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1921 Rock Island Independents

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4-2-1, Finished 5th in APFA  · 1921 APFA Season Summary

Scored 65 points (9.3/g), 10th of 21 in the APFA. Allowed 30 points (4.3/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 35 points (5.0/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 6.0-1.0.

Coach: Frank Coughlin (0-1-1) and Jimmy Conzelman (4-1-0)

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
TB Lane Bridgford 23 Rook 4
FB Viv Vanderloo 24 Rook 3
BB Jimmy Conzelman 23 1 6
WB Eddie Novak 24 1 7
LE Oak Smith 26 1 5
LT Ed Healey 27 1 4
LG Emmett Keefe 28 1 7
C Jug Earp 24 Rook 6
RG Dewey Lyle 30 1 6
RT Walt Buland 29 1 3
RE Obe Wenig 26 1 6
 Special Teams Starters
K Dick Barker 24 Rook 1
P Dick Barker 24 Rook 1
PR Dick Barker 24 Rook 1
KR Dick Barker 24 Rook 1

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Dick Barker 24 K 3 1 180 5-9 Iowa St. 1/6/1897 Rook
Lane Bridgford 23 TB 5 4 180 5-10 Knox 8/11/1898 Rook
Walt Brindley 26 2 0 153 5-8 Drake 5/24/1895 Rook
Walt Buland 29 RT 6 3 213 6-1 none 2/7/1892 1
Jimmy Conzelman 23 BB 7 6 175 6-0 Washington (MO) 3/6/1898 1
Frank Coughlin 25 t 3 3 220 6-3 Notre Dame 2/28/1896 Rook
Eddie Duggan 30 fb 3 1 200 6-0 Notre Dame 5/19/1891 Rook
Jug Earp 24 C 6 6 236 6-0 Monmouth (IL) 7/22/1897 Rook
Freeman Fitzgerald 30 c 2 1 195 6-0 Notre Dame 8/21/1891 1
Buck Gavin 26 b 3 2 179 5-10 none 6/22/1895 1
Hal Hanson 26 6 0 190 6-1 South Dakota 11/18/1895 Rook
John Hasbrouck 26 b 3 1 190 6-0 Rutgers 1/20/1895 Rook
Dave Hayes e 3 2 165 5-8 Notre Dame Rook
Ed Healey 27 LT 7 4 207 6-1 Dartmouth 12/28/1894 1
Jerry Johnson tb 2 1 195 5-11 Morningside Rook
Emmett Keefe 28 LG 7 7 195 5-10 Notre Dame 4/28/1893 1
Dewey Lyle 30 RG 7 6 196 5-11 Minnesota 3/23/1891 1
Grover Malone 26 hb 3 1 175 5-8 Notre Dame 9/19/1895 1
Jerry Mansfield 29 1 0 160 5-8 none 8/13/1892 1
Vic Menefee 24 2 0 185 6-0 Morningside 6/24/1897 Rook
Sid Nichols 26 bb 7 3 177 5-7 Illinois 4/15/1895 1
Eddie Novak 24 WB 7 7 175 5-9 none 8/3/1897 1
Paddy Quinn 31 1 0 170 5-7 none 5/15/1890 1
Oak Smith 26 LE 7 5 185 6-2 Drake 2/27/1895 1
Brick Travis 24 t 5 4 205 6-1 Tarkio,Missouri 9/17/1897 Rook
Viv Vanderloo 24 FB 3 3 190 5-10 Iowa St. 4/11/1897 Rook
Obe Wenig 26 RE 7 6 185 5-10 Morningside 12/23/1895 1
Team Total 24.3 7 188.0 5-10.7 0.5