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8-5-0, Finished 3rd in NFL  · 1931 NFL Season Summary

Scored 145 points (11.2/g), 4th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 92 points (7.1/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 53 points (4.1/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 9.7-3.3.

Coach: Ralph Jones (8-5-0)

Stadium: Wrigley Field
 Training Camp: Loyola (IL) University (Chicago, Illinois)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Carl Brumbaugh 25 1 9
FB Bronko Nagurski 23 1 8
LH Gardie Grange 25 2 3
RH Joe Lintzenich 23 1 7
LE Luke Johnsos+ 26 2 13
LT Link Lyman 33 9 9
LG Zuck Carlson 27 2 8
C Bert Pearson 26 2 12
RG Bill Buckler 30 5 8
RT Lloyd Burdick 23 Rook 7
RE Hoot Drury 25 1 6
 Special Teams Starters
K Carl Brumbaugh 25 1 9
P Carl Brumbaugh 25 1 9
PR Carl Brumbaugh 25 1 9
KR Carl Brumbaugh 25 1 9

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Carl Brumbaugh 25 K 12 9 170 5-10 Ohio St.,Florida 9/22/1906 1
Bill Buckler 30 RG 13 8 238 6-0 Alabama 4/29/1901 5
Lloyd Burdick 23 RT 9 7 248 6-4 Illinois 8/8/1908 Rook
Zuck Carlson 27 LG 11 8 208 6-0 Oregon St. 11/12/1904 2
Hoot Drury 25 RE 10 6 189 6-4 Idaho,St. Louis 2/18/1906 1
Bud Edwards 23 1 0 190 5-11 Brown 3/21/1908 1
Latham Flanagan 24 e 2 2 185 6-2 Carnegie Mellon 1/14/1907 Rook
Paul Franklin 25 b 12 3 198 6-2 Franklin (IN) 2/10/1906 Rook
Gardie Grange 25 LH 12 3 173 6-0 Illinois 12/2/1906 2
Red Grange+ 28 HB 13 11 180 6-0 Illinois 6/13/1903 6
Jesse Hibbs 25 t 9 4 195 6-0 USC 1/11/1906 Rook
Leo Jensvold 23 1 0 173 5-8 Iowa 3/29/1908 Rook
Herb Joesting 26 fb 6 2 194 6-2 Minnesota 4/17/1905 2
Luke Johnsos+ 26 LE 13 13 195 6-2 Northwestern 12/6/1905 2
Eddie Kawal 22 1 0 205 6-2 Illinois,Widener 10/13/1909 Rook
Joe Lintzenich 23 RH 11 7 187 5-11 St. Louis 3/26/1908 1
Link Lyman 33 LT 11 9 233 6-2 Nebraska 11/30/1898 9
Babe Lyon 24 1 0 235 6-2 Kansas St. 3/30/1907 2
Gus Mastrogany 24 1 0 180 6-0 Iowa 10/25/1907 Rook
Danny McMullen 25 rg 11 5 231 5-8 Nebraska 5/8/1906 2
Keith Molesworth 26 hb 11 2 167 5-10 Monmouth (IL) 10/20/1905 Rook
Don Murry 13 0 191 6-2 Wisconsin 9
Denny Myers 26 2 0 206 6-1 Iowa 11/10/1905 Rook
Bronko Nagurski 23 FB 10 8 226 6-2 Minnesota 11/3/1908 1
Dick Nesbitt 24 rh 13 6 204 6-0 Drake 11/12/1907 1
Bert Pearson 26 C 13 12 206 6-0 Kansas St. 3/22/1905 2
Paul Schuette 25 lg 11 5 220 6-0 Wisconsin 3/10/1906 3
Bill Senn 26 1 0 177 6-0 Knox 7/14/1905 5
Larry Steinbach 31 t 4 3 214 6-0 St. Thomas 12/23/1900 1
Cookie Tackwell 24 lt 4 4 215 6-2 Kansas St. 1/14/1907 1
George Trafton 35 c 11 1 230 6-2 Notre Dame 12/6/1896 11
Laurie Walquist 33 b 10 4 167 5-8 Illinois 3/9/1898 9
Team Total 25.2 13 200.9 6-0.4 2.5