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1948 Los Angeles Rams

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6-5-1, Finished 3rd in NFL West Division  · 1948 NFL Season Summary

Scored 327 points (27.2/g), 4th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 269 points (22.4/g), 5th.
 Differential of 58 points (4.8/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 7.4-4.6.

Coach: Clark Shaughnessy (6-5-1)

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 28 3 8 87 for 180, 1,354 yards, 14 td, 18 int, & 7 rushes for 12 yards and 0 td Cleveland Rams / 5th / 42nd pick / 1944
FB Dick Hoerner 26 1 5 76 rushes for 354 yards, 4 td, & 18 catches for 227 yards and 2 td Cleveland Rams / 17th / 169th pick / 1945
LH Fred Gehrke 30 8 8 56 rushes for 246 yards, 1 td, & 16 catches for 173 yards and 1 td
RH Jack Banta 31 7 10 32 rushes for 105 yards, 0 td, & 4 catches for 34 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 12th / 110th pick / 1941
LE Frank Hubbell 26 1 11 10 catches for 134 yards, 1 td Cleveland Rams / 15th / 152nd pick / 1944
LT Dick Huffman+ 25 1 11 Cleveland Rams / 9th / 81st pick / 1945
LG Hal Dean 26 1 9 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 30th / 283rd pick / 1947
C Fred Naumetz 26 2 7 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 20th pick / 1943
RG Mike Lazetich 27 3 6 4 fumbles recovered Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 16th pick / 1945
RT Gil Bouley 27 3 12 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 26th pick / 1944
RE Jack Zilly 27 1 6 13 catches for 169 yards, 4 td Cleveland Rams / 4th / 32nd pick / 1945
 Special Teams Starters
K Bob Waterfield 28 3 8 6 of 11 field goals & 38 of 44 extra points Cleveland Rams / 5th / 42nd pick / 1944
P Bob Waterfield 28 3 8 43 punts for a 42.6 average, 0 blocked Cleveland Rams / 5th / 42nd pick / 1944
PR Fred Gehrke 30 8 8 19 punt returns for a 11.4 average and 0 td
KR Fred Gehrke 30 8 8 17 kick returns for a 27.3 average and 1 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Bob Agler 24 8 0 208 6-1 Otterbein 3/13/1924 Rook
Jack Banta 31 RH 12 10 191 5-11 USC 11/19/1917 7 Washington Redskins / 12th / 110th pick / 1941
Gil Bouley 27 RT 12 12 235 6-2 Boston Col. 11/15/1921 3 Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 26th pick / 1944
Larry Brink 25 11 0 236 6-5 Northern Illinois 9/12/1923 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 150th pick / 1948
Ed Champagne 26 12 0 236 6-3 LSU 12/4/1922 1 Los Angeles Rams / 18th / 163rd pick / 1947
Joe Corn 25 9 0 168 5-6 none 10/5/1923 Rook
Gerry Cowhig 27 lb 12 3 215 6-2 Notre Dame 7/5/1921 1 Cleveland Rams / 6th / 48th pick / 1945
Don Currivan 28 e 10 2 193 6-0 Boston Col. 3/6/1920 5 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 18th pick / 1943
Bob David 27 g 3 1 219 6-0 Notre Dame,Villanova 1/15/1921 1 Los Angeles Rams / 27th / 253rd pick / 1947
Hal Dean 26 LG 11 9 205 6-0 Ohio St. 10/30/1922 1 Los Angeles Rams / 30th / 283rd pick / 1947
Bob DeFruiter 30 3 0 190 6-0 Nebraska 6/3/1918 3
Roger Eason 30 rg 10 6 227 6-1 Oklahoma 7/31/1918 3 Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 17th pick / 1942
Tom Fears 26 le 12 1 216 6-2 Santa Clara,UCLA 12/3/1922 Rook Cleveland Rams / 11th / 103rd pick / 1945
Jack Finlay 27 g 12 2 217 6-1 UCLA 9/8/1921 1
Fred Gehrke 30 KR 12 8 189 5-11 Utah 4/24/1918 8
Jim Hardy 25 qb 12 3 180 6-0 USC 4/24/1923 2 Washington Redskins / 1st / 8th pick / 1945
Red Hickey 31 12 0 204 6-2 Arkansas 2/14/1917 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 41st pick / 1941
Dick Hoerner 26 FB 12 5 220 6-4 Iowa 7/25/1922 1 Cleveland Rams / 17th / 169th pick / 1945
Bob Hoffman 31 b 11 4 208 6-1 USC 12/13/1917 8 Washington Redskins / 9th / 78th pick / 1940
Les Horvath 27 hb 12 2 173 5-10 Ohio St. 9/12/1921 1 Cleveland Rams / 6th / 45th pick / 1943
Frank Hubbell 26 LE 12 11 222 6-2 Tennessee 1/19/1922 1 Cleveland Rams / 15th / 152nd pick / 1944
Dick Huffman+ 25 LT 12 11 255 6-1 Tennessee 3/27/1923 1 Cleveland Rams / 9th / 81st pick / 1945
Tom Keane 22 11 0 192 6-1 Ohio St.,West Virginia 9/7/1926 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 18th pick / 1948
Mike Lazetich 27 RG 12 6 211 6-1 Montana,Michigan 8/27/1921 3 Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 16th pick / 1945
Dante Magnani 31 hb 8 1 182 5-10 St. Mary's (CA) 3/16/1917 8 Cleveland Rams / 19th / 175th pick / 1940
Jack Martin 26 c 12 5 238 6-3 Princeton,Navy 4/10/1922 1
Jim Mello 28 3 0 190 5-10 Notre Dame 11/8/1920 1 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 6th / 47th pick / 1945
Fred Naumetz 26 C 11 7 222 6-1 Boston Col. 3/28/1922 2 Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 20th pick / 1943
Don Paul 23 11 0 228 6-1 UCLA 3/18/1925 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 21st pick / 1947
Joe Repko 28 12 0 236 6-0 Seton Hall,Boston Col. 3/15/1920 2 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 12th / 107th pick / 1943
Paul Rickards 22 3 0 193 6-1 Pittsburgh 6/30/1926 Rook
Bruce Smith 28 8 0 197 6-0 Minnesota 2/8/1920 3 Green Bay Packers / 13th / 119th pick / 1942
Bill Smyth 26 de 11 4 243 6-3 Notre Dame,Cincinnati,Penn St. 4/8/1922 1 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 53rd pick / 1947
Al Sparkman 22 t 12 2 253 6-6 Texas A&M 2/17/1926 Rook
Kenny Washington 30 hb 10 3 212 6-1 UCLA 8/31/1918 2
Bob Waterfield 28 K 11 8 200 6-1 UCLA 7/26/1920 3 Cleveland Rams / 5th / 42nd pick / 1944
Pat West 25 4 0 201 6-0 Pittsburgh,USC 2/21/1923 3 Cleveland Rams / 28th / 290th pick / 1945
Ray Yagiello 25 12 0 220 6-0 Franklin & Marshall,Catawba 9/21/1923 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 22nd / 200th pick / 1948
Jack Zilly 27 RE 12 6 212 6-2 Notre Dame 11/11/1921 1 Cleveland Rams / 4th / 32nd pick / 1945
Team Total 26.8 12 211.2 6-0.9 2.2