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1946 Los Angeles Rams

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6-4-1, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1946 NFL Season Summary

Scored 277 points (25.2/g), 2nd of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 257 points (23.4/g), 8th.
 Differential of 20 points (1.8/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 6.0-5.0.

Coach: Adam Walsh (6-4-1)

Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
 Training Camp: Compton College (Compton, California)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Bob Waterfield+ 26 1 4 127 for 251, 1,747 yards, 17 td, 17 int, & 16 rushes for -60 yards and 1 td Cleveland Rams / 5th / 42nd pick / 1944
FB Pat West 23 1 7 40 rushes for 226 yards, 1 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td Cleveland Rams / 28th / 290th pick / 1945
LH Fred Gehrke 28 6 10 71 rushes for 371 yards, 3 td, & 11 catches for 83 yards and 2 td
RH Jack Banta 29 5 6 44 rushes for 209 yards, 0 td, & 8 catches for 81 yards and 1 td Washington Redskins / 12th / 110th pick / 1941
LE Bob Shaw 25 1 7 4 catches for 63 yards, 2 td Cleveland Rams / 10th / 97th pick / 1944
LT Elbie Schultz 29 6 11 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 28th pick / 1940
LG Roger Eason 28 1 8 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 17th pick / 1942
C Bob deLauer 26 1 6 Cleveland Rams / 10th / 82nd pick / 1942
RG Riley Matheson+ 32 7 7 1 fumble recovered
RT Gil Bouley 25 1 11 3 fumbles recovered Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 26th pick / 1944
RE Ray Hamilton 30 8 7 8 catches for 92 yards, 0 td Cleveland Rams / 6th / 41st pick / 1938
 Special Teams Starters
K Bob Waterfield+ 26 1 4 6 of 9 field goals & 37 of 37 extra points Cleveland Rams / 5th / 42nd pick / 1944
P Bob Waterfield+ 26 1 4 39 punts for a 44.7 average, 0 blocked Cleveland Rams / 5th / 42nd pick / 1944
PR Fred Gehrke 28 6 10 8 punt returns for a 7.4 average and 0 td
KR Fred Gehrke 28 6 10 8 kick returns for a 23.2 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Jack Banta 29 RH 10 6 191 5-11 USC 11/19/1917 5 Washington Redskins / 12th / 110th pick / 1941
Jim Benton+ 30 e 11 4 200 6-3 Arkansas 9/25/1916 8 Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 11th pick / 1938
Gil Bouley 25 RT 11 11 235 6-2 Boston Col. 11/15/1921 1 Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 26th pick / 1944
Bob deLauer 26 C 11 6 218 6-1 USC 8/30/1920 1 Cleveland Rams / 10th / 82nd pick / 1942
Roger Eason 28 LG 9 8 227 6-1 Oklahoma 7/31/1918 1 Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 17th pick / 1942
Tom Farmer 25 hb 8 1 190 5-11 Iowa 4/17/1921 Rook Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 15th pick / 1943
Jake Fawcett 27 4 0 223 5-11 SMU 5/29/1919 4
Fred Gehrke 28 KR 10 10 189 5-11 Utah 4/24/1918 6
Ray Hamilton 30 RE 11 7 212 6-4 Arkansas 1/21/1916 8 Cleveland Rams / 6th / 41st pick / 1938
Roger Harding 23 c 10 1 217 6-2 California 6/11/1923 1 Cleveland Rams / 5th / 37th pick / 1945
Jim Hardy 23 9 0 180 6-0 USC 4/24/1923 Rook Washington Redskins / 1st / 8th pick / 1945
Tom Harmon 27 hb 10 3 197 6-1 Michigan 9/28/1919 Rook Chicago Bears / 1st / 1st pick / 1941
Red Hickey 29 8 0 204 6-2 Arkansas 2/14/1917 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 41st pick / 1941
Bob Hoffman 29 b 10 2 208 6-1 USC 12/13/1917 6 Washington Redskins / 9th / 78th pick / 1940
Mike Holovak 27 fb 11 2 213 6-1 Boston Col. 9/19/1919 Rook Cleveland Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1943
Clyde Johnson 29 11 0 269 6-6 Kentucky 8/22/1917 Rook Cleveland Rams / 5th / 35th pick / 1943
Mike Lazetich 25 g 10 4 211 6-1 Montana,Michigan 8/27/1921 1 Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 16th pick / 1945
Les Lear 28 t 11 1 225 5-11 Manitoba 8/22/1918 2
Len Levy 25 g 10 2 256 6-0 Minnesota 2/19/1921 1 Cleveland Rams / 4th / 27th pick / 1942
Riley Matheson+ 32 RG 11 7 207 6-2 Cameron,Texas-El Paso 12/12/1914 7
Art Mergenthal 25 g 9 1 215 5-11 Tennessee,Xavier (OH),Bowling Green,Notre Dame 3/22/1921 1
Fred Naumetz 24 c 11 4 222 6-1 Boston Col. 3/28/1922 Rook Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 20th pick / 1943
Joe Pasqua 28 4 0 225 6-1 SMU 7/31/1918 4
Steve Pritko 26 e 11 4 209 6-2 Villanova 12/21/1920 3 Cleveland Rams / 28th / 265th pick / 1943
Albie Reisz 29 tb 2 1 175 5-10 SE Louisiana 11/29/1917 2
Ralph Ruthstrom 25 b 6 4 212 6-5 Sam Houston St.,SMU 7/12/1921 1
Elbie Schultz 29 LT 11 11 252 6-4 Oregon St. 12/23/1917 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 28th pick / 1940
Bob Shaw 25 LE 10 7 226 6-4 Ohio St. 5/22/1921 1 Cleveland Rams / 10th / 97th pick / 1944
Woody Strode 32 10 0 205 6-3 UCLA 7/25/1914 Rook
Steve Sucic 25 4 0 210 6-0 Illinois 4/21/1921 Rook
Kenny Washington 28 6 0 212 6-1 UCLA 8/31/1918 Rook
Bob Waterfield+ 26 K 11 4 200 6-1 UCLA 7/26/1920 1 Cleveland Rams / 5th / 42nd pick / 1944
Pat West 23 FB 10 7 201 6-0 Pittsburgh,USC 2/21/1923 1 Cleveland Rams / 28th / 290th pick / 1945
Jack Wilson 29 hb 9 3 200 6-0 Baylor 11/20/1917 Rook Cleveland Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1942
Team Total 27.0 11 212.8 6-1.2 2.3