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1947 Los Angeles Rams

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6-6-0, Finished 4th in NFL West Division  · 1947 NFL Season Summary

Scored 259 points (21.6/g), 6th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 214 points (17.8/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 45 points (3.8/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 7.3-4.7.

Coach: Bob Snyder (6-6-0)

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Bob Waterfield 27 2 8 96 for 221, 1,210 yards, 8 td, 18 int, & 3 rushes for 6 yards and 1 td Cleveland Rams / 5th / 42nd pick / 1944
FB Pat West 24 2 5 42 rushes for 162 yards, 2 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td Cleveland Rams / 28th / 290th pick / 1945
LH Fred Gehrke 29 7 8 59 rushes for 304 yards, 0 td, & 6 catches for 19 yards and 0 td
RH Jack Banta 30 6 8 40 rushes for 193 yards, 1 td, & 14 catches for 198 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 12th / 110th pick / 1941
LE Jack Zilly 26 Rook 7 7 catches for 75 yards, 0 td Cleveland Rams / 4th / 32nd pick / 1945
LT Dick Huffman+ 24 Rook 11 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Rams / 9th / 81st pick / 1945
LG Riley Matheson+ 33 8 9 1 fumble recovered
C Fred Naumetz 25 1 12 Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 20th pick / 1943
RG Roger Eason 29 2 10 Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 17th pick / 1942
RT Gil Bouley 26 2 10 3 fumbles recovered Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 26th pick / 1944
RE Ray Hamilton 31 9 5 12 catches for 193 yards, 1 td Cleveland Rams / 6th / 41st pick / 1938
 Special Teams Starters
K Bob Waterfield 27 2 8 7 of 16 field goals & 27 of 30 extra points Cleveland Rams / 5th / 42nd pick / 1944
P Bob Waterfield 27 2 8 59 punts for a 42.4 average, 1 blocked Cleveland Rams / 5th / 42nd pick / 1944
PR Tom Harmon 28 1 1 27 punt returns for a 14.5 average and 1 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 1st pick / 1941
KR Tom Harmon 28 1 1 9 kick returns for a 23.1 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 1st pick / 1941

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Steve Bagarus 28 2 0 173 6-0 Notre Dame 6/19/1919 2
Jack Banta 30 RH 12 8 191 5-11 USC 11/19/1917 6 Washington Redskins / 12th / 110th pick / 1941
Jim Benton 31 e 11 4 200 6-3 Arkansas 9/25/1916 9 Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 11th pick / 1938
Mel Bleeker 27 hb 11 4 189 5-11 USC 8/20/1920 3
Gil Bouley 26 RT 12 10 235 6-2 Boston Col. 11/15/1921 2 Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 26th pick / 1944
Ed Champagne 25 4 0 236 6-3 LSU 12/4/1922 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 18th / 163rd pick / 1947
Gerry Cowhig 26 lb 8 4 215 6-2 Notre Dame 7/5/1921 Rook Cleveland Rams / 6th / 48th pick / 1945
Bob David 26 8 0 219 6-0 Notre Dame,Villanova 1/15/1921 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 27th / 253rd pick / 1947
Hal Dean 25 g 12 3 205 6-0 Ohio St. 10/30/1922 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 30th / 283rd pick / 1947
Roger Eason 29 RG 11 10 227 6-1 Oklahoma 7/31/1918 2 Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 17th pick / 1942
Jack Finlay 26 12 0 217 6-1 UCLA 9/8/1921 Rook
Fred Gehrke 29 LH 11 8 189 5-11 Utah 4/24/1918 7
Ray Hamilton 31 RE 12 5 212 6-4 Arkansas 1/21/1916 9 Cleveland Rams / 6th / 41st pick / 1938
Jim Hardy 24 9 0 180 6-0 USC 4/24/1923 1 Washington Redskins / 1st / 8th pick / 1945
Tom Harmon 28 KR 12 1 197 6-1 Michigan 9/28/1919 1 Chicago Bears / 1st / 1st pick / 1941
Red Hickey 30 e 11 4 204 6-2 Arkansas 2/14/1917 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 41st pick / 1941
Dick Hoerner 25 4 0 220 6-4 Iowa 7/25/1922 Rook Cleveland Rams / 17th / 169th pick / 1945
Bob Hoffman 30 b 10 4 208 6-1 USC 12/13/1917 7 Washington Redskins / 9th / 78th pick / 1940
Les Horvath 26 hb 10 1 173 5-10 Ohio St. 9/12/1921 Rook Cleveland Rams / 6th / 45th pick / 1943
Frank Hubbell 25 e 12 2 222 6-2 Tennessee 1/19/1922 Rook Cleveland Rams / 15th / 152nd pick / 1944
Dick Huffman+ 24 LT 11 11 255 6-1 Tennessee 3/27/1923 Rook Cleveland Rams / 9th / 81st pick / 1945
Clyde Johnson 30 t 12 1 269 6-6 Kentucky 8/22/1917 1 Cleveland Rams / 5th / 35th pick / 1943
John Ksionzyk 28 3 0 190 5-10 St. Bonaventure 1/28/1919 Rook
Mike Lazetich 26 g 11 2 211 6-1 Montana,Michigan 8/27/1921 2 Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 16th pick / 1945
Dante Magnani 30 hb 12 3 182 5-10 St. Mary's (CA) 3/16/1917 7 Cleveland Rams / 19th / 175th pick / 1940
Jack Martin 25 11 0 238 6-3 Princeton,Navy 4/10/1922 Rook
Riley Matheson+ 33 LG 11 9 207 6-2 Cameron,Texas-El Paso 12/12/1914 8
Fred Naumetz 25 C 12 12 222 6-1 Boston Col. 3/28/1922 1 Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 20th pick / 1943
Steve Pritko 27 11 0 209 6-2 Villanova 12/21/1920 4 Cleveland Rams / 28th / 265th pick / 1943
Elbie Schultz 30 t 12 1 252 6-4 Oregon St. 12/23/1917 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 28th pick / 1940
Bill Smyth 25 de 12 3 243 6-3 Notre Dame,Cincinnati,Penn St. 4/8/1922 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 53rd pick / 1947
Kenny Washington 29 hb 11 2 212 6-1 UCLA 8/31/1918 1
Bob Waterfield 27 K 12 8 200 6-1 UCLA 7/26/1920 2 Cleveland Rams / 5th / 42nd pick / 1944
Pat West 24 FB 12 5 201 6-0 Pittsburgh,USC 2/21/1923 2 Cleveland Rams / 28th / 290th pick / 1945
Jack Wilson 30 1 0 200 6-0 Baylor 11/20/1917 1 Cleveland Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1942
Jack Zilly 26 LE 12 7 212 6-2 Notre Dame 11/11/1921 Rook Cleveland Rams / 4th / 32nd pick / 1945
Team Total 27.4 12 211.5 6-1.2 2.5