The All-America Football Conference

Players, Coaches, Records, Games and Awards, 1946–1949


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About the Book

The All-America Football Conference and the National Football League battled for supremacy from 1946 through 1949. In the end, the players from the AAFC, as well as three teams, were brought into the NFL, including many future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Through extensive research, the Professional Football Researchers Association (PFRA) has corrected the statistics and coaching records, selected All-Pro Teams for all four seasons and an All-Conference team, and provided brief biographies and scouting reports for the members of the All-Conference Team. Unlike All-Pro teams selected at the time, in which offense and defense were merged into a single position, the PFRA has selected individual offensive and defensive All-Pro teams.

About the Author(s)

Kenneth R. Crippen is the president and former executive director of the Professional Football Researchers Association. He has researched and written about professional football history for over 25 years, and has won several awards for his work, and has been featured on National Football Post, Cold Hard Football Facts, The Packer Report, Coffin Corner, Fox Sports Radio, ESPN Radio and WGR (Buffalo). He lives in Warminster, Pennsylvania.
Matt Reaser has researched and written about high school football, college football and professional football for over the past ten years. He has contributed to magazines and websites such as The Coffin Corner and National Football Post. He lives in Buckley, Washington.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Kenneth R. Crippen and Matt Reaser
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 368
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7095-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3107-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  iv

Preface (by Kenneth R. Crippen)  1

Part 1: A Brief History of the AAFC

(by Kenneth R. Crippen)  3

Part 2: PFRA ­All-Pro Selections

(by Kenneth R. Crippen, Matt Reaser and Andy Piascik)  10

PFRA’s AAFC ­All-Pro Teams  10

PFRA’s ­All-Time Team  13

PFRA’s AAFC ­All-Time Team Biographies  14

PFRA’s AAFC Notables  21

Part 3: Individual Statistics  25

1946  25

1947  33

1948  40

1949  47

Lifetime Leaders  53

Part 4: Awards and Statistical Records  55

All-Conference Teams (by Andy Piascik)  55

Statistical Records  59

Statistical Champions by Season  68

Part 5: Conference Statistics  70

Conference Standings  70

Club versus Club Records  71

Conference Statistics by Season  77

Attendance (by Andy Piascik)  78

Part 6: Linescores  83

Exhibition Games  83

Regular and ­Post-Season Games  84

Part 7: The Draft  147

History of the AAFC Draft (by Kenneth R. Crippen)  147

1947  148

1948  153

1949  158

Allocation Draft  163

Part 8: Player Register  168

Part 9: Coach Register (by John Maxymuk)  342

Sources  353

Index  355