List of Newark Bears (AFL) players

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The following people played for the Bears for at least one game in the 1926 AFL regular season, the only one of the team’s (and the league’s) existence:[1]

Name Position College
Eddie Black End Muhlenberg
Jimmy Brewster Blocking Back1 Georgia Tech
Russ Clark Guard2 Muhlenberg
Vaughn Connelly Back3 Georgia Tech
Carl Davis Tackle West Virginia
Goldy Goldstein Guard Florida
Hal Hansen Fullback4 Minnesota
George Kerr Guard Catholic
Ken King End Kentucky
Don Manella Guard none
Adrian “Sparky” Maurer Wingback Oglethorpe
Art McManus5 Guard Boston College
John Murray Center Georgia Tech
Ark Newton Wingback Florida
Orin Rice Guard6 Syracuse, Muhlenberg
Bob Rives Tackle Vanderbilt
Sammy Stein End none
Silvio Tursi End Muhlenberg
Cy Williams Tackle Florida
Ike Williams Back7 Georgia Tech
Doug Wycoff Tailback Georgia Tech

1 Position later known as quarterback
2 Also played tackle
3 Played fullback and tailback
4 Also played end
5 After the Newark Bears folded, for the Boston Bulldogs for rest of 1926 season
6 Also played center
7 Played fullback and blocking back


  1. ^ David S. Neft, Richard M. Cohen, and Rick Korch, The Football Encyclopedia: The Complete History of Professional Football, From 1892 to the Present (St. Martin’s Press 1994), ISBN 0-312-11435-4