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1944 Brooklyn Tigers

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0-10-0, NFL East Division  · 1944 NFL Season Summary

Scored 69 points (6.9/g), 10th of 11 in the NFL. Allowed 166 points (16.6/g), 5th.
 Differential of -97 points (-9.7/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 1.1-8.9.

Coach: Frank Bridges (0-5-0), Pete Cawthon (0-5-0) and Ed Kubale (0-5-0) (co-coach with Frank Bridges)

Stadium: Ebbets Field
 Training Camp: Hardin-Simmons University (Abilene, Texas)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
HB Ray Hare 27 4 9 72 rushes for 196 yards, 0 td, & 9 catches for 206 yards and 1 td
TB Johnny Butler 26 1 3 40 rushes for 46 yards, 0 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 51st pick / 1942
FB Pug Manders 31 5 9 127 rushes for 430 yards, 5 td, & 6 catches for 78 yards and 0 td Brooklyn Dodgers / 2nd / 11th pick / 1939
BB Bill Brown 27 1 6 4 rushes for 10 yards, 0 td, & 2 catches for 10 yards and 0 td
LE Bob Masterson 29 6 9 24 catches for 258 yards, 1 td Chicago Bears / 6th / 50th pick / 1938
LT Bruiser Kinard+ 30 6 10 Brooklyn Dodgers / 3rd / 18th pick / 1938
LG Floyd Rhea 24 1 7 Brooklyn Dodgers / 15th / 134th pick / 1943
C George Smith 30 7 8
RG Tony Leon 27 1 10 Washington Redskins / 8th / 70th pick / 1943
RT George Doherty 24 Rook 7 Brooklyn Tigers / 20th / 199th pick / 1944
RE Joe Carter 34 11 9 13 catches for 143 yards, 0 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Bob Masterson 29 6 9 0 of 5 field goals & 0 of 0 extra points Chicago Bears / 6th / 50th pick / 1938
P Cecil Johnson 23 1 3 23 punts for a 42.7 average, 0 blocked
PR Cecil Johnson 23 1 3 7 punt returns for a 14.6 average and 0 td
KR Pug Manders 31 5 9 11 kick returns for a 20.6 average and 0 td Brooklyn Dodgers / 2nd / 11th pick / 1939

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Tony Aiello 23 1 0 165 5-6 Youngstown St. 4/28/1921 Rook
Bill Brown 27 BB 10 6 202 6-0 Texas Tech 6/1/1917 1
Johnny Butler 26 TB 6 3 185 5-10 Tennessee 9/10/1918 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 51st pick / 1942
Joe Carter 34 RE 10 9 201 6-1 Austin,SMU 7/23/1910 11
George Doherty 24 RT 10 7 218 6-1 Louisiana Tech 9/5/1920 Rook Brooklyn Tigers / 20th / 199th pick / 1944
John Ellis 25 g 6 1 212 5-10 Vanderbilt 12/21/1919 Rook
Tony Falkenstein 29 fb 6 1 205 5-10 St. Mary's (CA) 2/16/1915 1 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 107th pick / 1938
Kenny Fryer 26 tb 3 2 200 6-0 Case Western Reserve,West Virginia 11/17/1918 Rook
Ray Hare 27 HB 10 9 204 6-1 Gonzaga 11/21/1917 4
Cecil Johnson 23 P 7 3 197 5-11 Texas A&M-Commerce 9/3/1921 1
Bruiser Kinard+ 30 LT 10 10 216 6-1 Mississippi 10/23/1914 6 Brooklyn Dodgers / 3rd / 18th pick / 1938
Andy Kowalski 24 e 10 1 199 6-1 Mississippi St. 6/2/1920 1
Bill LaFitte 24 4 0 171 6-1 Ouachita Baptist 11/23/1920 Rook
Tony Leon 27 RG 10 10 203 5-9 Alabama 2/18/1917 1 Washington Redskins / 8th / 70th pick / 1943
Pug Manders 31 FB 10 9 200 6-0 Drake 5/5/1913 5 Brooklyn Dodgers / 2nd / 11th pick / 1939
Steve Marko 20 hb 4 1 200 6-0 none 5/26/1924 Rook
Frank Martin 25 6 0 177 5-10 Alabama 6/13/1919 1
Bob Masterson 29 K 10 9 213 6-1 Miami (FL) 1/6/1915 6 Chicago Bears / 6th / 50th pick / 1938
Flip McDonald 23 2 0 200 6-2 Oklahoma 2/12/1921 Rook
Charlie McGibbony 29 tb 7 2 160 5-10 Alabama,Central Arkansas 10/23/1915 Rook
John McMichaels 27 1 0 190 5-11 Birmingham-Southern 12/14/1917 Rook
Bill Reynolds 26 hb 5 1 183 5-8 Mississippi 10/10/1918 Rook
Floyd Rhea 24 LG 8 7 218 6-0 Oregon 9/21/1920 1 Brooklyn Dodgers / 15th / 134th pick / 1943
Frank Sachse 27 6 0 197 6-0 Texas Tech 7/24/1917 1
George Sergienko 26 t 10 3 248 6-1 American Int. 5/22/1918 1
Jim Sivell 30 5 0 205 5-9 Auburn 3/12/1914 6 Brooklyn Dodgers / 10th / 83rd pick / 1938
George Smith 30 C 10 8 220 6-2 California 6/13/1914 7
Vaughn Stewart 25 c 9 2 190 6-1 Alabama 1/16/1919 1
Frank Strom 28 7 0 252 6-2 Tulsa 8/29/1916 Rook
Chuck Taylor 24 bb 10 3 190 5-10 Arkansas Tech,Ouachita Baptist 1/12/1920 Rook
Bob Trocolor 27 2 0 207 6-2 Long Island,Alabama 3/31/1917 2
Rocky Uguccioni 26 e 10 1 195 6-0 Murray St. 4/19/1918 Rook
Charlie Ware 26 7 0 245 6-3 Birmingham-Southern 3/2/1918 Rook
George Weeks 26 3 0 195 6-2 Alabama 12/16/1918 Rook Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 14th / 122nd pick / 1943
Gordon Wilson 29 g 7 2 228 6-0 Texas-El Paso 11/23/1915 3 Cleveland Rams / 16th / 144th pick / 1941
Team Total 26.5 10 202.6 5-11.8 1.7