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1940 Brooklyn Dodgers

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8-3-0, Finished 2nd in NFL East Division  · 1940 NFL Season Summary

Scored 186 points (16.9/g), 4th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 120 points (10.9/g), 1st.
 Differential of 66 points (6.0/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 8.1-2.9.

Coach: Jock Sutherland (8-3-0)

Stadium: Ebbets Field
 Training Camp: Hun Junior School (Princeton, New Jersey)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
HB Banks McFadden 23 Rook 7 85 rushes for 411 yards, 1 td, & 9 catches for 97 yards and 2 td Brooklyn Dodgers / 1st / 4th pick / 1940
TB Ace Parker+ 28 3 10 89 rushes for 306 yards, 2 td, & 3 catches for 139 yards and 2 td Brooklyn Dodgers / 2nd / 13th pick / 1937
FB Pug Manders* 27 1 11 80 rushes for 311 yards, 5 td, & 1 catch for 38 yards and 1 td Brooklyn Dodgers / 2nd / 11th pick / 1939
BB Rhoten Shetley 22 Rook 8 7 rushes for 30 yards, 0 td, & 8 catches for 126 yards and 1 td Brooklyn Dodgers / 3rd / 19th pick / 1940
LE Perry Schwartz+ 25 2 11 21 catches for 370 yards, 3 td Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 43rd pick / 1938
LT Bruiser Kinard*+ 26 2 8 Brooklyn Dodgers / 3rd / 18th pick / 1938
LG Steve Petro 26 Rook 6 Pittsburgh Pirates / 9th / 72nd pick / 1939
C Bud Svendsen 25 3 10 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 39th pick / 1937
RG Jim Sivell 26 2 11 Brooklyn Dodgers / 10th / 83rd pick / 1938
RT Walt Merrill 23 Rook 5 Brooklyn Dodgers / 5th / 34th pick / 1940
RE Waddy Young 24 1 10 7 catches for 85 yards, 0 td, & 1 rush for 1 yards and 0 td Brooklyn Dodgers / 3rd / 20th pick / 1939
 Special Teams Starters
K Ralph Kercheval 29 6 0 4 of 11 field goals & 3 of 3 extra points
P Ace Parker+ 28 3 10 49 punts for a 38.3 average, 0 blocked Brooklyn Dodgers / 2nd / 13th pick / 1937
PR Bill Bailey 24 Rook 1 Brooklyn Dodgers / 4th / 29th pick / 1940
KR Bill Bailey 24 Rook 1 Brooklyn Dodgers / 4th / 29th pick / 1940

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Bill Bailey 24 KR 10 1 213 6-3 Duke 4/12/1916 Rook Brooklyn Dodgers / 4th / 29th pick / 1940
Sherrill Busby 26 2 0 200 6-2 Troy 3/30/1914 Rook
Wendell Butcher 26 5 0 197 6-1 Gustavus Adolphus 3/28/1914 2
George Cafego 25 fb 10 4 169 5-10 Tennessee 8/30/1915 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 1st pick / 1940
Dick Cassiano 23 b 10 1 175 5-11 Pittsburgh 10/7/1917 Rook Green Bay Packers / 6th / 49th pick / 1940
Ty Coon 25 9 0 215 6-0 North Carolina St. 7/26/1915 Rook Brooklyn Dodgers / 7th / 54th pick / 1940
Sam Francis 27 11 0 207 6-0 Nebraska 10/26/1913 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 1st pick / 1937
John Golemgeske 25 rt 10 5 225 6-2 Wisconsin 11/14/1915 3 Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 53rd pick / 1937
Mike Gussie 23 8 0 204 6-0 West Virginia 9/13/1917 Rook Brooklyn Dodgers / 13th / 114th pick / 1940
Red Heater 22 8 0 220 6-2 Syracuse 9/22/1918 Rook
Harold Hill 26 9 0 200 6-0 Samford 12/8/1914 2
Herman Hodges 26 9 0 198 6-1 Samford 11/22/1914 1
Art Jocher 25 lg 10 5 207 6-1 Manhattan 10/19/1915 Rook Brooklyn Dodgers / 9th / 74th pick / 1940
Ralph Kercheval 29 K 10 0 190 6-1 Kentucky 12/1/1911 6
Bruiser Kinard*+ 26 LT 9 8 216 6-1 Mississippi 10/23/1914 2 Brooklyn Dodgers / 3rd / 18th pick / 1938
Ben Kish 23 b 11 3 207 6-0 Pittsburgh 3/31/1917 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 61st pick / 1940
Frank Kristufek 25 t 11 4 209 6-0 Pittsburgh 12/12/1915 Rook
Bill Leckonby 23 11 0 185 6-1 St. Lawrence 9/16/1917 1
Pug Manders* 27 FB 11 11 200 6-0 Drake 5/5/1913 1 Brooklyn Dodgers / 2nd / 11th pick / 1939
Lou Mark 26 c 11 1 210 6-1 North Carolina St. 12/21/1914 2 Brooklyn Dodgers / 12th / 103rd pick / 1938
Banks McFadden 23 HB 11 7 180 6-2 Clemson 2/7/1917 Rook Brooklyn Dodgers / 1st / 4th pick / 1940
Walt Merrill 23 RT 11 5 217 6-2 Alabama 8/7/1917 Rook Brooklyn Dodgers / 5th / 34th pick / 1940
Ace Parker+ 28 P 11 10 178 6-0 Duke 5/17/1912 3 Brooklyn Dodgers / 2nd / 13th pick / 1937
Steve Petro 26 LG 11 6 195 5-10 Pittsburgh 10/21/1914 Rook Pittsburgh Pirates / 9th / 72nd pick / 1939
Perry Schwartz+ 25 LE 11 11 199 6-2 California 4/27/1915 2 Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 43rd pick / 1938
Rhoten Shetley 22 BB 11 8 208 5-11 Furman 2/7/1918 Rook Brooklyn Dodgers / 3rd / 19th pick / 1940
Jim Sivell 26 RG 11 11 205 5-9 Auburn 3/12/1914 2 Brooklyn Dodgers / 10th / 83rd pick / 1938
Bud Svendsen 25 C 11 10 190 6-1 Minnesota 2/7/1915 3 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 39th pick / 1937
Si Titus 22 4 0 195 6-0 Holy Cross 9/23/1918 Rook
Bob Winslow 24 2 0 205 6-2 USC 9/18/1916 Rook Detroit Lions / 7th / 56th pick / 1940
Waddy Young 24 RE 11 10 205 6-3 Oklahoma 9/4/1916 1 Brooklyn Dodgers / 3rd / 20th pick / 1939
Frank Zadworney 24 3 0 202 6-0 Ohio St. 11/14/1916 Rook Brooklyn Dodgers / 8th / 64th pick / 1940
Team Total 24.8 11 200.8 6-0.6 1.1