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1947 Los Angeles Dons

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7-7-0, Finished 3rd in 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)

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

Team Info

General Manager Harry Thayer

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 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

W# 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. Player 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 SkYds 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(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player 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(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player 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(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player 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. Player 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

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1947-08-29 @ CHR W, 24-21 1 31 pass Joe Aguirre 31 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Ben Agajanian kick)
2 1947-08-29 @ CHR W, 24-21 2 2 rush John Kimbrough 2 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
3 1947-08-29 @ CHR W, 24-21 4 3 rush John Kimbrough 3 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
4 1947-09-07 @ SFO L, 14-17 3 41 pass John Kimbrough 41 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Ben Agajanian kick)
5 1947-09-07 @ SFO L, 14-17 4 3 rush Bob Kelly 3 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
6 1947-09-12 NYY L, 14-30 1 30 pass Joe Aguirre 30 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Ben Agajanian kick)
7 1947-09-12 NYY L, 14-30 1 23 pass Bob Mitchell 23 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Ben Agajanian kick)
8 1947-09-19 BDA W, 48-21 2 9 rush Chuck Fenenbock 9 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
9 1947-09-19 BDA W, 48-21 2 32 interception Robert Nelson 32 yard interception return (Ben Agajanian kick)
10 1947-09-19 BDA W, 48-21 2 70 pass Chuck Fenenbock 70 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Ben Agajanian kick)
11 1947-09-19 BDA W, 48-21 3 40 pass Joe Aguirre 40 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Ben Agajanian kick)
12 1947-09-19 BDA W, 48-21 4 54 pass Dale Gentry 54 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Ben Agajanian kick)
13 1947-09-19 BDA W, 48-21 4 6 rush John Kimbrough 6 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
14 1947-10-05 BUF L, 25-27 1 5 rush Charlie O'Rourke 5 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
15 1947-10-05 BUF L, 25-27 3 pass Joe Aguirre yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Ben Agajanian kick)
16 1947-10-05 BUF L, 25-27 3 pass Joe Aguirre yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Ben Agajanian kick)
17 1947-10-12 @ CLE W, 13-10 2 28 fumble Chuck Fenenbock 28 yard fumble return (Ben Agajanian kick)
18 1947-10-19 @ BCL W, 38-10 2 23 pass John Kimbrough 23 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Ben Agajanian kick)
19 1947-10-19 @ BCL W, 38-10 2 13 rush Chuck Fenenbock 13 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
20 1947-10-19 @ BCL W, 38-10 3 2 rush John Kimbrough 2 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
21 1947-10-19 @ BCL W, 38-10 4 7 pass Bob Reinhard 7 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Ben Agajanian kick)
22 1947-10-19 @ BCL W, 38-10 4 55 interception Walt Heap 55 yard interception return (Ben Agajanian kick)
23 1947-10-26 BCL W, 56-0 1 19 rush Chuck Fenenbock 19 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
24 1947-10-26 BCL W, 56-0 2 10 rush Harry Clarke 10 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
25 1947-10-26 BCL W, 56-0 2 12 rush John Kimbrough 12 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
26 1947-10-26 BCL W, 56-0 3 8 pass John Kimbrough 8 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Ben Agajanian kick)
27 1947-10-26 BCL W, 56-0 3 14 pass Sugarfoot Anderson 14 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Ben Agajanian kick)
28 1947-10-26 BCL W, 56-0 4 4 pass Burr Baldwin 4 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Ben Agajanian kick)
29 1947-10-26 BCL W, 56-0 4 8 pass Walt Heap 8 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Ben Agajanian kick)
30 1947-10-26 BCL W, 56-0 4 1 rush John Kimbrough 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
