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1949 Los Angeles Dons

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4-8-0, Finished 4th in AAFC  · 1949 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 253 points (21.1/g), 3rd of 7 in the AAFC. Allowed 322 points (26.8/g), 6th.
 Differential of -69 points (-5.8/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 4.3-7.7.

Coach: Jimmy Phelan (4-8-0)

Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
 Training Camp: Woodrow Wilson High School (Long Beach, 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 253 3566 716 5.0 40 17 12 157 114 286 1728 9 23 6.0 63 430 1838 19 4.3 82
Team Defense 322 4562 774 5.9 38 17 16 174 148 290 2414 22 21 8.3 69 484 2148 20 4.4 89
Lg Rank Offense 3 5 3 1 4 5 6 6 6 6 4 4 3 2
Lg Rank Defense 6 7 5 3 6 4 7 7 4 6 6 5 5 5

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Fri September 2 boxscore W 1-0 Baltimore Colts 49 17 21 528 224 304 2 13 328 219 109 5
2 Fri September 9 boxscore L 1-1 Chicago Hornets 21 23 15 310 229 81 4 11 267 155 112 2
3 Sun September 18 boxscore L 1-2 @ San Francisco 49ers 14 42 17 267 175 92 6 9 408 164 244 6
3 Thu September 22 boxscore L 1-3 @ New York Yankees 7 10 5 107 38 69 2 7 242 30 212 3
5 Sun October 2 boxscore L 1-4 @ Cleveland Browns 7 42 12 305 126 179 2 22 550 308 242 1
6 Sun October 9 boxscore W 2-4 Buffalo Bills 42 28 19 470 283 187 2 19 506 319 187 6
7 Fri October 14 boxscore L 2-5 Cleveland Browns 14 61 13 262 81 181 5 15 607 423 184 1
8 Sun October 23 boxscore L 2-6 @ Buffalo Bills 14 17 7 188 78 110 2 23 463 138 325 2
8 Fri October 28 boxscore W 3-6 @ Chicago Hornets 24 14 17 375 226 149 6 11 210 138 72 6
10 Sun November 13 boxscore L 3-7 San Francisco 49ers 24 41 13 285 74 211 4 12 408 220 188 3
11 Sun November 20 boxscore W 4-7 @ Baltimore Colts 21 10 7 188 57 131 1 19 328 193 135 1
12 Thu November 24 boxscore L 4-8 New York Yankees 16 17 10 246 95 151 4 13 245 107 138 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 29 P/TB 12 6 65 153 42.5% 825 4 2.6 9 5.9 0 5.4 3.3 12.7 68.8 44.2 0 0
George Taliaferro 22 tb 11 4 45 124 36.3% 790 4 3.2 14 11.3 0 6.4 1.9 17.6 71.8 30.0 0 0
Billy Grimes 22 KR/RH 12 7 3 3 100.0% 105 1 33.3 0 0.0 0 35.0 41.7 35.0 8.8 158.3 0 0
Shorty McWilliams 23 PR 12 2 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Walt Clay 25 b 10 1 1 1 100.0% 8 0 0.0 0 0.0 8 8.0 8.0 8.0 0.8 100.0 0 0
Hosea Rodgers 28 FB 12 9 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Dick Wilkins 24 le 11 3 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 25.2 12 114 285 40.0% 1728 9 3.2 23 8.1 8 6.1 3.1 15.2 144.0 37.6 0 0
Opp Total 12 148 290 51.0% 2414 22 7.6 21 7.2 8.3 6.58 16.3 201.2 74.4 0 0 8.3 6.6 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
Hosea Rodgers 28 FB 12 9 131 494 5 0 3.8 41.2 10.9 7 97 13.9 0 0 0.6 8.1 591 5 0
George Taliaferro 22 tb 11 4 95 472 5 0 5.0 42.9 8.6 0 42 1 42 0.0 3.8 514 6 0
Billy Grimes 22 KR/RH 12 7 83 429 4 51 5.2 35.8 6.9 13 189 14.5 2 0 1.1 15.8 618 6 0
Glenn Dobbs 29 P/TB 12 6 34 161 3 0 4.7 13.4 2.8 161 3 0
Earl Howell 25 hb 12 3 31 116 1 0 3.7 9.7 2.6 5 11 2.2 1 0 0.4 0.9 127 2 0
Jim Spavital 23 fb 12 3 15 44 0 0 2.9 3.7 1.3 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1 0.1 -0.1 43 0 0
Harper Davis 24 11 0 13 33 1 0 2.5 3.0 1.2 2 13 6.5 0 0 0.2 1.2 46 1 0
Walt Clay 25 b 10 1 9 34 0 0 3.8 3.4 0.9 34 0 0
Dick Wilkins 24 le 11 3 8 28 0 0 3.5 2.5 0.7 32 589 18.4 3 0 2.9 53.5 617 3 0
Shorty McWilliams 23 PR 12 2 3 15 0 0 5.0 1.3 0.3 15 0 0
Bob Kennedy 21 db 10 1 2 14 0 0 7.0 1.4 0.2 14 0 0
Lew Holder 26 e 12 1 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 5 71 14.2 0 0 0.4 5.9 70 0 0
Burr Baldwin 27 LE 9 8 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 2 26 13.0 0 0 0.2 2.9 27 0 0
George Murphy 22 BB 11 7 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1 17 17.0 0 17 0.1 1.5 17 0 0
Paul Crowe 25 7 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.3 0.1 2 0 0
Ed Kelley 25 t 12 2 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.2 0.1 -2 0 0
Len Ford 23 RE 12 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 36 577 16.0 1 0 3.0 48.1 577 1 0
Joe Aguirre 31 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 37 12.3 1 0 0.8 9.3 37 1 0
Ab Wimberly 23 de 12 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 22 7.3 0 0 0.3 1.8 22 0 0
Bob Hoffman 32 bb 12 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 21 10.5 0 0 0.2 1.8 21 0 0
Ed Henke 22 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.1 1.4 15 0 0
Bob Reinhard 29 LT 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.1 0.2 2 0 0
Team Total 25.2 12 429 1840 19 51 4.3 153.3 35.8 114 1728 15.2 9 42 9.5 144.0 3568 28 0
Opp Total 12 484 2148 20 4.4 179.0 40.3 148 2414 16.3 22 12.3 201.2 4562 42 35

