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1945 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers

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3-6-1, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1945 NFL Season Summary

Scored 123 points (12.3/g), 8th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 211 points (21.1/g), 7th.
 Differential of -88 points (-8.8/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 2.2-7.8.

Coach: Herb Kopf (3-6-1)

 Training Camp: St. John's Preparatory School (Danvers, Massachusetts)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB George Cafego 30 5 5 13 for 26, 149 yards, 0 td, 4 int, & 19 rushes for -51 yards and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 1st pick / 1940
FB Pug Manders 32 6 10 76 rushes for 238 yards, 6 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td Brooklyn Dodgers / 2nd / 11th pick / 1939
LH John Grigas 25 2 8 64 rushes for 160 yards, 2 td, & 5 catches for 59 yards and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1943
RH Bob Davis 31 7 9 29 rushes for 91 yards, 0 td, & 9 catches for 56 yards and 0 td
LE Keith Ranspot 32 5 7 8 catches for 117 yards, 0 td
LT George Sergienko 27 2 10 1 fumble recovered
LG Augie Lio 27 4 10 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 30th pick / 1941
C George Smith 31 8 8
RG Tony Leon 28 2 8 Washington Redskins / 8th / 70th pick / 1943
RT George Doherty 25 1 7 Brooklyn Tigers / 20th / 199th pick / 1944
RE Don Currivan 25 2 5 16 catches for 397 yards, 4 td Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 18th pick / 1943
 Special Teams Starters
K Augie Lio 27 4 10 4 of 5 field goals & 15 of 16 extra points Detroit Lions / 4th / 30th pick / 1941
P Scott Gudmundson 24 1 0 17 punts for a 36.0 average, 0 blocked
PR Bob Davis 31 7 9 11 punt returns for a 8.5 average and 0 td
KR Johnny Martin 27 4 5 13 kick returns for a 23.2 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 14th / 128th pick / 1941

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Bill Anderson 24 6 0 190 6-2 West Virginia 1/6/1921 Rook
George Cafego 30 QB 7 5 169 5-10 Tennessee 8/30/1915 5 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 1st pick / 1940
Joe Crowley 26 e 9 3 194 6-0 Dartmouth 4/6/1919 1
Don Currivan 25 RE 10 5 193 6-0 Boston Col. 3/6/1920 2 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 18th pick / 1943
Bob Davis 31 PR 10 9 180 6-1 Kentucky 5/4/1914 7
Don Deeks 22 7 0 238 6-4 Washington 2/10/1923 Rook Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 4th / 31st pick / 1945
Babe Dimancheff 23 hb 5 2 178 5-11 Butler,Purdue 9/6/1922 Rook Boston Yanks / 3rd / 27th pick / 1944
George Doherty 25 RT 9 7 218 6-1 Louisiana Tech 9/5/1920 1 Brooklyn Tigers / 20th / 199th pick / 1944
Paul Duhart 25 b 3 3 180 6-0 Florida 12/30/1920 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1945
Al Fiorentino 28 g 8 1 200 5-7 Boston Col. 2/28/1917 2
John Grigas 25 LH 10 8 204 6-0 Holy Cross 8/19/1920 2 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1943
Scott Gudmundson 24 P 10 0 178 5-10 George Washington 4/3/1921 1
Ellis Jones 24 8 0 190 6-0 Tulsa 3/16/1921 Rook Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 8th / 69th pick / 1945
Andy Kowalski 25 3 0 199 6-1 Mississippi St. 6/2/1920 2
Tony Leon 28 RG 10 8 203 5-9 Alabama 2/18/1917 2 Washington Redskins / 8th / 70th pick / 1943
Augie Lio 27 K 10 10 234 6-0 Georgetown (DC) 4/30/1918 4 Detroit Lions / 4th / 30th pick / 1941
Jim Magee 25 9 0 202 6-1 Georgia,Villanova 11/27/1920 1
Pug Manders 32 FB 10 10 200 6-0 Drake 5/5/1913 6 Brooklyn Dodgers / 2nd / 11th pick / 1939
Lou Mark 31 c 6 1 210 6-1 North Carolina St. 12/21/1914 7 Brooklyn Dodgers / 12th / 103rd pick / 1938
Frank Martin 26 3 0 177 5-10 Alabama 6/13/1919 2
Johnny Martin 27 KR 6 5 195 6-1 Oklahoma 1/8/1918 4 Chicago Bears / 14th / 128th pick / 1941
Bob Masterson 30 le 10 5 213 6-1 Miami (FL) 1/6/1915 7 Chicago Bears / 6th / 50th pick / 1938
Ned Mathews 27 9 0 187 5-10 UCLA 8/11/1918 4
Hugh McCullough 29 7 0 185 6-0 Oklahoma 5/18/1916 6 Pittsburgh Pirates / 4th / 26th pick / 1939
Ed McGee 29 t 8 3 224 6-1 Temple 2/26/1916 5 New York Giants / 12th / 110th pick / 1940
Mike Micka 24 3 0 188 6-0 Colgate 6/18/1921 1 Washington Redskins / 1st / 8th pick / 1944
John Morelli 22 9 0 191 5-10 Georgetown (DC) 6/11/1923 1 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 28th / 289th pick / 1945
Ace Parker 33 tb 8 1 178 6-0 Duke 5/17/1912 8 Brooklyn Dodgers / 2nd / 13th pick / 1937
Keith Ranspot 32 LE 9 7 205 6-3 SMU 12/11/1913 5
Floyd Rhea 25 8 0 218 6-0 Oregon 9/21/1920 2 Brooklyn Dodgers / 15th / 134th pick / 1943
Frank Sachse 28 8 0 197 6-0 Texas Tech 7/24/1917 2
Jack Sachse 24 c 4 1 210 6-0 Southwestern (TX),Texas 1/14/1921 Rook Brooklyn Tigers / 8th / 67th pick / 1944
George Sergienko 27 LT 10 10 248 6-1 American Int. 5/22/1918 2
George Smith 31 C 10 8 220 6-2 California 6/13/1914 8
Ken Steinmetz 21 10 0 188 6-0 none 8/7/1924 1
Bill Walker 25 4 0 220 6-0 VMI 9/16/1920 1
Team Total 26.7 10 200.1 6-0.0 2.9