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1947 Boston Yanks

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4-7-1, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1947 NFL Season Summary

Scored 168 points (14.0/g), 10th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 256 points (21.3/g), 6th.
 Differential of -88 points (-7.3/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 3.2-8.8.

Coach: Clipper Smith (4-7-1)

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

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Boley Dancewicz 23 1 1 66 for 169, 1,203 yards, 11 td, 18 int, & 47 rushes for 145 yards and 1 td Boston Yanks / 1st / 1st pick / 1946
FB Rudy Romboli 24 1 9 23 rushes for 50 yards, 0 td, & 4 catches for 30 yards and 0 td
LH Joe Golding 26 Rook 7 26 rushes for 71 yards, 1 td, & 6 catches for 52 yards and 2 td Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 31st pick / 1946
RH Frank Seno 26 4 10 69 rushes for 212 yards, 0 td, & 12 catches for 118 yards and 1 td
LE Sam Goldman 31 3 6 1 catch for 9 yards, 0 td
LT Tom Dean 24 1 7 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1945
LG Bill Kennedy 28 5 8
C Joe Domnanovich 28 1 6 1 fumble recovered Brooklyn Dodgers / 4th / 28th pick / 1943
RG John Badaczewski 25 1 12
RT Carroll Vogelaar 27 Rook 10 1 fumble recovered Boston Yanks / 5th / 27th pick / 1947
RE Nick Scollard 27 1 10 3 catches for 19 yards, 0 td Boston Yanks / 2nd / 12th pick / 1946
 Special Teams Starters
K Frank Maznicki 27 5 1 2 of 2 field goals & 19 of 21 extra points Chicago Bears / 8th / 70th pick / 1942
P Howard Maley 26 1 0 92 punts for a 40.6 average, 3 blocked Brooklyn Tigers / 17th / 166th pick / 1944
PR Frank Seno 26 4 10 12 punt returns for a 17.8 average and 1 td
KR Frank Seno 26 4 10 27 kick returns for a 23.6 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
John Badaczewski 25 RG 12 12 239 6-1 Case Western Reserve 1/27/1922 1
Fritz Barzilauskas 27 g 5 1 230 6-1 Holy Cross,Yale 6/13/1920 Rook Boston Yanks / 1st / 3rd pick / 1947
Rocco Canale 30 lt 10 5 240 5-11 Boston Col. 5/1/1917 4 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 9th / 72nd pick / 1943
Bill Chipley 27 e 6 2 199 6-3 Clemson,Washington & Lee 7/2/1920 Rook Boston Yanks / 8th / 57th pick / 1947
Bill Collins 25 12 0 195 5-8 Southwestern (TX),Texas 3/4/1922 Rook
Hal Crisler 24 e 10 1 215 6-4 San Jose St.,Iowa St. 12/31/1923 1
Don Currivan 27 e 12 3 193 6-0 Boston Col. 3/6/1920 4 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 18th pick / 1943
Boley Dancewicz 23 QB 12 1 187 5-10 Notre Dame 10/3/1924 1 Boston Yanks / 1st / 1st pick / 1946
Tom Dean 24 LT 12 7 247 6-2 Arkansas St.,SMU 5/27/1923 1 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1945
Don Deeks 24 t 3 1 238 6-4 Washington 2/10/1923 2 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 4th / 31st pick / 1945
Joe Domnanovich 28 C 8 6 213 6-1 Alabama 3/18/1919 1 Brooklyn Dodgers / 4th / 28th pick / 1943
Ed Fiorentino 24 4 0 210 6-1 Boston Col.,Brown 9/21/1923 Rook Boston Yanks / 12th / 120th pick / 1944
Bill Godwin 28 c 12 5 241 6-3 Georgia 5/8/1919 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 64th pick / 1943
Joe Golding 26 LH 12 7 184 6-0 Oklahoma 2/26/1921 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 31st pick / 1946
Sam Goldman 31 LE 12 6 228 6-3 Ohio St.,Samford 11/10/1916 3
Paul Governali 26 4 0 193 5-11 Columbia 1/5/1921 1 Brooklyn Dodgers / 1st / 4th pick / 1943
John Grigas 27 fb 9 2 204 6-0 Holy Cross 8/19/1920 4 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1943
Bill Kennedy 28 LG 12 8 200 5-11 Michigan St. 3/13/1919 5
Bob Long 25 2 0 190 5-10 Tennessee 4/9/1922 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 28th / 268th pick / 1946
Howard Maley 26 P 12 0 187 5-11 Texas-Arlington,SMU 12/6/1921 1 Brooklyn Tigers / 17th / 166th pick / 1944
Frank Maznicki 27 K 12 1 181 5-9 Boston Col. 7/19/1920 5 Chicago Bears / 8th / 70th pick / 1942
Bob McClure 23 g 10 3 224 6-1 Drake,Nevada 7/8/1924 Rook Boston Yanks / 3rd / 17th pick / 1946
Jim Mello 27 db 9 4 190 5-10 Notre Dame 11/8/1920 Rook Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 6th / 47th pick / 1945
Mike Micka 26 qb 12 5 188 6-0 Colgate 6/18/1921 3 Washington Redskins / 1st / 8th pick / 1944
Bill Paschal 26 fb 8 4 201 6-0 Georgia Tech 5/28/1921 4
John Poto 21 hb 6 1 194 5-10 none 4/10/1926 Rook
Tom Rodgers 24 9 0 248 6-0 Bucknell 1/20/1923 Rook Boston Yanks / 29th / 267th pick / 1947
Rudy Romboli 24 FB 12 9 213 5-10 none 5/1/1923 1
Joe Sabasteanski 26 g 10 2 207 6-0 Fordham 2/24/1921 Rook Brooklyn Dodgers / 11th / 94th pick / 1943
Nick Scollard 27 RE 12 10 217 6-4 St. Joseph's (IN) 4/3/1920 1 Boston Yanks / 2nd / 12th pick / 1946
Frank Seno 26 KR 11 10 191 6-0 George Washington 2/15/1921 4
Alex Sidorik 28 12 0 248 6-0 Mississippi St. 12/19/1919 Rook Boston Yanks / 11th / 87th pick / 1947
Steve Sucic 26 hb 3 1 210 6-0 Illinois 4/21/1921 1
Carroll Vogelaar 27 RT 12 10 253 6-3 Loyola Marymount,San Francisco 4/8/1920 Rook Boston Yanks / 5th / 27th pick / 1947
Joe Watt 28 1 0 184 5-11 Syracuse 6/18/1919 Rook Boston Yanks / 7th / 47th pick / 1947
Walt Williams 28 db 10 3 195 6-2 Boston Univ. 2/12/1919 1
Jim Wright 26 g 12 2 222 6-1 Texas-Arlington,SMU 9/12/1921 Rook Brooklyn Tigers / 13th / 122nd pick / 1944
Joe Zeno 28 2 0 234 5-10 Holy Cross 6/14/1919 5 Washington Redskins / 5th / 36th pick / 1942
Team Total 26.1 12 211.4 6-0.3 1.4