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1948 Chicago Rockets (AAFC) 4th place Western Division 1-13-0 .071
Head Coach: Ed McKeever
Guards/CentersBob Maddock
BackfieldRay McLean
TacklesGeorge Musso
EndsBernie Witucki
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Wed8/18/1948ANew York Yankees27-35LFreeport, NYMuncipal Stadium10061
Fri8/27/1948HLos Angeles Dons0-7LChicago, ILSoldier Field26479Boxscore
Mon9/6/1948ABuffalo Bills7-42LBuffalo, NYCivic Stadium25816Boxscore
Fri9/10/1948HBaltimore Colts21-14WChicago, ILSoldier Field25816Boxscore
Fri9/17/1948HCleveland Browns7-28LChicago, ILSoldier Field30608Boxscore
Sun9/26/1948ACleveland Browns10-21LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium37190Boxscore
Fri10/1/1948HSan Francisco 49ers14-31LChicago, ILSoldier Field14553Boxscore
Fri10/8/1948ALos Angeles Dons28-49LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum31119Boxscore
Fri10/15/1948ABrooklyn Dodgers7-21LNew York, NYEbbets Field8671Boxscore
Sun10/24/1948HBrooklyn Dodgers14-35LChicago, ILSoldier Field5964Boxscore
Sun10/31/1948ANew York Yankees7-42LNew York, NYYankee Stadium13239Boxscore
Sun11/7/1948ASan Francisco 49ers21-44LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium25306Boxscore
Sun11/14/1948ABaltimore Colts24-38LBaltimore, MDMuncipal Stadium21899Boxscore
Thu11/25/1948HBuffalo Bills35-39LChicago, ILSoldier Field6305Boxscore
Sat12/4/1948HNew York Yankees7-28LChicago, ILSoldier Field4930Boxscore
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
33George BernhardtROG-DG5'1021329Illinois118
66Angelo BertelliQB6'119027Notre Dame32
42Jim BrutzLOT-DT6'023029Notre Dame99
Harry BurrusOE-DE6'119527Hardin-Simmons10
87Harry ClarkeROH6'018632West Virginia51
31Herb ColemanC6'020025Notre Dame97
45Ziggy CzarobskiLOT-DT6'023526Notre Dame142
32Bob DavidROG-DG6'021927Notre Dame; Villanova30
46Ed EckerROT-DT6'727625John Carroll83
47Chuck ElliottOT-DT6'224027Oregon10
85Fred EvansDB5'1118527Notre Dame20
65Tom FarrisQB6'118528Wisconsin100
86Chuck FenenbockLOH5'917430UCLA133
60Jesse FreitasQB5'1017527Santa Clara1010
80Elroy HirschLOH-DB6'119025Wisconsin; Michigan43
57Bob JensenLOE-DE6'222023Iowa State134
54Farnham JohnsonDE6'021024Wisconsin; Michigan; Wisconsin90
43Nate JohnsonROT-DT6'324428Illinois1312
81Steve JuzwikROH5'818630Notre Dame41
74/72Bill KellagherFB5'1120528Fordham114
55Fay KingROE-DE6'219526Georgia149
44Chet KozelLOT-DT6'221129Mississippi51
56Ray KuffelLOE-DE6'321327Marquette; Notre Dame; Marquette145
22Peter LamanaC-LB5'1121027Boston University133
71Ernie LewisFB6'121124Colorado141
82Bobby LivingstoneLOH6'017326Notre Dame147
52Jim McCarthyLOE-DE6'120527Illinois149
78Jim MelloFB5'1019028Notre Dame62
28Fred NegusC-LB6'121025Wisconsin; Michigan; Wisconsin146
51Ike OwensDE6'119028Illinois91
30Jim PearcyLOG-DG5'1121030Marshall1413
84Bob PerinaROH-DB6'120527Princeton132
35Roman PiskorLOG-DG6'024531Niagara131
77Dewey ProctorFB5'1121528Furman104
70Eddie ProkopROH5'1120026Georgia Tech97
88Ray RamseyDB6'216627Bradley20
20John RapaczC6'425224Western Michigan; Oklahoma103
34Joe RuetzLOG-DG5'1119832Notre Dame131
85Julie RykovichROH-DB6'220425Illinois; Notre Dame; Illinois64
83Floyd SimmonsFB6'120023Notre Dame123
46Bill SmithOE-DE6'225022North Carolina20
36Gasper UrbanROG-DG6'121525Notre Dame141
44Emil UremovichROT-DT6'223332Indiana80
62Sammy VacantiQB5'1020226Iowa; Purdue; Nebraska82
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Tony Minisi11BPennsylvania
Carl Samuelson29TNebraska
John Nolan311TPenn State
Paul Cleary419ESouthern California
Bill Walsh525CNotre DameDeclared Ineligible
Vince DiFrancesca628GNorthwestern
Jay Rhodemyre734CKentucky
Jim Turner842TCalifornia
Myron Miller946COklahoma State
Phil Slosburg1054BTemple
Jack Swaner1158BCalifornia
Thurman Gay1266TOklahoma State
Fran Parker1374THoly CrossDeclared Ineligible
Lou Agase1482TIllinois
Jerry McCarthy1590EPennsylvania
Rudy Krall1698BNew Mexico
Dick Flanagan17106BOhio State
