1921 Detroit Tigers (NFL) season

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1921 Detroit Tigers (NFL) season
Head coach Billy Marshall
Home field Navin Field
Results
Record 2–5–2 Overall
1–5–1 APFA
League place 16th APFA

The 1921 Detroit Tigers season was their second in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous output of 2–3–3 (when the team was still known as the Heralds), winning only one game.[1][2]

The team folded after the November 13 game and most of its players were allocated to the Buffalo All-Americans for the rest of the year.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result
1 October 2, 1921 Rock Island Independents T 0–0
2 October 9, 1921 Dayton Triangles W 10–7
3 October 16, 1921 Akron Pros L 20–0
4 October 23, 1921 Rock Island Independents L 14–0
5 October 30, 1921 at Buffalo All-Americans L 21–0
6 November 6, 1921 at Chicago Staleys L 20–9
7 November 11, 1921 at Bay City Independents W 26–7
8 November 13, 1921 at Dayton Triangles L 27–0
9 December 4, 1921 Detroit Maroons T 0–0
  • Games in italics are against non-NFL teams.

Standings[edit]

APFA standings
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Chicago Staleys 9 1 1 .900 128 53 T1
Buffalo All-Americans 9 1 2 .900 211 29 L1
Akron Pros 8 3 1 .727 148 31 W1
Canton Bulldogs 5 2 3 .714 106 55 W1
Rock Island Independents 4 2 1 .667 65 30 L1
Evansville Crimson Giants 3 2 0 .600 89 46 W1
Green Bay Packers 3 2 1 .600 70 55 L1
Dayton Triangles 4 4 1 .500 96 67 L1
Racine Cardinals 3 3 2 .500 54 53 T1
Rochester Jeffersons 2 3 0 .400 85 76 W2
Cleveland Indians 3 5 0 .375 95 58 L1
Washington Senators 1 2 0 .334 21 43 L1
Cincinnati Celts 1 3 0 .250 14 117 L2
Hammond Pros 1 3 1 .250 17 45 L2
Minneapolis Marines 1 3 0 .250 37 41 L1
Detroit Tigers 1 5 1 .167 19 109 L5
Columbus Panhandles 1 8 0 .111 47 222 W1
Tonawanda Kardex 0 1 0 .000 0 45 L1
Muncie Flyers 0 2 0 .000 0 28 L2
Louisville Brecks 0 2 0 .000 0 27 L2
New York Brickley Giants 0 2 0 .000 0 72 L2

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

Players[edit]

  • Butch Brandau, kicker, 4 games, 192 pounds
  • Charlie Carman, guard, 6 games, 215 pounds, 5-10, Vanderbilt
  • Walt Clago, end, 6 games, 195 pounds, 6-0, Univ. of Detroit
  • Frank Coughlin, tackle, 2 games, 220 pounds, 6-3, Notre Dame
  • Neno DaPrato, fullback, 6 games, 185 pounds, 5-10, Michigan St.
  • Cy DeGree, tackle, 7 games, 210 pounds, 6-1, Notre Dame
  • Pat Dunne, 2 games, 182 pounds
  • Moose Gardner, guard, 7 games, 220 pounds, 6-1, Wisconsin
  • Buck Gavin, back, 3 games, 179 pounds, 5-10
  • Charlie Guy, center, 7 games, 170 pounds, 6-0, Dartmouth, Washington & Jefferson
  • Steamer Horning, tackle, 7 games, 198 pounds, 6-0, Colgate
  • Earl Krieger, fullback, 5 games, 185 pounds, 5-11, Ohio
  • Waddy Kuehl, back, 6 games, 165 pounds, 5-9, St. Ambrose, Dubuque
  • Blake Miller, back, 3 games, 170 pounds, 5-7, Michigan St.
  • Eddie Moegle, back, 4 games, 186 pounds, 5-9, Univ. of Detroit
  • Norb Sacksteder, tailback, 7 games, 173 pounds, 5-9, Dayton, Christian Brothers (MO)
  • Bill Stobbs, back, 7 games, 165 pounds, 5-7, Washington & Jefferson
  • Don Straw, guard, 1 game, 210 pounds, 5-11, Washington & Jefferson
  • Tillie Voss, end, 7 games, 207 pounds, 6-3, Univ. of Detroit
  • Vic Whitmarsh, end 3 games, 190 pounds, 5-11, Syracuse
  • Pryor Williams, guard, 3 games, 226 pounds, 6-1, Auburn, Vanderbilt

References[edit]