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1939 Chicago Bears

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8-3-0, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1939 NFL Season Summary

Scored 298 points (27.1/g), 1st of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 157 points (14.3/g), 5th.
 Differential of 141 points (12.8/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 9.0-2.0.

Coach: George Halas (8-3-0)

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

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Bernie Masterson 28 5 7 44 for 113, 914 yards, 8 td, 9 int, & 21 rushes for -31 yards and 2 td
FB Joe Maniaci 25 3 6 77 rushes for 544 yards, 4 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 49th pick / 1936
LH Sid Luckman 23 Rook 7 24 rushes for 42 yards, 0 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 2nd pick / 1939
RH Ray Nolting 26 3 9 50 rushes for 216 yards, 2 td, & 6 catches for 87 yards and 1 td
LE Les McDonald 25 2 8 16 catches for 261 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for -2 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 8th pick / 1937
LT Joe Stydahar*+ 27 3 10 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1936
LG Danny Fortmann+ 23 3 10 Chicago Bears / 9th / 78th pick / 1936
C Frank Bausch 31 5 8
RG George Musso* 29 6 10
RT Russ Thompson 27 3 8
RE George Wilson 25 2 9 5 catches for 66 yards, 0 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Jack Manders 30 6 2 3 of 7 field goals & 17 of 20 extra points
P Sid Luckman 23 Rook 7 27 punts for a 44.4 average, 0 blocked Chicago Bears / 1st / 2nd pick / 1939
PR Chuck Apolskis 25 1 0
KR Chuck Apolskis 25 1 0

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Chuck Apolskis 25 KR 1 0 207 6-2 DePaul 12/18/1914 1
Dick Bassi 24 g 10 1 214 5-11 Santa Clara 1/1/1915 1 Washington Redskins / 4th / 36th pick / 1937
Frank Bausch 31 C 11 8 220 6-3 Kansas 6/14/1908 5
Ray Bray 22 11 0 237 6-0 West. Michigan,North Carolina 2/1/1917 Rook Chicago Bears / 9th / 76th pick / 1939
Chet Chesney 23 c 7 1 227 6-2 DePaul 3/9/1916 Rook
Gary Famiglietti 26 fb 10 2 225 6-0 Boston Univ. 11/28/1913 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 25th pick / 1938
Aldo Forte 21 g 10 1 213 6-0 Montana 1/20/1918 Rook Chicago Bears / 21st / 191st pick / 1939
Danny Fortmann+ 23 LG 11 10 210 6-0 Colgate 4/11/1916 3 Chicago Bears / 9th / 78th pick / 1936
Charles Heileman 24 2 0 197 6-2 Iowa St. 1/25/1915 Rook Chicago Bears / 7th / 56th pick / 1939
Bert Johnson 27 1 0 212 6-0 Kentucky 2/18/1912 2 Brooklyn Dodgers / 5th / 42nd pick / 1937
Sid Luckman 23 LH 11 7 197 6-0 Columbia 11/21/1916 Rook Chicago Bears / 1st / 2nd pick / 1939
Bob MacLeod 22 hb 9 1 190 6-0 Dartmouth 10/15/1917 Rook Brooklyn Dodgers / 1st / 5th pick / 1939
Jack Manders 30 K 11 2 203 6-1 Minnesota 1/13/1909 6
Joe Maniaci 25 FB 9 6 212 6-1 Fordham 1/23/1914 3 Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 49th pick / 1936
Eggs Manske 27 e 11 1 185 6-0 Northwestern 7/5/1912 4
Bernie Masterson 28 QB 11 7 195 6-3 Nebraska 8/10/1911 5
Les McDonald 25 LE 11 8 200 6-4 Nebraska 9/19/1914 2 Chicago Bears / 1st / 8th pick / 1937
George Musso* 29 RG 11 10 262 6-2 Millikin 4/8/1910 6
Ray Nolting 26 RH 11 9 185 5-11 Cincinnati 11/8/1913 3
Bill Osmanski*+ 24 fb 10 3 197 5-11 Holy Cross 12/29/1915 Rook Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1939
Billy Patterson 21 b 8 1 167 5-10 Baylor 8/28/1918 Rook Pittsburgh Pirates / 3rd / 17th pick / 1939
Dick Plasman 25 e 11 3 218 6-3 Vanderbilt 4/6/1914 2 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 28th pick / 1937
Dick Schweidler 24 4 0 182 6-0 St. Louis 8/18/1915 1
Alec Shellogg 25 t 1 1 215 6-0 Notre Dame 2/7/1914 Rook
Solly Sherman 22 qb 7 1 190 6-1 Chicago 9/25/1917 Rook Chicago Bears / 18th / 166th pick / 1939
John Siegal 21 e 10 1 203 6-1 Columbia 5/15/1918 Rook Brooklyn Dodgers / 17th / 155th pick / 1939
Bob Snyder 26 8 0 200 6-0 Ohio 2/6/1913 2
Anton Stolfa 22 1 0 195 6-0 Luther 9/6/1917 Rook Chicago Bears / 14th / 126th pick / 1939
Joe Stydahar*+ 27 LT 11 10 233 6-4 Pittsburgh,West Virginia 3/16/1912 3 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1936
Frank Sullivan 27 c 9 2 206 6-3 Loyola (LA) 8/16/1912 4
Bob Swisher 25 lh 9 5 163 5-11 Northwestern 7/14/1914 1
Russ Thompson 27 RT 11 8 249 6-5 Nebraska 5/10/1912 3
Jack Torrance 27 t 8 2 285 6-5 LSU 6/20/1912 Rook
Milt Trost 26 t 10 1 206 6-1 Marquette 3/4/1913 4
George Wilson 25 RE 11 9 199 6-1 Northwestern 2/3/1914 2
Team Total 25.0 11 208.5 6-1.1 1.8