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1946 Los Angeles Dons

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7-5-2, Finished 3rd in AAFC West Division  · 1946 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 305 points (21.8/g), 3rd of 9 in the AAFC. Allowed 290 points (20.7/g), 4th.
 Differential of 15 points (1.1/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 7.4-6.6.

Coach: Dudley DeGroot (7-5-2)

Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
 Training Camp: Ventura Junior College (Ventura, California)

Team Info

General Manager Edward Madigan

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 305 4142 871 4.8 43 13 7 183 176 322 2193 19 30 6.8 84 549 1949 17 3.6 92
Team Defense 290 3457 735 4.7 37 17 8 144 138 284 2101 17 20 7.4 65 451 1356 19 3.0 71
Lg Rank Offense 3 2 4 1 1 2 3 2 7 4 2 4 3 5
Lg Rank Defense 4 5 7 8 4 5 6 4 6 5 3 3 5 4

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Fri September 13 boxscore W 1-0 Brooklyn Dodgers 20 14 14 328 132 196 1 15 275 92 183 1
2 Fri September 20 boxscore W 2-0 Miami Seahawks 30 14 9 236 128 108 3 7 233 250 -17 6
5 Sun September 29 boxscore T 2-0-1 @ Buffalo Bisons 21 21 14 240 146 94 4 6 168 29 139 1
5 Sat October 5 boxscore W 3-0-1 @ Chicago Rockets 21 9 16 306 186 120 6 7 153 109 44 3
5 Sat October 13 boxscore L 3-1-1 San Francisco 49ers 14 23 8 178 178 2 10 229 135 94 2
7 Sun October 20 boxscore L 3-2-1 @ Cleveland Browns 14 31 21 395 121 274 3 10 353 129 224 3
7 Sun October 27 boxscore L 3-3-1 New York Yankees 17 31 11 299 198 101 4 9 284 152 132 2
8 Sun November 3 boxscore W 4-3-1 Cleveland Browns 17 16 12 291 71 220 3 13 284 241 43 3
10 Sun November 10 boxscore L 4-4-1 @ New York Yankees 12 17 10 210 149 61 2 7 130 87 43 1
10 Sun November 17 boxscore W 5-4-1 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 19 14 13 297 98 199 2 16 292 263 29 2
11 Mon November 25 boxscore W 6-4-1 @ Miami Seahawks 34 21 14 323 155 168 4 4 133 74 59 3
12 Sun December 1 boxscore W 7-4-1 Buffalo Bisons 62 14 20 625 337 288 1 12 268 200 68 3
14 Sun December 8 boxscore L 7-5-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 7 48 14 213 180 33 5 14 388 152 236 3
14 Sun December 15 boxscore T 7-5-2 Chicago Rockets 17 17 8 197 110 87 5 13 226 132 94 2