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
Billy Grimes 22 KR/RH 12 7 5 67 0 0 13.4 16 411 0 0 25.7 1096
George Taliaferro 22 tb 11 4 2 53 1 52 26.5 13 313 0 0 24.1 880
Shorty McWilliams 23 PR 12 2 8 112 0 0 14.0 127
Jim Spavital 23 fb 12 3 6 58 0 0 9.7 1 32 0 32 32.0 133
Paul Crowe 25 7 0 6 96 0 0 16.0 98
Harper Davis 24 11 0 2 37 0 0 18.5 4 87 0 0 21.8 170
Earl Howell 25 hb 12 3 1 7 0 7 7.0 4 74 0 0 18.5 208
John Donaldson 24 1 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
Dan Dworsky 22 11 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
Bob Hoffman 32 bb 12 5 1 14 0 14 14.0 35
Team Total 25.2 12 31 448 1 52 14.5 40 945 0 32 23.6 4961
Opp Total 12 30 1490 0 49.7 43 824 0 19.2

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
Robert Nelson 29 C/K 12 11 6 3 50.0%% 35 34 97.1%%
Glenn Dobbs 29 P/TB 12 6 39 1650 0 0 42.3
George Taliaferro 22 tb 11 4 27 982 0 2 36.4
Team Total 25.2 12 6 3 50.0%% 35 34 97.1%% 66 2632 0 2 39.9
Opp Total 12 12 6 50.0%% 44 40 90.9%% 52 2080 40.0

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
Jim Spavital 23 fb 12 3 4 58 0 0 0
John Brown 27 lb 12 3 3 46 0 0 0
Burr Baldwin 27 LE 9 8 2 4 0 0 0
Harper Davis 24 11 0 2 5 0 0 0
Shorty McWilliams 23 PR 12 2 2 35 0 0 0
Dick Woodard 23 12 0 2 39 1 33 0
Paul Crowe 25 7 0 1 25 0 25 0
Dan Dworsky 22 11 0 1 3 0 3 0
Len Ford 23 RE 12 8 1 45 0 45 0
Bob Hoffman 32 bb 12 5 1 7 0 7 0
Bob Kennedy 21 db 10 1 1 33 0 33 0
Ab Wimberly 23 de 12 4 1 16 1 16 0
Team Total 25.2 12 21 339 2 45 0
Opp Total 12 35 18

