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1947 Chicago Rockets

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1-13-0, Finished 4th in AAFC West Division  · 1947 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 263 points (18.8/g), 6th of 8 in the AAFC. Allowed 425 points (30.4/g), 8th.
 Differential of -162 points (-11.6/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 3.4-10.6.

Coach: Jim Crowley (0-10-0) and Hampton Pool (1-3-0)

 Training Camp: Walsh Field (Two Rivers, Wisconsin)

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 Sam Vacanti 25 Rook 8 96 for 225, 1,571 yards, 16 td, 16 int, & 11 rushes for -9 yards and 1 td New York Giants / 21st / 218th pick / 1945
FB Bill Daley 28 1 12 121 rushes for 447 yards, 4 td, & 12 catches for 116 yards and 0 td Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 1st / 7th pick / 1943
LH Fred Evans 26 1 6 20 rushes for 110 yards, 1 td, & 4 catches for 53 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 24th pick / 1943
RH Ray Ramsey 26 Rook 10 70 rushes for 433 yards, 2 td, & 35 catches for 768 yards and 8 td Chicago Cardinals / 10th / 82nd pick / 1947
LE Max Morris 22 1 8 22 catches for 239 yards, 1 td Chicago Bears / 26th / 245th pick / 1947
LT John Kuzman 32 6 7 Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 52nd pick / 1941
LG Jim Pearcy 29 1 11
C Fred Negus 24 Rook 9 Cleveland Rams / 7th / 59th pick / 1945
RG Alex Agase 25 Rook 11 Green Bay Packers / 8th / 71st pick / 1944
RT Harley McCollum 31 1 9 Washington Redskins / 6th / 46th pick / 1942
RE Jerry Mulready 24 Rook 6 7 catches for 108 yards, 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 19th / 169th pick / 1947
 Special Teams Starters
K John Rokisky 32 1 1 4 of 8 field goals & 33 of 35 extra points Pittsburgh Steelers / 18th / 161st pick / 1942
P Ernie Lewis 23 1 0 65 punts for a 39.2 average, 4 blocked Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 77th pick / 1946
PR Ray Ramsey 26 Rook 10 11 punt returns for a 11.9 average and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 10th / 82nd pick / 1947
KR Ray Ramsey 26 Rook 10 16 kick returns for a 25.4 average and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 10th / 82nd pick / 1947