Ed Ryan18114ESt. Mary's (California)
Byron Gillory19122BTexasDeclared Ineligible
Don Doll20130BSouthern California
Fred Provo21138BWashington
Phil Tinsley22146EUCLA
Glen Treichler23154BColgate
Ike Owens24162EIllinois
Ron Sockolov25170TCalifornia
Gene Corum26178GWest Virginia
John Daniels27186CCalifornia-Santa Barbara
Al Hoisch28194BUCLA
Dick Wedel29202GWake Forest
Tom Finical30210EPrinceton
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals38383591
Opponents Totals65148122104
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals180102651378659
Opponents Totals217117811989707
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Fay King70000042
Jim McCarthy02121100.02366.7027
Eddie Prokop40000024
Ray Kuffel30000018
Bobby Livingstone20000012
Floyd Simmons20000012
Sammy Vacanti20000012
Chuck Fenenbock1000006
Elroy Hirsch1000006
Bob Jensen1000006
Bill Kellagher1000006
Jim Mello1000006
Fred Negus1000006
Dewey Proctor1000006
Julie Rykovich100010.006
Steve Juzwik055100.00005
Farnham Johnson022100.00002
Team Totals282828100.02450.00202
Opponents Totals62586293.531127.30439
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jim McCarthy2366.71/1/0/0/0/
Julie Rykovich010.00/0/0/0/0/
Team Totals2450.01/1/0/0/0/
Opponents Totals31127.31/0/1/1/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Eddie Prokop542664.91
Jim Mello502434.9551
Dewey Proctor471904.0541
Julie Rykovich531763.31
Chuck Fenenbock431744.00
Bobby Livingstone551743.20
Floyd Simmons361213.41
Bill Kellagher33972.91
Elroy Hirsch23934.00
Harry Clarke16573.60
Ernie Lewis13544.20
Jesse Freitas24251.00
Steve Juzwik13191.50
Ray Ramsey5183.6
Sammy Vacanti771.02
Tom Farris451.30
Bob Perina610.20
Angelo Bertelli2-1-0.50
Team Totals48417193.6558
Opponents Totals53826144.965t33
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Jesse Freitas1678450.36714258.517.074t148.4169.667.9
Sammy Vacanti1164740.5546335.513.521.71512.924.7
Angelo Bertelli32721.922601.98.613.139.410.9
Chuck Fenenbock15426.7101369.134.060t213.316.776.7
Tom Farris9333.33242.78.000.0333.32.8
Julie Rykovich11100.001212.012.01200.000.0116.7
Eddie Prokop100.0100.000.000.039.6
Team Totals34114642.815722906.715.774t195.63811.144.7
Opponents Totals31815548.714424737.816.067237.2196.074.3
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Fay King5064712.97
Bob Jensen2027613.81
Ray Kuffel1936519.270t3
Bobby Livingstone1524016.055t2
Chuck Fenenbock811113.953t1
Eddie Prokop722331.974t3
Elroy Hirsch710114.41
Julie Rykovich37826.00
Jim Mello33812.70
Jim McCarthy33010.00
Floyd Simmons26030.01
Ray Ramsey24824.00
Dewey Proctor2189.00
Bob Perina2136.50
Harry Clarke11919.0190
Ernie Lewis166.060
Steve Juzwik155.050
Team Totals146229015.774t19
Opponents Totals155247316.06723
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Bob Perina68714.50
Fred Negus5306.00
Julie Rykovich36521.70
Elroy Hirsch25929.50
Gasper Urban155.050
Emil Uremovich111.010
Peter Lamana100.000
Team Totals1924713.00
Opponents Totals3863616.7583
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Ernie Lewis60268044.70605
Team Totals60268044.7060534.6
Opponents Totals57722348
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Chuck Fenenbock171699.90
Eddie Prokop68013.30
Elroy Hirsch22713.50
Bobby Livingstone3248.00
Julie Rykovich12323.0230
Bob Perina2147.00
Harry Clarke11111.0110
Team Totals3234810.90
Opponents Totals366058.5902
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Eddie Prokop1532321.50
Chuck Fenenbock1431122.20
Bobby Livingstone921123.40
Julie Rykovich48120.30
Harry Clarke37926.30
Floyd Simmons37725.70
Bill Kellagher35418.00
Bob Perina35217.30
Jim Mello23015.00
Ray Kuffel11616.0160
Fay King11111.0110
Elroy Hirsch11010.0100
Bob Jensen11010.0100
Team Totals60126521.10
Opponents Totals390
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Fred Negus1
Team Totals51272414381
Opponents Totals30141627431
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