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1948 Los Angeles Dons

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7-7-0, Finished 3rd in AAFC West Division  · 1948 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 258 points (18.4/g), 6th of 8 in the AAFC. Allowed 305 points (21.8/g), 4th.
 Differential of -47 points (-3.4/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 5.6-8.4.

Coach: Jimmy Phelan (7-7-0)

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

Team Info

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 258 4051 806 5.0 40 16 15 186 195 406 2497 21 24 6.2 93 400 1554 11 3.9 78
Team Defense 305 5024 858 5.9 40 16 14 209 164 344 2568 24 24 7.5 70 514 2456 14 4.8 125
Lg Rank Offense 6 6 6 5 6 2 5 3 4 8 8 8 7 7
Lg Rank Defense 4 6 4 4 5 4 5 8 4 6 6 5 3 5

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Fri August 27 boxscore W 1-0 @ Chicago Rockets 7 0 6 97 20 77 3 14 242 77 165 3
1 Fri September 3 boxscore L 1-1 @ Cleveland Browns 14 19 15 214 145 69 4 14 263 122 141 3
3 Fri September 10 boxscore W 2-1 Brooklyn Dodgers 17 7 8 275 103 172 1 15 321 160 161 5
4 Sun September 19 boxscore L 2-2 @ San Francisco 49ers 14 36 7 184 95 89 1 18 508 213 295 1
5 Wed September 29 boxscore W 3-2 New York Yankees 20 10 17 418 262 156 6 6 179 75 104
6 Fri October 8 boxscore W 4-2 Chicago Rockets 49 28 17 487 356 131 2 13 366 271 95 7
7 Fri October 15 boxscore L 4-3 Baltimore Colts 14 29 9 235 166 69 3 19 438 269 169 3
8 Sun October 24 boxscore L 4-4 Buffalo Bills 21 35 17 386 219 167 16 483 310 173 3
9 Sun October 31 boxscore W 5-4 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 17 0 16 262 101 161 3 10 193 113 80 5
10 Sun November 7 boxscore L 5-5 @ New York Yankees 6 38 17 308 220 88 5 15 353 173 180 3
11 Sun November 14 boxscore W 6-5 @ Buffalo Bills 27 20 14 282 149 133 2 15 397 208 189 3
12 Sun November 21 boxscore W 7-5 @ Baltimore Colts 17 14 9 188 119 69 2 19 406 215 191 3
13 Thu November 25 boxscore L 7-6 Cleveland Browns 14 31 12 248 137 111 1 18 395 239 156
14 Sun December 5 boxscore L 7-7 San Francisco 49ers 21 38 22 451 405 46 8 17 490 121 369 2