31 1947-11-02 SFO L, 16-26 2 19 pass Bert Piggott 19 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Ben Agajanian kick)
32 1947-11-02 SFO L, 16-26 4 9 pass Bob Kelly 9 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke
33 1947-11-16 @ NYY L, 13-16 2 67 fumble Glenn Dobbs 67 yard fumble return (Ben Agajanian kick)
34 1947-11-23 @ BDA W, 16-12 4 3 rush John Kimbrough 3 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
35 1947-11-27 CLE L, 17-27 1 8 interception Harry Clarke 8 yard interception return (Ben Agajanian kick)
36 1947-11-27 CLE L, 17-27 4 35 pass Chuck Fenenbock 35 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Ben Agajanian kick)
37 1947-12-07 CHR W, 34-14 1 3 rush Bob Kelly 3 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
38 1947-12-07 CHR W, 34-14 2 16 pass Dale Gentry 16 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Ben Agajanian kick)
39 1947-12-07 CHR W, 34-14 3 40 rush John Kimbrough 40 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
40 1947-12-07 CHR W, 34-14 3 2 rush Bill Reinhard 2 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1947-08-29 @ CHR L, 21-24 1 4 pass Bob Hoernschemeyer 4 yard pass from Al Dekdebrun (John Rokisky kick)
2 1947-08-29 @ CHR L, 21-24 2 22 rush Bill Daley 22 yard rush (John Rokisky kick)
3 1947-08-29 @ CHR L, 21-24 3 12 pass Ray Ramsey 12 yard pass from Al Dekdebrun (John Rokisky kick)
4 1947-09-07 @ SFO W, 17-14 1 1 rush Norm Standlee 1 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
5 1947-09-07 @ SFO W, 17-14 2 8 rush Frankie Albert 8 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
6 1947-09-12 NYY W, 30-14 1 92 kickoff Spec Sanders 92 yard kickoff return
7 1947-09-12 NYY W, 30-14 1 52 pass Bruce Alford 52 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
8 1947-09-12 NYY W, 30-14 3 11 pass Bruce Alford 11 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
9 1947-09-12 NYY W, 30-14 4 33 pass Harry Burrus 33 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
10 1947-09-19 BDA L, 21-48 2 17 pass Bob Perina 17 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer (Phil Martinovich kick)
11 1947-09-19 BDA L, 21-48 3 47 lateral Saxon Judd 47 yard lateral return (Phil Martinovich kick)
12 1947-09-19 BDA L, 21-48 3 4 rush Bob Hoernschemeyer 4 yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)
13 1947-10-05 BUF W, 27-25 1 32 pass Al Baldwin 32 yard pass from George Ratterman (Steve Juzwik kick)
14 1947-10-05 BUF W, 27-25 1 61 pass Fay King 61 yard pass from George Ratterman (Steve Juzwik kick)
15 1947-10-05 BUF W, 27-25 1 7 rush Chet Mutryn 7 yard rush
16 1947-10-05 BUF W, 27-25 3 22 pass Steve Juzwik 22 yard pass from George Ratterman (Steve Juzwik kick)
17 1947-10-12 @ CLE L, 10-13 1 14 rush Marion Motley 14 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
18 1947-10-19 @ BCL L, 10-38 1 58 pass Billy Hillenbrand 58 yard pass from Bud Schwenk (Augie Lio kick)
19 1947-11-02 SFO W, 26-16 1 11 pass Nick Susoeff 11 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
20 1947-11-02 SFO W, 26-16 2 27 pass Johnny Strzykalski 27 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
21 1947-11-02 SFO W, 26-16 3 25 pass Ned Mathews 25 yard pass from Frankie Albert
22 1947-11-02 SFO W, 26-16 4 37 pass Alyn Beals 37 yard pass from Frankie Albert
23 1947-11-09 @ BUF W, 25-0 1 27 pass Al Baldwin 27 yard pass from George Ratterman
24 1947-11-09 @ BUF W, 25-0 3 11 rush Chet Mutryn 11 yard rush (pass failed)
25 1947-11-09 @ BUF W, 25-0 3 6 rush Chet Mutryn 6 yard rush (Vic Kulbitski run)
26 1947-11-09 @ BUF W, 25-0 4 16 pass Vic Kulbitski 16 yard pass from George Terlep
27 1947-11-16 @ NYY W, 16-13 2 40 pass Eddie Prokop 40 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
28 1947-11-16 @ NYY W, 16-13 3 33 pass Buddy Young 33 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
29 1947-11-23 @ BDA L, 12-16 2 50 pass Al Akins 50 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer
30 1947-11-27 CLE W, 27-17 1 43 rush Marion Motley 43 yard rush (Lou Saban kick)
31 1947-11-27 CLE W, 27-17 2 18 pass Tom Colella 18 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Saban kick)
32 1947-11-27 CLE W, 27-17 3 69 pass Lew Mayne 69 yard pass from Otto Graham
33 1947-11-27 CLE W, 27-17 4 8 fumble Mac Speedie 8 yard fumble return (Lou Saban kick)
34 1947-12-07 CHR L, 14-34 2 80 pass Ray Ramsey 80 yard pass from Sam Vacanti (John Rokisky kick)
35 1947-12-07 CHR L, 14-34 4 10 pass Ray Ebli 10 yard pass from Al Dekdebrun (John Rokisky kick)