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1949 New York Yankees

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8-4-0, Finished 2nd in AAFC  · 1949 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 196 points (16.3/g), 5th of 7 in the AAFC. Allowed 206 points (17.2/g), 2nd.
 Differential of -10 points (-0.8/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 5.6-6.4.

Coach: Red Strader (8-4-0)

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

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Don Panciera 22 Rook 12 51 for 150, 801 yards, 5 td, 16 int, & 10 rushes for -4 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 41st pick / 1949
FB Bob Kennedy 28 3 10 118 rushes for 490 yards, 5 td, & 7 catches for 55 yards and 1 td Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 4th / 27th pick / 1943
LH Buddy Young 23 2 11 76 rushes for 495 yards, 5 td, & 12 catches for 171 yards and 2 td
RH Sherman Howard 25 Rook 6 117 rushes for 459 yards, 3 td, & 1 catch for 24 yards and 0 td
LE Jack Russell 30 3 12 7 catches for 130 yards, 1 td Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1943
LT Martin Ruby 29 3 11 Chicago Bears / 5th / 40th pick / 1942
LG John Wozniak 28 1 12 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 34th pick / 1948
C Brad Ecklund 27 Rook 9 Green Bay Packers / 20th / 181st pick / 1947
RG Joe Signaigo 26 1 12 Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 90th pick / 1946
RT Arnie Weinmeister+ 26 1 11 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 17th / 166th pick / 1945
RE Bruce Alford 28 3 11 11 catches for 213 yards, 1 td Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 8th / 62nd pick / 1943
 Special Teams Starters
K Harvey Johnson 30 3 0 7 of 15 field goals & 25 of 25 extra points Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 43rd pick / 1943
P Tom Landry 25 Rook 1 51 punts for a 44.1 average, 2 blocked New York Giants / 20th / 184th pick / 1947
PR Pete Layden 30 1 0 29 punt returns for a 9.9 average and 0 td New York Giants / 14th / 128th pick / 1942
KR Buddy Young 23 2 11 11 kick returns for a 28.7 average and 1 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Bruce Alford 28 RE 11 11 190 6-0 TCU 9/12/1921 3 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 8th / 62nd pick / 1943
George Brown 26 8 0 222 6-2 TCU 9/23/1923 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 76th pick / 1949
Bill Chambers 26 12 0 230 6-2 Alabama,Georgia Tech,UCLA 10/17/1923 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 129th pick / 1945
Mickey Colmer 31 b 8 2 219 6-2 Miramonte JC 10/23/1918 3
Van Davis 28 de 11 1 215 6-2 Georgia 10/5/1921 2 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 108th pick / 1943
Noble Doss 29 4 0 186 6-0 Texas 5/22/1920 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 93rd pick / 1942
Brad Ecklund 27 C 12 9 215 6-3 Oregon 5/9/1922 Rook Green Bay Packers / 20th / 181st pick / 1947
Bill Erickson 28 g 6 1 210 6-2 North Carolina,Mississippi 12/4/1921 1 New York Giants / 6th / 36th pick / 1948
Dan Garza 25 12 0 203 6-3 North Texas,Central Missouri St.,Oregon 2/21/1924 Rook New York Giants / 15th / 126th pick / 1948
Sherman Howard 25 RH 12 6 193 5-11 Iowa,Nevada 11/28/1924 Rook
Duke Iverson 29 12 0 208 6-2 Oregon 2/26/1920 2 New York Giants / 7th / 54th pick / 1947
Gil Johnson 26 9 0 195 5-11 SMU 12/4/1923 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 93rd pick / 1948
Harvey Johnson 30 K 12 0 212 5-11 William & Mary 6/22/1919 3 Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 43rd pick / 1943
Bob Kennedy 28 FB 12 10 195 5-11 Washington St. 6/29/1921 3 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 4th / 27th pick / 1943
Lou Kusserow 22 lb 11 4 200 6-1 Columbia 9/6/1927 Rook Detroit Lions / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1949
Tom Landry 25 P 12 1 195 6-1 Texas 9/11/1924 Rook New York Giants / 20th / 184th pick / 1947
Pete Layden 30 PR 12 0 192 5-11 Texas 12/30/1919 1 New York Giants / 14th / 128th pick / 1942
John Mastrangelo 23 12 0 228 6-1 Notre Dame 3/10/1926 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 16th pick / 1947
Paul Mitchell 29 12 0 235 6-3 Minnesota 8/10/1920 3 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 2nd / 12th pick / 1944
Don Panciera 22 QB 12 12 192 6-1 Boston Col.,San Francisco 6/23/1927 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 41st pick / 1949
Frank Perantoni 26 c 12 1 220 6-0 Princeton 9/13/1923 1
Barney Poole 26 11 0 231 6-2 Mississippi,North Carolina,Army 10/29/1923 Rook New York Giants / 6th / 53rd pick / 1945
Dewey Proctor 28 1 0 215 5-11 Furman 7/1/1921 3 New York Giants / 3rd / 21st pick / 1943
Eddie Prokop 27 b 6 1 200 5-11 Georgia Tech 2/11/1922 3 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 1st / 4th pick / 1945
Harmon Rowe 26 9 0 182 6-0 Baylor,San Francisco 8/22/1923 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 18th pick / 1946
Martin Ruby 29 LT 11 11 249 6-4 Texas A&M 6/9/1920 3 Chicago Bears / 5th / 40th pick / 1942
Jack Russell 30 LE 12 12 215 6-1 Baylor 8/29/1919 3 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1943
Otto Schnellbacher 26 12 0 188 6-4 Kansas 4/15/1923 1 Chicago Cardinals / 25th / 231st pick / 1947
Ed Sharkey 22 12 0 229 6-3 Duke,Nevada 7/6/1927 2
Marion Shirley 27 7 0 260 6-4 Oklahoma St.,Oklahoma City 4/17/1922 1 Boston Yanks / 17th / 147th pick / 1947
Joe Signaigo 26 RG 12 12 220 6-1 Notre Dame 2/9/1923 1 Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 90th pick / 1946
Lowell Tew 22 fb 1 1 195 5-11 Alabama 1/2/1927 1 Washington Redskins / 1st / 4th pick / 1948
Arnie Weinmeister+ 26 RT 11 11 235 6-4 Washington 3/23/1923 1 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 17th / 166th pick / 1945
John Wozniak 28 LG 12 12 218 6-0 Alabama 8/2/1921 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 34th pick / 1948
Buddy Young 23 KR 12 11 175 5-4 Illinois 1/5/1926 2
Team Total 26.5 12 210.5 6-0.9 1.5