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1952 Dallas Texans

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1-11-0, Finished 6th in NFL National Division  · 1952 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -18.0, Offense: -6.0, Defense: -12.0, SoS: 2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 182 points (15.2/g), 11th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 427 points (35.6/g), 12th.
 Differential of -245 points (-20.4/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 1.4-10.6.

Coach: Jimmy Phelan (1-11-0)

Stadium: Cotton Bowl
 Training Camp: Schreiner Institute (Kerrville, Texas)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Bob Celeri 25 1 3 31 for 75, 490 yards, 3 td, 3 int, & 17 rushes for 135 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 127th pick / 1950
FB Zollie Toth 28 2 6 82 rushes for 266 yards, 4 td, & 13 catches for 54 yards and 0 td New York Yanks / 4th / 42nd pick / 1950
LH George Taliaferro* 25 3 12 100 rushes for 419 yards, 1 td, & 21 catches for 244 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 13th / 129th pick / 1949
RH Buddy Young 26 5 11 71 rushes for 243 yards, 3 td, & 22 catches for 269 yards and 2 td
LE Dick Wilkins 27 3 11 32 catches for 416 yards, 3 td New York Giants / 25th / 226th pick / 1948
LT Jim Lansford 22 Rook 10 1 fumble recovered Dallas Texans / 9th / 98th pick / 1952
LG Weldon Humble 31 5 9 Chicago Cardinals / 24th / 224th pick / 1943
C Brad Ecklund 30 3 12 Green Bay Packers / 20th / 181st pick / 1947
RG John Wozniak* 31 4 11 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 34th pick / 1948
RT Ken Jackson 23 Rook 10 New York Yanks / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1951
RE Stan Williams 23 Rook 6 9 catches for 123 yards, 0 td Cleveland Browns / 8th / 86th pick / 1952
 Defensive Starters
LDE Gino Marchetti 25 Rook 2 Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1952
LDT Art Donovan 27 2 1 New York Giants / 22nd / 204th pick / 1947
MG Sisto Averno 27 2 1 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDT Chubby Grigg 26 6 0
RDE Art Tait 23 1 0
LLB Keever Jankovich 24 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 5th / 60th pick / 1952
RLB Pat Cannamela 23 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Texans / 11th / 122nd pick / 1952
LDH Johnny Petitbon 21 Rook 0 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Texans / 7th / 74th pick / 1952
RDH Stan Williams 23 Rook 6 5 interceptions, 5 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 8th / 86th pick / 1952
LS Tom Keane 26 4 1 10 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 18th pick / 1948
RS Jerry Davis 28 4 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 19th / 175th pick / 1948
 Special Teams Starters
K Chubby Grigg 26 6 0 0 of 3 field goals & 9 of 12 extra points
P Hank Lauricella 22 Rook 0 58 punts for a 35.1 average, 1 blocked Detroit Lions / 17th / 202nd pick / 1952
PR Billy Baggett 23 Rook 1 12 punt returns for a 8.5 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 22nd / 265th pick / 1951
KR Buddy Young 26 5 11 23 kick returns for a 28.0 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Bennie Aldridge 26 1 0 195 6-0 Oklahoma St. 10/24/1926 2 New York Yanks / 6th / 68th pick / 1950
60 Sisto Averno 27 MG 12 1 235 5-11 Muhlenberg 5/12/1925 2
24 Billy Baggett 23 PR 11 1 175 5-11 LSU 6/2/1929 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 22nd / 265th pick / 1951
73 Joe Campanella 22 lb 12 2 242 6-2 Ohio St. 9/3/1930 Rook Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 36th pick / 1952
35 Pat Cannamela 23 RLB 12 0 195 6-0 USC 4/27/1929 Rook Dallas Texans / 11th / 122nd pick / 1952
