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1942 Cleveland Rams

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5-6-0, Finished 3rd in NFL West Division  · 1942 NFL Season Summary

Scored 150 points (13.6/g), 6th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 207 points (18.8/g), 6th.
 Differential of -57 points (-5.2/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 3.5-7.5.

Coach: Dutch Clark (5-6-0)

 Training Camp: Hiram College (Hiram, Ohio)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
TB Parker Hall 26 3 8 41 rushes for -3 yards, 1 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td Cleveland Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1939
FB Gaylon Smith 26 3 6 83 rushes for 332 yards, 2 td, & 3 catches for 61 yards and 0 td Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 13th pick / 1939
BB Dutch Elston 24 Rook 8 1 rush for 15 yards, 0 td, & 4 catches for 58 yards and 0 td
WB Dante Magnani* 25 2 10 59 rushes for 344 yards, 1 td, & 24 catches for 276 yards and 4 td Cleveland Rams / 19th / 175th pick / 1940
LE Jim Benton 26 4 7 23 catches for 345 yards, 1 td Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 11th pick / 1938
LT Chet Adams* 27 3 11 Cleveland Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1939
LG Riley Matheson+ 28 3 8
C Bill Conkright 28 5 8 Chicago Bears / 5th / 48th pick / 1937
RG Roy Stuart 22 Rook 6
RT Joe Pasqua 24 Rook 11
RE Joe Gibson 23 Rook 8 6 catches for 79 yards, 0 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Chet Adams* 27 3 11 3 of 6 field goals & 14 of 15 extra points Cleveland Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1939
P Parker Hall 26 3 8 36 punts for a 38.8 average, 0 blocked Cleveland Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1939
PR Parker Hall 26 3 8 12 punt returns for a 12.3 average and 0 td Cleveland Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1939
KR Dante Magnani* 25 2 10 11 kick returns for a 22.7 average and 0 td Cleveland Rams / 19th / 175th pick / 1940

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Chet Adams* 27 K 11 11 233 6-3 Ohio 10/24/1915 3 Cleveland Rams / 12th / 103rd pick / 1939
Jim Benton 26 LE 9 7 200 6-3 Arkansas 9/25/1916 4 Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 11th pick / 1938
Jack Boone 24 2 0 175 5-11 Elon 5/28/1918 Rook
Lew Bostick 26 1 0 197 6-0 Alabama 10/3/1916 3 Cleveland Rams / 9th / 73rd pick / 1939
Larry Brahm 26 10 0 204 5-10 Temple 8/12/1916 Rook
Boyd Clay 27 8 0 220 6-1 Tennessee 5/6/1915 2 Cleveland Rams / 11th / 95th pick / 1940
Bill Conkright 28 C 11 8 203 6-1 Oklahoma 4/17/1914 5 Chicago Bears / 5th / 48th pick / 1937
Corby Davis 28 bb 9 2 212 5-11 Indiana 12/18/1914 4 Cleveland Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1938
Dutch Elston 24 BB 11 8 190 5-11 South Carolina 11/19/1918 Rook
Jake Fawcett 23 10 0 223 5-11 SMU 5/29/1919 Rook
Joe Gibson 23 RE 11 8 213 6-3 Cameron,Tulsa 6/28/1919 Rook
Herb Godfrey 23 3 0 187 6-1 Washington St. 8/23/1919 Rook
Parker Hall 26 P 10 8 198 6-0 Mississippi 12/10/1916 3 Cleveland Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1939
Ben Hightower 24 e 10 2 184 6-2 Sam Houston St. 12/5/1918 Rook Cleveland Rams / 11th / 92nd pick / 1942
Jack Jacobs 23 tb 8 3 186 6-1 Oklahoma 8/7/1919 Rook Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 12th pick / 1942
Len Janiak 27 b 9 3 203 6-1 Ohio 10/29/1915 3 Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 45th pick / 1939
Don Johnson 22 1 0 205 6-0 Northwestern 9/14/1920 Rook
Bill Lazetich 26 9 0 195 6-0 Montana 10/16/1916 3 Detroit Lions / 16th / 147th pick / 1939
Dante Magnani* 25 KR 11 10 182 5-10 St. Mary's (CA) 3/16/1917 2 Cleveland Rams / 19th / 175th pick / 1940
Riley Matheson+ 28 LG 10 8 207 6-2 Cameron,Texas-El Paso 12/12/1914 3
Barney McGarry 25 g 4 1 203 6-1 Utah 12/24/1917 3 Cleveland Rams / 6th / 43rd pick / 1939
Tex Mooney 25 1 0 280 6-5 West Texas A&M 3/8/1917 Rook
George Morris 23 hb 9 1 189 5-11 Baldwin-Wallace 2/24/1919 1
Joe Pasqua 24 RT 11 11 225 6-1 SMU 7/31/1918 Rook
Maury Patt 27 7 0 205 6-2 Carnegie Mellon 1/31/1915 4 Detroit Lions / 5th / 47th pick / 1937
John Petchel 23 bb 7 1 185 5-11 Duquesne 5/27/1919 Rook
George Platukis 27 e 9 2 196 6-0 Duquesne 3/15/1915 4 Pittsburgh Pirates / 6th / 44th pick / 1938
Warren Plunkett 22 bb 10 2 200 6-0 Minnesota 8/4/1920 Rook
Bosh Pritchard* 23 1 0 164 5-11 VMI,Georgia Tech 9/10/1919 Rook
Manny Rapp 34 1 0 215 6-0 St. Louis 9/17/1908 8
Bill Rieth 26 g 10 4 203 5-11 Carnegie Mellon 6/20/1916 1
Hank Rockwell 25 g 8 1 231 6-4 Arizona St. 2/10/1917 2
Gaylon Smith 26 FB 11 6 202 5-11 Rhodes 7/15/1916 3 Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 13th pick / 1939
Roy Stuart 22 RG 10 6 188 5-8 Tulsa 7/25/1920 Rook
Wilfred Thorpe 25 rg 11 5 205 6-3 Arkansas 1/8/1917 1 Cleveland Rams / 9th / 75th pick / 1940
Johnny Wilson 27 e 3 3 203 6-3 Case Western Reserve 11/2/1915 3
Team Total 25.3 11 203.1 6-0.6 1.8