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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)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
TB Glenn Dobbs 29 3 6 34 rushes for 161 yards, 3 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1943
FB Hosea Rodgers 28 Rook 9 131 rushes for 494 yards, 5 td, & 7 catches for 97 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 3rd / 20th pick / 1946
RH Billy Grimes 22 Rook 7 83 rushes for 429 yards, 4 td, & 13 catches for 189 yards and 2 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 20th pick / 1949
BB George Murphy 22 Rook 7 1 rush for 0 yards, 0 td, & 1 catch for 17 yards and 0 td
LE Burr Baldwin 27 2 8 2 catches for 26 yards, 0 td, & 1 rush for 1 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 20th pick / 1947
LT Bob Reinhard 29 3 12 Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 34th pick / 1942
LG Al Lolotai 29 4 6
C Robert Nelson 29 8 11 Detroit Lions / 5th / 35th pick / 1941
RG Knox Ramsey 23 1 8 Chicago Bears / 5th / 32nd pick / 1948
RT Buddy Tinsley 25 Rook 10 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 54th pick / 1948
RE Len Ford 23 1 8 36 catches for 577 yards, 1 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Robert Nelson 29 8 11 3 of 6 field goals & 34 of 35 extra points Detroit Lions / 5th / 35th pick / 1941
P Glenn Dobbs 29 3 6 39 punts for a 42.3 average, 0 blocked Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1943
PR Shorty McWilliams 23 Rook 2 8 punt returns for a 14.0 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 8th / 62nd pick / 1948
KR Billy Grimes 22 Rook 7 16 kick returns for a 25.7 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 20th pick / 1949

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Joe Aguirre 31 4 0 225 6-4 St. Mary's (CA) 10/17/1918 8 Washington Redskins / 11th / 100th pick / 1941
Burr Baldwin 27 LE 9 8 197 6-1 UCLA 6/13/1922 2 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 20th pick / 1947
John Brown 27 lb 12 3 230 6-4 North Carolina Central 4/9/1922 2
Walt Clay 25 b 10 1 196 5-11 Colorado 1/8/1924 3 New York Giants / 10th / 85th pick / 1946
Paul Crowe 25 7 0 190 6-1 St. Mary's (CA) 10/23/1924 1
Harper Davis 24 11 0 173 5-11 Mississippi St. 12/11/1925 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1949
Glenn Dobbs 29 P 12 6 210 6-4 Tulsa 7/12/1920 3 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1943
Bob Dobelstein 27 rg 8 5 214 5-11 Tennessee 10/27/1922 3 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 28th pick / 1945
John Donaldson 24 1 0 180 5-10 Georgia 8/22/1925 Rook
Dan Dworsky 22 11 0 211 6-0 Michigan 10/4/1927 Rook Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1949
Oliver Fletcher 26 3 0 210 6-3 USC 2/5/1923 Rook Washington Redskins / 20th / 198th pick / 1949
Len Ford 23 RE 12 8 245 6-4 Morgan St.,Michigan 2/18/1926 1
Billy Grimes 22 KR 12 7 195 6-1 Oklahoma St. 7/27/1927 Rook Chicago Bears / 2nd / 20th pick / 1949
Ed Henke 22 11 0 227 6-3 USC 12/13/1927 Rook Washington Redskins / 13th / 128th pick / 1949
Bob Hoffman 32 bb 12 5 208 6-1 USC 12/13/1917 9 Washington Redskins / 9th / 78th pick / 1940
Lew Holder 26 e 12 1 191 6-0 Texas 10/10/1923 Rook
Earl Howell 25 hb 12 3 180 5-10 Mississippi 8/28/1924 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 47th pick / 1949
Ed Kelley 25 t 12 2 230 6-4 Texas 2/18/1924 Rook New York Giants / 30th / 276th pick / 1948
Bob Kennedy 21 db 10 1 178 6-0 North Carolina 9/16/1928 Rook Washington Redskins / 8th / 78th pick / 1949
Al Lolotai 29 LG 8 6 224 6-0 Weber JC 6/22/1920 4
Shorty McWilliams 23 PR 12 2 185 5-11 Mississippi St.,Army 5/12/1926 Rook Chicago Bears / 8th / 62nd pick / 1948
George Murphy 22 BB 11 7 200 6-0 USC 5/10/1927 Rook
Robert Nelson 29 C 12 11 214 6-1 Baylor 1/30/1920 8 Detroit Lions / 5th / 35th pick / 1941
Mike Perrotti 26 t 12 3 243 6-3 Ohio St.,Cincinnati 6/12/1923 1
Joyce Pipkin 25 11 0 204 6-1 Arkansas 1/9/1924 1
Knox Ramsey 23 RG 12 8 216 6-1 William & Mary 2/13/1926 1 Chicago Bears / 5th / 32nd pick / 1948
Bob Reinhard 29 LT 12 12 234 6-4 California 10/17/1920 3 Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 34th pick / 1942
Hosea Rodgers 28 FB 12 9 192 6-1 Alabama,North Carolina 12/25/1921 Rook New York Giants / 3rd / 20th pick / 1946
Jim Spavital 23 fb 12 3 210 6-1 Oklahoma St. 9/15/1926 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 11th pick / 1948
George Taliaferro 22 tb 11 4 196 5-11 Indiana 1/8/1927 Rook Chicago Bears / 13th / 129th pick / 1949
Buddy Tinsley 25 RT 10 10 245 6-4 Baylor 8/16/1924 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 54th pick / 1948
Ben Whaley 23 3 0 210 5-11 Virginia St. 10/14/1926 Rook
Dick Wilkins 24 le 11 3 194 6-2 Oregon 8/28/1925 Rook New York Giants / 25th / 226th pick / 1948
Ernie Williamson 27 12 0 245 6-4 Apprentice,North Carolina 9/9/1922 2 Washington Redskins / 10th / 79th pick / 1947
Ab Wimberly 23 de 12 4 213 6-1 LSU 5/4/1926 Rook Boston Yanks / 12th / 99th pick / 1948
Dick Woodard 23 12 0 224 6-2 Iowa 7/26/1926 Rook New York Giants / 21st / 186th pick / 1948
Team Total 25.2 12 209.4 6-1.3 1.4