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1939 Brooklyn Dodgers

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4-6-1, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1939 NFL Season Summary

Scored 108 points (9.8/g), 8th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 219 points (19.9/g), 9th.
 Differential of -111 points (-10.1/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 1.7-9.3.

Coach: Potsy Clark (4-6-1)

Stadium: Ebbets Field
 Training Camp: Farmingdale State (New York State School of Agriculture) (Farmingdale, New York)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
TB Ace Parker 27 2 10 104 rushes for 271 yards, 5 td, & 1 catch for 5 yards and 0 td Brooklyn Dodgers / 2nd / 13th pick / 1937
FB Pug Manders* 26 Rook 9 114 rushes for 482 yards, 2 td, & 3 catches for 22 yards and 0 td Brooklyn Dodgers / 2nd / 11th pick / 1939
BB Wendell Butcher 25 1 5 2 rushes for 2 yards, 0 td, & 9 catches for 73 yards and 0 td
WB Ralph Kercheval 28 5 8 34 rushes for 99 yards, 0 td, & 3 catches for 8 yards and 0 td
LE Perry Schwartz* 24 1 11 33 catches for 550 yards, 3 td Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 43rd pick / 1938
LT Leo Disend 24 1 8
LG Bob Haak 23 Rook 6 Brooklyn Dodgers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1939
C Lou Mark 25 1 8 Brooklyn Dodgers / 12th / 103rd pick / 1938
RG Carl Kaplanoff 22 Rook 6 Brooklyn Dodgers / 12th / 109th pick / 1939
RT Bruiser Kinard* 25 1 11 Brooklyn Dodgers / 3rd / 18th pick / 1938
RE Waddy Young 23 Rook 5 8 catches for 100 yards, 0 td Brooklyn Dodgers / 3rd / 20th pick / 1939
 Special Teams Starters
K Ralph Kercheval 28 5 8 6 of 13 field goals & 3 of 3 extra points
P Ace Parker 27 2 10 40 punts for a 42.0 average, 0 blocked Brooklyn Dodgers / 2nd / 13th pick / 1937
PR Boyd Brumbaugh 24 1 1 Brooklyn Dodgers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1938
KR Boyd Brumbaugh 24 1 1 Brooklyn Dodgers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1938

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Boyd Brumbaugh 24 KR 5 1 195 5-11 Duquesne 8/24/1915 1 Brooklyn Dodgers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1938
Wendell Butcher 25 BB 10 5 197 6-1 Gustavus Adolphus 3/28/1914 1
Ray Carnelly 23 hb 9 3 190 6-2 Carnegie Mellon 8/11/1916 Rook Brooklyn Dodgers / 14th / 125th pick / 1939
Leo Disend 24 LT 11 8 224 6-2 Albright 11/7/1915 1
Scrapper Farrell 24 2 0 204 5-9 Muhlenberg 7/12/1915 1
Beattie Feathers 30 4 0 185 5-10 Tennessee 8/20/1909 5
Dick Folk 24 3 0 200 6-0 Arkansas St.,Illinois Wesleyan 5/21/1915 Rook
Sam Francis 26 fb 5 3 207 6-0 Nebraska 10/26/1913 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 1st pick / 1937
John Golemgeske 24 t 11 4 225 6-2 Wisconsin 11/14/1915 2 Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 53rd pick / 1937
Ace Gutowsky 30 fb 9 4 201 5-11 Oklahoma City 8/2/1909 7
Bob Haak 23 LG 10 6 245 6-1 Indiana 3/26/1916 Rook Brooklyn Dodgers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1939
Ralph Heikkinen 22 3 0 180 5-10 Michigan 5/14/1917 Rook Brooklyn Dodgers / 12th / 105th pick / 1939
Harold Hill 25 e 9 4 200 6-0 Samford 12/8/1914 1
Herman Hodges 25 e 10 2 198 6-1 Samford 11/22/1914 Rook
Paul Humphrey 22 c 11 1 210 6-0 Purdue 7/18/1917 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 94th pick / 1939
Len Janiak 24 b 10 1 203 6-1 Ohio 10/29/1915 Rook Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 45th pick / 1939
Carl Kaplanoff 22 RG 11 6 235 6-0 Ohio St. 4/19/1917 Rook Brooklyn Dodgers / 12th / 109th pick / 1939
Ralph Kercheval 28 K 9 8 190 6-1 Kentucky 12/1/1911 5
Bruiser Kinard* 25 RT 11 11 216 6-1 Mississippi 10/23/1914 1 Brooklyn Dodgers / 3rd / 18th pick / 1938
Stan Kosel 23 fb 5 1 190 5-11 Albright 8/17/1916 1
Les Lane 23 2 0 193 6-3 South Dakota 4/18/1916 Rook
Bill Leckonby 22 5 0 185 6-1 St. Lawrence 9/16/1917 Rook
George Lenc 22 2 0 204 6-3 Augustana (IL) 11/7/1917 Rook Brooklyn Dodgers / 11th / 95th pick / 1939
Pug Manders* 26 FB 11 9 200 6-0 Drake 5/5/1913 Rook Brooklyn Dodgers / 2nd / 11th pick / 1939
Lou Mark 25 C 11 8 210 6-1 North Carolina St. 12/21/1914 1 Brooklyn Dodgers / 12th / 103rd pick / 1938
Ed Merlin 23 g 5 3 210 5-10 Vanderbilt 12/31/1916 1 Brooklyn Dodgers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1938
Dick Nardi 24 3 0 200 5-10 Ohio St. 9/25/1915 1 Detroit Lions / 8th / 66th pick / 1938
Ace Parker 27 P 11 10 178 6-0 Duke 5/17/1912 2 Brooklyn Dodgers / 2nd / 13th pick / 1937
Joe Ratica 25 c 7 4 205 6-0 St. Vincent 8/4/1914 Rook
Bill Reissig 24 11 0 195 6-0 Fort Hays St. 11/2/1915 1
Perry Schwartz* 24 LE 11 11 199 6-2 California 4/27/1915 1 Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 43rd pick / 1938
Alec Shellogg 25 2 0 215 6-0 Notre Dame 2/7/1914 Rook
Jim Sivell 25 g 10 2 205 5-9 Auburn 3/12/1914 1 Brooklyn Dodgers / 10th / 83rd pick / 1938
John Tosi 26 c 1 1 225 5-10 Niagara 12/3/1913 Rook Pittsburgh Pirates / 15th / 132nd pick / 1939
Waddy Young 23 RE 11 5 205 6-3 Oklahoma 9/4/1916 Rook Brooklyn Dodgers / 3rd / 20th pick / 1939
Gust Zarnas* 26 g 4 2 220 5-10 Ohio St. 12/16/1913 1 Chicago Bears / 5th / 40th pick / 1938
Team Total 24.5 11 204.0 6-0.1 1.0