Cornell 7/4/1921 Rook
Nick Daukas 25 t 7 1 225 6-4 Dartmouth 12/11/1922 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 28th / 294th pick / 1944
Glenn Dobbs 27 2 0 210 6-4 Tulsa 7/12/1920 1 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1943
Monk Gafford 27 HB 14 13 195 5-11 Auburn 10/1/1920 1 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 3rd / 17th pick / 1943
Joe Gibson 28 c 14 4 213 6-3 Cameron,Tulsa 6/28/1919 5
Ed Gustafson 25 C 13 9 205 6-3 Dartmouth,George Washington 4/4/1922 Rook
Amos Harris g 14 2 175 5-11 Mississippi St. Rook
Elmore Harris 25 hb 10 2 175 5-11 Morgan St. 6/3/1922 Rook
Bob Hein 26 5 0 220 6-3 Kent St. 2/6/1921 Rook
Bob Hoernschemeyer 22 TB 12 5 194 5-11 Indiana,Navy 9/23/1925 1 New York Giants / 11th / 94th pick / 1947
Charlie Huneke 26 12 0 225 6-3 St. Mary's (TX),Benedictine,Wyoming 1/1/1921 1
Ed Jeffers 26 14 0 215 6-3 Oklahoma,Oklahoma St. 11/6/1921 Rook Green Bay Packers / 19th / 197th pick / 1945
Billy Jones 27 g 7 1 220 6-0 Charleston (WV),West Virginia Wesleyan 1/30/1920 Rook
Dub Jones 23 PR 8 2 202 6-4 Tulane,LSU 12/29/1924 1 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1946
Saxon Judd 28 RE 14 10 190 6-1 La-Lafayette,Tulsa 11/29/1919 1 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 3rd / 17th pick / 1944
Al Kowalski 10 0 205 6-3 Tulsa Rook Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 5th / 34th pick / 1945
Francis Laurinaitis 27 8 0 200 5-10 Richmond 12/22/1920 Rook
Phil Martinovich 32 fb 14 5 220 5-10 Pacific 2/9/1915 8
Jim McCarthy 27 LE 14 13 205 6-1 Illinois 11/28/1920 1
Walt McDonald 27 BB 12 10 210 6-1 Tulane 11/5/1920 1 Washington Redskins / 10th / 90th pick / 1943
Ed Mieszkowski 22 10 0 220 6-3 Notre Dame 10/14/1925 1 Boston Yanks / 7th / 52nd pick / 1946
Russ Morrow 23 1 0 210 6-7 Tennessee 1/17/1924 1 Detroit Lions / 24th / 247th pick / 1945
Herb Nelson 26 re 14 4 219 6-4 Pennsylvania 4/25/1921 1
Bernie Nygren 29 1 0 193 5-9 Gustavus Adolphus,San Jose St. 11/14/1918 1
Mike Patanelli 25 2 0 218 6-2 Manchester,Bowling Green,Ball St. 8/12/1922 Rook
Bob Perina 26 db 14 4 205 6-1 Princeton 1/16/1921 1
Martin Ruby 27 LT 14 14 249 6-4 Texas A&M 6/9/1920 1 Chicago Bears / 5th / 40th pick / 1942
Leroy Schneider 24 1 0 237 5-11 Tulane 7/16/1923 Rook
Ted Scruggs 24 12 0 195 6-1 Rice 4/18/1923 Rook Chicago Bears / 6th / 44th pick / 1946
Doyle Tackett 24 b 12 2 205 6-0 none 8/23/1923 1
Lee Tevis 27 8 0 190 5-11 George Washington,Miami (OH) 12/29/1920 Rook
Hal Thompson 25 e 12 1 205 6-1 Delaware 10/18/1922 Rook
Tex Warrington 26 LG 13 9 210 6-2 William & Mary,Auburn 3/21/1921 1 Boston Yanks / 9th / 87th pick / 1944
Harlan Wetz 22 11 0 265 6-5 Texas 9/15/1925 Rook Chicago Bears / 6th / 45th pick / 1947
Garland Williams 26 RT 14 13 220 6-3 Duke,Georgia 8/21/1921 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 28th / 286th pick / 1945
Team Total 24.9 14 209.8 6-1.4 1.0