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1937 Pittsburgh Pirates

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4-7-0, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1937 NFL Season Summary

Scored 122 points (11.1/g), 7th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 145 points (13.2/g), 6th.
 Differential of -23 points (-2.1/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 4.4-6.6.

Coach: Johnny Blood (4-7-0)

 Training Camp: South Park (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
HB Bill Davidson 22 Rook 10 101 rushes for 293 yards, 1 td, & 4 catches for 169 yards and 2 td
TB Johnny Gildea 27 2 8 49 rushes for 65 yards, 1 td, & 3 catches for 47 yards and 0 td
FB Stu Smith 22 Rook 6 66 rushes for 211 yards, 0 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td
BB Silvio Zaninelli 24 3 5 4 rushes for 14 yards, 0 td, & 2 catches for 12 yards and 0 td
LE Jeep Brett 23 1 7 8 catches for 135 yards, 1 td Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 33rd pick / 1936
LT Sandy Sandberg 27 3 6
LG George Kakasic 25 1 8
C Mike Basrak+ 25 Rook 10 Pittsburgh Pirates / 1st / 5th pick / 1937
RG John Perko 23 Rook 8
RT Armand Niccolai 26 3 5
RE Bill Sortet 25 4 6 9 catches for 121 yards, 1 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Mike Basrak+ 25 Rook 10 Pittsburgh Pirates / 1st / 5th pick / 1937
P Mike Basrak+ 25 Rook 10 Pittsburgh Pirates / 1st / 5th pick / 1937
PR Mike Basrak+ 25 Rook 10 Pittsburgh Pirates / 1st / 5th pick / 1937
KR Mike Basrak+ 25 Rook 10 Pittsburgh Pirates / 1st / 5th pick / 1937

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Mike Basrak+ 25 C 10 10 220 6-2 Duquesne 11/23/1912 Rook Pittsburgh Pirates / 1st / 5th pick / 1937
Frank Billock 25 t 2 1 230 6-0 St. Mary's (MN) 5/20/1912 Rook
Johnny Blood 34 tb 9 2 188 6-1 Wisc-River Falls,St. John's (MN),Notre Dame 11/27/1903 12
Bill Breeden 24 b 9 3 210 6-1 Oklahoma 11/7/1913 Rook Pittsburgh Pirates / 3rd / 25th pick / 1937
Jeep Brett 23 LE 10 7 205 6-2 Washington St. 3/20/1914 1 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 33rd pick / 1936
Mac Cara 23 e 10 4 193 5-10 North Carolina St. 11/11/1914 Rook Washington Redskins / 10th / 96th pick / 1937
Joe Cardwell 25 t 7 3 235 6-3 Duke 1/31/1912 Rook
Bill Davidson 22 HB 11 10 182 6-0 Temple 6/15/1915 Rook
Max Fiske 24 b 7 1 199 6-0 DePaul 9/27/1913 1
Byron Gentry 26 g 3 2 227 5-11 USC 10/20/1911 Rook
Johnny Gildea 27 TB 11 8 205 6-2 St. Bonaventure 3/9/1910 2
By Haines 23 hb 5 1 185 5-11 Washington 11/30/1914 Rook Pittsburgh Pirates / 7th / 65th pick / 1937
Billy Harris 23 1 0 196 6-2 Hardin-Simmons 9/1/1914 Rook
Tex Holcomb 24 t 7 3 235 6-2 Texas Tech 6/21/1913 Rook
George Kakasic 25 LG 11 8 200 5-10 Duquesne 4/24/1912 1
Bull Karcis 29 fb 6 2 223 5-9 Carnegie Mellon 12/3/1908 5
Ed Karpowich 25 t 9 4 220 6-4 Catholic 9/28/1912 1 Pittsburgh Pirates / 8th / 66th pick / 1936
Walt Kiesling 34 g 6 1 260 6-3 St. Thomas 3/27/1903 11
Lindy Mayhew 30 g 9 3 223 6-1 Texas-El Paso 8/24/1907 1
Armand Niccolai 26 RT 11 5 226 6-2 Duquesne 11/8/1911 3
John Perko 23 RG 10 8 207 6-1 Duquesne 2/20/1914 Rook
Buster Raborn 24 c 11 1 198 6-0 SMU 3/28/1913 1
George Rado 25 1 0 194 5-9 Duquesne 10/24/1912 2
Sandy Sandberg 27 LT 7 6 228 6-2 Iowa Wesleyan 6/14/1910 3
Dick Sandefur 25 1 0 195 5-10 Purdue 8/1/1912 1 Pittsburgh Pirates / 5th / 39th pick / 1936
Vinnie Sites 25 e 7 1 215 6-2 Pittsburgh 7/9/1912 1
Stu Smith 22 FB 10 6 195 6-0 Bucknell 2/3/1915 Rook
Bill Sortet 25 RE 9 6 187 6-1 West Virginia 6/25/1912 4
Tuffy Thompson 23 hb 7 4 172 5-11 Minnesota 9/28/1914 Rook
Izzy Weinstock 24 fb 11 6 190 5-11 Pittsburgh 6/27/1913 2
Silvio Zaninelli 24 BB 10 5 207 5-10 Duquesne 12/9/1913 3
Team Total 25.3 11 208.1 6-0.4 1.8