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1940 Chicago Bears

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8-3-0, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1940 NFL Season Summary

Scored 238 points (21.6/g), 2nd of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 152 points (13.8/g), 4th.
 Differential of 86 points (7.8/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 8.2-2.8.

Coach: George Halas (8-3-0)

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


Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Sid Luckman* 24 1 7 48 for 105, 941 yards, 4 td, 9 int, & 23 rushes for -65 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 2nd pick / 1939
FB Bill Osmanski* 25 1 6 50 rushes for 192 yards, 3 td, & 1 catch for 13 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1939
LH Ray Nolting* 27 4 11 78 rushes for 373 yards, 1 td, & 3 catches for 36 yards and 0 td
RH George McAfee 22 Rook 8 47 rushes for 253 yards, 2 td, & 7 catches for 117 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 2nd pick / 1940
LE Dick Plasman* 26 3 8 11 catches for 245 yards, 2 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 28th pick / 1937
LT Joe Stydahar*+ 28 4 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1936
LG Danny Fortmann*+ 24 4 10 Chicago Bears / 9th / 78th pick / 1936
C Bulldog Turner* 21 Rook 9 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1940
RG George Musso* 30 7 6
RT Lee Artoe* 23 Rook 7 Chicago Bears / 11th / 97th pick / 1940
RE George Wilson* 26 3 5 4 catches for 90 yards, 1 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Jack Manders 31 7 2 2 of 3 field goals & 17 of 18 extra points
P Sid Luckman* 24 1 7 27 punts for a 42.5 average, 0 blocked Chicago Bears / 1st / 2nd pick / 1939
PR Lee Artoe* 23 Rook 7 Chicago Bears / 11th / 97th pick / 1940
KR Lee Artoe* 23 Rook 7 Chicago Bears / 11th / 97th pick / 1940

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Lee Artoe* 23 KR 11 7 234 6-3 Santa Clara,California 3/2/1917 Rook Chicago Bears / 11th / 97th pick / 1940
Al Baisi* 23 g 7 1 217 6-0 West Virginia 9/6/1917 Rook
Frank Bausch* 32 c 10 2 220 6-3 Kansas 6/14/1908 6
Ray Bray* 23 g 6 1 237 6-0 West. Michigan,North Carolina 2/1/1917 1 Chicago Bears / 9th / 76th pick / 1939
Chet Chesney* 24 3 0 227 6-2 DePaul 3/9/1916 1
Harry Clarke* 24 11 0 186 6-0 West Virginia 12/1/1916 Rook Chicago Bears / 13th / 117th pick / 1940
Gary Famiglietti* 27 fb 11 2 225 6-0 Boston Univ. 11/28/1913 2 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 25th pick / 1938
Aldo Forte* 22 g 10 4 213 6-0 Montana 1/20/1918 1 Chicago Bears / 21st / 191st pick / 1939
Danny Fortmann*+ 24 LG 10 10 210 6-0 Colgate 4/11/1916 4 Chicago Bears / 9th / 78th pick / 1936
Ken Kavanaugh* 24 11 0 207 6-3 LSU 11/23/1916 Rook Chicago Bears / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1940
Ed Kolman* 25 t 10 6 232 6-2 Temple 10/21/1915 Rook Chicago Bears / 5th / 37th pick / 1940
Sid Luckman* 24 P 11 7 197 6-0 Columbia 11/21/1916 1 Chicago Bears / 1st / 2nd pick / 1939
Jack Manders 31 K 10 2 203 6-1 Minnesota 1/13/1909 7
Joe Maniaci* 26 fb 11 4 212 6-1 Fordham 1/23/1914 4 Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 49th pick / 1936
Eggs Manske* 28 9 0 185 6-0 Northwestern 7/5/1912 5
Phil Martinovich* 25 2 0 220 5-10 Pacific 2/9/1915 1
Bernie Masterson* 29 qb 7 2 195 6-3 Nebraska 8/10/1911 6
George McAfee 22 RH 10 8 178 6-0 Duke 3/13/1918 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 2nd pick / 1940
Ray McLean* 25 10 0 168 5-10 St. Anselm 12/6/1915 Rook Chicago Bears / 21st / 192nd pick / 1940
Joe Mihal* 24 t 11 1 234 6-2 Purdue 4/2/1916 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 19th pick / 1939
George Musso* 30 RG 6 6 262 6-2 Millikin 4/8/1910 7
Ray Nolting* 27 LH 11 11 185 5-11 Cincinnati 11/8/1913 4
Bob Nowaskey* 22 e 10 2 205 6-0 George Washington 2/3/1918 Rook Cleveland Rams / 7th / 55th pick / 1940
Bill Osmanski* 25 FB 8 6 197 5-11 Holy Cross 12/29/1915 1 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1939
Dick Plasman* 26 LE 11 8 218 6-3 Vanderbilt 4/6/1914 3 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 28th pick / 1937
Hampton Pool* 25 e 5 4 221 6-3 California,Army,Stanford 3/11/1915 Rook Chicago Bears / 9th / 77th pick / 1940
Solly Sherman* 23 qb 7 2 190 6-1 Chicago 9/25/1917 1 Chicago Bears / 18th / 166th pick / 1939
John Siegal* 22 e 8 3 203 6-1 Columbia 5/15/1918 1 Brooklyn Dodgers / 17th / 155th pick / 1939
Bob Snyder* 27 11 0 200 6-0 Ohio 2/6/1913 3
Joe Stydahar*+ 28 LT 10 7 233 6-4 Pittsburgh,West Virginia 3/16/1912 4 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1936
Bob Swisher* 26 9 0 163 5-11 Northwestern 7/14/1914 2
Jack Torrance* 28 t 7 1 285 6-5 LSU 6/20/1912 1
Bulldog Turner* 21 C 11 9 237 6-1 Hardin-Simmons 3/10/1919 Rook Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1940
George Wilson* 26 RE 11 5 199 6-1 Northwestern 2/3/1914 3
Team Total 25.3 11 211.7 6-1.0 2.0