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
Glenn Dobbs 28 P/TB 14 10 185 369 50.1% 2403 21 5.7 20 5.4 0 6.5 5.2 13.0 171.6 67.4 0 0
Herm Wedemeyer 24 KR/PR/WB 14 10 9 30 30.0% 79 0 0.0 3 10.0 0 2.6 -1.9 8.8 5.6 0.0 0 0
Bill Reinhard 26 b 14 1 0 5 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Bob Mitchell 27 hb 14 1 1 2 50.0% 15 0 0.0 1 50.0 15 7.5 -15.0 15.0 1.1 35.4 0 0
Team Total 26.8 14 195 406 48.0% 2497 21 5.2 24 5.9 15 6.2 4.5 12.8 178.4 60.3 0 0
Opp Total 14 164 344 47.7% 2568 24 7.0 24 7.0 7.5 5.72 15.7 183.4 67.1 0 0 7.5 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
Glenn Dobbs 28 P/TB 14 10 91 539 4 50 5.9 38.5 6.5 2 11 5.5 0 0 0.1 0.8 550 4 0
Walt Clay 24 fb 13 8 86 293 3 0 3.4 22.5 6.6 10 118 11.8 1 0 0.8 9.1 411 4 0
Herm Wedemeyer 24 KR/PR/WB 14 10 79 249 0 0 3.2 17.8 5.6 36 330 9.2 2 0 2.6 23.6 579 2 0
John Kimbrough 30 FB 10 3 76 189 3 0 2.5 18.9 7.6 10 131 13.1 2 0 1.0 13.1 320 5 0
Mike Graham 25 b 14 1 19 69 1 0 3.6 4.9 1.4 0 2 0 2 0.0 0.1 71 1 0
Jeff Durkota 25 fb 12 4 14 66 0 0 4.7 5.5 1.2 2 12 6.0 0 0 0.2 1.0 78 0 0
Lin Sexton 22 hb 11 1 7 39 0 0 5.6 3.5 0.6 39 0 0
Bill Reinhard 26 b 14 1 6 31 0 0 5.2 2.2 0.4 5 48 9.6 0 0 0.4 3.4 79 0 0
Harry Clarke 32 hb 2 2 6 22 0 0 3.7 11.0 3.0 3 19 6.3 0 0 1.5 9.5 41 0 0
Walt Heap 27 BB 14 7 3 12 0 0 4.0 0.9 0.2 2 9 4.5 0 0 0.1 0.6 21 0 0
Len Masini 26 bb 11 5 3 12 0 0 4.0 1.1 0.3 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1 0.1 -0.1 11 0 0
Bob Kelly 23 hb 4 1 3 10 0 0 3.3 2.5 0.8 10 0 0
Bob Mitchell 27 hb 14 1 2 -2 0 0 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 -2 0 0
Dick Ottele 22 8 0 2 11 0 0 5.5 1.4 0.3 11 0 0
Bob Reinhard+ 28 LT 14 14 1 21 0 21 21.0 1.5 0.1 4 54 13.5 0 0 0.3 3.9 75 0 0
Johnny Naumu 29 9 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 0
Robert Nelson 28 C 14 14 1 -7 0 -7 -7.0 -0.5 0.1 -7 0 0
Joe Aguirre 30 le 13 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 38 599 15.8 9 67 2.9 46.1 599 9 0
Len Ford 22 RE 14 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 598 19.3 7 0 2.2 42.7 598 7 0
Dale Gentry 31 re 14 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 308 11.0 0 0 2.0 22.0 308 0 0
Burr Baldwin 26 LE 12 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 96 9.6 0 0 0.8 8.0 96 0 0
Bill Fisk 32 e 13 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 102 11.3 0 0 0.7 7.8 102 0 0
Lou Mihajlovich 23 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 42 10.5 0 0 0.4 4.7 42 0 0
Team Total 26.8 14 400 1554 11 50 3.9 111.0 28.6 195 2497 12.8 21 67 13.9 178.4 4051 32 0
Opp Total 14 514 2456 14 4.8 175.4 36.7 164 2568 15.7 24 11.7 183.4 5024 38 38

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
Herm Wedemeyer 24 KR/PR/WB 14 10 23 368 0 0 16.0 11 240 0 0 21.8 1187
Bill Reinhard 26 b 14 1 16 276 1 87 17.3 2 41 0 0 20.5 396
Jeff Durkota 25 fb 12 4 9 198 0 0 22.0 276
Mike Graham 25 b 14 1 6 145 0 0 24.2 216
Johnny Naumu 29 9 0 6 131 0 0 21.8 131
Lin Sexton 22 hb 11 1 3 47 0 0 15.7 3 49 0 0 16.3 135
Walt Clay 24 fb 13 8 4 48 0 0 12.0 459
John Kimbrough 30 FB 10 3 4 54 0 0 13.5 374
Bob Reinhard+ 28 LT 14 14 1 23 0 23 23.0 3 51 0 0 17.0 149
Dick Ottele 22 8 0 3 47 0 0 15.7 58
Harry Clarke 32 hb 2 2 1 16 0 16 16.0 1 17 0 17 17.0 74
Glenn Dobbs 28 P/TB 14 10 2 38 0 0 19.0 588
Joe Aguirre 30 le 13 4 1 10 0 10 10.0 609
Len Ford 22 RE 14 10 1 24 0 24 24.0 622
Team Total 26.8 14 44 730 1 87 16.6 56 1093 0 24 19.5 5874
Opp Total 14 52 1812 1 34.8 45 962 0 21.4

