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1944 Cleveland Rams

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4-6-0, Finished 4th in NFL West Division  · 1944 NFL Season Summary

Scored 188 points (18.8/g), 6th of 11 in the NFL. Allowed 224 points (22.4/g), 8th.
 Differential of -36 points (-3.6/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 4.0-6.0.

Coach: Aldo Donelli (4-6-0)

Stadium: League Park
 Training Camp: Hiram College (Hiram, Ohio)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
HB Mike Kabealo 29 Rook 7 47 rushes for 152 yards, 1 td, & 2 catches for 20 yards and 0 td
TB Tom Colella 26 2 8 53 rushes for 208 yards, 2 td, & 2 catches for 64 yards and 1 td Detroit Lions / 7th / 55th pick / 1942
FB Harvey Jones 23 Rook 8 38 rushes for 133 yards, 1 td, & 6 catches for 59 yards and 0 td
BB John Karrs 29 Rook 8 7 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td
LE Floyd Konetsky 24 Rook 6 Cleveland Rams / 29th / 275th pick / 1943
LT Chet Pudloski 29 Rook 10
LG Riley Matheson+ 30 5 8
C Mike Scarry 24 Rook 10
RG Tom Corbo 26 Rook 6
RT Jake Fawcett 25 2 10
RE Steve Pritko 24 1 10 18 catches for 296 yards, 3 td Cleveland Rams / 28th / 265th pick / 1943
 Special Teams Starters
K Lou Zontini 27 4 0 3 of 6 field goals & 14 of 16 extra points
P Tom Colella 26 2 8 33 punts for a 37.8 average, 0 blocked Detroit Lions / 7th / 55th pick / 1942
PR Mike Kabealo 29 Rook 7 7 punt returns for a 9.1 average and 0 td
KR Albie Reisz 27 Rook 2 12 kick returns for a 23.8 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Jim Benton 28 e 10 4 200 6-3 Arkansas 9/25/1916 6 Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 11th pick / 1938
Dave Bernard 32 8 0 194 5-10 Mississippi 9/26/1912 Rook
Boyd Clay 29 4 0 220 6-1 Tennessee 5/6/1915 4 Cleveland Rams / 11th / 95th pick / 1940
Tom Colella 26 P 10 8 187 6-0 Canisius 7/3/1918 2 Detroit Lions / 7th / 55th pick / 1942
Bill Conkright 30 1 0 203 6-1 Oklahoma 4/17/1914 7 Chicago Bears / 5th / 48th pick / 1937
Tom Corbo 26 RG 10 6 210 5-11 Duquesne 1/11/1918 Rook
Jake Fawcett 25 RT 10 10 223 5-11 SMU 5/29/1919 2
Joe Gibson 25 c 10 1 213 6-3 Cameron,Tulsa 6/28/1919 2
Jim Gillette 27 hb 7 2 185 6-1 Virginia 12/19/1917 4 Green Bay Packers / 18th / 169th pick / 1940
Al Gutknecht 27 1 0 205 6-0 Niagara 6/11/1917 1
Ray Hamilton 28 9 0 212 6-4 Arkansas 1/21/1916 6 Cleveland Rams / 6th / 41st pick / 1938
Roy Huggins 26 5 0 195 5-11 Vanderbilt 10/6/1918 Rook
Harvey Jones 23 FB 10 8 175 6-0 Baylor 4/15/1921 Rook
Mike Kabealo 29 HB 10 7 185 5-8 Ohio St. 10/1/1915 Rook
John Karrs 29 BB 10 8 210 6-1 Duquesne 9/19/1915 Rook
Floyd Konetsky 24 LE 8 6 197 6-0 Florida 5/26/1920 Rook Cleveland Rams / 29th / 275th pick / 1943
Les Lear 26 t 10 1 225 5-11 Manitoba 8/22/1918 Rook
Del Lyman 26 2 0 223 6-3 UCLA 7/9/1918 3 Green Bay Packers / 14th / 126th pick / 1941
Riley Matheson+ 30 LG 9 8 207 6-2 Cameron,Texas-El Paso 12/12/1914 5
Norm Olsen 23 10 0 220 6-2 Alabama 12/1/1921 Rook
John Petchel 25 bb 10 2 185 5-11 Duquesne 5/27/1919 2
Steve Pritko 24 RE 10 10 209 6-2 Villanova 12/21/1920 1 Cleveland Rams / 28th / 265th pick / 1943
Chet Pudloski 29 LT 10 10 210 6-1 Villanova 8/3/1915 Rook
Albie Reisz 27 KR 10 2 175 5-10 SE Louisiana 11/29/1917 Rook
Bill Rieth 28 g 9 3 203 5-11 Carnegie Mellon 6/20/1916 3
Charley Riffle 26 g 8 1 212 6-0 Notre Dame 1/6/1918 Rook
Mike Scarry 24 C 10 10 214 6-0 Waynesburg 2/1/1920 Rook
Stan Skoczen 24 1 0 187 5-11 Case Western Reserve 10/12/1920 Rook
Walter West 27 fb 9 3 197 6-0 Pittsburgh 10/26/1917 Rook
Lou Zontini 27 K 10 0 189 5-9 Notre Dame 8/30/1917 4
Team Total 26.7 10 202.3 6-0.2 1.7