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9-1-2, Finished 1st in AAFC West Division  · 1949 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 339 points (28.2/g), 2nd of 7 in the AAFC. Allowed 171 points (14.2/g), 1st.
 Differential of 168 points (14.0/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 10.0-2.0.

Coach: Paul Brown (9-1-2)

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+ 28 3 11 161 for 285, 2,785 yards, 19 td, 10 int, & 27 rushes for 107 yards and 3 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 4th pick / 1944
FB Marion Motley 29 3 10 113 rushes for 570 yards, 8 td, & 15 catches for 191 yards and 0 td
LH Bill Boedeker 25 3 7 50 rushes for 269 yards, 1 td, & 11 catches for 371 yards and 2 td
RH Dub Jones 25 3 9 77 rushes for 312 yards, 4 td, & 12 catches for 241 yards and 1 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1946
LE Mac Speedie+ 29 3 11 62 catches for 1,028 yards, 7 td Detroit Lions / 15th / 135th pick / 1942
LT Lou Groza 25 3 12
LG Ed Ulinski 30 3 10
C Frank Gatski 30 3 11
RG Lin Houston 28 3 11 Chicago Bears / 11th / 106th pick / 1944
RT Lou Rymkus 30 6 11 Washington Redskins / 7th / 60th pick / 1943
RE Dante Lavelli 26 3 7 28 catches for 475 yards, 7 td Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1947
 Special Teams Starters
K Lou Groza 25 3 12 2 of 9 field goals & 34 of 35 extra points
P Horace Gillom 28 2 4 54 punts for a 37.2 average, 1 blocked
PR Cliff Lewis 26 3 1 20 punt returns for a 8.7 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 21st / 200th pick / 1946
KR Marion Motley 29 3 10 12 kick returns for a 21.8 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 25 lb 12 2 215 6-0 Ohio St. 5/15/1924 2 Chicago Bears / 12th / 105th pick / 1947
Alex Agase 27 11 0 212 5-10 Purdue,Illinois 3/27/1922 2 Green Bay Packers / 8th / 71st pick / 1944
Bill Boedeker 25 LH 12 7 192 5-11 DePaul 3/7/1924 3
Frank Gatski 30 C 12 11 233 6-3 Marshall,Auburn 3/18/1919 3
Bob Gaudio 24 12 0 219 5-10 Ohio St. 7/13/1925 2
Horace Gillom 28 P 12 4 221 6-1 Ohio St.,Nevada 3/3/1921 2
Otto Graham+ 28 QB 12 11 196 6-1 Northwestern 12/6/1921 3 Detroit Lions / 1st / 4th pick / 1944
Chubby Grigg 23 12 0 294 6-2 Tulsa 1/10/1926 3
Lou Groza 25 K 12 12 240 6-3 Ohio St. 1/25/1924 3
Les Horvath 28 12 0 173 5-10 Ohio St. 9/12/1921 2 Cleveland Rams / 6th / 45th pick / 1943
Lin Houston 28 RG 12 11 213 6-0 Ohio St. 1/11/1921 3 Chicago Bears / 11th / 106th pick / 1944
Weldon Humble 28 g 10 2 221 6-1 Rice,La-Lafayette 4/24/1921 2 Chicago Cardinals / 24th / 224th pick / 1943
Tommy James 26 db 12 1 185 5-10 Ohio St. 9/16/1923 2 Detroit Lions / 17th / 146th pick / 1947
Dub Jones 25 RH 11 9 202 6-4 Tulane,LSU 12/29/1924 3 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1946
Edgar Jones 31 lh 7 5 193 5-10 Pittsburgh 5/6/1918 4 Chicago Bears / 19th / 180th pick / 1942
Warren Lahr 26 11 0 189 5-11 Case Western Reserve 9/5/1923 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 32nd / 294th pick / 1947
Dante Lavelli 26 RE 9 7 191 6-0 Ohio St. 2/23/1923 3 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1947
Cliff Lewis 26 PR 11 1 167 5-11 Duke 3/22/1923 3 Los Angeles Rams / 21st / 200th pick / 1946
Marion Motley 29 FB 11 10 232 6-1 South Carolina St.,Nevada 6/5/1920 3
Bill O'Connor 23 e 9 1 220 6-4 Notre Dame 5/2/1926 1 Los Angeles Rams / 18th / 160th pick / 1948
Derrell Palmer 27 dt 11 1 240 6-2 TCU 8/27/1922 3 Chicago Bears / 6th / 49th pick / 1943
Ara Parseghian 26 hb 2 1 194 5-10 Akron,Miami (OH) 5/21/1923 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 13th / 109th pick / 1947
Lou Rymkus 30 RT 12 11 231 6-4 Notre Dame 11/6/1919 6 Washington Redskins / 7th / 60th pick / 1943
Lou Saban 28 c 12 1 202 6-0 Indiana 10/13/1921 3 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 10th / 88th pick / 1944
Mac Speedie+ 29 LE 12 11 203 6-3 Utah 1/12/1920 3 Detroit Lions / 15th / 135th pick / 1942
Joe Spencer 26 11 0 239 6-3 Oklahoma St. 8/15/1923 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 19th / 195th pick / 1945
Ed Susteric 27 fb 11 1 205 6-0 Findlay 1/7/1922 Rook
Tommy Thompson 22 9 0 221 6-1 William & Mary 1/6/1927 Rook Washington Redskins / 3rd / 16th pick / 1948
Ed Ulinski 30 LG 12 10 203 5-11 Marshall 12/7/1919 3
Bill Willis 28 dg 12 1 213 6-2 Ohio St. 10/5/1921 3
John Yonakor 28 e 12 1 222 6-5 Notre Dame 8/4/1921 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1945
George Young 25 9 0 214 6-3 Baldwin-Wallace,Georgia 5/10/1924 3
Team Total 26.8 12 212.3 6-0.8 2.4