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
Robert Nelson 29 C/K 12 11 34 3 43
George Taliaferro 22 tb 11 4 5 1 1 7 42
Billy Grimes 22 KR/RH 12 7 4 2 6 36
Hosea Rodgers 28 FB 12 9 5 5 30
Glenn Dobbs 29 P/TB 12 6 3 3 18
Dick Wilkins 24 le 11 3 3 3 18
John Brown 27 lb 12 3 2 2 12
Earl Howell 25 hb 12 3 1 1 2 12
Ab Wimberly 23 de 12 4 1 1 2 12
Joe Aguirre 31 4 0 1 1 6
Paul Crowe 25 7 0 1 1 6
Harper Davis 24 11 0 1 1 6
Len Ford 23 RE 12 8 1 1 6
Dick Woodard 23 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.2 12 19 9 1 2 4 35 34 3 253
Opp Total 12 20 22 1 1 40 6 322

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1949-09-02 BCL W, 49-17 1 rush Earl Howell yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
2 1949-09-02 BCL W, 49-17 1 rush Glenn Dobbs yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
3 1949-09-02 BCL W, 49-17 2 rush Hosea Rodgers yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
4 1949-09-02 BCL W, 49-17 3 pass Dick Wilkins yard pass from George Taliaferro (Robert Nelson kick)
5 1949-09-02 BCL W, 49-17 4 4 rush Harper Davis 4 yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
6 1949-09-02 BCL W, 49-17 4 35 pass Billy Grimes 35 yard pass from George Taliaferro (Robert Nelson kick)
7 1949-09-02 BCL W, 49-17 4 rush Billy Grimes yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
8 1949-09-09 CHH L, 21-23 2 57 pass Dick Wilkins 57 yard pass from George Taliaferro (Robert Nelson kick)
9 1949-09-09 CHH L, 21-23 3 7 rush Billy Grimes 7 yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
10 1949-09-09 CHH L, 21-23 4 7 rush Glenn Dobbs 7 yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
11 1949-09-18 @ SFO L, 14-42 1 33 interception Dick Woodard 33 yard interception return (Robert Nelson kick)
12 1949-09-18 @ SFO L, 14-42 4 7 pass Joe Aguirre 7 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Robert Nelson kick)
13 1949-09-22 @ NYY L, 7-10 1 8 pass Earl Howell 8 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Robert Nelson kick)
14 1949-10-02 @ CLE L, 7-42 4 fumble John Brown yard fumble return (Robert Nelson kick)
15 1949-10-09 BUF W, 42-28 2 12 pass Billy Grimes 12 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Robert Nelson kick)
16 1949-10-09 BUF W, 42-28 2 12 rush Billy Grimes 12 yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
17 1949-10-09 BUF W, 42-28 2 3 rush Glenn Dobbs 3 yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
18 1949-10-09 BUF W, 42-28 3 32 pass Dick Wilkins 32 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Robert Nelson kick)
19 1949-10-09 BUF W, 42-28 3 1 rush Hosea Rodgers 1 yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
20 1949-10-09 BUF W, 42-28 4 30 fumble Ab Wimberly 30 yard fumble return (Robert Nelson kick)
21 1949-10-14 CLE L, 14-61 1 rush Hosea Rodgers yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
22 1949-10-14 CLE L, 14-61 4 9 rush George Taliaferro 9 yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
23 1949-10-23 @ BUF L, 14-17 3 56 fumble Paul Crowe 56 yard fumble return (Robert Nelson kick)
24 1949-10-23 @ BUF L, 14-17 4 2 rush Hosea Rodgers 2 yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
25 1949-10-28 @ CHH W, 24-14 1 16 interception Ab Wimberly 16 yard interception return (Robert Nelson kick)
26 1949-10-28 @ CHH W, 24-14 2 2 rush George Taliaferro 2 yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
27 1949-10-28 @ CHH W, 24-14 4 10 rush George Taliaferro 10 yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
28 1949-11-13 SFO L, 24-41 2 21 pass Len Ford 21 yard pass from George Taliaferro (Robert Nelson kick)
29 1949-11-13 SFO L, 24-41 2 8 rush Billy Grimes 8 yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
30 1949-11-13 SFO L, 24-41 4 30 fumble John Brown 30 yard fumble return (Robert Nelson kick)
31 1949-11-20 @ BCL W, 21-10 1 4 rush George Taliaferro 4 yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
32 1949-11-20 @ BCL W, 21-10 1 42 pass George Taliaferro 42 yard pass from Billy Grimes (Robert Nelson kick)
33 1949-11-20 @ BCL W, 21-10 2 1 rush Hosea Rodgers 1 yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
34 1949-11-24 NYY L, 16-17 1 44 rush George Taliaferro 44 yard rush (Robert Nelson kick)
35 1949-11-24 NYY L, 16-17 4 52 punt George Taliaferro 52 yard punt return