Passing

No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
Charlie O'Rourke 29 QB 14 8 105 182 57.7 1250 12 6.6 14 7.7 68 6.9 4.7 11.9 89.3 68.7 0 0
Angelo Bertelli 25 qb 12 3 67 127 52.8 917 7 5.5 14 11.0 0 7.2 3.4 13.7 76.4 54.9 0 0
Bob Mitchell 25 hb 11 3 3 10 30.0 19 0 0.0 2 20.0 0 1.9 -7.1 6.3 1.7 0.0 0 0
Joe Aguirre 28 K/LE 14 9 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Chuck Fenenbock 28 KR/lh 13 7 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Bob Reinhard 26 LT/P 14 14 1 1 100.0 7 0 0.0 0 0.0 7 7.0 7.0 7.0 0.5 95.8 0 0
Team Total 27.4 14 176 322 54.7 2193 19 5.9 30 9.3 68 6.8 3.8 12.5 156.6 56.9 0 0
Opp Total 14 138 284 48.6 2101 17 6.0 20 7.0 7.4 5.43 15.2 150.1 64.0 0 0 7.4 5.4 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
John Kimbrough 28 FB 14 7 122 473 6 0 3.9 33.8 8.7 9 162 18.0 1 0 0.6 11.6 635 7 0
Harry Clarke 30 hb 14 2 62 250 0 0 4.0 17.9 4.4 10 123 12.3 2 71 0.7 8.8 373 2 0
Chuck Fenenbock 28 KR/lh 13 7 50 420 3 0 8.4 32.3 3.8 11 67 6.1 0 0 0.8 5.2 487 3 0
Earl Elsey 29 hb 13 3 47 165 0 0 3.5 12.7 3.6 14 179 12.8 0 0 1.1 13.8 344 0 0
Charlie O'Rourke 29 QB 14 8 47 50 1 0 1.1 3.6 3.4 50 1 0
Bus Mertes 27 b 9 3 40 111 0 0 2.8 12.3 4.4 5 61 12.2 1 0 0.6 6.8 172 1 0
Bob Seymour 30 LH/PR 13 8 37 165 0 0 4.5 12.7 2.8 17 188 11.1 3 0 1.3 14.5 353 3 0
Andy Marefos 29 fb 13 4 30 93 4 0 3.1 7.2 2.3 1 13 13.0 0 13 0.1 1.0 106 4 0
John Polanski 28 fb 13 3 28 77 1 0 2.8 5.9 2.2 2 15 7.5 1 0 0.2 1.2 92 2 0
Bernie Nygren 28 RH 14 5 26 111 0 0 4.3 7.9 1.9 13 170 13.1 1 0 0.9 12.1 281 1 0
Paul Vinnola 24 13 0 23 36 0 0 1.6 2.8 1.8 4 39 9.8 0 0 0.3 3.0 75 0 0
Angelo Bertelli 25 qb 12 3 11 -16 1 0 -1.5 -1.3 0.9 -16 1 0
Bob Mitchell 25 hb 11 3 8 -12 0 0 -1.5 -1.1 0.7 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.1 0.1 -11 0 0
Dale Gentry 29 RE 14 9 5 29 1 0 5.8 2.1 0.4 24 341 14.2 3 0 1.7 24.4 370 4 0
Bob Nowaskey 28 le 14 5 3 14 0 0 4.7 1.0 0.2 19 198 10.4 3 0 1.4 14.1 212 3 0
Bob Sneddon 25 11 0 3 6 0 0 2.0 0.5 0.3 2 11 5.5 0 0 0.2 1.0 17 0 0
Frank Trigilio 27 1 0 3 2 0 0 0.7 2.0 3.0 2 0 0
Joe Aguirre 28 K/LE 14 9 2 -5 0 0 -2.5 -0.4 0.1 14 246 17.6 2 68 1.0 17.6 241 2 0
Bill Kerr 31 e 11 1 1 10 0 10 10.0 0.9 0.1 7 122 17.4 0 0 0.6 11.1 132 0 0
Bob Reinhard 26 LT/P 14 14 1 -30 0 -30 -30.0 -2.1 0.1 -30 0 0
Al Krueger 27 hb 10 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 213 11.2 1 0 1.9 21.3 213 1 0
Jack Morton 24 e 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 44 11.0 1 0 0.3 3.7 44 1 0
Team Total 27.4 14 549 1949 17 10 3.6 139.2 39.2 176 2193 12.5 19 71 12.6 156.6 4142 36 0
Opp Total 14 451 1356 19 3.0 96.9 32.2 138 2101 15.2 17 9.9 150.1 3457 36 32

