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Raffel, Bill

William Raffel

Raffel was an end at the University of Pennsylvania, and played in the NFL in 1932 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Raffel's teammates on the Dodgers included fellow rookie (and all-NFL back) Jack Grossman, and linemen Saul Mielziner, and Sammy Stein.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. August 26, 1907 - d. July 24, 1982

Career Highlights:
Raffel played three seasons at Penn from 1929-1931 and then played in the NFL. In 1932, he played four games for the Brooklyn Dodgers and had one reception for 15 yards. The Dodgers finished sixth in the league with a record of 3-9-0 and were coached by Benny Friedman.



Origin:
Ashland, Kentucky

Career Dates:
Raffel played end at the University of Pennsylvania from 1929-1931. He then played as an end in the NFL with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1932.

Physical description:
5'11", 195 pounds

Career Statistics:
In the NFL:
Games: 4
Receptions: 1
Receiving yards: 15



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References:
The Encyclopedia of Football, by Roger Treat (New York: A.S. Barnes and Co., 1976 -- 14th Edition)
Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League, edited by Bob Carroll, Michael Gershman, David Neft, and John Thorn (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1999)
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)


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