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
Glenn Dobbs 28 P/TB 14 10 68 3336 0 3 49.1
Ben Agajanian 29 K 13 1 15 5 33.3%% 32 31 96.9%%
Bob Reinhard+ 28 LT 14 14 6 204 0 0 34.0
Joe Aguirre 30 le 13 4 3 2 66.7%%
Johnny Naumu 29 9 0 1 34 34 0 34.0
Herm Wedemeyer 24 KR/PR/WB 14 10 1 10 10 0 10.0
Team Total 26.8 14 15 5 33.3%% 35 33 94.3%% 76 3584 34 3 47.2
Opp Total 14 12 7 58.3%% 40 38 95.0%% 67 2710 40.4

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
Walt Heap 27 BB 14 7 5 94 1 0 0
Bill Reinhard 26 b 14 1 4 52 1 0 0
Bob Kelly 23 hb 4 1 3 14 0 0 0
Bob Mitchell 27 hb 14 1 3 1 0 0 0
Walt Clay 24 fb 13 8 2 33 0 0 0
John Brown 26 14 0 1 1 0 1 0
Glenn Dobbs 28 P/TB 14 10 1 32 0 32 0
Jeff Durkota 25 fb 12 4 1 18 0 18 0
Len Ford 22 RE 14 10 1 0 0 0 0
Mike Graham 25 b 14 1 1 20 0 20 0
Robert Nelson 28 C 14 14 1 0 0 0 0
Lin Sexton 22 hb 11 1 1 30 0 30 0
Team Total 26.8 14 24 295 2 32 0
Opp Total 14 38 22 3

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
Joe Aguirre 30 le 13 4 9 9 2 56
Ben Agajanian 29 K 13 1 31 5 46
Len Ford 22 RE 14 10 7 7 42
John Kimbrough 30 FB 10 3 3 2 5 30
Walt Clay 24 fb 13 8 3 1 4 24
Glenn Dobbs 28 P/TB 14 10 4 4 24
Bill Reinhard 26 b 14 1 1 1 2 12
Herm Wedemeyer 24 KR/PR/WB 14 10 2 2 12
Mike Graham 25 b 14 1 1 1 6
Walt Heap 27 BB 14 7 1 1 6
Team Total 26.8 14 11 21 1 2 35 33 5 258
Opp Total 14 14 24 1 1 38 7 3 305

