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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)

 Training Camp: Ventura Junior College (Ventura, California)

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 Charlie O'Rourke 29 4 8 105 for 182, 1,250 yards, 12 td, 14 int, & 47 rushes for 50 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 5th / 39th pick / 1941
FB John Kimbrough 28 Rook 7 122 rushes for 473 yards, 6 td, & 9 catches for 162 yards and 1 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1941
LH Bob Seymour 30 6 8 37 rushes for 165 yards, 0 td, & 17 catches for 188 yards and 3 td Washington Redskins / 10th / 88th pick / 1940
RH Bernie Nygren 28 Rook 5 26 rushes for 111 yards, 0 td, & 13 catches for 170 yards and 1 td
LE Joe Aguirre 28 5 9 14 catches for 246 yards, 2 td, & 2 rushes for -5 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 11th / 100th pick / 1941
LT Bob Reinhard 26 Rook 14 Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 34th pick / 1942
LG Al Lolotai 26 1 12
C Robert Nelson 26 5 6 Detroit Lions / 5th / 35th pick / 1941
RG Bill Radovich+ 31 8 12
RT Lee Artoe 29 6 13 Chicago Bears / 11th / 97th pick / 1940
RE Dale Gentry 29 Rook 9 24 catches for 341 yards, 3 td, & 5 rushes for 29 yards and 1 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Joe Aguirre 28 5 9 4 of 11 field goals & 31 of 32 extra points Washington Redskins / 11th / 100th pick / 1941
P Bob Reinhard 26 Rook 14 44 punts for a 45.4 average, 1 blocked Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 34th pick / 1942
PR Bob Seymour 30 6 8 18 punt returns for a 11.7 average and 0 td Washington Redskins / 10th / 88th pick / 1940
KR Chuck Fenenbock 28 3 7 17 kick returns for a 28.2 average and 1 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Joe Aguirre 28 K 14 9 225 6-4 St. Mary's (CA) 10/17/1918 5 Washington Redskins / 11th / 100th pick / 1941
Lee Artoe 29 RT 14 13 234 6-3 Santa Clara,California 3/2/1917 6 Chicago Bears / 11th / 97th pick / 1940
Earl Audet 25 13 0 252 6-2 Georgetown (DC),USC 5/14/1921 1 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1944
Angelo Bertelli 25 qb 12 3 190 6-1 Notre Dame 6/18/1921 Rook Boston Yanks / 1st / 1st pick / 1944
Harry Clarke 30 hb 14 2 186 6-0 West Virginia 12/1/1916 6 Chicago Bears / 13th / 117th pick / 1940
Gil Duggan 32 11 0 229 6-3 Oklahoma 12/26/1914 6 New York Giants / 15th / 140th pick / 1939
Earl Elsey 29 hb 13 3 175 5-8 Loyola Marymount 10/31/1917 Rook
Chuck Fenenbock 28 KR 13 7 174 5-9 UCLA 8/28/1918 3
Ray Frankowski 27 g 12 2 223 5-11 Washington 9/14/1919 1 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1942
Dale Gentry 29 RE 14 9 223 6-3 St. Mary's (CA),Washington St. 7/2/1917 Rook
Bill Kerr 31 e 11 1 220 6-0 Notre Dame 11/10/1915 Rook Green Bay Packers / 14th / 129th pick / 1940
John Kimbrough 28 FB 14 7 210 6-2 Texas A&M 6/14/1918 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1941
Al Krueger 27 hb 10 3 190 6-0 USC 4/3/1919 5 Washington Redskins / 7th / 60th pick / 1941
Al Lolotai 26 LG 14 12 224 6-0 Weber JC 6/22/1920 1
Andy Marefos 29 fb 13 4 223 6-0 St. Mary's (CA) 7/16/1917 5 New York Giants / 12th / 107th pick / 1941
Jack McQuary 26 1 0 208 6-1 California 6/20/1920 Rook
Bus Mertes 27 b 9 3 201 6-0 Iowa 10/7/1919 1
Joe Mihal 30 12 0 234 6-2 Purdue 4/2/1916 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 19th pick / 1939
Bob Mitchell 25 hb 11 3 195 5-11 Stanford 1/27/1921 Rook
Paul Mitchell 26 dt 10 3 235 6-3 Minnesota 8/10/1920 Rook Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 2nd / 12th pick / 1944
Jack Morton 24 e 12 1 197 6-0 Missouri,Purdue 7/22/1922 1 Chicago Bears / 9th / 84th pick / 1944
Robert Nelson 26 C 10 6 214 6-1 Baylor 1/30/1920 5 Detroit Lions / 5th / 35th pick / 1941
Don Nolander 25 c 11 7 210 6-1 Minnesota 9/14/1921 Rook Washington Redskins / 32nd / 325th pick / 1945
Bob Nowaskey 28 le 14 5 205 6-0 George Washington 2/3/1918 6 Cleveland Rams / 7th / 55th pick / 1940
Bernie Nygren 28 RH 14 5 193 5-9 Gustavus Adolphus,San Jose St. 11/14/1918 Rook
Charlie O'Rourke 29 QB 14 8 175 5-11 Boston Col. 5/10/1917 4 Chicago Bears / 5th / 39th pick / 1941
John Polanski 28 fb 13 3 211 6-2 Wake Forest 9/6/1918 4 Detroit Lions / 11th / 95th pick / 1942
Bill Radovich+ 31 RG 14 12 238 5-10 USC 6/24/1915 8
Bob Reinhard 26 LT 14 14 234 6-4 California 10/17/1920 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 34th pick / 1942
Hank Rockwell 29 g 13 1 231 6-4 Arizona St. 2/10/1917 6
Bob Seymour 30 LH 13 8 205 6-2 Oklahoma 6/13/1916 6 Washington Redskins / 10th / 88th pick / 1940
Bob Sneddon 25 11 0 180 5-10 Weber St.,St. Mary's (CA) 7/9/1921 2 Washington Redskins / 10th / 94th pick / 1944
Frank Trigilio 27 1 0 200 5-11 Vermont,Alfred 1/19/1919 Rook
Paul Vinnola 24 13 0 180 5-10 Santa Clara 8/24/1922 Rook
Frank Yokas 22 12 0 210 5-11 none 2/27/1924 Rook
Team Total 27.4 14 209.5 6-0.5 2.5