1925 Detroit Panthers season

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1925 Detroit Panthers (NFL) season
Head coach Jimmy Conzelman
Home field Navin Field
Results
Record 8–2–2
League place 3rd NFL

The 1925 Detroit Panthers season was their third in the league and first season as the Panthers. The team improved on their previous output of 1–5–1, winning eight games.[1] They finished third in the league. The Panthers played in the first Wednesday game in NFL history against the Cleveland Bulldogs, and won 22–13. Future Pro Football Hall of Famer Jimmy Conzelman scored two touchdowns in the first quarter.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 27, 1925 Columbus Tigers W 7–0
2 October 4, 1925 Chicago Bears T 0–0
3 October 11, 1925 Frankford Yellow Jackets W 3–0
4 October 18, 1925 Dayton Triangles W 6–0
5 October 25, 1925 Akron Pros T 0–0
6 November 1, 1925 Hammond Pros W 26–6
7 November 8, 1925 Milwaukee Badgers W 21–0
8 November 11, 1925 Cleveland Bulldogs W 22–13
9 November 15, 1925 at Chicago Bears L 14–0
10 November 22, 1925 Rochester Jeffersons W 20–0
11 November 26, 1925 Rock Island Independents L 6–3
12 December 12, 1925 Chicago Bears W 21–0

Standings[edit]

NFL standings
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Chicago Cardinals * 11 2 1 .846 230 65 W2
Pottsville Maroons * 10 2 0 .833 270 45 W5
Detroit Panthers 8 2 2 .800 129 39 W1
New York Giants 8 4 0 .667 122 67 W1
Akron Pros 4 2 2 .667 65 51 L2
Frankford Yellow Jackets 13 7 0 .650 190 169 W2
Chicago Bears 9 5 3 .643 158 96 W3
Rock Island Independents 5 3 3 .625 99 58 L1
Green Bay Packers 8 5 0 .615 151 110 W1
Providence Steam Roller 6 5 1 .545 111 101 L1
Canton Bulldogs 4 4 0 .500 50 73 L1
Cleveland Bulldogs 5 8 1 .385 75 135 L1
Kansas City Cowboys 2 5 1 .286 65 97 W1
Hammond Pros 1 4 0 .200 23 87 L3
Buffalo Bisons 1 6 2 .143 33 113 L4
Rochester Jeffersons 0 6 1 .000 26 111 L5
Dayton Triangles 0 7 1 .000 3 84 L7
Duluth Kelleys 0 3 0 .000 6 25 L3
Milwaukee Badgers 0 6 0 .000 7 191 L6
Columbus Tigers 0 9 0 .000 28 124 L9

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
* The Pottsville Maroons were suspended from the league in December, resulting in the Chicago Cardinals being named the NFL champions.

Players[edit]

  • Bill Bucher, kicker, 1 game, 180 pounds, 5-10, Clarkson
  • Jimmy Conzelman, tailback, 12 games, 175 pounds, 6-0, Washington (MO)
  • Al Crook, center, 8 games, 190 pounds, 5-10, Washington & Jefferson
  • Dinger Doane, fullback, 11 games, 190 pounds, 5-10, Tufts
  • Walt Ellis, tackle, 1 game, 224 pounds, 5-11, Univ. of Detroit
  • Jack Fleischman, guard, 9 games, 184 pounds, 5-6, Purdue
  • Al Hadden, back, 12 games, 186 pounds, 5-9, Washington & Jefferson
  • Tom Hogan, tackle, 11 games, 193 pounds, 6-2, Univ. of Detroit, Fordham
  • Vivian Hultman, end, 11 games, 178 pounds, 5-8, Michigan St.
  • Dutch Lauer, tailback, 11 games, 185 pounds, 5-10, Univ. of Detroit
  • Dutch Marion, fullback, 10 games, 180 pounds, 5-9, Washington & Jefferson, Michigan
  • Tom McNamara, guard, 12 games, 210 pounds, 5-10, Tufts, Univ. of Detroit
  • Russ Smith, guard, 9 games, 220 pounds, 5-10, Navy, Southern Illinois, Illinois
  • Gus Sonnenberg, tackle, 12 games, 196 pounds, 5-6, Dartmouth, Univ. of Detroit
  • Dick Vick, back, 11 games, 167 pounds, 5-9, Washington & Jefferson
  • Ernie Vick, center, 10 games, 190 pounds, 5-10, Michigan
  • Tillie Voss, end, 10 games, 207 pounds, 6-3, Univ. of Detroit
  • By Wimberly, tackle, 11 games, 200 pounds, 6-2, Washington & Jefferson

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1925 Detroit Panthers
  2. ^ "Infographic: NFL on Wednesday". Profootballhof.com. February 7, 2010. Retrieved September 6, 2012.