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1948 Cleveland Browns

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14-0-0, Finished 1st in AAFC West Division  · 1948 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 389 points (27.8/g), 2nd of 8 in the AAFC. Allowed 190 points (13.6/g), 1st.
 Differential of 199 points (14.2/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 11.8-2.2.

Coach: Paul Brown (14-0-0)

 Training Camp: Bowling Green State (Bowling Green, Ohio)


Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Otto Graham+ 27 2 14 173 for 333, 2,713 yards, 25 td, 15 int, & 23 rushes for 146 yards and 6 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 4th pick / 1944
FB Marion Motley+ 28 2 14 157 rushes for 964 yards, 5 td, & 13 catches for 192 yards and 2 td
LH Edgar Jones 30 3 9 100 rushes for 400 yards, 5 td, & 14 catches for 293 yards and 5 td Chicago Bears / 19th / 180th pick / 1942
RH Bob Cowan 25 1 11 33 rushes for 99 yards, 1 td, & 15 catches for 265 yards and 4 td Chicago Cardinals / 12th / 111th pick / 1945
LE Mac Speedie+ 28 2 11 58 catches for 816 yards, 4 td, & 1 rush for 7 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 15th / 135th pick / 1942
LT Lou Groza 24 2 14
LG Ed Ulinski 29 2 13
C Frank Gatski 29 2 14
RG Bob Gaudio 23 1 12
RT Lou Rymkus 29 5 14 Washington Redskins / 7th / 60th pick / 1943
RE Dante Lavelli 25 2 7 25 catches for 463 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for 9 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1947
 Special Teams Starters
K Lou Groza 24 2 14 8 of 19 field goals & 51 of 52 extra points
P Tom Colella 30 6 2 49 punts for a 35.0 average, 0 blocked Detroit Lions / 7th / 55th pick / 1942
PR Cliff Lewis 25 2 0 26 punt returns for a 9.9 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 21st / 200th pick / 1946
KR Marion Motley+ 28 2 14 14 kick returns for a 24.1 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Tony Adamle 24 14 0 215 6-0 Ohio St. 5/15/1924 1 Chicago Bears / 12th / 105th pick / 1947
Chet Adams 33 14 0 233 6-3 Ohio 10/24/1915 9 Cleveland Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1939
Alex Agase 26 lb 13 1 212 5-10 Purdue,Illinois 3/27/1922 1 Green Bay Packers / 8th / 71st pick / 1944
Bill Boedeker 24 hb 14 3 192 5-11 DePaul 3/7/1924 2
Ollie Cline 23 11 0 200 6-0 Ohio St. 12/31/1925 Rook Chicago Bears / 14th / 122nd pick / 1948
Tom Colella 30 P 13 2 187 6-0 Canisius 7/3/1918 6 Detroit Lions / 7th / 55th pick / 1942
Bob Cowan 25 RH 14 11 185 5-11 Indiana 1/2/1923 1 Chicago Cardinals / 12th / 111th pick / 1945
Frank Gatski 29 C 14 14 233 6-3 Marshall,Auburn 3/18/1919 2
Bob Gaudio 23 RG 13 12 219 5-10 Ohio St. 7/13/1925 1
Horace Gillom 27 RE 13 8 221 6-1 Ohio St.,Nevada-Reno 3/3/1921 1
Otto Graham+ 27 QB 14 14 196 6-1 Northwestern 12/6/1921 2 Detroit Lions / 1st / 4th pick / 1944
Chubby Grigg 22 14 0 294 6-2 Tulsa 1/10/1926 2
Lou Groza 24 K 14 14 240 6-3 Ohio St. 1/25/1924 2
Lin Houston 27 g 13 2 213 6-0 Ohio St. 1/11/1921 2 Chicago Bears / 11th / 106th pick / 1944
Weldon Humble 27 13 0 221 6-1 Rice,La-Lafayette 4/24/1921 1 Chicago Cardinals / 24th / 224th pick / 1943
Tommy James 25 14 0 185 5-10 Ohio St. 9/16/1923 1 Detroit Lions / 17th / 146th pick / 1947
Dub Jones 24 hb 12 2 202 6-4 Tulane,LSU 12/29/1924 2 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1946
Edgar Jones 30 LH 13 9 193 5-10 Pittsburgh 5/6/1918 3 Chicago Bears / 19th / 180th pick / 1942
Frank Kosikowski 22 12 0 200 6-1 Marquette,Notre Dame 7/23/1926 Rook
Dante Lavelli 25 RE 8 7 191 6-0 Ohio St. 2/23/1923 2 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1947
Cliff Lewis 25 PR 14 0 167 5-11 Duke 3/22/1923 2 Los Angeles Rams / 21st / 200th pick / 1946
Mel Maceau 27 11 0 203 6-0 Marquette 12/25/1921 2 Cleveland Rams / 14th / 141st pick / 1944
Marion Motley+ 28 FB 14 14 232 6-1 South Carolina St.,Nevada-Reno 6/5/1920 2
Ara Parseghian 25 hb 12 1 194 5-10 Akron,Miami (OH) 5/21/1923 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 13th / 109th pick / 1947
Ben Pucci 23 12 0 255 6-4 none 1/26/1925 2
Lou Rymkus 29 RT 14 14 231 6-4 Notre Dame 11/6/1919 5 Washington Redskins / 7th / 60th pick / 1943
Lou Saban 27 14 0 202 6-0 Indiana 10/13/1921 2 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 10th / 88th pick / 1944
Dean Sensanbaugher 23 11 0 190 5-9 Army,Ohio St. 8/12/1925 Rook
Lenny Simonetti 29 14 0 225 5-11 Tennessee 11/20/1919 2
Mac Speedie+ 28 LE 12 11 203 6-3 Utah 1/12/1920 2 Detroit Lions / 15th / 135th pick / 1942
George Terlep 25 9 0 180 5-10 Notre Dame 4/12/1923 2
Ed Ulinski 29 LG 14 13 203 5-11 Marshall 12/7/1919 2
Bill Willis 27 14 0 213 6-2 Ohio St. 10/5/1921 2
John Yonakor 27 e 14 2 222 6-5 Notre Dame 8/4/1921 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1945
George Young 24 14 0 214 6-3 Baldwin-Wallace,Georgia 5/10/1924 2
Team Total 26.1 14 210.5 6-0.6 2.0