17 Bob Celeri 25 QB 8 3 180 5-10 California 6/1/1927 1 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 127th pick / 1950
77 Don Colo 27 4 0 252 6-3 Brown 1/5/1925 2 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 28th pick / 1950
40 Jerry Davis 28 RS 7 0 178 5-10 SE Louisiana 1/5/1924 4 Chicago Cardinals / 19th / 175th pick / 1948
70 Art Donovan 27 LDT 6 1 263 6-2 Notre Dame,Boston Col. 6/5/1925 2 New York Giants / 22nd / 204th pick / 1947
50 Brad Ecklund 30 C 12 12 215 6-3 Oregon 5/9/1922 3 Green Bay Packers / 20th / 181st pick / 1947
82 Dan Edwards 26 e 1 1 197 6-1 Georgia 7/18/1926 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 9th pick / 1948
85 Gene Felker 23 e 6 3 198 6-1 Wisconsin 3/4/1929 Rook Dallas Texans / 19th / 218th pick / 1952
64 Keith Flowers 22 6 0 211 6-0 TCU 4/24/1930 Rook Detroit Lions / 11th / 130th pick / 1952
85 Sonny Gandee 23 2 0 216 6-1 Ohio St. 2/27/1929 Rook Detroit Lions / 9th / 106th pick / 1952
79 Chubby Grigg 26 K 10 0 294 6-2 Tulsa 1/10/1926 6
31 Dick Hoerner 30 fb 11 5 220 6-4 Iowa 7/25/1922 5 Cleveland Rams / 17th / 169th pick / 1945
66 Weldon Humble 31 LG 11 9 221 6-1 Rice,La-Lafayette 4/24/1921 5 Chicago Cardinals / 24th / 224th pick / 1943
74 Ken Jackson 23 RT 12 10 236 6-2 Texas 4/26/1929 Rook New York Yanks / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1951
55 Keever Jankovich 24 LLB 10 0 215 6-0 Utah,Pacific 1/6/1928 Rook Cleveland Browns / 5th / 60th pick / 1952
21 Tom Keane 26 LS 12 1 192 6-1 Ohio St.,West Virginia 9/7/1926 4 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 18th pick / 1948
71 Jim Lansford 22 LT 12 10 235 6-3 Texas 8/19/1930 Rook Dallas Texans / 9th / 98th pick / 1952
44 Hank Lauricella 22 P 11 0 175 5-11 Tennessee 10/9/1930 Rook Detroit Lions / 17th / 202nd pick / 1952
75 Gino Marchetti 25 LDE 12 2 244 6-4 San Francisco 1/2/1927 Rook Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1952
38 Dick McKissack 26 db 1 1 208 6-2 SMU 2/10/1926 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 64th pick / 1950
10 Chuck Ortmann 23 b 3 2 190 6-1 Michigan 6/1/1929 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 20th pick / 1951
85 Ray Pelfrey 24 e 6 6 190 6-0 Auburn,East. Kentucky 1/11/1928 1 Green Bay Packers / 17th / 197th pick / 1951
23 Johnny Petitbon 21 LDH 11 0 186 5-11 Notre Dame 6/4/1931 Rook Dallas Texans / 7th / 74th pick / 1952
62 Barney Poole 29 12 0 231 6-2 Mississippi,North Carolina,Army 10/29/1923 3 New York Giants / 6th / 53rd pick / 1945
52 Joe Reid 23 11 0 225 6-3 LSU 3/18/1929 1 Los Angeles Rams / 13th / 156th pick / 1951
33 George Robison 21 g 4 1 215 6-2 VMI 2/14/1931 Rook
45 Will Sherman 25 2 0 190 6-2 St. Mary's (CA) 10/20/1927 Rook New York Yanks / 26th / 311th pick / 1951
64 Joe Soboleski 26 1 0 213 6-0 Michigan 8/22/1926 3 New York Giants / 9th / 86th pick / 1949
83 Art Tait 23 RDE 8 0 205 5-11 Mississippi St. 2/8/1929 1
20 George Taliaferro* 25 LH 12 12 196 5-11 Indiana 1/8/1927 3 Chicago Bears / 13th / 129th pick / 1949
78 Hamp Tanner 25 10 0 280 6-2 Georgia 10/31/1927 1 New York Giants / 30th / 384th pick / 1950
33 Zollie Toth 28 FB 12 6 219 6-2 LSU 1/26/1924 2 New York Yanks / 4th / 42nd pick / 1950
11 Frank Tripucka 25 qb 6 6 192 6-2 Notre Dame 12/8/1927 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1949
88 Dick Wilkins 27 LE 12 11 194 6-2 Oregon 8/28/1925 3 New York Giants / 25th / 226th pick / 1948
80 Stan Williams 23 RDH 12 6 195 6-2 Baylor 12/5/1929 Rook Cleveland Browns / 8th / 86th pick / 1952
65 John Wozniak* 31 RG 12 11 218 6-0 Alabama 8/2/1921 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 34th pick / 1948
22 Buddy Young 26 KR 12 11 175 5-4 Illinois 1/5/1926 5
Team Total 25.2 12 212.3 6-0.8 1.7