George Ratterman

A graduate of Notre Dame, George Raterman played in the old AAFC (All American Football Conference) and the NFL for 10 seasons from 1947 to 1956.  Ratterman's career south ouf the border had two phases to it.  From 1947 to 1951, he was the #1 QB for the Buffalo Bills of the AAFC and then the New York Yankees (yes they was also a football team with that name).    The 22 touchdown passes Ratterman threw in 1947 for Buffalso was a pro record at the time.  After a contract dispute with the Yankees,atterman came North to play 11 games for the Montreal Alouettes in 1951 even as the Yankees tried to block the move in court.  The Alouettes did not have a good year in 1951 and all the pressure seemed to get to Ratterman as he then returned to the states where he was largely a backup in Cleveland. George Ratterman passed away on November 3, 2007.

NFL Stats for George Ratterman

Wikipedia article on George Ratterman

Ratterman Fails To Make Ground In Contract Dispute - June 11, 1951

Ratterman Happy With Deal - July 16, 1951

Court Case To Try and Block Ratterman From Playing With Als - September 26, 1951

Ratterman Leving Alouettes at End of Season - October 26, 1951

November 6: George Ratterman Problem for Yank Coach

Ratterman Case Recalled - January 20, 1962

GP and Passing
Year Team GP PA PC % Yds TD Int Sacked Yds
1951 MON 11


No individual stats were kept in the East until 1954.  The games played stat is unofficial and comes from the 2005 Montreal Media Guide.