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1947 Los Angeles Dons

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7-7-0, AAFC West Division  · 1947 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 328 points (23.4/g), 3rd of 8 in the AAFC. Allowed 256 points (18.3/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 72 points (5.1/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 9.0-5.0.

Coach: Mel Hein (2-1-0) (co-coach with Ted Shipkey), Ted Shipkey (2-1-0) and Dudley DeGroot (5-6-0)

 Training Camp: Ventura Junior College (Ventura, California)

Team Info

General Manager Harry Thayer

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 328 3907 787 5.0 39 14 13 161 141 300 2127 19 25 7.1 62 487 1780 17 3.7 86
Team Defense 256 4044 771 5.2 37 13 16 160 157 310 2376 24 24 7.7 68 461 1668 9 3.6 76
Lg Rank Offense 3 5 5 2 5 3 4 5 7 3 5 6 6 7
Lg Rank Defense 3 3 5 7 2 7 7 8 2 7 3 3 1 2

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Fri August 29 boxscore W 1-0 @ Chicago Rockets 24 21 13 279 140 139 2 12 304 175 129 2
2 Sun September 7 boxscore L 1-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 14 17 10 194 123 71 4 18 416 154 262 2
3 Fri September 12 boxscore L 1-2 New York Yankees 14 30 5 152 128 24 1 8 294 195 99
4 Fri September 19 boxscore W 2-2 Brooklyn Dodgers 48 21 8 357 215 142 2 9 149 117 32 5
5 Sun October 5 boxscore L 2-3 Buffalo Bills 25 27 16 356 227 129 5 10 272 185 87 2
6 Sun October 12 boxscore W 3-3 @ Cleveland Browns 13 10 10 161 56 105 1 22 395 233 162 4
7 Sun October 19 boxscore W 4-3 @ Baltimore Colts 38 10 10 245 117 128 3 7 184 136 48 4
8 Sun October 26 boxscore W 5-3 Baltimore Colts 56 0 18 467 275 192 1 5 95 43 52 2
9 Sun November 2 boxscore L 5-4 San Francisco 49ers 16 26 10 196 120 76 2 21 407 202 205 2
11 Sun November 9 boxscore L 5-5 @ Buffalo Bills 0 25 8 180 42 138 6 90 10 80
11 Sun November 16 boxscore L 5-6 @ New York Yankees 13 16 6 103 22 81 1 16 378 160 218 3
12 Sun November 23 boxscore W 6-6 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 16 12 13 358 209 149 4 9 282 201 81 2
13 Thu November 27 boxscore L 6-7 Cleveland Browns 17 27 19 462 258 204 5 9 330 204 126 3
14 Sun December 7 boxscore W 7-7 Chicago Rockets 34 14 13 314 131 183 4 8 213 137 76 4

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 30 QB 14 9 89 178 50.0 1449 13 7.3 16 9.0 54 8.1 5.6 16.3 103.5 64.6 0 0
Glenn Dobbs 27 P/PR/qb 9 3 49 109 45.0 650 6 5.5 7 6.4 0 6.0 4.2 13.3 72.2 56.0 0 0
Chuck Fenenbock 29 KR/LH 14 12 1 7 14.3 7 0 0.0 2 28.6 7 1.0 -11.9 7.0 0.5 0.0 0 0
Bob Reinhard 27 FB 14 11 2 4 50.0 21 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 5.3 5.3 10.5 1.5 65.6 0 0
Bill Reinhard 25 8 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 27.2 14 141 300 47.0 2127 19 6.3 25 8.3 54 7.1 4.6 15.1 151.9 57.2 0 0
Opp Total 14 157 310 50.6 2376 24 7.7 24 7.7 7.7 5.73 15.1 169.7 69.8 0 0 7.7 5.7 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 29 fb 14 5 131 562 8 0 4.3 40.1 9.4 16 281 17.6 3 0 1.1 20.1 843 11 0
Chuck Fenenbock 29 KR/LH 14 12 58 185 3 0 3.2 13.2 4.1 20 276 13.8 2 0 1.4 19.7 461 5 0
Bob Kelly 22 RH 12 8 51 205 2 50 4.0 17.1 4.3 9 68 7.6 1 0 0.8 5.7 273 3 0
Bert Piggott 27 rb 13 2 46 161 0 0 3.5 12.4 3.5 7 63 9.0 1 0 0.5 4.8 224 1 0
Harry Clarke 31 hb 12 3 44 173 2 0 3.9 14.4 3.7 3 54 18.0 0 0 0.3 4.5 227 2 0
Bob Reinhard 27 FB 14 11 41 150 0 0 3.7 10.7 2.9 3 34 11.3 1 0 0.2 2.4 184 1 0
Bob Mitchell 26 hb 12 3 32 85 0 0 2.7 7.1 2.7 3 36 12.0 1 0 0.3 3.0 121 1 0
Glenn Dobbs 27 P/PR/qb 9 3 28 90 0 0 3.2 10.0 3.1 2 21 10.5 0 0 0.2 2.3 111 0 0
Charlie O'Rourke 30 QB 14 9 24 55 1 0 2.3 3.9 1.7 55 1 0
Harry Hopp 29 9 0 10 52 0 0 5.2 5.8 1.1 3 59 19.7 0 0 0.3 6.6 111 0 0
Walt Clay 23 8 0 9 42 0 0 4.7 5.3 1.1 1 52 52.0 0 0 0.1 6.5 94 0 0
Walt Heap 26 b 13 2 5 3 0 0 0.6 0.2 0.4 2 0 0.0 1 0 0.2 0.0 3 1 0
Sugarfoot Anderson 27 e 13 3 3 24 0 0 8.0 1.8 0.2 11 126 11.5 1 0 0.8 9.7 150 1 0
Mort Landsberg 28 6 0 2 -11 0 0 -5.5 -1.8 0.3 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.2 0.0 -11 0 0
Bob Titchenal 30 e 14 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 7 97 13.9 0 0 0.5 6.9 97 0 0
Bill Reinhard 25 8 0 1 2 1 2 2.0 0.3 0.1 2 1 0
Bob Steuber 26 3 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.7 0.3 2 0 0
Dale Gentry 30 RE 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 352 16.0 2 0 1.6 25.1 352 2 0
Burr Baldwin 25 e 13 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 275 22.9 1 0 0.9 21.2 275 1 0
Joe Aguirre 29 LE 12 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 158 19.8 4 51 0.7 13.2 158 4 0
Bob Nowaskey 29 e 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 106 13.3 0 0 0.6 7.6 106 0 0
Robert Nelson 27 C 14 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 61 20.3 1 0 0.2 4.4 61 1 0
Team Total 27.2 14 487 1780 17 50 3.7 127.1 34.8 141 2127 15.1 19 51 10.1 151.9 3907 36 0
Opp Total 14 461 1668 9 3.6 119.1 32.9 157 2376 15.1 24 11.2 169.7 4044 33 43

