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1948 New York Yankees

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6-8-0, AAFC East Division  · 1948 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 265 points (18.9/g), 5th of 8 in the AAFC. Allowed 301 points (21.5/g), 3rd.
 Differential of -36 points (-2.6/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 6.0-8.0.

Coach: Ray Flaherty (1-3-0) and Red Strader (5-5-0)

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 30 2 9 169 rushes for 759 yards, 9 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 1st / 6th pick / 1942
FB Buddy Young 22 1 11 70 rushes for 245 yards, 1 td, & 21 catches for 259 yards and 4 td
BB Lloyd Cheatham 29 6 9 2 rushes for 1 yards, 0 td, & 7 catches for 76 yards and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1942
WB Bob Sweiger 29 2 14 3 rushes for 4 yards, 0 td, & 12 catches for 129 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1942
LE Jack Russell 29 2 13 23 catches for 433 yards, 6 td Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1943
LT Arnie Weinmeister 25 Rook 8 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 17th / 166th pick / 1945
LG Denny Crawford 27 Rook 6 Green Bay Packers / 15th / 130th pick / 1947
C Lou Sossamon 27 2 11 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 6th / 47th pick / 1943
RG Joe Signaigo 25 Rook 9 Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 90th pick / 1946
RT Nelson Greene 24 Rook 10 New York Giants / 5th / 34th pick / 1947
RE Bruce Alford 27 2 10 32 catches for 578 yards, 3 td Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 8th / 62nd pick / 1943
 Special Teams Starters
K Harvey Johnson 29 2 0 2 of 7 field goals & 37 of 37 extra points Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 43rd pick / 1943
P Spec Sanders 30 2 9 42 punts for a 40.6 average, 0 blocked Washington Redskins / 1st / 6th pick / 1942
PR Spec Sanders 30 2 9 13 punt returns for a 9.8 average and 0 td Washington Redskins / 1st / 6th pick / 1942
KR Buddy Young 22 1 11 12 kick returns for a 25.2 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Bruce Alford 27 RE 14 10 190 6-0 TCU 9/12/1921 2 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 8th / 62nd pick / 1943
Ed Balatti 24 2 0 195 6-1 none 4/8/1924 2
Roman Bentz 29 g 5 3 230 6-2 Tulane 9/1/1919 2 Washington Redskins / 25th / 240th pick / 1943
Carl Butkus 26 g 4 1 245 6-1 George Washington 12/26/1922 Rook
Tom Casey 24 11 0 175 5-11 Hampton 7/30/1924 Rook
Bill Chambers 25 g 13 2 230 6-2 Alabama,Georgia Tech,UCLA 10/17/1923 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 129th pick / 1945
Lloyd Cheatham 29 BB 12 9 211 6-2 Auburn 3/20/1919 6 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1942
Paul Cleary 26 13 0 196 6-1 USC 2/7/1922 Rook Detroit Lions / 10th / 77th pick / 1948
Denny Crawford 27 LG 8 6 190 6-0 Tennessee 6/16/1921 Rook Green Bay Packers / 15th / 130th pick / 1947
Bill Daley 29 7 0 210 6-2 DePaul,Michigan,Minnesota,Columbia 9/16/1919 2 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 1st / 7th pick / 1943
Van Davis 27 de 13 4 215 6-2 Georgia 10/5/1921 1 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 108th pick / 1943
Al Dekdebrun 27 4 0 185 5-11 Columbia,Cornell 5/11/1921 2 Boston Yanks / 9th / 72nd pick / 1946
Mike Garzoni 25 2 0 218 5-11 Santa Clara,Fresno St.,USC 8/19/1923 1 Washington Redskins / 6th / 39th pick / 1947
