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1945 Cleveland Rams

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9-1-0, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1945 NFL Season Summary

Scored 244 points (24.4/g), 3rd of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 136 points (13.6/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 108 points (10.8/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 8.0-2.0.

Coach: Adam Walsh (9-1-0)

Stadium: League Park
 Training Camp: Bowling Green State (Bowling Green, Ohio)


Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Bob Waterfield+ 25 Rook 4 89 for 171, 1,609 yards, 14 td, 17 int, & 18 rushes for 18 yards and 5 td Cleveland Rams / 5th / 42nd pick / 1944
FB Don Greenwood 24 Rook 6 101 rushes for 376 yards, 4 td, & 3 catches for 72 yards and 0 td
LH Fred Gehrke 27 5 7 74 rushes for 467 yards, 7 td, & 8 catches for 90 yards and 1 td
RH Jim Gillette 28 5 7 63 rushes for 390 yards, 1 td, & 6 catches for 48 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 18th / 169th pick / 1940
LE Jim Benton+ 29 7 4 45 catches for 1,067 yards, 8 td Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 11th pick / 1938
LT Elbie Schultz 28 5 10 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 28th pick / 1940
LG Riley Matheson+ 31 6 9 1 fumble recovered
C Mike Scarry 25 1 10
RG Mike Lazetich 24 Rook 7 Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 16th pick / 1945
RT Gil Bouley 24 Rook 6 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 26th pick / 1944
RE Steve Pritko 25 2 10 19 catches for 255 yards, 4 td Cleveland Rams / 28th / 265th pick / 1943
 Special Teams Starters
K Bob Waterfield+ 25 Rook 4 1 of 3 field goals & 31 of 34 extra points Cleveland Rams / 5th / 42nd pick / 1944
P Bob Waterfield+ 25 Rook 4 39 punts for a 40.6 average, 1 blocked Cleveland Rams / 5th / 42nd pick / 1944
PR Fred Gehrke 27 5 7 8 punt returns for a 15.0 average and 0 td
KR Fred Gehrke 27 5 7 9 kick returns for a 19.2 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Graham Armstrong 27 1 0 230 6-4 John Carroll 5/30/1918 4
Jim Benton+ 29 LE 9 4 200 6-3 Arkansas 9/25/1916 7 Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 11th pick / 1938
Dave Bernard 33 7 0 194 5-10 Mississippi 9/26/1912 1
Gil Bouley 24 RT 6 6 235 6-2 Boston Col. 11/15/1921 Rook Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 26th pick / 1944
Tom Colella 27 hb 10 1 187 6-0 Canisius 7/3/1918 3 Detroit Lions / 7th / 55th pick / 1942
Bob deLauer 25 2 0 218 6-1 USC 8/30/1920 Rook Cleveland Rams / 10th / 82nd pick / 1942
Roger Eason 27 2 0 227 6-1 Oklahoma 7/31/1918 Rook Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 17th pick / 1942
Fred Gehrke 27 KR 10 7 189 5-11 Utah 4/24/1918 5
Jim Gillette 28 RH 10 7 185 6-1 Virginia 12/19/1917 5 Green Bay Packers / 18th / 169th pick / 1940
Don Greenwood 24 FB 9 6 190 6-0 Missouri,Illinois 2/18/1921 Rook
Ray Hamilton 29 9 0 212 6-4 Arkansas 1/21/1916 7 Cleveland Rams / 6th / 41st pick / 1938
Roger Harding 22 6 0 217 6-2 California 6/11/1923 Rook Cleveland Rams / 5th / 37th pick / 1945
Red Hickey 28 e 8 2 204 6-2 Arkansas 2/14/1917 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 41st pick / 1941
Jack Jacobs 26 qb 2 1 186 6-1 Oklahoma 8/7/1919 3 Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 12th pick / 1942
Harvey Jones 24 fb 9 2 175 6-0 Baylor 4/15/1921 1
George Koch 26 hb 5 1 200 6-0 St. Mary's (TX),Baylor 7/2/1919 Rook
Floyd Konetsky 25 e 10 4 197 6-0 Florida 5/26/1920 1 Cleveland Rams / 29th / 275th pick / 1943
Mike Lazetich 24 RG 10 7 211 6-1 Montana,Michigan 8/27/1921 Rook Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 16th pick / 1945
Les Lear 27 t 9 1 225 5-11 Manitoba 8/22/1918 1
Len Levy 24 g 7 1 256 6-0 Minnesota 2/19/1921 Rook Cleveland Rams / 4th / 27th pick / 1942
Sonny Liles 26 8 0 188 5-8 Oklahoma St. 8/9/1919 2
Riley Matheson+ 31 LG 10 9 207 6-2 Cameron,Texas-El Paso 12/12/1914 6
Art Mergenthal 24 g 10 2 215 5-11 Tennessee,Xavier (OH),Bowling Green,Notre Dame 3/22/1921 Rook
Ray Monaco 27 1 0 212 5-10 Holy Cross 2/10/1918 1
Rudy Mucha 27 3 0 236 6-1 Washington 7/22/1918 4 Cleveland Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1941
Steve Nemeth 23 qb 9 4 174 5-10 Notre Dame 12/10/1922 Rook
George Phillips 24 1 0 215 6-3 UCLA 8/14/1921 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 74th pick / 1944
Steve Pritko 25 RE 10 10 209 6-2 Villanova 12/21/1920 2 Cleveland Rams / 28th / 265th pick / 1943
Albie Reisz 28 10 0 175 5-10 SE Louisiana 11/29/1917 1
Bill Rieth 29 1 0 203 5-11 Carnegie Mellon 6/20/1916 4
Ralph Ruthstrom 24 b 6 1 212 6-5 Sam Houston St.,SMU 7/12/1921 Rook
Mike Scarry 25 C 10 10 214 6-0 Waynesburg 2/1/1920 1
Elbie Schultz 28 LT 10 10 252 6-4 Oregon St. 12/23/1917 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 28th pick / 1940
Bob Shaw 24 5 0 226 6-4 Ohio St. 5/22/1921 Rook Cleveland Rams / 10th / 97th pick / 1944
Rudy Sikich 24 t 6 2 220 6-1 Minnesota 2/12/1921 Rook Brooklyn Tigers / 4th / 29th pick / 1944
Bob Waterfield+ 25 K 10 4 200 6-1 UCLA 7/26/1920 Rook Cleveland Rams / 5th / 42nd pick / 1944
Pat West 22 fb 10 6 201 6-0 Pittsburgh,USC 2/21/1923 Rook Cleveland Rams / 28th / 290th pick / 1945
Joe Winkler 23 8 0 200 6-1 Purdue 3/9/1922 Rook Cleveland Rams / 12th / 114th pick / 1945
Jim Worden 30 5 0 180 5-10 Waynesburg 6/21/1915 Rook
Walt Zirinsky 25 5 0 187 5-11 Lafayette 8/1/1920 Rook Cleveland Rams / 12th / 102nd pick / 1942
Team Total 26.0 10 206.6 6-0.7 1.7