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Chuck Fenenbock 29 KR/LH 14 12 17 210 0 0 12.4 18 452 0 56 25.1 1123
Glenn Dobbs 27 P/PR/qb 9 3 19 215 0 0 11.3 5 119 0 0 23.8 445
Harry Clarke 31 hb 12 3 3 38 0 0 12.7 8 225 0 0 28.1 490
Bob Kelly 22 RH 12 8 4 69 0 0 17.3 3 61 0 0 20.3 403
Bob Mitchell 26 hb 12 3 6 119 0 0 19.8 240
Bert Piggott 27 rb 13 2 1 7 0 7 7.0 5 120 0 0 24.0 351
John Kimbrough 29 fb 14 5 4 96 0 0 24.0 939
Bob Reinhard 27 FB 14 11 3 42 0 0 14.0 226
Bill Reinhard 25 8 0 2 22 0 0 11.0 24
Lee Artoe 30 RT 14 6 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
Harry Hopp 29 9 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 124
Bob Nowaskey 29 e 14 1 1 22 0 22 22.0 128
Charlie O'Rourke 30 QB 14 9 1 24 0 24 24.0 79
Team Total 27.2 14 47 583 0 22 12.4 55 1287 0 56 23.4 5777
Opp Total 14 30 2283 0 76.1 60 1494 1 24.9

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
Ben Agajanian 28 K 13 2 24 15 62.5% 40 39 97.5%
Glenn Dobbs 27 P/PR/qb 9 3 30 1330 0 2 44.3
Bob Reinhard 27 FB 14 11 28 1279 0 1 45.7
Team Total 27.2 14 24 15 62.5% 40 39 97.5% 58 2609 0 3 45.0
Opp Total 14 13 6 46.2% 35 26 74.3% 75 3066 40.9

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
Glenn Dobbs 27 P/PR/qb 9 3 5 44 0 0 0
Walt Heap 26 b 13 2 5 107 1 55 0
Bob Kelly 22 RH 12 8 2 47 0 0 0
Bob Mitchell 26 hb 12 3 2 24 0 0 0
Robert Nelson 27 C 14 12 2 52 1 32 0
Bob Nowaskey 29 e 14 1 2 15 0 0 0
John Brown 25 lb 14 2 1 4 0 4 0
Walt Clay 23 8 0 1 20 0 20 0
Harry Hopp 29 9 0 1 16 0 16 0
Bert Piggott 27 rb 13 2 1 9 0 9 0
Bill Reinhard 25 8 0 1 7 0 7 0
Bob Reinhard 27 FB 14 11 1 0 0 0 0
Team Total 27.2 14 24 345 2 55 0
Opp Total 14 43 30 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Ben Agajanian 28 K 13 2 39 15 84
John Kimbrough 29 fb 14 5 8 3 11 66
Chuck Fenenbock 29 KR/LH 14 12 3 2 1 6 36
Joe Aguirre 29 LE 12 6 4 4 24
Bob Kelly 22 RH 12 8 2 1 3 18
Harry Clarke 31 hb 12 3 2 2 12
Dale Gentry 30 RE 14 13 2 2 12
Walt Heap 26 b 13 2 1 1 2 12
Robert Nelson 27 C 14 12 1 1 2 12
Sugarfoot Anderson 27 e 13 3 1 1 6
Burr Baldwin 25 e 13 3 1 1 6
Bob Mitchell 26 hb 12 3 1 1 6
Charlie O'Rourke 30 QB 14 9 1 1 6
Bert Piggott 27 rb 13 2 1 1 6
Bill Reinhard 25 8 0 1 1 6
Bob Reinhard 27 FB 14 11 1 1 6
Team Total 27.2 14 17 19 2 1 39 39 15 2 318
Opp Total 14 9 24 1 1 26 6 1 256