Pug Manders

Clarence Edward Manders
Born: May 5, 1913
Milbank, SD USA
Deceased: January 20, 1985
Des Moines, IA
Position: FB-HB
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 200
College: Drake
High School: Milbank (SD)
Career: 1939-1947
Drafted: 1939 in Round 2, #11 overall by the Brooklyn Dodgers

Pug Manders played from 1939 to 1947 during his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Brooklyn Tigers, Boston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers, New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills. Manders ran for 2,712 yards in his career on 742 attempts, scoring 35 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 28 passes for 375 yards and 2 receiving touchdowns..

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Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
1940NFL Brooklyn Dodgers100.
1942NFL Brooklyn Dodgers100.
1943NFL Brooklyn Dodgers5480.0316.2120.000.011 132.1
1944NFL Brooklyn Tigers34926.5962.800.0411.80.0
1945NFL Boston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers9555.6424.700.0111.112 28.2
1946AAFC New York Yankees3266.7144.700.000.077.1


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1939NFL Brooklyn Dodgers1144824.22
1940NFL Brooklyn Dodgers803113.95
1941NFL Brooklyn Dodgers1114864.446 5
1942NFL Brooklyn Dodgers933163.423 6
1943NFL Brooklyn Dodgers892663.043 3
1944NFL Brooklyn Tigers1274303.413 5
1945NFL Boston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers762383.134 6
1946AAFC New York Yankees491683.43
1947AAFC Buffalo Bills3155.00
NFL69025293.746 32
Totals74227123.746 35


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1939NFL Brooklyn Dodgers3227.30
1940NFL Brooklyn Dodgers13838.038 1
1941NFL Brooklyn Dodgers66711.227 0
1942NFL Brooklyn Dodgers45313.222 0
1943NFL Brooklyn Dodgers56813.648 1
1944NFL Brooklyn Tigers67813.030 0
1946AAFC New York Yankees34916.30
NFL2532613.048 2
Totals2837513.448 2


Year Team X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
1944NFL Brooklyn Tigers10.00

Kick Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1941NFL Brooklyn Dodgers712818.30
1942NFL Brooklyn Dodgers921023.336 0
1943NFL Brooklyn Dodgers11919.019 0
1944NFL Brooklyn Tigers1122720.635 0
1945NFL Boston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers2105.00
1946AAFC New York Yankees12626.026 0
NFL3059419.836 0
AAFC12626.026 0
Totals3162020.036 0


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1940NFL Brooklyn Dodgers11515.015 0
1941NFL Brooklyn Dodgers47318.265 1
1942NFL Brooklyn Dodgers22311.517 0
1944NFL Brooklyn Tigers144.00
1945NFL Boston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers351.70
NFL1112010.965 1
Totals1112010.965 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Year Team Tackle Brup Fum F Rec FYds FTD FF
1945NFL Boston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers064-120

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1939NFL Brooklyn Dodgers2000012
1940NFL Brooklyn Dodgers51000036
1941NFL Brooklyn Dodgers500110042
1942NFL Brooklyn Dodgers600000036
1943NFL Brooklyn Dodgers31000024
1944NFL Brooklyn Tigers500000030
1945NFL Boston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers60000036
1946AAFC New York Yankees30000018

Playing Career:

Year League Team GP GS
1939NFLBrooklyn Dodgers119
1940NFLBrooklyn Dodgers1111
1941NFLBrooklyn Dodgers1111
1942NFLBrooklyn Dodgers1111
1943NFLBrooklyn Dodgers109
1944NFLBrooklyn Tigers109
1945NFLBoston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers1010
1946AAFCNew York Yankees134
1947AAFCBuffalo Bills30


1940 - Chicago Herald American All-NFL (2nd Team)
1941 - Associated Press All-NFL (1st Team)
1941 - Chicago Herald American All-NFL (2nd Team)
1941 - Collyers Eye Magazine All-NFL (1st Team)
1941 - NFL All-NFL (2nd Team)
1941 - New York Daily News All-NFL (1st Team)
1941 - United Press International All-NFL (1st Team)
1944 - International News Service All-NFL (2nd Team)
1944 - New York Daily News All-NFL (2nd Team)