Nelson Greene 24 RT 14 10 235 6-2 Tulsa 3/21/1924 Rook New York Giants / 5th / 34th pick / 1947
Duke Iverson 28 b 10 1 208 6-2 Oregon 2/26/1920 1 New York Giants / 7th / 54th pick / 1947
Glenn Johnson 26 9 0 263 6-4 Arizona St. 6/28/1922 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 80th pick / 1948
Harvey Johnson 29 K 14 0 212 5-11 William & Mary 6/22/1919 2 Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 43rd pick / 1943
Bob Kennedy 27 b 14 3 195 5-11 Washington St. 6/29/1921 2 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 4th / 27th pick / 1943
Clayton Lane 26 1 0 215 6-0 New Hampshire 11/23/1922 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 124th pick / 1948
Pete Layden 29 tb 9 4 192 5-11 Texas 12/30/1919 Rook New York Giants / 14th / 128th pick / 1942
Joe Magliolo 26 13 0 210 6-0 Texas 10/17/1922 Rook Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 17th / 165th pick / 1944
Flip McDonald 27 2 0 200 6-2 Oklahoma 2/12/1921 4
Paul Mitchell 28 8 0 235 6-3 Minnesota 8/10/1920 2 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 2nd / 12th pick / 1944
Roland Nabors 24 10 0 200 6-2 Texas Tech 7/22/1924 Rook Boston Yanks / 18th / 157th pick / 1947
Derrell Palmer 26 LT 14 10 240 6-2 TCU 8/27/1922 2 Chicago Bears / 6th / 49th pick / 1943
Howie Parker 22 3 0 220 6-2 SMU 8/23/1926 Rook
Frank Perantoni 25 c 14 3 220 6-0 Princeton 9/13/1923 Rook
Charley Riffle 30 14 0 212 6-0 Notre Dame 1/6/1918 4
John Rokisky 33 6 0 202 6-2 Duquesne 7/24/1915 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 18th / 161st pick / 1942
Harmon Rowe 25 11 0 182 6-0 Baylor,San Francisco 8/22/1923 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 18th pick / 1946
Jack Russell 29 LE 14 13 215 6-1 Baylor 8/29/1919 2 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1943
Spec Sanders 30 P 13 9 196 6-1 Texas 1/26/1918 2 Washington Redskins / 1st / 6th pick / 1942
Otto Schnellbacher 25 db 14 1 188 6-4 Kansas 4/15/1923 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 25th / 231st pick / 1947
Bud Schwenk 31 8 0 201 6-2 Washington (MO) 8/26/1917 6 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 19th pick / 1942
Ed Sharkey 21 lb 10 1 229 6-3 Duke,Nevada-Reno 7/6/1927 1
Marion Shirley 26 t 13 1 260 6-4 Oklahoma St.,Oklahoma City 4/17/1922 Rook Boston Yanks / 17th / 147th pick / 1947
Stephen Sieradzki 25 2 0 194 6-0 Michigan St. 4/5/1923 Rook
Joe Signaigo 25 RG 14 9 220 6-1 Notre Dame 2/9/1923 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 90th pick / 1946
Lou Sossamon 27 C 14 11 207 6-1 South Carolina 6/2/1921 2 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 6th / 47th pick / 1943
Ralph Stewart 23 1 0 205 6-0 Notre Dame,Missouri 12/10/1925 1 New York Giants / 26th / 244th pick / 1947
Bob Sweiger 29 WB 14 14 209 6-0 Minnesota 9/20/1919 2 New York Giants / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1942
Lowell Tew 21 fb 14 2 195 5-11 Alabama 1/2/1927 Rook Washington Redskins / 1st / 4th pick / 1948
Lowell Wagner 25 wb 14 3 194 6-0 USC 8/21/1923 2
Arnie Weinmeister 25 LT 14 8 235 6-4 Washington 3/23/1923 Rook Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 17th / 166th pick / 1945
Dick Werder 26 g 3 1 210 5-9 Georgetown (DC) 7/31/1922 Rook
Joe Yackanich 26 1 0 205 5-10 Fordham 3/31/1922 2 Cleveland Rams / 20th / 207th pick / 1944
Buddy Young 22 FB 12 11 175 5-4 Illinois 1/5/1926 1
Team Total 26.3 14 210.0 6-0.7 1.3