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1939 Cleveland Rams

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5-5-1, Finished 4th in NFL West Division  · 1939 NFL Season Summary

Scored 195 points (17.7/g), 4th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 164 points (14.9/g), 6th.
 Differential of 31 points (2.8/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 6.6-4.4.

Coach: Dutch Clark (5-5-1)

Stadium: Cleveland Municipal Stadium
 Training Camp: Baldwin-Wallace College (Berea, Ohio)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
TB Parker Hall*+ 23 Rook 11 120 rushes for 458 yards, 2 td, & 1 catch for -16 yards and 0 td Cleveland Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1939
FB Johnny Drake* 23 2 11 118 rushes for 453 yards, 9 td, & 5 catches for 53 yards and 0 td Cleveland Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1937
BB Vic Spadaccini 23 1 11 0 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 32 catches for 292 yards and 1 td Cleveland Rams / 12th / 101st pick / 1938
WB Gaylon Smith 23 Rook 4 58 rushes for 98 yards, 2 td, & 3 catches for 57 yards and 0 td Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 13th pick / 1939
LE Jim Benton* 23 1 11 27 catches for 388 yards, 7 td, & 7 rushes for 19 yards and 0 td Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 11th pick / 1938
LT Chet Adams 24 Rook 5 Cleveland Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1939
LG Ted Livingston 26 2 9
C Bill Conkright 25 2 8 Chicago Bears / 5th / 48th pick / 1937
RG Barney McGarry 22 Rook 5 Cleveland Rams / 6th / 43rd pick / 1939
RT Elwyn Dunstan 24 1 6
RE Johnny Wilson 24 Rook 11 8 catches for 108 yards, 1 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Vic Spadaccini 23 1 11 0 of 0 field goals & 12 of 16 extra points Cleveland Rams / 12th / 101st pick / 1938
P Parker Hall*+ 23 Rook 11 58 punts for a 40.8 average, 0 blocked Cleveland Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1939
PR Chet Adams 24 Rook 5 Cleveland Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1939
KR Chet Adams 24 Rook 5 Cleveland Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1939

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Chet Adams 24 KR 9 5 233 6-3 Ohio 10/24/1915 Rook Cleveland Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1939
Alex Atty 23 3 0 216 5-8 West Virginia 12/8/1916 Rook Cleveland Rams / 18th / 163rd pick / 1939
Lou Barle 23 3 0 205 6-1 Minnesota-Duluth 6/23/1916 1
Jim Benton* 23 LE 11 11 200 6-3 Arkansas 9/25/1916 1 Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 11th pick / 1938
Lew Bostick 23 g 7 2 197 6-0 Alabama 10/3/1916 Rook Cleveland Rams / 9th / 73rd pick / 1939
Chuck Cherundolo 23 c 10 3 215 6-1 Penn St. 8/8/1916 2
Bill Conkright 25 C 11 8 203 6-1 Oklahoma 4/17/1914 2 Chicago Bears / 5th / 48th pick / 1937
Corby Davis 25 11 0 212 5-11 Indiana 12/18/1914 1 Cleveland Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1938
Jerry Dowd 23 9 0 210 6-0 St. Mary's (CA) 11/29/1916 Rook Cleveland Rams / 7th / 53rd pick / 1939
Johnny Drake* 23 FB 11 11 213 6-1 Purdue 3/27/1916 2 Cleveland Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1937
Elwyn Dunstan 24 RT 7 6 238 6-3 Portland 2/4/1915 1
Ben Friend 27 t 10 4 248 6-5 LSU 1/30/1912 Rook Cleveland Rams / 15th / 133rd pick / 1939
Parker Hall*+ 23 P 11 11 198 6-0 Mississippi 12/10/1916 Rook Cleveland Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1939
Joel Hitt 23 3 0 180 6-1 Mississippi Col. 12/30/1916 Rook Cleveland Rams / 13th / 113th pick / 1939
Tom Hupke 29 g 8 1 192 5-10 Alabama 12/28/1910 5
Bill Lazetich 23 wb 6 1 195 6-0 Montana 10/16/1916 Rook Detroit Lions / 16th / 147th pick / 1939
Art Lewis 28 lg 7 5 226 6-3 Ohio 2/18/1911 3 New York Giants / 1st / 9th pick / 1936
Ted Livingston 26 LG 11 9 219 6-3 Kansas St.,Indiana 2/18/1913 2
Riley Matheson 25 g 2 2 207 6-2 Cameron,Texas-El Paso 12/12/1914 Rook
Paul McDonough 23 10 0 222 6-4 Utah 12/14/1916 1 Pittsburgh Pirates / 9th / 74th pick / 1938
Barney McGarry 22 RG 11 5 203 6-1 Utah 12/24/1917 Rook Cleveland Rams / 6th / 43rd pick / 1939
Bill McRaven 21 wb 9 4 170 5-11 Murray St. 2/23/1918 Rook
Kelly Moan 27 2 0 193 6-0 Washington St.,West Virginia 10/20/1912 Rook New York Giants / 7th / 58th pick / 1938
Ralph Niehaus 22 t 6 2 220 6-4 Dayton 11/19/1917 Rook Detroit Lions / 17th / 157th pick / 1939
Maury Patt 24 10 0 205 6-2 Carnegie Mellon 1/31/1915 1 Detroit Lions / 5th / 47th pick / 1937
Mike Perrie 2 0 197 5-11 St. Mary's (CA) Rook Cleveland Rams / 17th / 153rd pick / 1939
Phil Ragazzo 24 t 11 3 216 6-0 Case Western Reserve 6/24/1915 1 Green Bay Packers / 8th / 67th pick / 1938
Mike Rodak 22 6 0 194 5-10 Case Western Reserve 2/11/1917 Rook
Doug Russell 28 tb 7 2 187 6-0 Muskingum,Kansas St. 6/11/1911 5
Nate Schenker 21 4 0 220 6-2 Samford 1/27/1918 Rook
Marty Slovak 23 10 0 179 5-9 Toledo 12/25/1916 Rook
Branko Smilanich 24 2 0 180 5-11 Arizona 10/17/1915 Rook
Gaylon Smith 23 WB 11 4 202 5-11 Rhodes 7/15/1916 Rook Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 13th pick / 1939
Vic Spadaccini 23 BB 11 11 222 6-0 Minnesota 3/2/1916 1 Cleveland Rams / 12th / 101st pick / 1938
Johnny Wilson 24 RE 11 11 203 6-3 Case Western Reserve 11/2/1915 Rook
Team Total 23.3 11 206.3 6-0.8 0.8