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Chuck Fenenbock 28 KR/lh 13 7 16 299 0 0 18.7 17 479 1 97 28.2 1265
Earl Elsey 29 hb 13 3 9 147 0 0 16.3 15 335 0 0 22.3 826
Bob Seymour 30 LH/PR 13 8 18 211 0 0 11.7 4 87 0 0 21.8 651
Paul Vinnola 24 13 0 2 24 0 0 12.0 5 83 0 0 16.6 182
John Kimbrough 28 FB 14 7 5 111 0 0 22.2 746
Harry Clarke 30 hb 14 2 2 24 0 0 12.0 2 48 0 0 24.0 445
Bernie Nygren 28 RH 14 5 4 88 0 0 22.0 369
Bus Mertes 27 b 9 3 2 35 0 0 17.5 207
Lee Artoe 29 RT 14 13 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
Dale Gentry 29 RE 14 9 1 14 0 14 14.0 384
Robert Nelson 26 C 10 6 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Bob Nowaskey 28 le 14 5 1 5 0 5 5.0 217
Charlie O'Rourke 29 QB 14 8 1 28 0 28 28.0 78
Team Total 27.4 14 49 724 0 14 14.8 57 1307 1 97 22.9 6173
Opp Total 14 36 2078 1 57.7 54 1161 2 21.5

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
Joe Aguirre 28 K/LE 14 9 11 4 36.4% 32 31 96.9% 2 91 0 0 45.5
Bob Reinhard 26 LT/P 14 14 44 1996 0 1 45.4
Robert Nelson 26 C 10 6 6 2 33.3% 5 3 60.0%
Charlie O'Rourke 29 QB 14 8 8 312 0 0 39.0
Lee Artoe 29 RT 14 13 2 1 50.0%
Angelo Bertelli 25 qb 12 3 2 76 0 0 38.0
Andy Marefos 29 fb 13 4 2 2 100.0%
Bob Mitchell 25 hb 11 3 1 44 44 0 44.0
Team Total 27.4 14 17 6 35.3% 41 37 90.2% 57 2519 44 1 44.2
Opp Total 14 12 7 58.3% 39 35 89.7% 84 3253 38.7

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
Bob Seymour 30 LH/PR 13 8 4 34 0 0 0
Harry Clarke 30 hb 14 2 2 7 0 0 0
Earl Elsey 29 hb 13 3 2 2 0 0 0
Bernie Nygren 28 RH 14 5 2 30 0 0 0
Bill Kerr 31 e 11 1 1 34 0 34 0
Bus Mertes 27 b 9 3 1 14 0 14 0
Bob Mitchell 25 hb 11 3 1 32 0 32 0
Jack Morton 24 e 12 1 1 11 0 11 0
Robert Nelson 26 C 10 6 1 5 0 5 0
Don Nolander 25 c 11 7 1 13 0 13 0
Bob Nowaskey 28 le 14 5 1 35 1 35 0
John Polanski 28 fb 13 3 1 50 0 50 0
Bob Sneddon 25 11 0 1 15 0 15 0
Paul Vinnola 24 13 0 1 4 0 4 0
Team Total 27.4 14 20 293 1 50 0
Opp Total 14 32 15

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Joe Aguirre 28 K/LE 14 9 2 2 31 4 55
John Kimbrough 28 FB 14 7 6 1 7 42
Dale Gentry 29 RE 14 9 1 3 1 5 30
Andy Marefos 29 fb 13 4 4 4 2 26
Chuck Fenenbock 28 KR/lh 13 7 3 1 4 24
Bob Nowaskey 28 le 14 5 3 1 4 24
Bob Seymour 30 LH/PR 13 8 3 3 18
Harry Clarke 30 hb 14 2 2 2 12
John Polanski 28 fb 13 3 1 1 2 12
Robert Nelson 26 C 10 6 3 2 9
Angelo Bertelli 25 qb 12 3 1 1 6
Ray Frankowski 27 g 12 2 1 1 6
Al Krueger 27 hb 10 3 1 1 6
Bus Mertes 27 b 9 3 1 1 6
Jack Morton 24 e 12 1 1 1 6
Bernie Nygren 28 RH 14 5 1 1 6
Charlie O'Rourke 29 QB 14 8 1 1 6
Bob Reinhard 26 LT/P 14 14 1 1 6
Lee Artoe 29 RT 14 13 1 1
Team Total 27.4 14 17 19 1 1 3 41 37 6 2 301
Opp Total 14 19 17 1 2 35 7 290