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1949 Los Angeles Rams

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8-2-2, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1949 NFL Season Summary

Scored 360 points (30.0/g), 2nd of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 239 points (19.9/g), 4th.
 Differential of 121 points (10.1/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 8.7-3.3.

Coach: Clark Shaughnessy (8-2-2)

 Training Camp: University of Redlands (Redlands, California)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Bob Waterfield+ 29 4 11 154 for 296, 2,168 yards, 17 td, 24 int, & 5 rushes for -4 yards and 1 td Cleveland Rams / 5th / 42nd pick / 1944
FB Dick Hoerner 27 2 12 155 rushes for 582 yards, 6 td, & 17 catches for 213 yards and 0 td Cleveland Rams / 17th / 169th pick / 1945
LH Fred Gehrke 31 9 7 58 rushes for 203 yards, 2 td, & 9 catches for 140 yards and 2 td
RH Tank Younger 21 Rook 8 52 rushes for 191 yards, 0 td, & 7 catches for 119 yards and 0 td
LE Tom Fears 27 1 10 77 catches for 1,013 yards, 9 td, & 1 rush for -3 yards and 0 td Cleveland Rams / 11th / 103rd pick / 1945
LT Dick Huffman+ 26 2 12 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Rams / 9th / 81st pick / 1945
LG Hal Dean 27 2 12 Los Angeles Rams / 30th / 283rd pick / 1947
C Jack Martin 27 2 12 1 fumble recovered
RG Ray Yagiello 26 1 7 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 22nd / 200th pick / 1948
RT Ed Champagne 27 2 7 Los Angeles Rams / 18th / 163rd pick / 1947
RE Bob Shaw 28 4 10 29 catches for 535 yards, 6 td Cleveland Rams / 10th / 97th pick / 1944
 Special Teams Starters
K Bob Waterfield+ 29 4 11 9 of 16 field goals & 43 of 45 extra points Cleveland Rams / 5th / 42nd pick / 1944
P Bob Waterfield+ 29 4 11 49 punts for a 44.4 average, 1 blocked Cleveland Rams / 5th / 42nd pick / 1944
PR Vitamin Smith 26 Rook 4 27 punt returns for a 15.8 average and 1 td
KR Tommy Kalmanir 23 Rook 2 18 kick returns for a 22.4 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 25th / 229th pick / 1947

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Bob Agler 25 8 0 208 6-1 Otterbein 3/13/1924 1
Gil Bouley 28 rt 12 6 235 6-2 Boston Col. 11/15/1921 4 Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 26th pick / 1944
Larry Brink 26 de 11 1 236 6-5 Northern Illinois 9/12/1923 1 Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 150th pick / 1948
Ed Champagne 27 RT 12 7 236 6-3 LSU 12/4/1922 2 Los Angeles Rams / 18th / 163rd pick / 1947
Gerry Cowhig 28 lb 11 1 215 6-2 Notre Dame 7/5/1921 2 Cleveland Rams / 6th / 48th pick / 1945
Don Currivan 29 12 0 193 6-0 Boston Col. 3/6/1920 6 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 18th pick / 1943
Hal Dean 27 LG 12 12 205 6-0 Ohio St. 10/30/1922 2 Los Angeles Rams / 30th / 283rd pick / 1947
Tom Fears 27 LE 12 10 216 6-2 Santa Clara,UCLA 12/3/1922 1 Cleveland Rams / 11th / 103rd pick / 1945
Jack Finlay 28 12 0 217 6-1 UCLA 9/8/1921 2
Fred Gehrke 31 LH 12 7 189 5-11 Utah 4/24/1918 9
Elroy Hirsch 26 e 12 3 190 6-2 Wisconsin,Michigan 6/17/1923 3 Cleveland Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1945
Dick Hoerner 27 FB 12 12 220 6-4 Iowa 7/25/1922 2 Cleveland Rams / 17th / 169th pick / 1945
Frank Hubbell 27 e 12 1 222 6-2 Tennessee 1/19/1922 2 Cleveland Rams / 15th / 152nd pick / 1944
Dick Huffman+ 26 LT 12 12 255 6-1 Tennessee 3/27/1923 2 Cleveland Rams / 9th / 81st pick / 1945
Tommy Kalmanir 23 KR 12 2 171 5-8 Pittsburgh,Nevada-Reno 3/30/1926 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 25th / 229th pick / 1947
Tom Keane 23 10 0 192 6-1 Ohio St.,West Virginia 9/7/1926 1 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 18th pick / 1948
Mike Lazetich 28 g 7 4 211 6-1 Montana,Michigan 8/27/1921 4 Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 16th pick / 1945
Jack Martin 27 C 12 12 238 6-3 Princeton,Navy 4/10/1922 2
Fred Naumetz+ 27 12 0 222 6-1 Boston Col. 3/28/1922 3 Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 20th pick / 1943
Don Paul 24 12 0 228 6-1 UCLA 3/18/1925 1 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 21st pick / 1947
Joe Repko 29 8 0 236 6-0 Seton Hall,Boston Col. 3/15/1920 3 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 12th / 107th pick / 1943
Bob Shaw 28 RE 11 10 226 6-4 Ohio St. 5/22/1921 4 Cleveland Rams / 10th / 97th pick / 1944
George Sims 22 12 0 170 5-11 Baylor 10/23/1927 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 17th pick / 1949
Vitamin Smith 26 PR 12 4 179 5-8 Abilene Christian 10/30/1923 Rook
Bill Smyth 27 12 0 243 6-3 Notre Dame,Cincinnati,Penn St. 4/8/1922 2 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 53rd pick / 1947
Al Sparkman 23 4 0 253 6-6 Texas A&M 2/17/1926 1
Bobby Thomason 21 6 0 196 6-1 VMI 3/26/1928 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 7th pick / 1949
Norm Van Brocklin 23 8 0 190 6-1 Oregon 3/15/1926 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 37th pick / 1949
Bob Waterfield+ 29 K 12 11 200 6-1 UCLA 7/26/1920 4 Cleveland Rams / 5th / 42nd pick / 1944
Jerry Williams 26 12 0 175 5-10 Idaho,Washington St. 11/1/1923 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 63rd pick / 1949
Ray Yagiello 26 RG 12 7 220 6-0 Franklin & Marshall,Catawba 9/21/1923 1 Los Angeles Rams / 22nd / 200th pick / 1948
Tank Younger 21 RH 12 8 225 6-3 Grambling St. 6/25/1928 Rook
Jack Zilly 28 de 12 2 212 6-2 Notre Dame 11/11/1921 2 Cleveland Rams / 4th / 32nd pick / 1945
Team Total 26.2 12 212.8 6-1.2 2.0