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1949-09-02 BCL L, 17-49 2 21 pass Bus Mertes 21 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Rex Grossman kick)
2 1949-09-02 BCL L, 17-49 2 66 pass Billy Stone 66 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Rex Grossman kick)
3 1949-09-09 CHH W, 23-21 1 9 pass Dan Edwards 9 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer (Jim McCarthy kick)
4 1949-09-09 CHH W, 23-21 2 63 fumble Fred Negus 63 yard fumble return
5 1949-09-09 CHH W, 23-21 2 2 rush Johnny Clement 2 yard rush (Jim McCarthy kick)
6 1949-09-18 @ SFO W, 42-14 2 7 rush Frankie Albert 7 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
7 1949-09-18 @ SFO W, 42-14 2 59 rush Joe Perry 59 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
8 1949-09-18 @ SFO W, 42-14 2 75 pass Eddie Carr 75 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
9 1949-09-18 @ SFO W, 42-14 3 23 rush Norm Standlee 23 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
10 1949-09-18 @ SFO W, 42-14 3 24 rush Verl Lillywhite 24 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
11 1949-09-18 @ SFO W, 42-14 3 39 pass Alyn Beals 39 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
12 1949-09-22 @ NYY W, 10-7 4 1 rush Eddie Prokop 1 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
13 1949-10-02 @ CLE W, 42-7 2 74 pass Bill Boedeker 74 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
14 1949-10-02 @ CLE W, 42-7 2 2 rush Marion Motley 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
15 1949-10-02 @ CLE W, 42-7 3 20 interception Lou Saban 20 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
16 1949-10-02 @ CLE W, 42-7 3 33 rush Marion Motley 33 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
17 1949-10-02 @ CLE W, 42-7 4 3 pass Mac Speedie 3 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
18 1949-10-02 @ CLE W, 42-7 4 39 rush Ed Susteric 39 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
19 1949-10-09 BUF L, 28-42 1 35 rush Ollie Cline 35 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
20 1949-10-09 BUF L, 28-42 2 4 rush Chet Mutryn 4 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
21 1949-10-09 BUF L, 28-42 2 10 pass Jim Lukens 10 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
22 1949-10-09 BUF L, 28-42 3 8 pass Al Baldwin 8 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
23 1949-10-14 CLE W, 61-14 1 46 pass Dante Lavelli 46 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
24 1949-10-14 CLE W, 61-14 1 42 pass Dub Jones 42 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
25 1949-10-14 CLE W, 61-14 2 31 pass Dante Lavelli 31 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
26 1949-10-14 CLE W, 61-14 2 67 pass Dante Lavelli 67 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
27 1949-10-14 CLE W, 61-14 2 2 pass Dante Lavelli 2 yard pass from Otto Graham
28 1949-10-14 CLE W, 61-14 3 12 pass Mac Speedie 12 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
29 1949-10-14 CLE W, 61-14 3 27 pass Mac Speedie 27 yard pass from Cliff Lewis (Lou Groza kick)
30 1949-10-14 CLE W, 61-14 4 2 rush Warren Lahr 2 yard rush
31 1949-10-14 CLE W, 61-14 4 2 rush Cliff Lewis 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
32 1949-10-23 @ BUF W, 17-14 1 1 rush Lou Tomasetti 1 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
33 1949-10-23 @ BUF W, 17-14 1 16 pass Al Baldwin 16 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
34 1949-10-28 @ CHH L, 14-24 1 1 rush Johnny Clement 1 yard rush (Jim McCarthy kick)
35 1949-10-28 @ CHH L, 14-24 4 2 pass Dan Edwards 2 yard pass from Johnny Clement (Jim McCarthy kick)
36 1949-11-13 SFO W, 41-24 1 rush Joe Perry yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
37 1949-11-13 SFO W, 41-24 2 12 pass Alyn Beals 12 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
38 1949-11-13 SFO W, 41-24 2 57 pass Joe Perry 57 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
39 1949-11-13 SFO W, 41-24 3 60 rush Don Garlin 60 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
40 1949-11-13 SFO W, 41-24 4 12 pass Alyn Beals 12 yard pass from Frankie Albert
41 1949-11-13 SFO W, 41-24 4 pass Len Eshmont yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
42 1949-11-20 @ BCL L, 10-21 1 32 rush Billy Stone 32 yard rush (Rex Grossman kick)
43 1949-11-24 NYY W, 17-16 4 1 rush Bob Kennedy 1 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
44 1949-11-24 NYY W, 17-16 4 1 rush Bob Kennedy 1 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)