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1940 Cleveland Rams

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4-6-1, NFL West Division  · 1940 NFL Season Summary

Scored 171 points (15.5/g), 5th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 191 points (17.4/g), 8th.
 Differential of -20 points (-1.8/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 4.8-6.2.

Coach: Dutch Clark (4-6-1)

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 24 1 7 94 rushes for 365 yards, 1 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td Cleveland Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1939
FB Johnny Drake*+ 24 3 8 134 rushes for 480 yards, 9 td, & 8 catches for 81 yards and 0 td Cleveland Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1937
BB Gaylon Smith 24 1 8 19 rushes for 18 yards, 0 td, & 2 catches for 65 yards and 0 td Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 13th pick / 1939
WB Olie Cordill* 24 Rook 7 24 rushes for 73 yards, 0 td, & 14 catches for 158 yards and 2 td Cleveland Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1940
LE Jim Benton 24 2 5 22 catches for 351 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for 0 yards and 0 td Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 11th pick / 1938
LT Chet Adams 25 1 11 Cleveland Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1939
LG Barney McGarry 23 1 11 Cleveland Rams / 6th / 43rd pick / 1939
C Jack Haman 22 Rook 9 Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 20th pick / 1940
RG Ted Livingston* 27 3 9
RT Elwyn Dunstan 25 2 6
RE Paul McDonough 24 2 7 12 catches for 315 yards, 1 td, & 2 rushes for 5 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Pirates / 9th / 74th pick / 1938
 Special Teams Starters
K Chet Adams 25 1 11 1 of 5 field goals & 7 of 9 extra points Cleveland Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1939
P Parker Hall 24 1 7 57 punts for a 43.7 average, 0 blocked Cleveland Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1939
PR Chet Adams 25 1 11 Cleveland Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1939
KR Chet Adams 25 1 11 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 25 K 11 11 233 6-3 Ohio 10/24/1915 1 Cleveland Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1939
Stan Andersen 23 lt 11 5 218 6-2 Stanford 9/14/1917 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 12th / 101st pick / 1940
Jim Benton 24 LE 10 5 200 6-3 Arkansas 9/25/1916 2 Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 11th pick / 1938
Connie Mack Berry 25 3 0 215 6-3 North Carolina St. 4/19/1915 1
Boyd Clay 25 rt 11 5 220 6-1 Tennessee 5/6/1915 Rook Cleveland Rams / 11th / 95th pick / 1940
Bill Conkright 26 c 2 2 203 6-1 Oklahoma 4/17/1914 3 Chicago Bears / 5th / 48th pick / 1937
Olie Cordill* 24 WB 10 7 190 6-2 Rice 4/28/1916 Rook Cleveland Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1940
Earl Crowder 25 3 0 198 6-0 Oklahoma 1/21/1915 1 Chicago Cardinals / 10th / 82nd pick / 1939
Johnny Drake*+ 24 FB 11 8 213 6-1 Purdue 3/27/1916 3 Cleveland Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1937
Elwyn Dunstan 25 RT 10 6 238 6-3 Portland 2/4/1915 2
Fred Gehrke 22 3 0 189 5-11 Utah 4/24/1918 Rook
Jim Gillette 23 4 0 185 6-1 Virginia 12/19/1917 Rook Green Bay Packers / 18th / 169th pick / 1940
Shag Goolsby 23 8 0 198 6-2 Mississippi St. 7/24/1917 Rook Cleveland Rams / 12th / 105th pick / 1940
Pete Gudauskas 24 1 0 222 6-2 Murray St. 10/19/1916 Rook
Parker Hall 24 P 11 7 198 6-0 Mississippi 12/10/1916 1 Cleveland Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1939
Jack Haman 22 C 11 9 215 6-2 Northwestern 8/18/1918 Rook Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 20th pick / 1940
Ken Heineman 22 3 0 168 5-9 Texas-El Paso 1/13/1918 Rook Cleveland Rams / 6th / 45th pick / 1940
Len Janiak 25 b 11 3 203 6-1 Ohio 10/29/1915 1 Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 45th pick / 1939
Michael Kinek 23 2 0 200 6-1 Michigan St. 8/11/1917 Rook
Ted Livingston* 27 RG 9 9 219 6-3 Kansas St.,Indiana 2/18/1913 3
Dante Magnani 23 hb 11 4 182 5-10 St. Mary's (CA) 3/16/1917 Rook Cleveland Rams / 19th / 175th pick / 1940
Riley Matheson 26 11 0 207 6-2 Cameron,Texas-El Paso 12/12/1914 1
Paul McDonough 24 RE 11 7 222 6-4 Utah 12/14/1916 2 Pittsburgh Pirates / 9th / 74th pick / 1938
Barney McGarry 23 LG 11 11 203 6-1 Utah 12/24/1917 1 Cleveland Rams / 6th / 43rd pick / 1939
Harvey Murphy 25 2 0 194 5-10 Mississippi 7/24/1915 Rook
Jack Nix 23 1 0 175 6-0 Mississippi St. 11/9/1917 Rook Cleveland Rams / 17th / 155th pick / 1940
Glenn Olson 25 2 0 195 6-0 Iowa 3/14/1915 Rook
Maury Patt 25 e 10 1 205 6-2 Carnegie Mellon 1/31/1915 2 Detroit Lions / 5th / 47th pick / 1937
Phil Ragazzo 25 1 0 216 6-0 Case Western Reserve 6/24/1915 2 Green Bay Packers / 8th / 67th pick / 1938
Hank Rockwell 23 g 11 2 231 6-4 Arizona St. 2/10/1917 Rook
Mike Rodak 23 1 0 194 5-10 Case Western Reserve 2/11/1917 1
Fred Shirey 24 6 0 223 6-2 Washington & Jefferson,Nebraska 1/12/1916 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 32nd pick / 1938
Marty Slovak 24 tb 9 4 179 5-9 Toledo 12/25/1916 1
Gaylon Smith 24 BB 11 8 202 5-11 Rhodes 7/15/1916 1 Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 13th pick / 1939
Vic Spadaccini* 24 b 9 3 222 6-0 Minnesota 3/2/1916 2 Cleveland Rams / 12th / 101st pick / 1938
Ralph Stevenson 23 3 0 196 5-10 Oklahoma 4/11/1917 Rook Cleveland Rams / 18th / 165th pick / 1940
Johnny Wilson 25 e 10 4 203 6-3 Case Western Reserve 11/2/1915 1
Team Total 24.1 11 204.7 6-0.9 0.9