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1937 Chicago Bears

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9-1-1, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1937 NFL Season Summary

Scored 201 points (18.3/g), 2nd of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 100 points (9.1/g), 1st.
 Differential of 101 points (9.2/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 9.2-1.8.

Coach: George Halas (9-1-1)

 Training Camp: St. John's Military Academy (Delafield, Wisconsin)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Bernie Masterson 26 3 5 26 for 72, 615 yards, 9 td, 7 int, & 30 rushes for -21 yards and 1 td
FB Bronko Nagurski 29 7 8 73 rushes for 343 yards, 1 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td
LH Beattie Feathers 28 3 7 66 rushes for 211 yards, 1 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td
RH Jack Manders+ 28 4 9 73 rushes for 319 yards, 0 td, & 7 catches for 163 yards and 4 td
LE Eggs Manske 25 2 6 9 catches for 225 yards, 3 td
LT Joe Stydahar+ 25 1 9 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1936
LG Danny Fortmann 21 1 9 Chicago Bears / 9th / 78th pick / 1936
C Frank Bausch 29 3 7
RG George Musso+ 27 4 10
RT Russ Thompson 25 1 7
RE Bill Karr 26 4 8 7 catches for 188 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for 10 yards and 0 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Frank Bausch 29 3 7
P Frank Bausch 29 3 7
PR Frank Bausch 29 3 7
KR Frank Bausch 29 3 7

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Frank Bausch 29 C 9 7 220 6-3 Kansas 6/14/1908 3
Kay Bell 23 t 10 1 220 6-2 Washington St. 10/14/1914 Rook Detroit Lions / 10th / 97th pick / 1937
John Bettridge 27 3 0 188 5-10 Ohio St. 3/19/1910 Rook
Del Bjork 23 t 10 4 218 6-1 Oregon 6/27/1914 Rook Chicago Bears / 6th / 58th pick / 1937
Carl Brumbaugh 31 1 0 170 5-10 Ohio St.,Florida 9/22/1906 7
Ray Buivid 22 6 0 195 6-1 Marquette 8/15/1915 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1937
Bill Conkright 23 c 8 1 203 6-1 Oklahoma 4/17/1914 Rook Chicago Bears / 5th / 48th pick / 1937
George Corbett 29 1 0 179 5-9 Millikin 6/14/1908 5
John Doehring 28 3 0 216 6-0 none 11/6/1909 5
Beattie Feathers 28 LH 11 7 185 5-10 Tennessee 8/20/1909 3
Danny Fortmann 21 LG 10 9 210 6-0 Colgate 4/11/1916 1 Chicago Bears / 9th / 78th pick / 1936
Sam Francis 24 fb 8 3 207 6-0 Nebraska 10/26/1913 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 1st pick / 1937
Henry Hammond 24 e 6 3 190 5-11 Rhodes 2/13/1913 Rook Chicago Bears / 4th / 38th pick / 1937
Bill Karr 26 RE 10 8 190 6-1 West Virginia 3/29/1911 4
Jack Manders+ 28 RH 11 9 203 6-1 Minnesota 1/13/1909 4
Eggs Manske 25 LE 11 6 185 6-0 Northwestern 7/5/1912 2
Bernie Masterson 26 QB 10 5 195 6-3 Nebraska 8/10/1911 3
Les McDonald 23 e 8 1 200 6-4 Nebraska 9/19/1914 Rook Chicago Bears / 1st / 8th pick / 1937
Keith Molesworth 32 hb 9 3 167 5-10 Monmouth (IL) 10/20/1905 6
George Musso+ 27 RG 11 10 262 6-2 Millikin 4/8/1910 4
Bronko Nagurski 29 FB 10 8 226 6-2 Minnesota 11/3/1908 7
Ray Nolting 24 rh 11 4 185 5-11 Cincinnati 11/8/1913 1
Verne Oech 24 1 0 207 6-1 Montana,Minnesota 5/31/1913 1 Chicago Bears / 5th / 42nd pick / 1936
Dick Plasman 23 e 9 2 218 6-3 Vanderbilt 4/6/1914 Rook Chicago Bears / 3rd / 28th pick / 1937
Pug Rentner 27 b 10 2 187 6-1 Northwestern 9/18/1910 3
Gene Ronzani 28 b 11 3 200 5-9 Marquette 3/28/1909 4
Joe Stydahar+ 25 LT 10 9 233 6-4 Pittsburgh,West Virginia 3/16/1912 1 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1936
Frank Sullivan 25 c 7 3 206 6-3 Loyola (LA) 8/16/1912 2
Russ Thompson 25 RT 11 7 249 6-5 Nebraska 5/10/1912 1
Milt Trost 24 t 10 2 206 6-1 Marquette 3/4/1913 2
George Wilson 23 e 11 2 199 6-1 Northwestern 2/3/1914 Rook
Joe Zeller 29 g 11 2 203 6-1 Indiana 5/2/1908 5
Team Total 25.8 11 203.8 6-0.8 2.3