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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)

 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 30 5 9 89 for 178, 1,449 yards, 13 td, 16 int, & 24 rushes for 55 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 5th / 39th pick / 1941
FB Bob Reinhard 27 1 11 41 rushes for 150 yards, 0 td, & 3 catches for 34 yards and 1 td Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 34th pick / 1942
LH Chuck Fenenbock 29 4 12 58 rushes for 185 yards, 3 td, & 20 catches for 276 yards and 2 td
RH Bob Kelly 22 Rook 8 51 rushes for 205 yards, 2 td, & 9 catches for 68 yards and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 10th / 81st pick / 1947
LE Joe Aguirre 29 6 6 8 catches for 158 yards, 4 td Washington Redskins / 11th / 100th pick / 1941
LT Earl Audet 26 2 6 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1944
LG Len Levy 26 2 8 Cleveland Rams / 4th / 27th pick / 1942
C Robert Nelson 27 6 12 Detroit Lions / 5th / 35th pick / 1941
RG Ray Frankowski 28 2 8 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1942
RT Lee Artoe 30 7 6 Chicago Bears / 11th / 97th pick / 1940
RE Dale Gentry 30 1 13 22 catches for 352 yards, 2 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Ben Agajanian 28 2 2 15 of 24 field goals & 39 of 40 extra points
P Glenn Dobbs 27 1 3 30 punts for a 44.3 average, 2 blocked Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1943
PR Glenn Dobbs 27 1 3 19 punt returns for a 11.3 average and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1943
KR Chuck Fenenbock 29 4 12 18 kick returns for a 25.1 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Ben Agajanian 28 K 13 2 215 6-0 New Mexico 8/28/1919 2
Alex Agase 25 lb 3 1 212 5-10 Purdue,Illinois 3/27/1922 Rook Green Bay Packers / 8th / 71st pick / 1944
Joe Aguirre 29 LE 12 6 225 6-4 St. Mary's (CA) 10/17/1918 6 Washington Redskins / 11th / 100th pick / 1941
Sugarfoot Anderson 27 e 13 3 215 6-4 Kentucky St. 2/10/1920 Rook
Lee Artoe 30 RT 14 6 234 6-3 Santa Clara,California 3/2/1917 7 Chicago Bears / 11th / 97th pick / 1940
Earl Audet 26 LT 14 6 252 6-2 Georgetown (DC),USC 5/14/1921 2 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1944
Burr Baldwin 25 e 13 3 197 6-1 UCLA 6/13/1922 Rook Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 20th pick / 1947
Pete Berezney 24 t 12 3 240 6-2 Notre Dame 11/14/1923 Rook Detroit Lions / 7th / 58th pick / 1946
John Brown 25 lb 14 2 230 6-4 North Carolina Central 4/9/1922 Rook
Harry Clarke 31 hb 12 3 186 6-0 West Virginia 12/1/1916 7 Chicago Bears / 13th / 117th pick / 1940
Walt Clay 23 8 0 196 5-11 Colorado 1/8/1924 1 New York Giants / 10th / 85th pick / 1946
Dick Danehe 27 rt 11 4 235 6-2 USC 9/10/1920 Rook
Glenn Dobbs 27 P 9 3 210 6-4 Tulsa 7/12/1920 1 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1943
Chuck Fenenbock 29 KR 14 12 174 5-9 UCLA 8/28/1918 4
Ray Frankowski 28 RG 14 8 223 5-11 Washington 9/14/1919 2 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1942
Bernie Gallagher 26 8 0 234 6-0 Princeton,Pennsylvania 11/8/1921 Rook Detroit Lions / 6th / 36th pick / 1947
Dale Gentry 30 RE 14 13 223 6-3 St. Mary's (CA),Washington St. 7/2/1917 1
Walt Heap 26 b 13 2 210 6-1 Texas 9/18/1921 Rook Boston Yanks / 2nd / 13th pick / 1947
Harry Hopp 29 9 0 209 6-0 Nebraska 12/13/1918 6 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 20th pick / 1941
Bob Kelly 22 RH 12 8 190 5-10 Notre Dame,Navy 6/6/1925 Rook Green Bay Packers / 10th / 81st pick / 1947
John Kimbrough 29 fb 14 5 210 6-2 Texas A&M 6/14/1918 1 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1941
Mort Landsberg 28 6 0 180 5-11 Cornell 7/25/1919 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 22nd / 204th pick / 1941
Reid Lennon 27 g 7 2 232 6-0 none 8/17/1920 2
Len Levy 26 LG 11 8 256 6-0 Minnesota 2/19/1921 2 Cleveland Rams / 4th / 27th pick / 1942
Al Lolotai 27 lg 13 6 224 6-0 Weber JC 6/22/1920 2
Bob Mitchell 26 hb 12 3 195 5-11 Stanford 1/27/1921 1
Paul Mitchell 27 dt 11 4 235 6-3 Minnesota 8/10/1920 1 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 2nd / 12th pick / 1944
Robert Nelson 27 C 14 12 214 6-1 Baylor 1/30/1920 6 Detroit Lions / 5th / 35th pick / 1941
Bob Nowaskey 29 e 14 1 205 6-0 George Washington 2/3/1918 7 Cleveland Rams / 7th / 55th pick / 1940
Charlie O'Rourke 30 QB 14 9 175 5-11 Boston Col. 5/10/1917 5 Chicago Bears / 5th / 39th pick / 1941
Bert Piggott 27 rb 13 2 195 6-2 Illinois 3/5/1920 Rook
Bill Radovich 32 g 14 3 238 5-10 USC 6/24/1915 9
Bill Reinhard 25 8 0 168 5-10 California 5/17/1922 Rook Washington Redskins / 23rd / 237th pick / 1944
Bob Reinhard 27 FB 14 11 234 6-4 California 10/17/1920 1 Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 34th pick / 1942
Jim Smith 25 t 7 1 270 6-4 Colorado 9/8/1922 Rook Cleveland Rams / 27th / 284th pick / 1944
Bob Steuber 26 3 0 200 6-2 Missouri,DePauw 10/25/1921 4 Chicago Bears / 1st / 9th pick / 1943
Bob Titchenal 30 e 14 2 194 6-2 San Jose St. 10/17/1917 7
Team Total 27.2 14 214.5 6-0.9 2.5