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1946 Chicago Rockets (AAFC) 4th place Western Division 5-6-3 .455
Head Coach: Dick Hanley (1-1-1); Co-Head Coaches: Bob Dove, Ned Mathews and Willie Wilkin 2-2-1); Head Coach: Pat Boland (2-3-1)
LinePat Boland
Assistant CoachBob Dove
Assistant CoachNed Mathews
Assistant CoachErnie Nevers
Assistant CoachWillie Wilkin
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun8/18/1946NBrooklyn Dodgers14-14TPortland, ORMultnomah Stadium16442
Sun9/1/1946ASan Francisco 49ers14-14TSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium34000
Fri9/13/1946HCleveland Browns6-20LChicago, ILSoldier Field51962Boxscore
Fri9/20/1946HNew York Yankees17-17TChicago, ILSoldier Field25000Boxscore
Wed9/25/1946HBuffalo Bisons38-35WChicago, ILSoldier Field20678Boxscore
Sun9/29/1946HSan Francisco 49ers24-7WChicago, ILSoldier Field28675Boxscore
Sat10/5/1946HLos Angeles Dons9-21LChicago, ILSoldier Field31076Boxscore
Fri10/11/1946ABrooklyn Dodgers21-21TNew York, NYEbbets Field16211Boxscore
Fri10/18/1946HMiami Seahawks28-7WChicago, ILSoldier Field20172Boxscore
Sun10/27/1946ABuffalo Bisons17-49LBuffalo, NYCivic Stadium15738Boxscore
Sat11/2/1946HBrooklyn Dodgers14-21LChicago, ILSoldier Field17924Boxscore
Mon11/11/1946AMiami Seahawks20-7WMiami, FLOrange Bowl7438Boxscore
Sun11/17/1946ACleveland Browns14-51LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium60457Boxscore
Sun11/24/1946ANew York Yankees38-28WNew York, NYYankee Stadium21270Boxscore
Sat11/30/1946ASan Francisco 49ers0-14LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium12000Boxscore
Sun12/15/1946ALos Angeles Dons17-17TLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum22515Boxscore
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
88Bill BoedekerROH-DB5'1119222DePaul111
42Jim BrutzLOT-DT6'023027Notre Dame142
85Walt ClayLOH5'1019622Colorado122
25Herb ColemanC-LB6'020023Notre Dame1412
65Norm CoxLOH-DB6'221021Texas Christian30
55Bob DoveLOE-DE6'122225Notre Dame146
49Don GriffinROH-DB5'1119524Illinois134
57Ralph HeywoodLOE-DE6'220525Southern California147
66Billy HillenbrandROH-DB6'018824Indiana147
80Elroy HirschLOH-DB6'119023Wisconsin; Michigan1412
64Bob HoernschemeyerTB-DB5'1119421Indiana; Navy1411
45Chuck HunekeROT-DT6'322525St. Mary's (Texas); St. Benedict's; Wyoming1410
74Bill KellagherFB5'1120526Fordham122
47Quentin KlenkROT-DT6'222527Southern California83
50Pat LaheyROE-DE6'221927John Carroll1310
71Peter LamanaLOH-DB5'1121025Boston University91
73Ernie LewisFB-LB6'121122Colorado1310
97Ned MathewsROH-DB5'1018728UCLA92
53Max MorrisROE-DE6'220021Illinois; Northwestern121
54Bob MotlROE-DE6'319526Northwestern141
69Steve NemethTB5'1017424Notre Dame141
49Jim O'NealROG-DG-OT-DT6'123022Texas Christian125
27Ed ParksC6'022831Oklahoma State132
30Jim PearcyLOG-LDG-ROG-RDG5'1121028Marshall132
52Frank QuillenROE-DE6'522526Pennsylvania144
33Joe RuetzLOG-DG5'1119830Notre Dame131
60Bill SchroederROH-DB6'019023Wisconsin143
34Tony SumpterROG-DG6'121523Cameron JC136
40Norm VerryLOT-DT6'124524Southern California92
31Evan VogdsLOG-DG5'1021023Wisconsin1413
48Lloyd WasserbachLOT-DT5'1120325Wisconsin123
46Willie WilkinLOT-DT6'426130St. Mary's (California)98
82Walt WilliamsTB-DB6'119427Boston University140
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals30619775
Opponents Totals65867886
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals14976631063514
Opponents Totals12969501073553
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Steve Nemeth0323397.091275.0059
Billy Hillenbrand80000048
Elroy Hirsch6010.000036
Ralph Heywood40000024
Bill Kellagher30000018
Ned Mathews30000018
