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12-1-1, Finished 1st in AAFC West Division  · 1947 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 410 points (29.3/g), 1st of 8 in the AAFC. Allowed 185 points (13.2/g), 1st.
 Differential of 225 points (16.1/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 12.2-1.8.

Coach: Paul Brown (12-1-1)

Stadium: Cleveland Municipal Stadium
 Training Camp: Bowling Green State (Bowling Green, Ohio)


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 Otto Graham+ 26 1 9 163 for 269, 2,753 yards, 25 td, 11 int, & 19 rushes for 72 yards and 1 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 4th pick / 1944
FB Marion Motley 27 1 12 146 rushes for 889 yards, 8 td, & 7 catches for 73 yards and 1 td
LH Tom Colella 29 5 7 11 rushes for 77 yards, 1 td, & 4 catches for 63 yards and 1 td Detroit Lions / 7th / 55th pick / 1942
RH Don Greenwood 26 2 6 18 rushes for 94 yards, 0 td, & 5 catches for 49 yards and 0 td
LE Mac Speedie+ 27 1 9 67 catches for 1,146 yards, 6 td, & 1 rush for -7 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 15th / 135th pick / 1942
LT Ernie Blandin 28 1 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 33rd pick / 1942
LG Weldon Humble 26 Rook 9 Chicago Cardinals / 24th / 224th pick / 1943
C Mike Scarry 27 3 6
RG Bill Willis 26 1 12
RT Lou Rymkus 28 4 9 Washington Redskins / 7th / 60th pick / 1943
RE Dante Lavelli 24 1 6 49 catches for 799 yards, 9 td Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1947
 Special Teams Starters
K Lou Groza 23 1 5 7 of 19 field goals & 39 of 42 extra points
P Horace Gillom 26 Rook 4 47 punts for a 44.6 average, 0 blocked
PR Otto Graham+ 26 1 9 10 punt returns for a 12.1 average and 0 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 4th pick / 1944
KR Marion Motley 27 1 12 13 kick returns for a 24.8 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)
Tony Adamle 23 lb 14 1 215 6-0 Ohio St. 5/15/1924 Rook Chicago Bears / 12th / 105th pick / 1947
Chet Adams 32 lt 13 7 233 6-3 Ohio 10/24/1915 8 Cleveland Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1939
Ermal Allen 29 12 0 165 5-11 Kentucky 12/25/1918 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 18th pick / 1947
Ernie Blandin 28 LT 12 7 248 6-4 Tulane 6/21/1919 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 33rd pick / 1942
Bill Boedeker 23 hb 12 3 192 5-11 DePaul 3/7/1924 1
Tom Colella 29 LH 14 7 187 6-0 Canisius 7/3/1918 5 Detroit Lions / 7th / 55th pick / 1942
Bob Cowan 24 b 10 1 185 5-11 Indiana 1/2/1923 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 12th / 111th pick / 1945
Spiro Dellerba 24 8 0 200 5-11 Ohio St. 1/25/1923 Rook
Jim Dewar 25 10 0 190 6-1 Indiana 6/17/1922 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 173rd pick / 1947
Frank Gatski 28 c 12 3 233 6-3 Marshall,Auburn 3/18/1919 1
Bob Gaudio 22 g 14 1 219 5-10 Ohio St. 7/13/1925 Rook
Horace Gillom 26 P 14 4 221 6-1 Ohio St.,Nevada 3/3/1921 Rook
Otto Graham+ 26 PR 14 9 196 6-1 Northwestern 12/6/1921 1 Detroit Lions / 1st / 4th pick / 1944
Don Greenwood 26 RH 11 6 190 6-0 Missouri,Illinois 2/18/1921 2
Lou Groza 23 K 12 5 240 6-3 Ohio St. 1/25/1924 1
Lin Houston 26 g 14 1 213 6-0 Ohio St. 1/11/1921 1 Chicago Bears / 11th / 106th pick / 1944
Weldon Humble 26 LG 12 9 221 6-1 Rice,La-Lafayette 4/24/1921 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 24th / 224th pick / 1943
Edgar Jones 29 lh 9 5 193 5-10 Pittsburgh 5/6/1918 2 Chicago Bears / 19th / 180th pick / 1942
Dante Lavelli 24 RE 13 6 191 6-0 Ohio St. 2/23/1923 1 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1947
Cliff Lewis 24 qb 13 5 167 5-11 Duke 3/22/1923 1 Los Angeles Rams / 21st / 200th pick / 1946
Bill Lund 23 8 0 180 5-10 Case Western Reserve 10/27/1924 1 Cleveland Rams / 15th / 147th pick / 1945
Mel Maceau 26 14 0 203 6-0 Marquette 12/25/1921 1 Cleveland Rams / 14th / 141st pick / 1944
Lew Mayne 27 hb 13 4 190 6-1 Texas 3/21/1920 1
Marion Motley 27 FB 14 12 232 6-1 South Carolina St.,Nevada 6/5/1920 1
Roman Piskor 30 g 10 1 245 6-0 Niagara 8/9/1917 1
Lou Rymkus 28 RT 13 9 231 6-4 Notre Dame 11/6/1919 4 Washington Redskins / 7th / 60th pick / 1943
Lou Saban 26 c 14 6 202 6-0 Indiana 10/13/1921 1 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 10th / 88th pick / 1944
Mike Scarry 27 C 11 6 214 6-0 Waynesburg 2/1/1920 3
Marshall Shurnas 25 e 11 1 205 6-1 Missouri 4/1/1922 Rook Boston Yanks / 17th / 175th pick / 1944
Lenny Simonetti 28 t 14 1 225 5-11 Tennessee 11/20/1919 1
Mac Speedie+ 27 LE 14 9 203 6-3 Utah 1/12/1920 1 Detroit Lions / 15th / 135th pick / 1942
Ray Terrell 28 hb 3 1 185 6-0 Mississippi 6/29/1919 1
Ed Ulinski 28 lg 14 4 203 5-11 Marshall 12/7/1919 1
Bill Willis 26 RG 13 12 213 6-2 Ohio St. 10/5/1921 1
John Yonakor 26 re 14 7 222 6-5 Notre Dame 8/4/1921 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1945
George Young 23 de 13 2 214 6-3 Baldwin-Wallace,Georgia 5/10/1924 1
Team Total 26.2 14 207.4 6-0.7 1.3