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1941 Chicago Bears

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10-1-0, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1941 NFL Season Summary

Scored 396 points (36.0/g), 1st of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 147 points (13.4/g), 4th.
 Differential of 249 points (22.6/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 10.0-1.0.

Coach: George Halas (10-1-0)

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*+ 25 2 11 68 for 119, 1,181 yards, 9 td, 6 int, & 18 rushes for 18 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 2nd pick / 1939
FB Bill Osmanski* 26 2 7 70 rushes for 371 yards, 4 td, & 4 catches for 52 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1939
LH Ray Nolting* 28 5 5 40 rushes for 169 yards, 1 td, & 4 catches for 68 yards and 0 td
RH Hugh Gallarneau* 24 Rook 8 49 rushes for 304 yards, 8 td, & 11 catches for 204 yards and 2 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1941
LE Dick Plasman* 27 4 5 14 catches for 283 yards, 0 td, & 1 rush for 1 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 28th pick / 1937
LT Ed Kolman* 26 1 9 Chicago Bears / 5th / 37th pick / 1940
LG Danny Fortmann*+ 25 5 11 Chicago Bears / 9th / 78th pick / 1936
C Bulldog Turner*+ 22 1 10 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1940
RG Ray Bray* 24 2 7 Chicago Bears / 9th / 76th pick / 1939
RT Lee Artoe* 24 1 11 Chicago Bears / 11th / 97th pick / 1940
RE John Siegal* 23 2 7 9 catches for 220 yards, 3 td Brooklyn Dodgers / 17th / 155th pick / 1939
 Special Teams Starters
K Bob Snyder* 28 4 0 2 of 2 field goals & 20 of 24 extra points
P Sid Luckman*+ 25 2 11 13 punts for a 41.1 average, 0 blocked Chicago Bears / 1st / 2nd pick / 1939
PR Bob Swisher* 27 3 3 7 punt returns for a 14.4 average and 0 td
KR George McAfee*+ 23 1 2 7 kick returns for a 31.9 average and 1 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 2nd pick / 1940

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Lee Artoe* 24 RT 11 11 234 6-3 Santa Clara,California 3/2/1917 1 Chicago Bears / 11th / 97th pick / 1940
Al Baisi* 24 9 0 217 6-0 West Virginia 9/6/1917 1
Ray Bray* 24 RG 11 7 237 6-0 West. Michigan,North Carolina 2/1/1917 2 Chicago Bears / 9th / 76th pick / 1939
Young Bussey* 24 10 0 184 5-9 LSU 10/4/1917 Rook Chicago Bears / 20th / 187th pick / 1940
Harry Clarke* 25 hb 10 3 186 6-0 West Virginia 12/1/1916 1 Chicago Bears / 13th / 117th pick / 1940
Gary Famiglietti* 28 fb 7 2 225 6-0 Boston Univ. 11/28/1913 3 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 25th pick / 1938
John Federovitch* 24 11 0 263 6-5 Davis & Elkins 6/26/1917 Rook Chicago Bears / 7th / 59th pick / 1941
Aldo Forte* 23 g 10 4 213 6-0 Montana 1/20/1918 2 Chicago Bears / 21st / 191st pick / 1939
Danny Fortmann*+ 25 LG 11 11 210 6-0 Colgate 4/11/1916 5 Chicago Bears / 9th / 78th pick / 1936
Hugh Gallarneau* 24 RH 11 8 190 6-0 Stanford 4/2/1917 Rook Chicago Bears / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1941
Billy Hughes* 26 6 0 226 6-1 Texas 4/11/1915 4
Ken Kavanaugh* 25 11 0 207 6-3 LSU 11/23/1916 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1940
Ed Kolman* 26 LT 11 9 232 6-2 Temple 10/21/1915 1 Chicago Bears / 5th / 37th pick / 1940
Hal Lahar* 22 8 0 225 6-0 Oklahoma 7/14/1919 Rook Chicago Bears / 9th / 79th pick / 1941
Sid Luckman*+ 25 P 11 11 197 6-0 Columbia 11/21/1916 2 Chicago Bears / 1st / 2nd pick / 1939
Joe Maniaci* 27 7 0 212 6-1 Fordham 1/23/1914 5 Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 49th pick / 1936
Al Matuza* 23 c 10 1 200 6-2 Georgetown (DC) 9/11/1918 Rook Chicago Bears / 8th / 68th pick / 1941
George McAfee*+ 23 KR 11 2 178 6-0 Duke 3/13/1918 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 2nd pick / 1940
Ray McLean* 26 10 0 168 5-10 St. Anselm 12/6/1915 1 Chicago Bears / 21st / 192nd pick / 1940
Joe Mihal* 25 9 0 234 6-2 Purdue 4/2/1916 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 19th pick / 1939
George Musso* 31 10 0 262 6-2 Millikin 4/8/1910 8
Ray Nolting* 28 LH 9 5 185 5-11 Cincinnati 11/8/1913 5
Bob Nowaskey* 23 le 11 5 205 6-0 George Washington 2/3/1918 1 Cleveland Rams / 7th / 55th pick / 1940
Bill Osmanski* 26 FB 10 7 197 5-11 Holy Cross 12/29/1915 2 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1939
Dick Plasman* 27 LE 10 5 218 6-3 Vanderbilt 4/6/1914 4 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 28th pick / 1937
Hampton Pool* 26 7 0 221 6-3 California,Army,Stanford 3/11/1915 1 Chicago Bears / 9th / 77th pick / 1940
John Siegal* 23 RE 11 7 203 6-1 Columbia 5/15/1918 2 Brooklyn Dodgers / 17th / 155th pick / 1939
Bob Snyder* 28 K 11 0 200 6-0 Ohio 2/6/1913 4
Norm Standlee* 22 fb 10 3 238 6-2 Stanford 7/19/1919 Rook Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1941
Joe Stydahar* 29 t 8 2 233 6-4 Pittsburgh,West Virginia 3/16/1912 5 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1936
Bob Swisher* 27 PR 11 3 163 5-11 Northwestern 7/14/1914 3
Bulldog Turner*+ 22 C 11 10 237 6-1 Hardin-Simmons 3/10/1919 1 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1940
George Wilson* 27 re 11 5 199 6-1 Northwestern 2/3/1914 4
Team Total 25.2 11 212.1 6-0.8 2.2