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1938 Chicago Bears

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6-5-0, Finished 3rd in NFL West Division  · 1938 NFL Season Summary

Scored 194 points (17.6/g), 2nd of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 148 points (13.5/g), 4th.
 Differential of 46 points (4.2/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 7.2-3.8.

Coach: George Halas (6-5-0)

 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 27 4 3 46 for 112, 848 yards, 5 td, 9 int, & 13 rushes for -16 yards and 0 td
FB Bert Johnson 26 1 7 37 rushes for 138 yards, 2 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td Brooklyn Dodgers / 5th / 42nd pick / 1937
LH Ray Nolting 25 2 9 63 rushes for 297 yards, 1 td, & 4 catches for 90 yards and 1 td
RH Jack Manders 29 5 10 67 rushes for 263 yards, 2 td, & 2 catches for 27 yards and 1 td
LE Dick Plasman 24 1 6 8 catches for 117 yards, 1 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 28th pick / 1937
LT Joe Stydahar*+ 26 2 10 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1936
LG Danny Fortmann+ 22 2 10 Chicago Bears / 9th / 78th pick / 1936
C Frank Bausch 30 4 10
RG George Musso 28 5 11
RT Russ Thompson 26 2 5
RE Les McDonald 24 1 6 9 catches for 175 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for 0 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 8th pick / 1937
 Special Teams Starters
K Jack Manders 29 5 10 3 of 9 field goals & 10 of 12 extra points
P Chuck Apolskis 24 Rook 0
PR Chuck Apolskis 24 Rook 0
KR Chuck Apolskis 24 Rook 0

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Chuck Apolskis 24 KR 1 0 207 6-2 DePaul 12/18/1914 Rook
Dick Bassi 23 9 0 214 5-11 Santa Clara 1/1/1915 Rook Washington Redskins / 4th / 36th pick / 1937
Frank Bausch 30 C 11 10 220 6-3 Kansas 6/14/1908 4
Del Bjork* 24 rt 10 5 218 6-1 Oregon 6/27/1914 1 Chicago Bears / 6th / 58th pick / 1937
Carl Brumbaugh 32 9 0 170 5-10 Ohio St.,Florida 9/22/1906 8
Ray Buivid 23 qb 11 6 195 6-1 Marquette 8/15/1915 1 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1937
Bill Conkright 24 9 0 203 6-1 Oklahoma 4/17/1914 1 Chicago Bears / 5th / 48th pick / 1937
George Corbett 30 b 7 3 179 5-9 Millikin 6/14/1908 6
Fred Dreher 25 3 0 205 6-3 Denver 2/23/1913 Rook Chicago Bears / 12th / 110th pick / 1938
Gary Famiglietti 25 fb 9 3 225 6-0 Boston Univ. 11/28/1913 Rook Chicago Bears / 3rd / 25th pick / 1938
Danny Fortmann+ 22 LG 11 10 210 6-0 Colgate 4/11/1916 2 Chicago Bears / 9th / 78th pick / 1936
Sam Francis 25 fb 11 1 207 6-0 Nebraska 10/26/1913 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 1st pick / 1937
Lou Gordon 30 t 2 1 224 6-5 Illinois 7/15/1908 8
Bert Johnson 26 FB 9 7 212 6-0 Kentucky 2/18/1912 1 Brooklyn Dodgers / 5th / 42nd pick / 1937
Bill Karr 27 e 10 4 190 6-1 West Virginia 3/29/1911 5
Jack Manders 29 K 11 10 203 6-1 Minnesota 1/13/1909 5
Joe Maniaci 24 b 9 1 212 6-1 Fordham 1/23/1914 2 Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 49th pick / 1936
Eggs Manske 26 e 6 1 185 6-0 Northwestern 7/5/1912 3
Bernie Masterson 27 QB 11 3 195 6-3 Nebraska 8/10/1911 4
Les McDonald 24 RE 10 6 200 6-4 Nebraska 9/19/1914 1 Chicago Bears / 1st / 8th pick / 1937
George Musso 28 RG 11 11 262 6-2 Millikin 4/8/1910 5
Ray Nolting 25 LH 11 9 185 5-11 Cincinnati 11/8/1913 2
Reino Nori 25 1 0 165 5-7 Northern Illinois 2/26/1913 1
John Oelerich 22 2 0 192 6-0 St. Ambrose 2/7/1916 Rook
Dick Plasman 24 LE 8 6 218 6-3 Vanderbilt 4/6/1914 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 28th pick / 1937
Gene Ronzani 29 b 8 1 200 5-9 Marquette 3/28/1909 5
Dick Schweidler 23 10 0 182 6-0 St. Louis 8/18/1915 Rook
Joe Stydahar*+ 26 LT 11 10 233 6-4 Pittsburgh,West Virginia 3/16/1912 2 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1936
Frank Sullivan 26 c 10 1 206 6-3 Loyola (LA) 8/16/1912 3
Bob Swisher 24 9 0 163 5-11 Northwestern 7/14/1914 Rook
Russ Thompson 26 RT 11 5 249 6-5 Nebraska 5/10/1912 2
Milt Trost 25 t 10 1 206 6-1 Marquette 3/4/1913 3
George Wilson 24 le 11 5 199 6-1 Northwestern 2/3/1914 1
Gust Zarnas 25 g 10 1 220 5-10 Ohio St. 12/16/1913 Rook Chicago Bears / 5th / 40th pick / 1938
Joe Zeller 30 11 0 203 6-1 Indiana 5/2/1908 6
Team Total 25.8 11 204.5 6-0.8 2.4