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Alex Agase 25 RG 11 11 212 5-10 Purdue,Illinois 3/27/1922 Rook Green Bay Packers / 8th / 71st pick / 1944
Bill Bass b 14 3 180 5-10 Tennessee St.,UNLV 0/0/0 Rook
Alf Bauman 27 3 0 228 6-2 Northwestern 1/3/1920 Rook Detroit Lions / 2nd / 15th pick / 1942
Connie Mack Berry 32 1 0 215 6-3 North Carolina St. 4/19/1915 8
Angelo Bertelli 26 1 0 190 6-1 Notre Dame 6/18/1921 1 Boston Yanks / 1st / 1st pick / 1944
John Billman 28 g 2 1 202 6-1 Minnesota 12/1/1919 1 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 11th / 92nd pick / 1943
Walt Clay 23 3 0 196 5-11 Colorado 1/8/1924 1 New York Giants / 10th / 85th pick / 1946
Herb Coleman 24 c 13 4 200 6-0 Notre Dame 6/18/1923 1 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 12th / 113th pick / 1945
Norm Cox 22 2 0 210 6-2 TCU 9/22/1925 1 Chicago Bears / 31st / 291st pick / 1948
Bill Daley 28 FB 14 12 210 6-2 DePaul,Michigan,Minnesota,Columbia 9/16/1919 1 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 1st / 7th pick / 1943
Al Dekdebrun 26 qb 12 5 185 5-11 Columbia,Cornell 5/11/1921 1 Boston Yanks / 9th / 72nd pick / 1946
Bob Dove 26 de 13 3 222 6-2 Notre Dame 2/21/1921 1 Washington Redskins / 5th / 40th pick / 1943
Ray Ebli 28 e 5 2 210 6-3 Notre Dame 10/6/1919 5
Fred Evans 26 LH 9 6 185 5-11 Notre Dame 5/23/1921 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 24th pick / 1943
Chubby Grigg 21 lt 13 7 294 6-2 Tulsa 1/10/1926 1
John Harrington 26 e 13 3 198 6-3 Marquette 4/15/1921 1 Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 68th pick / 1945
George Hecht 27 g 10 2 235 6-0 Alabama 9/17/1920 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 33rd pick / 1943
Elroy Hirsch 24 lh 5 4 190 6-2 Wisconsin,Michigan 6/17/1923 1 Cleveland Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1945
Bob Hoernschemeyer 22 b 2 2 194 5-11 Indiana,Navy 9/23/1925 1 New York Giants / 11th / 94th pick / 1947
Charlie Huneke 26 1 0 225 6-3 St. Mary's (TX),Benedictine,Wyoming 1/1/1921 1
Bill Kellagher 27 fb 14 2 205 5-11 Fordham 8/13/1920 1
John Kuzman 32 LT 13 7 232 6-1 Fordham 6/29/1915 6 Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 52nd pick / 1941
Pat Lahey 28 e 13 4 218 6-2 John Carroll 10/21/1919 1
Pete Lamana 26 12 0 210 5-11 Boston Univ. 5/15/1921 1
Ernie Lewis 23 P 14 0 211 6-1 Colorado 11/20/1924 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 77th pick / 1946
Fran Mattingly 28 1 0 212 5-11 Texas A&M,Texas A&M-Kingsville 12/4/1919 Rook
Harley McCollum 31 RT 13 9 245 6-4 Tulane 2/28/1916 1 Washington Redskins / 6th / 46th pick / 1942
Joe Mihal 31 1 0 234 6-2 Purdue 4/2/1916 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 19th pick / 1939
Max Morris 22 LE 14 8 200 6-2 Illinois,Northwestern 3/13/1925 1 Chicago Bears / 26th / 245th pick / 1947
Jerry Mulready 24 RE 9 6 205 6-1 Minnesota,North Dakota St. 1/5/1923 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 19th / 169th pick / 1947
Fred Negus 24 C 12 9 208 6-1 Michigan,Wisconsin 11/7/1923 Rook Cleveland Rams / 7th / 59th pick / 1945
Bruno Niedziela 24 T 12 9 225 6-2 Iowa 4/12/1923 Rook Chicago Bears / 19th / 192nd pick / 1945
Jim O'Neal 23 g 12 2 230 6-1 TCU,Texas-El Paso,Southwestern (TX) 2/13/1924 1
Jim Pearcy 29 LG 14 11 210 5-11 Marshall 7/26/1918 1
Ben Pucci 22 t 13 3 255 6-4 none 1/26/1925 1
Frank Quillen 27 e 6 2 225 6-5 Pennsylvania 12/18/1920 1
Ray Ramsey 26 KR 14 10 166 6-2 Bradley 7/18/1921 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 10th / 82nd pick / 1947
John Rokisky 32 K 14 1 202 6-2 Duquesne 7/24/1915 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 18th / 161st pick / 1942
Cliff Rothrock 25 c 2 1 190 5-10 North Dakota St. 1/10/1922 Rook
Ted Scalissi 26 hb 10 1 173 5-8 Ripon 10/26/1921 Rook Green Bay Packers / 17th / 151st pick / 1947
Bill Schroeder 24 hb 12 3 190 6-0 Wisconsin 4/11/1923 1
Tony Sumpter 24 1 0 215 6-1 Cameron 9/13/1923 1
Sam Vacanti 25 QB 13 8 203 5-11 Iowa,Purdue,Nebraska 3/20/1922 Rook New York Giants / 21st / 218th pick / 1945
Norm Verry 25 t 1 1 240 6-1 USC 9/18/1922 1 Green Bay Packers / 9th / 78th pick / 1943
Evan Vogds 24 13 0 210 5-10 Wisconsin 2/10/1923 1
Lloyd Wasserbach 26 5 0 205 5-11 Wisconsin 1/30/1921 1 Green Bay Packers / 21st / 198th pick / 1943
Team Total 25.3 14 210.9 6-0.8 1.2