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1948 Chicago Rockets

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1-13-0, Finished 4th in AAFC West Division  · 1948 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 202 points (14.4/g), 8th of 8 in the AAFC. Allowed 439 points (31.4/g), 8th.
 Differential of -237 points (-16.9/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 1.9-12.1.

Coach: Ed McKeever (1-13-0)

 Training Camp: Ripon College (Ripon, Wisconsin)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Jesse Freitas 27 2 9 84 for 167, 1,425 yards, 14 td, 16 int, & 24 rushes for 25 yards and 0 td Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 7th / 63rd pick / 1944
FB Dewey Proctor 27 2 4 47 rushes for 190 yards, 1 td, & 2 catches for 18 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 3rd / 21st pick / 1943
LH Bob Livingstone 26 Rook 5 55 rushes for 174 yards, 0 td, & 15 catches for 240 yards and 2 td Chicago Bears / 22nd / 225th pick / 1945
RH Eddie Prokop 26 2 7 54 rushes for 266 yards, 1 td, & 7 catches for 223 yards and 3 td Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 1st / 4th pick / 1945
LE Jim McCarthy 28 2 10 3 catches for 30 yards, 0 td
LT Jim Brutz 29 2 8
LG Jim Pearcy 30 2 13
C Fred Negus 25 1 5 Cleveland Rams / 7th / 59th pick / 1945
RG George Bernhardt 29 2 8
RT Farnham Johnson 24 Rook 0
RE Fay King 26 2 8 50 catches for 647 yards, 7 td Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 60th pick / 1946
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim McCarthy 28 2 10 2 of 3 field goals & 21 of 21 extra points
P Ernie Lewis 24 2 1 60 punts for a 44.7 average, 0 blocked Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 77th pick / 1946
PR Chuck Fenenbock 30 5 5 17 punt returns for a 9.9 average and 0 td
KR Eddie Prokop 26 2 7 15 kick returns for a 21.5 average and 0 td Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 1st / 4th pick / 1945

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
George Bernhardt 29 RG 11 8 213 5-10 Illinois 6/15/1919 2
Angelo Bertelli 27 qb 3 2 190 6-1 Notre Dame 6/18/1921 2 Boston Yanks / 1st / 1st pick / 1944
Jim Brutz 29 LT 9 8 230 6-0 Notre Dame 2/12/1919 2
Harry Burrus 27 1 0 195 6-1 Hardin-Simmons 4/6/1921 2 Chicago Bears / 6th / 50th pick / 1942
Harry Clarke 32 hb 5 2 186 6-0 West Virginia 12/1/1916 8 Chicago Bears / 13th / 117th pick / 1940
Herb Coleman 25 RG 9 8 200 6-0 Notre Dame 6/18/1923 2 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 12th / 113th pick / 1945
Ziggy Czarobski 26 t 14 3 230 6-0 Notre Dame 9/13/1922 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 55th pick / 1945
Bob David 27 4 0 219 6-0 Notre Dame,Villanova 1/15/1921 1 Los Angeles Rams / 27th / 253rd pick / 1947
Ed Ecker 25 dt 8 2 276 6-7 John Carroll 1/21/1923 1
Charlie Elliott 27 1 0 240 6-2 Oregon 12/30/1921 1 Los Angeles Rams / 22nd / 203rd pick / 1947
Tom Farris 28 13 0 185 6-1 Wisconsin 9/16/1920 2 Green Bay Packers / 11th / 99th pick / 1942
Chuck Fenenbock 30 lh 13 5 174 5-9 UCLA 8/28/1918 5
Jesse Freitas 27 QB 10 9 170 5-10 Santa Clara 2/7/1921 2 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 7th / 63rd pick / 1944
Elroy Hirsch 25 e 5 3 190 6-2 Wisconsin,Michigan 6/17/1923 2 Cleveland Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1945
Bob Jensen 23 de 14 3 220 6-2 Iowa St. 12/29/1925 Rook Boston Yanks / 13th / 109th pick / 1948
Farnham Johnson 24 RT 8 0 215 6-0 Michigan,Wisconsin 6/23/1924 Rook
Nate Johnson 28 T 14 12 244 6-3 Illinois 6/18/1920 2
Steve Juzwik 30 hb 4 1 186 5-8 Notre Dame 6/18/1918 6 Washington Redskins / 21st / 191st pick / 1942
Bill Kellagher 28 fb 12 5 205 5-11 Fordham 8/13/1920 2
Fay King 26 RE 14 8 195 6-2 Georgia 4/7/1922 2 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 60th pick / 1946
Chet Kozel 29 t 5 1 211 6-2 Mississippi 10/15/1919 1
Ray Kuffel 27 le 14 7 213 6-3 Marquette,Notre Dame 12/9/1921 1 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 20th / 198th pick / 1944
Pete Lamana 27 lb 13 3 210 5-11 Boston Univ. 5/15/1921 2
Ernie Lewis 24 P 14 1 211 6-1 Colorado 11/20/1924 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 77th pick / 1946
Bob Livingstone 26 LH 13 5 173 6-0 Notre Dame 5/11/1922 Rook Chicago Bears / 22nd / 225th pick / 1945
Jim McCarthy 28 K 14 10 205 6-1 Illinois 11/28/1920 2
Jim Mello 28 db 6 2 190 5-10 Notre Dame 11/8/1920 1 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 6th / 47th pick / 1945
Fred Negus 25 C 14 5 208 6-1 Michigan,Wisconsin 11/7/1923 1 Cleveland Rams / 7th / 59th pick / 1945
Ike Owens 28 8 0 190 6-1 Illinois 1/8/1920 Rook
Jim Pearcy 30 LG 14 13 210 5-11 Marshall 7/26/1918 2
Bob Perina 27 db 13 1 205 6-1 Princeton 1/16/1921 2
Roman Piskor 31 g 12 2 245 6-0 Niagara 8/9/1917 2
Dewey Proctor 27 FB 9 4 215 5-11 Furman 7/1/1921 2 New York Giants / 3rd / 21st pick / 1943
Eddie Prokop 26 KR 9 7 200 5-11 Georgia Tech 2/11/1922 2 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 1st / 4th pick / 1945
Joe Prokop 27 2 0 170 6-2 Notre Dame,Bradley 1/9/1921 Rook
John Rapacz 24 c 10 3 252 6-4 West. Michigan,Oklahoma 4/25/1924 Rook Boston Yanks / 3rd / 15th pick / 1947
Joe Ruetz 32 g 13 1 200 6-0 Notre Dame 10/21/1916 2
Julie Rykovich 25 hb 6 4 204 6-2 Notre Dame,Illinois 4/6/1923 1 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 14th pick / 1946
Floyd Simmons 23 b 11 2 200 6-1 Notre Dame 2/19/1925 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 24th / 223rd pick / 1948
Bill Smith 22 2 0 250 6-2 North Carolina 10/23/1926 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1948
Gasper Urban 25 g 14 1 215 6-1 Notre Dame 3/18/1923 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 160th pick / 1946
Emil Uremovich 32 8 0 233 6-2 Indiana 9/29/1916 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 93rd pick / 1941
Sam Vacanti 26 qb 9 3 203 5-11 Iowa,Purdue,Nebraska 3/20/1922 1 New York Giants / 21st / 218th pick / 1945
Team Total 27.0 14 208.7 6-0.6 1.7