George Cafego

George Cafego
Born: August 30, 1915
Whipple, WV USA
Deceased: February 9, 1998
Knoxville, TN
Position: FB-QB-HB
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 169
College: Tennessee
High School: Scarbro (WV)
Career: 1940-1945
Drafted: 1940 in Round 1, #1 overall by the Chicago Cardinals

George Cafego played from 1940 to 1945 during his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Washington Redskins, Boston Yanks and Boston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers. Cafego threw for 966 yards in his career, completing 77 of 161 passes with 5 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. He also ran for 77 yards in 155 attempts with 1 rushing touchdowns.

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Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
1940NFL Brooklyn Dodgers17741.21056.215.9211.842.2
1943NFL Brooklyn Dodgers361747.22095.800.038.336 30.9
1943NFL Washington Redskins9555.6495.4111.100.0108.1
1944NFL Boston Yanks733547.94546.234.179.650 42.1
1945NFL Boston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers261350.01495.700.0415.429 28.0


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1940NFL Brooklyn Dodgers411092.70
1943NFL Brooklyn Dodgers19-46-2.40
1943NFL Washington Redskins15342.320 0
1944NFL Boston Yanks61310.517 1
1945NFL Boston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers19-51-2.70
Totals155770.520 1


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1940NFL Brooklyn Dodgers910511.70
1944NFL Boston Yanks284.00
1945NFL Boston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers22010.015 0
Totals1313310.215 0


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long
1940NFL Brooklyn Dodgers11818.018
1943NFL Brooklyn Dodgers1030730.761
1943NFL Washington Redskins1141237.568
1944NFL Boston Yanks1658236.457
1945NFL Boston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers621335.539

Punt Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1943NFL Brooklyn Dodgers2126.00
1943NFL Washington Redskins44010.016 0
1944NFL Boston Yanks44912.216 0
1945NFL Boston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers100.00
Totals111019.216 0

Kick Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1943NFL Brooklyn Dodgers613422.335 0
1943NFL Washington Redskins38428.035 0
1944NFL Boston Yanks34816.023 0
1945NFL Boston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers24723.526 0
Totals1431322.435 0


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1944NFL Boston Yanks13939.039 0
1945NFL Boston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers122.00
Totals24120.539 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Year Team Tackle Brup Fum F Rec FYds FTD FF
1945NFL Boston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers0221800

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1944NFL Boston Yanks100000006

Playing Career:

Year League Team GP GS
1940NFLBrooklyn Dodgers104
1943NFLBrooklyn Dodgers53
1943NFLWashington Redskins43
1944NFLBoston Yanks95
1945NFLBoston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers75


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