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1949 Washington Redskins

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4-7-1, Finished 4th in NFL East Division  · 1949 NFL Season Summary

Scored 268 points (22.3/g), 6th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 339 points (28.2/g), 9th.
 Differential of -71 points (-5.9/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 4.4-7.6.

Coach: Herman Ball (1-4-0) and John Whelchel (3-3-1)

 Training Camp: Occidental College (Los Angeles, 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 Sammy Baugh 35 12 8 145 for 255, 1,903 yards, 18 td, 14 int, & 13 rushes for 67 yards and 2 td Washington Redskins / 1st / 6th pick / 1937
FB Dick Poillon 29 7 3 7 rushes for 5 yards, 0 td, & 1 catch for 8 yards and 0 td
LH Rob Goode 22 Rook 7 61 rushes for 261 yards, 2 td, & 16 catches for 279 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 1st / 8th pick / 1949
RH Howie Livingston 27 5 7 1 rush for 1 yards, 1 td, & 3 catches for 41 yards and 0 td
LE Hal Crisler 26 3 7 26 catches for 388 yards, 4 td
LT Len Szafaryn 21 Rook 6 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 28th pick / 1949
LG Herb Siegert 25 Rook 7 Washington Redskins / 18th / 178th pick / 1949
C Al DeMao 29 4 10 Washington Redskins / 11th / 96th pick / 1942
RG John Badaczewski 27 3 7 1 fumble recovered
RT John Adams 28 4 9 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1945
RE Herb Shoener 26 1 5 Washington Redskins / 31st / 286th pick / 1947
 Special Teams Starters
K Dick Poillon 29 7 3 4 of 7 field goals & 34 of 37 extra points
P Dick Poillon 29 7 3 67 punts for a 40.3 average, 1 blocked
PR Dan Sandifer 22 1 0 18 punt returns for a 11.1 average and 0 td Washington Redskins / 5th / 28th pick / 1948
KR Dan Sandifer 22 1 0 24 kick returns for a 21.6 average and 0 td Washington Redskins / 5th / 28th pick / 1948

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
John Adams 28 RT 12 9 242 6-7 Notre Dame 9/22/1921 4 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1945
John Badaczewski 27 RG 12 7 239 6-1 Case Western Reserve 1/27/1922 3
Sammy Baugh 35 QB 12 8 182 6-2 TCU 3/17/1914 12 Washington Redskins / 1st / 6th pick / 1937
Ed Berrang 27 de 11 2 206 6-2 Villanova 10/14/1922 Rook Washington Redskins / 5th / 48th pick / 1949
Leon Cochran 25 fb 11 2 209 6-0 Auburn 4/13/1924 Rook
Hal Crisler 26 LE 11 7 215 6-4 San Jose St.,Iowa St. 12/31/1923 3
Al DeMao 29 C 12 10 214 6-2 Duquesne 2/29/1920 4 Washington Redskins / 11th / 96th pick / 1942
Harry Dowda 27 rh 12 6 195 6-2 Wake Forest 12/29/1922 Rook Washington Redskins / 19th / 168th pick / 1947
Clyde Ehrhardt 28 c 12 2 232 6-1 Georgia 7/4/1921 3 Washington Redskins / 19th / 193rd pick / 1944
Harry Gilmer 23 qb 12 4 169 6-0 Alabama 4/14/1926 1 Washington Redskins / 1st / 1st pick / 1948
Rob Goode 22 LH 12 7 222 6-4 Texas A&M 6/5/1927 Rook Washington Redskins / 1st / 8th pick / 1949
Clyde Goodnight 25 e 10 1 196 6-1 Tulsa 3/3/1924 4 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 27th pick / 1945
Bob Hendren 26 t 12 1 244 6-8 Culver-Stockton,USC 8/10/1923 Rook Washington Redskins / 7th / 59th pick / 1946
John Hollar 27 2 0 223 6-0 Appalachian St. 8/7/1922 1 Chicago Cardinals / 13th / 115th pick / 1948
Mike Katrishen 27 rg 11 6 214 6-1 Alabama,Southern Miss 5/7/1922 1 Washington Redskins / 10th / 78th pick / 1948
Howie Livingston 27 RH 12 7 183 6-1 Fullerton JC 5/15/1922 5
Tommy Mont 27 12 0 194 6-0 Maryland 6/20/1922 2 New York Giants / 12th / 114th pick / 1944
Laurie Niemi 24 t 12 4 251 6-1 Washington St. 3/19/1925 Rook Washington Redskins / 2nd / 18th pick / 1949
Jim Peebles 29 e 11 2 231 6-4 Vanderbilt 8/27/1920 3
Dick Poillon 29 FB 12 3 193 6-0 Canisius 8/13/1920 7
Ed Quirk 24 fb 8 4 231 6-1 Missouri 2/27/1925 1 Washington Redskins / 15th / 128th pick / 1948
Mike Roussos 23 t 6 3 238 6-3 Pittsburgh 2/8/1926 1
Eddie Saenz 27 hb 12 4 169 5-11 Loyola Marymount,USC 9/21/1922 3 Washington Redskins / 15th / 150th pick / 1945
John Sanchez 29 t 2 1 239 6-3 Redlands,San Francisco 10/12/1920 2 New York Giants / 9th / 81st pick / 1944
Dan Sandifer 22 KR 12 0 190 6-1 LSU 3/1/1927 1 Washington Redskins / 5th / 28th pick / 1948
Frank Seno 28 hb 4 1 191 6-0 George Washington 2/15/1921 6
Herb Shoener 26 RE 11 5 205 6-3 Lehigh,Iowa 1/2/1923 1 Washington Redskins / 31st / 286th pick / 1947
Herb Siegert 25 LG 12 7 216 6-3 Illinois 1/10/1924 Rook Washington Redskins / 18th / 178th pick / 1949
Joe Soboleski 23 g 7 1 213 6-0 Michigan 8/22/1926 Rook New York Giants / 9th / 86th pick / 1949
John Steber 26 g 9 3 225 6-0 Georgia Tech,Vanderbilt 9/12/1923 3 Washington Redskins / 7th / 61st pick / 1945
Pete Stout 25 fb 6 3 201 6-0 Texas-Arlington,TCU 6/1/1924 Rook New York Giants / 5th / 35th pick / 1946
Dick Stovall 27 lb 10 1 202 6-0 Abilene Christian 5/4/1922 2
Len Szafaryn 21 LT 12 6 226 6-2 North Carolina 1/19/1928 Rook Washington Redskins / 3rd / 28th pick / 1949
Hugh Taylor 26 e 12 4 194 6-4 La-Monroe,Tulane,Oklahoma City 7/6/1923 2
Joe Tereshinski 26 de 9 2 215 6-2 Georgia 12/7/1923 2 Washington Redskins / 13th / 119th pick / 1946
Team Total 26.2 12 211.7 6-1.8 2.2