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1938 Pittsburgh Pirates

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2-9-0, Finished 5th in NFL East Division  · 1938 NFL Season Summary

Scored 79 points (7.2/g), 10th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 169 points (15.4/g), 9th.
 Differential of -90 points (-8.2/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 1.6-9.4.

Coach: Johnny Blood (2-9-0)

Stadium: Forbes Field
 Training Camp: St. Francis University (Loretto, Pennsylvania)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
HB Tuffy Thompson 24 1 3 39 rushes for 139 yards, 1 td, & 9 catches for 55 yards and 0 td
TB Whizzer White+ 21 Rook 11 152 rushes for 567 yards, 4 td, & 7 catches for 88 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Pirates / 1st / 4th pick / 1938
FB Stu Smith* 23 1 11 80 rushes for 241 yards, 0 td, & 3 catches for 30 yards and 0 td
BB Johnny Blood 35 13 4 2 rushes for -5 yards, 0 td, & 2 catches for 5 yards and 0 td
LE Eggs Manske 26 3 4 9 catches for 113 yards, 1 td, & 5 rushes for 29 yards and 0 td
LT Joe Cardwell 26 1 7
LG Byron Gentry*+ 27 1 11
C Mike Basrak 26 1 5 Pittsburgh Pirates / 1st / 5th pick / 1937
RG John Perko 24 1 8
RT Armand Niccolai 27 4 10
RE Jess Tatum 24 Rook 4 1 catch for 16 yards, 0 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Armand Niccolai 27 4 10 1 of 5 field goals & 10 of 10 extra points
P Mike Basrak 26 1 5 Pittsburgh Pirates / 1st / 5th pick / 1937
PR Mike Basrak 26 1 5 Pittsburgh Pirates / 1st / 5th pick / 1937
KR Mike Basrak 26 1 5 Pittsburgh Pirates / 1st / 5th pick / 1937

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Mike Basrak 26 C 5 5 220 6-2 Duquesne 11/23/1912 1 Pittsburgh Pirates / 1st / 5th pick / 1937
Johnny Blood 35 BB 10 4 188 6-1 Wisc-River Falls,St. John's (MN),Notre Dame 11/27/1903 13
Tom Burnette 23 bb 6 1 194 6-1 North Carolina 7/29/1915 Rook Pittsburgh Pirates / 8th / 64th pick / 1938
Mac Cara 24 e 9 3 193 5-10 North Carolina St. 11/11/1914 1 Washington Redskins / 10th / 96th pick / 1937
Joe Cardwell 26 LT 11 7 235 6-3 Duke 1/31/1912 1
Bill Davidson 23 b 10 2 182 6-0 Temple 6/15/1915 1
Bob Douglas 2 0 195 6-0 Kansas St. Rook
Ted Doyle 24 9 0 224 6-2 Nebraska 1/12/1914 Rook New York Giants / 8th / 68th pick / 1938
Vinnie Farrar 28 1 0 200 5-10 North Carolina St. 12/22/1910 Rook
Scrapper Farrell 23 fb 5 2 204 5-9 Muhlenberg 7/12/1915 Rook
Frank Filchock 22 tb 6 3 193 5-10 Indiana 10/18/1916 Rook Pittsburgh Pirates / 2nd / 14th pick / 1938
Max Fiske 25 b 10 2 199 6-0 DePaul 9/27/1913 2
Byron Gentry*+ 27 LG 11 11 227 5-11 USC 10/20/1911 1
Swede Hanson 31 b 5 1 192 6-1 Temple 11/10/1907 7
George Kakasic 26 g 4 2 200 5-10 Duquesne 4/24/1912 2
Bull Karcis* 30 3 0 223 5-9 Carnegie Mellon 12/3/1908 6
Ed Karpowich 26 lt 8 6 220 6-4 Catholic 9/28/1912 2 Pittsburgh Pirates / 8th / 66th pick / 1936
Walt Kiesling 35 6 0 260 6-3 St. Thomas 3/27/1903 12
Lou Lassahn 23 2 0 205 6-0 West. Maryland 10/1/1915 Rook
Bernie Lee 26 qb 4 1 190 5-11 Villanova 10/25/1912 Rook
Eggs Manske 26 LE 6 4 185 6-0 Northwestern 7/5/1912 3
Joe Maras 22 c 5 1 203 6-1 Duquesne 1/19/1916 Rook Cleveland Rams / 10th / 81st pick / 1938
Lindy Mayhew 31 6 0 223 6-1 Texas-El Paso 8/24/1907 2
Karl McDade 23 c 6 1 195 6-3 Portland 3/27/1915 Rook
Paul McDonough 22 e 6 3 222 6-4 Utah 12/14/1916 Rook Pittsburgh Pirates / 9th / 74th pick / 1938
Armand Niccolai 27 K 11 10 226 6-2 Duquesne 11/8/1911 4
John Nosich 23 2 0 230 6-3 Duquesne 10/12/1915 Rook
John Oelerich 22 hb 3 1 192 6-0 St. Ambrose 2/7/1916 Rook
John Perko 24 RG 10 8 207 6-1 Duquesne 2/20/1914 1
George Platukis 23 e 5 2 196 6-0 Duquesne 3/15/1915 Rook Pittsburgh Pirates / 6th / 44th pick / 1938
Jack Robinson 27 t 2 1 220 6-2 Truman St. 6/18/1911 3
Jim Rorison 22 t 6 1 250 6-3 USC 7/23/1916 Rook
Stu Smith* 23 FB 11 11 195 6-0 Bucknell 2/3/1915 1
Bill Sortet 26 e 8 3 187 6-1 West Virginia 6/25/1912 5
Jess Tatum 24 RE 5 4 215 6-1 North Carolina St. 10/8/1914 Rook
Tuffy Thompson 24 HB 10 3 172 5-11 Minnesota 9/28/1914 1
Clarence Tommerson 23 3 0 196 6-2 Wisconsin 4/8/1915 Rook
Lou Tsoutsouvas 23 c 5 4 210 5-11 Stanford 7/4/1915 Rook
Izzy Weinstock 25 fb 2 2 190 5-11 Pittsburgh 6/27/1913 3
Whizzer White+ 21 TB 11 11 187 6-1 Colorado 6/8/1917 Rook Pittsburgh Pirates / 1st / 4th pick / 1938
Billy Wilson 27 e 4 1 184 5-10 Gonzaga 5/8/1911 3
Team Total 24.7 11 205.6 6-0.5 1.8