Frank Quillen20000012
Walt Williams20000012
Bill Boedeker1000006
Walt Clay1000006
Bob Dove1000006
Peter Lamana1000006
Ernie Lewis1000006
Bob Motl1000006
Team Totals34323494.191275.00263
Opponents Totals42414297.661442.92315
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Steve Nemeth91275.05/2/1/1/0/
Team Totals91275.05/2/1/1/0/
Opponents Totals61442.91/3/1/0/1/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Bob Hoernschemeyer1113753.4570
Walt Clay652834.41
Elroy Hirsch872262.61
Bill Kellagher491783.653t3
Billy Hillenbrand501753.52
Ernie Lewis571642.91
Bill Schroeder12423.50
Peter Lamana6213.50
Max Morris12020.0200
Walt Williams21190.91
Ned Mathews12151.31
Don Griffin28130.50
Norm Cox11212.0120
Steve Nemeth4102.50
Bill Boedeker681.30
Pat Lahey1-2-2.0-20
Team Totals51115593.15710
Opponents Totals47517183.65616
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bob Hoernschemeyer1939549.28412666.613.368t147.3147.364.4
Walt Williams301343.3122267.517.45013.3516.741.1
Elroy Hirsch201260.061567.813.015.0210.061.7
Walt Clay271244.4121405.211.727.4311.145.8
Steve Nemeth23521.718683.013.600.000.039.6
Ernie Lewis8450.03172.14.300.0112.516.7
Bill Kellagher3266.70155.07.500.0133.338.9
Bill Schroeder2150.01105.010.01000.000.064.6
Don Griffin100.0000.000.01100.00.0
Billy Hillenbrand300.0100.000.0266.70.0
Team Totals31014446.513718986.113.268t185.8299.446.7
Opponents Totals25911945.910916186.213.655t197.33112.051.3
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Elroy Hirsch2734712.968t3
Billy Hillenbrand2131515.062t4
Ralph Heywood2028714.44
Pat Lahey1720311.90
Frank Quillen1314311.02
Bob Motl912413.81
Bob Dove7679.61
Ned Mathews610016.766t2
Bill Boedeker58216.41
Don Griffin5285.60
Walt Clay44812.0230
Max Morris36622.00
Bill Kellagher23618.0200
Ernie Lewis22613.0150
Bob Hoernschemeyer11111.0110
Bill Schroeder199.090
Walt Williams133.030
Willie Wilkin033L0
Team Totals144189813.268t18
Opponents Totals119161813.65519
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Elroy Hirsch69716.20
Walt Clay67212.00
Billy Hillenbrand33712.30
Walt Williams214874.097t1
Joe Ruetz2136.50
Ned Mathews284.00
Bill Boedeker12626.0260
Herb Coleman12525.0250
Don Griffin11919.0190
Peter Lamana11616.0160
Bob Hoernschemeyer11010.0100
Ernie Lewis11010.0100
Frank Quillen199.090
Pat Lahey144.040
Bill Schroeder144.040
Lloyd Wasserbach100.000
Willie Wilkin01818L0
Team Totals3151616.697t1
Opponents Totals2953218.3903
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Ernie Lewis50208541.7761
Walt Williams2499841.61
Bill Kellagher15656.0560
Steve Nemeth29246.00
Walt Clay14545.0450
Bob Hoernschemeyer1148444.0720
Ralph Heywood25728.50
Team Totals91381741.976235.1
Opponents Totals89752652
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Elroy Hirsch1723513.854t1
Billy Hillenbrand1318013.968t1
Bob Hoernschemeyer69115.2550
Walt Clay8708.80
Bill Boedeker22914.50
Peter Lamana02020tL1
Steve Nemeth11414.0140
Bill Schroeder077L0
Walt Williams166.060
Team Totals4865213.675t3
Opponents Totals4862613.0570
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Elroy Hirsch1438427.488t1
Bob Hoernschemeyer927530.6710
Billy Hillenbrand822027.588t1
Ned Mathews511022.00
Bill Boedeker28442.0580
Bill Kellagher34816.00
Walt Clay24321.50
Don Griffin23115.50
Ernie Lewis22211.00
Herb Coleman12020.0200
Bill Schroeder11919.0190
Peter Lamana11818.0180
Walt Williams11818.0180
Frank Quillen11313.0130
Lloyd Wasserbach11313.0130
Pat Lahey155.050
Team Totals54132324.588t2
Opponents Totals550
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Team Totals40182222440
Opponents Totals48222618443
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