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1950 New York Yanks

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7-5-0, Finished 3rd in NFL National Division  · 1950 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.4, Offense: 4.4, Defense: -9.8, SoS: -5.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 366 points (30.5/g), 2nd of 13 in the NFL. Allowed 367 points (30.6/g), 11th.
 Differential of -1 points (-0.1/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 6.0-6.0.

Coach: Red Strader (7-5-0)

 Training Camp: Ripon College (Ripon, Wisconsin)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB George Ratterman 24 3 12 140 for 294, 2,251 yards, 22 td, 24 int, & 11 rushes for 0 yards and 3 td Boston Yanks / 16th / 139th pick / 1948
FB Zollie Toth* 26 Rook 0 131 rushes for 636 yards, 5 td, & 15 catches for 189 yards and 3 td New York Yanks / 4th / 42nd pick / 1950
LH George Taliaferro 23 1 0 88 rushes for 411 yards, 4 td, & 21 catches for 299 yards and 5 td Chicago Bears / 13th / 129th pick / 1949
RH Buddy Young 24 3 0 76 rushes for 334 yards, 1 td, & 20 catches for 302 yards and 1 td
LE Jack Russell 31 4 0 10 catches for 177 yards, 2 td Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1943
LT Martin Ruby 30 4 0 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 5th / 40th pick / 1942
LG Joe Signaigo+ 27 2 0 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 90th pick / 1946
C Brad Ecklund* 28 1 0 Green Bay Packers / 20th / 181st pick / 1947
RG John Wozniak 29 2 0 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 34th pick / 1948
RT Nate Johnson 30 4 0
RE Dan Edwards*+ 24 2 0 52 catches for 775 yards, 6 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 9th pick / 1948
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jack Russell 31 4 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1943
LDT Martin Ruby 30 4 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 5th / 40th pick / 1942
MG Joe Signaigo+ 27 2 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 90th pick / 1946
RDT Nate Johnson 30 4 0
RDE John Yonakor 29 4 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1945
LLB Duke Iverson 30 3 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 7th / 54th pick / 1947
MLB Lou Kusserow 23 1 0 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1949
RLB Ed Sharkey 23 3 0 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered
LDH Pete Layden 31 2 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 14th / 128th pick / 1942
RDH Joe Golding 29 3 0 7 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 31st pick / 1946
S Spec Sanders* 32 4 0 13 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 1st / 6th pick / 1942
 Special Teams Starters
K Chet Adams 35 11 1 2 of 9 field goals & 45 of 48 extra points Cleveland Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1939
P Spec Sanders* 32 4 0 71 punts for a 42.3 average, 2 blocked Washington Redskins / 1st / 6th pick / 1942
PR George Taliaferro 23 1 0 9 punt returns for a 14.3 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 13th / 129th pick / 1949
KR George Taliaferro 23 1 0 25 kick returns for a 18.9 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 13th / 129th pick / 1949

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
71 Chet Adams 35 K 12 1 233 6-3 Ohio 10/24/1915 11 Cleveland Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1939
31 Bennie Aldridge 24 11 0 195 6-0 Oklahoma St. 10/24/1926 Rook New York Yanks / 6th / 68th pick / 1950
12 Bruce Alford 29 12 0 190 6-0 TCU 9/12/1921 4 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 8th / 62nd pick / 1943
38 George Brown 27 12 0 222 6-2 TCU 9/23/1923 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 76th pick / 1949
35 Jim Champion 24 7 0 238 6-0 Mississippi St. 1/11/1926 Rook New York Yanks / 18th / 224th pick / 1950
21 John Clowes 29 11 0 240 6-1 William & Mary 12/15/1921 2
34 Joe Domnanovich 31 12 0 213 6-1 Alabama 3/18/1919 4 Brooklyn Dodgers / 4th / 28th pick / 1943
22 Brad Ecklund* 28 C 12 0 215 6-3 Oregon 5/9/1922 1 Green Bay Packers / 20th / 181st pick / 1947
4 Dan Edwards*+ 24 RE 12 0 197 6-1 Georgia 7/18/1926 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 9th pick / 1948
10 Joe Golding 29 RDH 12 0 184 6-0 Oklahoma 2/26/1921 3 Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 31st pick / 1946
46 Sherman Howard 26 12 0 193 5-11 Iowa,Nevada-Reno 11/28/1924 1
15 Duke Iverson 30 LLB 7 0 208 6-2 Oregon 2/26/1920 3 New York Giants / 7th / 54th pick / 1947
85 Jon Jenkins 24 1 0 225 6-2 Dartmouth 6/17/1926 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 91st pick / 1949
36 Nate Johnson 30 RDT 11 0 244 6-3 Illinois 6/18/1920 4
85 Bob Kennedy 29 5 0 195 5-11 Washington St. 6/29/1921 4 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 4th / 27th pick / 1943
56 Lou Kusserow 23 MLB 11 0 200 6-1 Columbia 9/6/1927 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1949
17 Pete Layden 31 LDH 10 0 192 5-11 Texas 12/30/1919 2 New York Giants / 14th / 128th pick / 1942
59 Paul Mitchell 30 12 0 235 6-3 Minnesota 8/10/1920 4 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 2nd / 12th pick / 1944
44 John Nolan 24 12 0 232 6-2 Holy Cross,Penn St. 2/26/1926 2 Boston Yanks / 3rd / 14th pick / 1948
84 Barney Poole 27 12 0 231 6-2 Mississippi,North Carolina,Army 10/29/1923 1 New York Giants / 6th / 53rd pick / 1945
61 George Ratterman 24 QB 12 12 192 6-0 Notre Dame 11/12/1926 3 Boston Yanks / 16th / 139th pick / 1948
18 John Rauch 23 8 0 195 6-1 Georgia 8/20/1927 1 Detroit Lions / 1st / 2nd pick / 1949
47 Martin Ruby 30 LDT 12 0 249 6-4 Texas A&M 6/9/1920 4 Chicago Bears / 5th / 40th pick / 1942
16 Jack Russell 31 LDE 11 0 215 6-1 Baylor 8/29/1919 4 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1943
81 Spec Sanders* 32 P 12 0 196 6-1 Texas 1/26/1918 4 Washington Redskins / 1st / 6th pick / 1942
51 Ed Sharkey 23 RLB 12 0 229 6-3 Duke,Nevada-Reno 7/6/1927 3
24 Joe Signaigo+ 27 LG 12 0 220 6-1 Notre Dame 2/9/1923 2 Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 90th pick / 1946
23 Mike Swistowicz 23 1 0 185 5-10 Notre Dame 4/22/1927 Rook New York Yanks / 5th / 55th pick / 1950
20 George Taliaferro 23 KR 12 0 196 5-11 Indiana 1/8/1927 1 Chicago Bears / 13th / 129th pick / 1949
86 Zollie Toth* 26 FB 11 0 219 6-2 LSU 1/26/1924 Rook New York Yanks / 4th / 42nd pick / 1950
83 Carroll Vogelaar 30 10 0 253 6-3 Loyola Marymount,San Francisco 4/8/1920 3 Boston Yanks / 5th / 27th pick / 1947
66 Art Weiner 26 12 0 212 6-3 North Carolina 8/16/1924 Rook New York Yanks / 2nd / 16th pick / 1950
65 John Wozniak 29 RG 12 0 218 6-0 Alabama 8/2/1921 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 34th pick / 1948
50 John Yonakor 29 RDE 8 0 222 6-5 Notre Dame 8/4/1921 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1945
76 Buddy Young 24 RH 12 0 175 5-4 Illinois 1/5/1926 3
Team Total 27.3 12 213.1 6-1.0 2.4