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11-2-1, Finished 1st in AAFC East Division  · 1947 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 378 points (27.0/g), 2nd of 8 in the AAFC. Allowed 239 points (17.1/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 139 points (9.9/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 10.5-3.5.

Coach: Ray Flaherty (11-2-1)

Stadium: Yankee Stadium
 Training Camp: Cheshire Academy (Cheshire, Connecticut)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
TB Spec Sanders+ 29 1 12 231 rushes for 1,432 yards, 18 td, & 1 catch for 13 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 1st / 6th pick / 1942
FB Buddy Young 21 Rook 8 116 rushes for 712 yards, 3 td, & 27 catches for 303 yards and 2 td
BB Lloyd Cheatham 28 5 10 1 rush for -2 yards, 0 td, & 4 catches for 124 yards and 2 td Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1942
WB Bob Sweiger 28 1 11 9 rushes for 44 yards, 0 td, & 11 catches for 108 yards and 1 td New York Giants / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1942
LE Jack Russell 28 1 14 20 catches for 368 yards, 2 td Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1943
LT Derrell Palmer 25 1 11 Chicago Bears / 6th / 49th pick / 1943
LG Roman Bentz 28 1 13 Washington Redskins / 25th / 240th pick / 1943
C Lou Sossamon 26 1 14 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 6th / 47th pick / 1943
RG Dick Barwegen 25 Rook 14 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 6th / 44th pick / 1945
RT Harvey Johnson 28 1 0 Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 43rd pick / 1943
RE Bruce Alford+ 26 1 13 20 catches for 298 yards, 5 td Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 8th / 62nd pick / 1943
 Special Teams Starters
K Harvey Johnson 28 1 0 7 of 8 field goals & 49 of 51 extra points Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 43rd pick / 1943
P Spec Sanders+ 29 1 12 46 punts for a 42.1 average, 2 blocked Washington Redskins / 1st / 6th pick / 1942
PR Buddy Young 21 Rook 8 8 punt returns for a 15.9 average and 1 td
KR Spec Sanders+ 29 1 12 22 kick returns for a 27.0 average and 1 td Washington Redskins / 1st / 6th pick / 1942

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Bruce Alford+ 26 RE 13 13 190 6-0 TCU 9/12/1921 1 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 8th / 62nd pick / 1943
Jack Baldwin 26 2 0 223 6-3 Centenary 7/31/1921 1 Brooklyn Tigers / 24th / 243rd pick / 1944
Dick Barwegen 25 RG 14 14 227 6-1 Purdue 12/25/1922 Rook Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 6th / 44th pick / 1945
Roman Bentz 28 LG 13 13 230 6-2 Tulane 9/1/1919 1 Washington Redskins / 25th / 240th pick / 1943
Harry Burrus 26 wb 14 5 195 6-1 Hardin-Simmons 4/6/1921 1 Chicago Bears / 6th / 50th pick / 1942
Fred Cardinal 22 1 0 220 5-11 Notre Dame,Baldwin-Wallace 2/12/1925 Rook
Lloyd Cheatham 28 BB 14 10 211 6-2 Auburn 3/20/1919 5 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1942
Van Davis 26 13 0 215 6-2 Georgia 10/5/1921 Rook Green Bay Packers / 12th / 108th pick / 1943
Paul Duke 23 10 0 210 6-1 Georgia Tech 9/24/1924 Rook New York Giants / 4th / 30th pick / 1946
Jack Durishan 25 t 6 1 230 6-2 Pittsburgh 7/7/1922 Rook Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 29th / 277th pick / 1943
Charlie Elliott 26 10 0 240 6-2 Oregon 12/30/1921 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 22nd / 203rd pick / 1947
Ed Grain 25 2 0 230 6-0 Pennsylvania 2/25/1922 Rook Detroit Lions / 7th / 46th pick / 1947
Harvey Johnson 28 K 14 0 212 5-11 William & Mary 6/22/1919 1 Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 43rd pick / 1943
Nate Johnson 27 T 14 14 244 6-3 Illinois 6/18/1920 1
Bob Kennedy 26 b 14 1 195 5-11 Washington St. 6/29/1921 1 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 4th / 27th pick / 1943
Bruiser Kinard 33 t 14 3 216 6-1 Mississippi 10/23/1914 9 Brooklyn Dodgers / 3rd / 18th pick / 1938
Roy Kurrasch 25 10 0 195 6-2 UCLA 10/8/1922 Rook Washington Redskins / 9th / 68th pick / 1947
Ted Ossowski 25 3 0 218 6-0 USC,Oregon St. 5/12/1922 Rook Washington Redskins / 16th / 160th pick / 1944
Derrell Palmer 25 LT 14 11 240 6-2 TCU 8/27/1922 1 Chicago Bears / 6th / 49th pick / 1943
Ollie Poole 25 5 0 220 6-3 North Carolina,Mississippi 4/18/1922 Rook New York Giants / 15th / 147th pick / 1944
Dewey Proctor 26 fb 11 1 215 5-11 Furman 7/1/1921 1 New York Giants / 3rd / 21st pick / 1943
Eddie Prokop 25 fb 13 4 200 5-11 Georgia Tech 2/11/1922 1 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 1st / 4th pick / 1945
Ben Raimondi 22 7 0 175 5-10 William & Mary,Indiana 1/23/1925 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 6th / 41st pick / 1947
Charley Riffle 29 g 14 4 212 6-0 Notre Dame 1/6/1918 3
Harmon Rowe 24 10 0 182 6-0 Baylor,San Francisco 8/22/1923 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 18th pick / 1946
Roy Ruskusky 26 e 11 1 200 6-3 St. Mary's (CA) 4/6/1921 Rook Chicago Bears / 25th / 260th pick / 1944
Jack Russell 28 LE 14 14 215 6-1 Baylor 8/29/1919 1 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1943
Spec Sanders+ 29 KR 14 12 196 6-1 Texas 1/26/1918 1 Washington Redskins / 1st / 6th pick / 1942
Vic Schleich 27 11 0 240 6-3 Nebraska 4/26/1920 Rook Brooklyn Dodgers / 10th / 83rd pick / 1943
Ed Sharkey 20 9 0 229 6-3 Duke,Nevada-Reno 7/6/1927 Rook
Frankie Sinkwich 27 b 3 1 190 5-11 Georgia 10/10/1920 4 Detroit Lions / 1st / 1st pick / 1943
Lou Sossamon 26 C 14 14 207 6-1 South Carolina 6/2/1921 1 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 6th / 47th pick / 1943
Henry Stanton 27 9 0 200 6-2 Arizona 8/24/1920 1 Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 47th pick / 1942
Ralph Stewart 22 9 0 205 6-0 Notre Dame,Missouri 12/10/1925 Rook New York Giants / 26th / 244th pick / 1947
Bob Sweiger 28 WB 14 11 209 6-0 Minnesota 9/20/1919 1 New York Giants / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1942
John Sylvester 24 7 0 183 6-0 Temple 1/14/1923 Rook
Lowell Wagner 24 b 7 3 194 6-0 USC 8/21/1923 1
Joe Yackanich 25 14 0 205 5-10 Fordham 3/31/1922 1 Cleveland Rams / 20th / 207th pick / 1944
Buddy Young 21 FB 14 8 175 5-4 Illinois 1/5/1926 Rook
Team Total 25.6 14 210.1 6-0.6 1.0