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1948-08-27 @ CHR W, 7-0 2 1 rush John Kimbrough 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
2 1948-09-03 @ CLE L, 14-19 4 2 rush John Kimbrough 2 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
3 1948-09-03 @ CLE L, 14-19 4 9 pass Joe Aguirre 9 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Ben Agajanian kick)
4 1948-09-10 BDA W, 17-7 1 27 pass Len Ford 27 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Ben Agajanian kick)
5 1948-09-10 BDA W, 17-7 4 18 rush Glenn Dobbs 18 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
6 1948-09-19 @ SFO L, 14-36 2 17 pass Joe Aguirre 17 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Ben Agajanian kick)
7 1948-09-19 @ SFO L, 14-36 3 5 pass Herm Wedemeyer 5 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Ben Agajanian kick)
8 1948-09-29 NYY W, 20-10 4 31 pass Joe Aguirre 31 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Joe Aguirre kick)
9 1948-09-29 NYY W, 20-10 4 4 pass Len Ford 4 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Joe Aguirre kick)
10 1948-09-29 NYY W, 20-10 4 33 rush Glenn Dobbs 33 yard rush
11 1948-10-08 CHR W, 49-28 1 8 pass Len Ford 8 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Ben Agajanian kick)
12 1948-10-08 CHR W, 49-28 2 10 pass Herm Wedemeyer 10 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Ben Agajanian kick)
13 1948-10-08 CHR W, 49-28 2 3 rush John Kimbrough 3 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
14 1948-10-08 CHR W, 49-28 3 22 pass John Kimbrough 22 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Ben Agajanian kick)
15 1948-10-08 CHR W, 49-28 4 40 pass Len Ford 40 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Ben Agajanian kick)
16 1948-10-08 CHR W, 49-28 4 87 punt Bill Reinhard 87 yard punt return (Ben Agajanian kick)
17 1948-10-08 CHR W, 49-28 4 18 interception Walt Heap 18 yard interception return (Ben Agajanian kick)
18 1948-10-15 BCL L, 14-29 1 10 interception Bill Reinhard 10 yard interception return (Ben Agajanian kick)
19 1948-10-15 BCL L, 14-29 2 1 pass Joe Aguirre 1 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Ben Agajanian kick)
20 1948-10-24 BUF L, 21-35 1 12 pass Joe Aguirre 12 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Ben Agajanian kick)
21 1948-10-24 BUF L, 21-35 2 25 pass Joe Aguirre 25 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Ben Agajanian kick)
22 1948-10-24 BUF L, 21-35 4 26 pass Len Ford 26 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Ben Agajanian kick)
23 1948-10-31 @ BDA W, 17-0 3 4 pass Joe Aguirre 4 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Ben Agajanian kick)
24 1948-10-31 @ BDA W, 17-0 4 1 rush Walt Clay 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
25 1948-11-07 @ NYY L, 6-38 4 rush Mike Graham yard rush
26 1948-11-14 @ BUF W, 27-20 3 26 rush Glenn Dobbs 26 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
27 1948-11-14 @ BUF W, 27-20 3 6 rush Glenn Dobbs 6 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
28 1948-11-14 @ BUF W, 27-20 4 3 pass Joe Aguirre 3 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Ben Agajanian kick)
29 1948-11-21 @ BCL W, 17-14 2 32 pass Walt Clay 32 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Ben Agajanian kick)
30 1948-11-21 @ BCL W, 17-14 2 19 pass Joe Aguirre 19 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Ben Agajanian kick)
31 1948-11-25 CLE L, 14-31 1 1 rush Walt Clay 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
32 1948-11-25 CLE L, 14-31 2 1 rush Walt Clay 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
33 1948-12-05 SFO L, 21-38 2 7 pass Len Ford 7 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Ben Agajanian kick)
34 1948-12-05 SFO L, 21-38 3 11 pass Len Ford 11 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Ben Agajanian kick)
35 1948-12-05 SFO L, 21-38 4 18 pass John Kimbrough 18 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Ben Agajanian kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1948-09-03 @ CLE W, 19-14 2 17 pass Ara Parseghian 17 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
