1948 Baltimore Colts Roster

All American Football Conference (AAFC)
Team Record: 7-7
Finishing 1st in the AAFC's East Division
Postseason: 0-1 Lost First Round
Coach: Cecil Isbell (7-7)
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
1948 Baltimore Colts Statistics
1948 Baltimore Colts Results

The Baltimore Colts of the All American Football Conference ended the 1948 season with a record of 7 wins and 7 losses, finishing first in the AAFC's East Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The Colts scored 333 points, and the defense conceded 327. Y.A. Tittle passed for 2,522 yards. Billy Hillenbrand topped the receiving corps, hauling in 50 balls for 970 yards, while Lamar Davis contributed to the receiving game, too.

Bus Mertes ran for a team-leading 680 yards for Baltimore, while Billy Hillenbrand additionally buoyed the ground attack.

Lamar Davis and Jake Leicht each snatched 5 opponent throws.

Cecil Isbell coached the team. The 1948 Baltimore Colts lost in the First Round.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
44Lee ArtoeRTMarch 2, 19176'3"234Santa ClaraTacoma, WA USA148
31Dick BarwegenLGDecember 25, 19216'1"227PurdueChicago, IL USA1212
57Hub BechtolEApril 20, 19266'3"202TexasAmarillo, TX USA120
47Pete BerezneyTNovember 14, 19236'2"240Notre DameJersey City, NJ USA130
41Ernie BlandinLTJune 21, 19196'4"248TulaneAugusta, KS USA1414
22Herb ColemanC-GJune 18, 19236'0"200Notre DameChester, WV USA10
22Bert CorleyCSeptember 9, 19206'2"210Mississippi St.Okolona, MS USA98
51Lamar DavisLEJune 15, 19216'1"185GeorgiaBrunswick, GA USA149
77Spiro DellerbaLBJanuary 25, 19235'11"200Ohio St.Ashtabula, OH USA142
80Aubrey FowlerHBJune 12, 19205'10"160Arkansas TechHamburg, AR USA130
89Lu GambinoFBSeptember 21, 19236'1"205IndianaBerwyn, IL USA91
30Dub GarrettRGJanuary 29, 19256'1"235Mississippi St.Dundee, MS USA1414
33Ed GrainGFebruary 25, 19226'0"230PennsylvaniaBaltimore, MD USA111
74Rex GrossmanKFebruary 5, 19246'1"215IndianaHuntington, IN USA141
37George GrovesG-LBJune 10, 19215'11"195MarquetteHammond, IN USA20
82Billy HillenbrandLHMarch 29, 19226'0"188IndianaArmstrong, IN USA1413
38Al KlugT-GJune 1, 19206'1"215MarquetteMilwaukee, WI USA130
81Jake LeichtHBOctober 1, 19205'9"170OregonJamestown, ND USA141
88Lew MayneHBMarch 21, 19206'1"190TexasCuero, TX USA80
26/28Len McCormickCOctober 28, 19226'3"232Schreiner CollegeEldorado, TX USA115
48John MellusTJune 16, 19176'0"214VillanovaPlymouth, PA USA140
73Bus MertesFBOctober 6, 19216'0"201IowaChicago, IL USA1412
55/56John NorthREJune 17, 19216'2"199VanderbiltGilliam, LA USA1413
52Bob NowaskeyEFebruary 3, 19186'0"205George WashingtonEverson, PA USA133
66Charlie O'RourkePMay 10, 19175'11"175Boston Col.Montreal, QC Canada141
85Bob PfohlKRMay 21, 19266'0"200Kings PointVincennes, IN USA1414
54Ollie PooleDEApril 18, 19226'3"220North CarolinaGloster, MS USA91
49Alex SidorikTDecember 19, 19196'0"248Mississippi St.Hartford, CT USA91
32Jack SimmonsC-G-TOctober 8, 19246'4"236MarylandGrosse Pointe, MI USA100
56Joe SmithE-DBJuly 23, 19226'1"183Schreiner CollegeElectra, TX USA120
46Jim SpruillRTFebruary 26, 19236'3"225RiceDublin, TX USA146
20/23Ralph StewartCDecember 10, 19256'0"205Notre DameSt. Louis, MO USA141
83/85John SylvesterDB-HBJanuary 14, 19236'0"183TempleNorristown, PA USA120
63Y.A. TittleQBOctober 24, 19266'0"192LSUMarshall, TX USA1412
67Sam VacantiQBMarch 20, 19225'11"203IowaOmaha, NE USA50
87Johnny VardianHB-DBSeptember 25, 19215'8"167noneJohnstown, PA USA120
53Windell WilliamsREMarch 10, 19236'2"185RiceFort Towson, OK USA141