1948 Los Angeles Rams season
Head coachClark Shaughnessy
Home fieldLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record6–5–1
Division place3rd NFL Western
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1948 Los Angeles Rams season was the team's 11th year with the National Football League and the third season in Los Angeles. The Rams debuted the first helmet logo in league history in 1948, an idea that was conceived by running back Fred Gehrke. The season opener against the Lions was the final Wednesday night game in the NFL. In his first NFL game, future Pro Football Hall of Famer Tom Fears scored twice in the fourth quarter, and had his only pick-six of his career in a 44–7 victory.[1]

Draft

Main article: 1948 NFL Draft

1948 Los Angeles Rams draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
3 18 Tom Keane *  DB West Virginia
5 30 Bruce Bailey  B Virginia
6 40 George Grimes  DB Virginia
7 49 Gene Ruszkowski  T Ohio
7 50 Noel Cudd  T West Texas State
8 60 Bob Walker  B Colorado Mines
9 70 Mike Graham  B Cincinnati Played with Los Angeles Dons (AAFC)
10 80 Glenn Johnson  T Arizona State Played with New York Yankees (AAFC)
11 90 Johnny Zisch  E Colorado
12 100 Atherton (Pinky) Phleger  T Stanford
13 110 Bob Heck  DE Purdue
14 120 Bill Schroll  LB LSU
15 130 Bob DeMent  T Mississippi Southern
16 140 Charley Schoenherr  B Wheaton
17 150 Larry Brink *  DE Northern Illinois State
18 160 Bill O'Connor  E Notre Dame Played with Buffalo Bills (AAFC)
19 170 Bill Nelson  B Montana State
20 180 Jim Rees  T NC State
21 190 Ray Borneman  B Texas
22 200 Ray Yagiello  G Catawba
23 210 John Pesek  E Nebraska
24 220 Charlie DeAutremont  B Southern Oregon
25 230 Bob Levenhagen  G Washington
26 240 Leon Cooper  T Hardin–Simmons
27 250 Jim Wade  HB Oklahoma City
28 260 Ken Sinofsky  G Nevada
29 270 Bobby Jack Stuart  B Tulsa
30 280 Hilliard (Junior) Crum  E Arizona
31 288 Tony Kunkiewicz  B Trinity (CT)
32 295 Bill Taylor  E Rice
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
1 September 22 Detroit Lions W 44–7 1–0 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 12,941 Recap
2 Bye
3 October 3 Philadelphia Eagles T 28–28 1–0–1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 36,884 Recap
4 October 10 at Chicago Bears L 21–42 1–1–1 Wrigley Field 43,707 Recap
5 October 17 at Green Bay Packers L 0–16 1–2–1 City Stadium 25,119 Recap
6 October 24 at Detroit Lions W 34–27 2–2–1 Briggs Stadium 17,444 Recap
7 October 31 Chicago Cardinals L 22–27 2–3–1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 32,149 Recap
8 November 7 Chicago Bears L 6–21 2–4–1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 56,263 Recap
9 November 14 at New York Giants W 52–37 3–4–1 Polo Grounds 22,766 Recap
10 November 21 at Chicago Cardinals L 24–27 3–5–1 Comiskey Park 29,031 Recap
11 November 28 Green Bay Packers W 24–10 4–5–1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 23,874 Recap
12 December 5 at Washington Redskins W 41–13 5–5–1 Griffith Stadium 32,970 Recap
13 December 12 Pittsburgh Steelers W 31–14 6–5–1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 27,967 Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Standings

NFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Chicago Cardinals 11 1 0 .917 7–1 395 226 W10
Chicago Bears 10 2 0 .833 7–1 375 151 L1
Los Angeles Rams 6 5 1 .545 3–5 327 269 W3
Green Bay Packers 3 9 0 .250 2–6 154 290 L7
Detroit Lions 2 10 0 .167 1–7 200 407 L3

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

References

  1. ^ "Infographic: NFL on Wednesday". Profootballhof.com. February 7, 2010. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  2. ^ "1948 Los Angeles Rams Draftees". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved January 29, 2021.