2 1948-09-03 @ CLE W, 19-14 3 6 rush Bill Boedeker 6 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
3 1948-09-10 BDA L, 7-17 4 1 pass Walt McDonald 1 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer (Hardy Brown kick)
4 1948-09-19 @ SFO W, 36-14 1 19 pass Alyn Beals 19 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
5 1948-09-19 @ SFO W, 36-14 2 4 rush Joe Perry 4 yard rush
6 1948-09-19 @ SFO W, 36-14 2 49 pass Johnny Strzykalski 49 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
7 1948-09-19 @ SFO W, 36-14 4 9 rush Frankie Albert 9 yard rush (Ned Maloney pass from Frankie Albert)
8 1948-09-19 @ SFO W, 36-14 4 14 pass Bob Sullivan 14 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
9 1948-09-29 NYY L, 10-20 3 1 rush Pete Layden 1 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
10 1948-10-08 CHR L, 28-49 1 37 pass Fay King 37 yard pass from Jesse Freitas (Jim McCarthy kick)
11 1948-10-08 CHR L, 28-49 3 26 pass Eddie Prokop 26 yard pass from Jesse Freitas (Jim McCarthy kick)
12 1948-10-08 CHR L, 28-49 3 97 fumble Fred Negus 97 yard fumble return (Jim McCarthy kick)
13 1948-10-08 CHR L, 28-49 4 60 pass Eddie Prokop 60 yard pass from Chuck Fenenbock (Jim McCarthy kick)
14 1948-10-15 BCL W, 29-14 2 40 pass Lamar Davis 40 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Rex Grossman kick)
15 1948-10-15 BCL W, 29-14 3 26 pass Windell Williams 26 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Rex Grossman kick)
16 1948-10-15 BCL W, 29-14 4 1 rush Billy Hillenbrand 1 yard rush (Rex Grossman kick)
17 1948-10-24 BUF W, 35-21 2 91 punt Rex Bumgardner 91 yard punt return (Bob Steuber kick)
18 1948-10-24 BUF W, 35-21 2 2 rush Chet Mutryn 2 yard rush (Bob Steuber kick)
19 1948-10-24 BUF W, 35-21 3 1 rush Bob Steuber 1 yard rush (Bob Steuber kick)
20 1948-10-24 BUF W, 35-21 3 59 pass Al Baldwin 59 yard pass from George Ratterman (Bob Steuber kick)
21 1948-10-24 BUF W, 35-21 4 21 rush Chet Mutryn 21 yard rush (Bob Steuber kick)
22 1948-11-07 @ NYY W, 38-6 1 70 pass Jack Russell 70 yard pass from Pete Layden (Harvey Johnson kick)
23 1948-11-07 @ NYY W, 38-6 2 7 pass Jack Russell 7 yard pass from Pete Layden (Harvey Johnson kick)
24 1948-11-07 @ NYY W, 38-6 2 19 pass Bruce Alford 19 yard pass from Pete Layden (Harvey Johnson kick)
25 1948-11-07 @ NYY W, 38-6 4 6 rush Spec Sanders 6 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
26 1948-11-07 @ NYY W, 38-6 4 35 pass Buddy Young 35 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
27 1948-11-14 @ BUF L, 20-27 1 30 pass Al Baldwin 30 yard pass from George Ratterman
28 1948-11-14 @ BUF L, 20-27 3 36 pass Chet Mutryn 36 yard pass from George Ratterman (Vic Kulbitski kick)
29 1948-11-14 @ BUF L, 20-27 4 38 pass Al Baldwin 38 yard pass from George Ratterman (Vic Kulbitski kick)
30 1948-11-21 @ BCL L, 14-17 1 25 rush Bob Pfohl 25 yard rush (Rex Grossman kick)
31 1948-11-21 @ BCL L, 14-17 3 46 pass Lamar Davis 46 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Rex Grossman kick)
32 1948-11-25 CLE W, 31-14 2 49 pass Dante Lavelli 49 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
33 1948-11-25 CLE W, 31-14 2 17 pass Bob Cowan 17 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
34 1948-11-25 CLE W, 31-14 3 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
35 1948-11-25 CLE W, 31-14 3 19 rush Tony Adamle 19 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
36 1948-12-05 SFO W, 38-21 1 30 rush Joe Vetrano 30 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
37 1948-12-05 SFO W, 38-21 1 59 pass Johnny Strzykalski 59 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
38 1948-12-05 SFO W, 38-21 1 7 pass Alyn Beals 7 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
39 1948-12-05 SFO W, 38-21 3 7 rush Joe Perry 7 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
40 1948-12-05 SFO W, 38-21 4 35 pass Alyn Beals 35 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)