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1943 Chicago Bears

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8-1-1, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1943 NFL Season Summary

Scored 303 points (30.3/g), 1st of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 157 points (15.7/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 146 points (14.6/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 8.3-1.7.

Coach: Hunk Anderson (8-1-1) (co-coach with Luke Johnsos) and Luke Johnsos (8-1-1)

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+ 27 4 3 110 for 202, 2,194 yards, 28 td, 12 int, & 22 rushes for -40 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 2nd pick / 1939
FB Gary Famiglietti 30 5 4 64 rushes for 229 yards, 2 td, & 1 catch for 10 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 25th pick / 1938
LH Harry Clarke+ 27 3 10 120 rushes for 556 yards, 2 td, & 23 catches for 535 yards and 7 td Chicago Bears / 13th / 117th pick / 1940
RH Dante Magnani 26 3 7 51 rushes for 310 yards, 2 td, & 6 catches for 88 yards and 1 td Cleveland Rams / 19th / 175th pick / 1940
LE Jim Benton 27 5 7 13 catches for 235 yards, 3 td Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 11th pick / 1938
LT Bill Steinkemper 30 Rook 9
LG Danny Fortmann+ 27 7 9 Chicago Bears / 9th / 78th pick / 1936
C Bulldog Turner+ 24 3 10 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1940
RG George Musso 33 10 10
RT Al Hoptowit 28 1 10 Cleveland Rams / 11th / 91st pick / 1938
RE George Wilson 29 6 10 21 catches for 293 yards, 5 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Bob Snyder 30 6 7 2 of 7 field goals & 39 of 42 extra points
P Sid Luckman+ 27 4 3 34 punts for a 35.9 average, 1 blocked Chicago Bears / 1st / 2nd pick / 1939
PR Harry Clarke+ 27 3 10 10 punt returns for a 15.8 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 13th / 117th pick / 1940
KR Harry Clarke+ 27 3 10 13 kick returns for a 25.1 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 13th / 117th pick / 1940

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Al Babartsky 28 9 0 225 6-0 Fordham 4/19/1915 5 Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 35th pick / 1938
Jim Benton 27 LE 9 7 200 6-3 Arkansas 9/25/1916 5 Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 11th pick / 1938
Connie Mack Berry 28 e 10 2 215 6-3 North Carolina St. 4/19/1915 4
Harry Clarke+ 27 KR 10 10 186 6-0 West Virginia 12/1/1916 3 Chicago Bears / 13th / 117th pick / 1940
Bernie Digris 24 2 0 212 6-0 Holy Cross 6/9/1919 Rook
Gary Famiglietti 30 FB 10 4 225 6-0 Boston Univ. 11/28/1913 5 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 25th pick / 1938
Danny Fortmann+ 27 LG 10 9 210 6-0 Colgate 4/11/1916 7 Chicago Bears / 9th / 78th pick / 1936
Bill Geyer 24 hb 3 3 173 5-10 Colgate 10/3/1919 1 Chicago Bears / 11th / 100th pick / 1942
Pete Gudauskas 27 6 0 222 6-2 Murray St. 10/19/1916 3
Al Hoptowit 28 RT 10 10 217 6-1 Washington St. 9/7/1915 1 Cleveland Rams / 11th / 91st pick / 1938
Tony Ippolito 26 9 0 220 5-10 Purdue 9/19/1917 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 54th pick / 1939
Jim Logan 27 g 9 1 190 5-10 Indiana 12/22/1916 Rook
Sid Luckman+ 27 P 10 3 197 6-0 Columbia 11/21/1916 4 Chicago Bears / 1st / 2nd pick / 1939
Dante Magnani 26 RH 10 7 182 5-10 St. Mary's (CA) 3/16/1917 3 Cleveland Rams / 19th / 175th pick / 1940
Bob Masters 30 2 0 200 5-11 Baylor 1/16/1913 6
Al Matuza 25 10 0 200 6-2 Georgetown (DC) 9/11/1918 2 Chicago Bears / 8th / 68th pick / 1941
Doug McEnulty 21 fb 8 3 215 6-3 Wichita St. 1/16/1922 Rook
Ray McLean 28 10 0 168 5-10 St. Anselm 12/6/1915 3 Chicago Bears / 21st / 192nd pick / 1940
Monte Merkel 27 g 1 1 215 5-10 Kansas 11/6/1916 Rook
Fred Mundee 30 5 0 220 6-1 Notre Dame 5/20/1913 Rook
George Musso 33 RG 10 10 262 6-2 Millikin 4/8/1910 10
Bronko Nagurski 35 8 0 226 6-2 Minnesota 11/3/1908 13
Ray Nolting 30 7 0 185 5-11 Cincinnati 11/8/1913 7
Bill Osmanski 28 fb 4 3 197 5-11 Holy Cross 12/29/1915 4 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1939
Hampton Pool 28 10 0 221 6-3 California,Army,Stanford 3/11/1915 3 Chicago Bears / 9th / 77th pick / 1940
John Siegal 25 e 3 1 203 6-1 Columbia 5/15/1918 4 Brooklyn Dodgers / 17th / 155th pick / 1939
Dom Sigillo 30 6 0 230 6-0 Xavier (OH) 3/7/1913 Rook
Bob Snyder 30 K 10 7 200 6-0 Ohio 2/6/1913 6
Bill Steinkemper 30 LT 10 9 220 6-2 Notre Dame 12/27/1913 Rook
Bob Steuber 22 1 0 200 6-2 Missouri,DePauw 10/25/1921 Rook Chicago Bears / 1st / 9th pick / 1943
Bulldog Turner+ 24 C 10 10 237 6-1 Hardin-Simmons 3/10/1919 3 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1940
Joe Vodicka 22 3 0 189 5-10 Illinois St. 3/4/1921 Rook
George Wilson 29 RE 10 10 199 6-1 Northwestern 2/3/1914 6
Team Total 27.4 10 207.9 6-0.4 3.3