1947 Baltimore Colts Roster

All American Football Conference (AAFC)
Team Record: 2-11-1
Finishing 4th in the AAFC's East Division
Coach: Cecil Isbell (2-11-1)
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
1947 Baltimore Colts Statistics
1947 Baltimore Colts Results

The Baltimore Colts of the All American Football Conference ended the 1947 season with a record of 2 wins and 11 losses and 1 ties, finishing fourth in the AAFC's East Division.

The Colts struggled to score 167 points, worst in the circuit, while the shaky defensive squad conceded 377. Bud Schwenk threw for 2,236 yards. Lamar Davis hauled in 46 balls, while Billy Hillenbrand added 702 receiving yards.

Bus Mertes ran for a team-leading 321 yards for Baltimore.

Johnny Vardian intercepted 3 opponent throws.

Cecil Isbell coached the team.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
54Bill BaumgartnerEApril 17, 19216'3"202MinnesotaDuluth, MN USA20
57Hub BechtolLEApril 20, 19266'3"202TexasAmarillo, TX USA1412
85Blondy BlackBAugust 20, 19205'11"195Mississippi St.Philadelphia, MS USA50
59Lamar BlountEApril 11, 19206'1"190DukeDecatur, MS USA53
67Ernie CaseQBNovember 23, 19195'10"170UCLACase, TX USA1410
75Jim CastigliaFBSeptember 30, 19185'11"208Georgetown (DC)Passaic, NJ USA22
Armand CureBAugust 1, 19196'0"198Rhode IslandNew Bedford, MA USA10
51Lamar DavisEJune 15, 19216'1"185GeorgiaBrunswick, GA USA132
88Andy DudishHBOctober 13, 19215'11"182GeorgiaWilkes-Barre, PA USA144
35Barry FrenchLGFebruary 12, 19226'0"225PurdueChamberlain, SD USA1414
63John GalvinPDecember 7, 19205'10"170PurdueChicago, IL USA131
59Gorham GetchellEAugust 14, 19206'4"225TempleAbington, PA USA81
45Ed GrainGFebruary 25, 19226'0"230PennsylvaniaBaltimore, MD USA102
24Dick HandleyCMay 22, 19226'1"215Fresno St.Tulare, CA USA143
42George HekkersTFebruary 18, 19236'4"241WisconsinMilwaukee, WI USA30
31Luke HigginsGMay 3, 19216'0"210Notre DameEdgewater, NJ USA110
82Billy HillenbrandKRMarch 29, 19226'0"188IndianaArmstrong, IN USA1313
52Ralph JonesEFebruary 14, 19226'3"200Union (TN)Florence, AL USA61
46Mike KasapTNovember 20, 19226'2"255IllinoisOglesby, IL USA123
41Al KlugLTJune 1, 19206'1"215MarquetteMilwaukee, WI USA116
28Joe KodbaCFebruary 27, 19225'11"190Butler, Yugoslavia133
54Floyd KonetskyEMay 26, 19206'0"197FloridaMarianna, PA USA61
45Jim LandriganTMay 31, 19236'4"235Holy CrossEverett, MA USA50
37Augie LioKApril 30, 19186'0"234Georgetown (DC)East Boston, MA USA109
53Elmer MadarRENovember 28, 19205'11"185MichiganSykesville, PA USA96
34Vic MarinoGOctober 2, 19185'8"205Ohio St.Columbus, OH USA134
48John MellusLTJune 16, 19176'0"214VillanovaPlymouth, PA USA149
73Bus MertesFBOctober 6, 19216'0"201IowaChicago, IL USA1410
55Gil MeyerENovember 25, 19206'2"200Wake ForestBaltimore, MD USA131
81Rudy MobleyHBDecember 8, 19215'7"155Hardin-SimmonsPaducah, TX USA142
66Steve NemethQBDecember 10, 19225'10"174Notre DameSouth Bend, IN USA41
49George PerpichRTJune 22, 19206'2"223Georgetown (DC)Croatia, Yugoslavia1410
21Mike PhillipsCNovember 22, 19216'0"208West. MarylandClifton Heights, PA USA129
64Bud SchwenkQBAugust 26, 19186'2"201Washington (MO)St. Louis, MO USA142
56Sig SigurdsonENovember 27, 19186'2"206Pacific LutheranSeattle, WA USA83
76Frankie SinkwichBOctober 10, 19205'11"190GeorgiaMcKees Rocks, PA USA82
83Ray TerrellRHJune 29, 19196'0"185MississippiWater Valley, MS USA105
77Buzz TrebotichBDecember 30, 19205'10"208St. Mary's (CA)Oakland, CA USA20
87Johnny VardianRHSeptember 25, 19215'8"167noneJohnstown, PA USA145
71John WrightBJuly 13, 19215'11"225MarylandBaltimore, MD USA130
30Frank YokasGFebruary 27, 19245'11"210noneRock Island, IL USA132
33George ZorichGNovember 24, 19156'2"213NorthwesternWakefield, MI USA111