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1928 Frankford Yellow Jackets

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11-3-2, Finished 2nd in NFL  · 1928 NFL Season Summary

Scored 175 points (10.9/g), 4th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 84 points (5.2/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 91 points (5.7/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 13.6-2.4.

Coach: Ed Weir (11-3-2)

Stadium: Frankford Stadium

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 175 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Defense 84 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lg Rank Offense 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 23 boxscore W 1-0 @ Green Bay Packers 19 9
2 Sat September 29 boxscore W 2-0 Dayton Triangles 6 0
2 Sun October 7 boxscore W 3-0 @ Providence Steam Roller 10 6
4 Sat October 13 boxscore L 3-1 New York Yankees 0 13
5 Sat October 20 boxscore W 4-1 Dayton Triangles 13 9
6 Sat November 3 boxscore W 5-1 Detroit Wolverines 25 7
6 Sun November 4 boxscore T 5-1-1 @ New York Giants 0 0
8 Sat November 10 boxscore W 6-1-1 Pottsville Maroons 19 0
7 Sun November 11 boxscore W 7-1-1 @ Pottsville Maroons 24 0
10 Sat November 17 boxscore T 7-1-2 Providence Steam Roller 6 6
8 Sun November 18 boxscore L 7-2-2 @ Providence Steam Roller 0 6
12 Sat November 24 boxscore W 8-2-2 Chicago Cardinals 19 0
13 Thu November 29 boxscore W 9-2-2 Green Bay Packers 2 0
11 Sun December 2 boxscore L 9-3-2 @ Chicago Bears 6 28
12 Sat December 8 boxscore W 10-3-2 New York Giants 7 0
13 Sat December 15 boxscore W 11-3-2 Chicago Bears 19 0

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Ken Mercer 25 BB 14 11 5 1 6 2 38
Wally Diehl+ FB 14 11 3 1 1 5 30
Hust Stockton 27 fb 13 6 3 1 4 24
Charley Rogers 26 TB 13 8 1 2 3 18
Chief Elkins 29 b 10 3 1 1 2 1 13
Arnie Oehlrich 23 WB 16 15 2 2 12
Johnny Roepke 23 tb 10 3 1 1 1 1 10
Ed Weir 25 t 14 3 1 1 1 7
Two-Bits Homan 30 bb 11 6 1 1 6
Chuck Kassel 25 RE 14 14 1 1 6
Carl Waite 26 b 8 3 1 1 6
Tony Kostos 23 LE 16 14 2 2
Team Total 24.6 16 13 9 1 1 3 27 7 1 172
Opp Total 16 84

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1928-09-23 @ GNB W, 19-9 1 35 pass Charley Rogers 35 yard pass from Ken Mercer
2 1928-09-23 @ GNB W, 19-9 1 2 rush Ken Mercer 2 yard rush
3 1928-09-23 @ GNB W, 19-9 1 8 pass Ken Mercer 8 yard pass from Wally Diehl (Ed Weir kick)
4 1928-09-29 DAY W, 6-0 4 rush Wally Diehl unknown yard rush
5 1928-10-07 @ PRV W, 10-6 4 5 pass Wally Diehl 5 yard pass from Ken Mercer (Johnny Roepke kick)
6 1928-10-20 DAY W, 13-9 3 1 rush Wally Diehl 1 yard rush (Ken Mercer kick)
7 1928-10-20 DAY W, 13-9 4 rush Ken Mercer unknown yard rush
8 1928-11-03 DET W, 25-7 1 pass Arnie Oehlrich unknown yard pass from Ken Mercer
9 1928-11-03 DET W, 25-7 1 40 rush Wally Diehl 40 yard rush (Ken Mercer kick)
10 1928-11-03 DET W, 25-7 2 30 interception Hust Stockton 30 yard interception return
11 1928-11-03 DET W, 25-7 4 31 interception Chief Elkins 31 yard interception return
12 1928-11-10 POT W, 19-0 1 12 rush Johnny Roepke 12 yard rush
13 1928-11-10 POT W, 19-0 2 1 rush Hust Stockton 1 yard rush
14 1928-11-10 POT W, 19-0 3 pass Tony Kostos unknown yard pass from Hust Stockton (Tony Kostos pass from Hust Stockton)
15 1928-11-11 @ POT W, 24-0 2 7 pass Charley Rogers 7 yard pass from Ken Mercer
16 1928-11-11 @ POT W, 24-0 2 5 rush Charley Rogers 5 yard rush
17 1928-11-11 @ POT W, 24-0 2 18 pass Arnie Oehlrich 18 yard pass from Wally Diehl
18 1928-11-11 @ POT W, 24-0 4 40 interception Wally Diehl 40 yard interception return
19 1928-11-17 PRV T, 6-6 3 blocked punt Ed Weir unknown yard blocked punt return
20 1928-11-24 CRD W, 19-0 2 rush Hust Stockton unknown yard rush
21 1928-11-24 CRD W, 19-0 3 98 kickoff Chief Elkins 98 yard kickoff return (Chief Elkins kick)
22 1928-11-24 CRD W, 19-0 3 pass Carl Waite unknown yard pass from Johnny Roepke
23 1928-12-02 @ CHI L, 6-28 1 30 pass Two-Bits Homan 30 yard pass from Ken Mercer
24 1928-12-08 @ NYG W, 7-0 2 10 pass Chuck Kassel 10 yard pass from Wally Diehl (Tony Kostos pass from Ken Mercer)
25 1928-12-15 @ CHI W, 19-0 3 3 rush Ken Mercer 3 yard rush
26 1928-12-15 @ CHI W, 19-0 4 4 rush Ken Mercer 4 yard rush
27 1928-12-15 @ CHI W, 19-0 4 1 rush Ken Mercer 1 yard rush

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1928-09-23 @ GNB L, 9-19 1 24 pass Verne Lewellen 24 yard pass from Curly Lambeau
2 1928-10-07 @ PRV L, 6-10 2 8 pass Jimmy Conzelman 8 yard pass from Wildcat Wilson
3 1928-10-13 NYY W, 13-0 2 7 pass Gibby Welch 7 yard pass from Wild Bill Kelly (Bo Molenda kick)
4 1928-10-13 NYY W, 13-0 3 52 pass Bill Pritchard 52 yard pass from Wild Bill Kelly
5 1928-10-20 DAY L, 9-13 4 3 rush Frank Sillin 3 yard rush
6 1928-11-03 DET L, 7-25 3 61 interception Len Sedbrook 61 yard interception return (Ossie Wiberg kick)
7 1928-11-17 PRV T, 6-6 4 12 rush Wildcat Wilson 12 yard rush
8 1928-11-18 @ PRV W, 6-0 1 46 pass Curly Oden 46 yard pass from Wildcat Wilson
9 1928-12-02 @ CHI W, 28-6 2 pass Dick Sturtridge unknown yard pass from Paddy Driscoll (Paddy Driscoll kick)
10 1928-12-02 @ CHI W, 28-6 2 3 rush Paddy Driscoll 3 yard rush (Paddy Driscoll kick)
11 1928-12-02 @ CHI W, 28-6 2 2 rush Buck White 2 yard rush (Paddy Driscoll kick)
12 1928-12-02 @ CHI W, 28-6 3 pass Ted Drews unknown yard pass from Bill Senn (Ted Drews pass from Bill Senn)