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1945 Chicago Bears

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3-7-0, NFL West Division  · 1945 NFL Season Summary

Scored 192 points (19.2/g), 6th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 235 points (23.5/g), 10th.
 Differential of -43 points (-4.3/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 3.8-6.2.

Coach: Hunk Anderson (3-7-0) (co-coach with Luke Johnsos) and Luke Johnsos (3-7-0)

Stadium: Wrigley Field
 Training Camp: St. Joseph's College (Rensselaer, Indiana)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Sid Luckman 29 6 2 117 for 217, 1,727 yards, 14 td, 10 int, & 36 rushes for -118 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 2nd pick / 1939
FB Jim Fordham 29 1 5 45 rushes for 153 yards, 1 td, & 4 catches for 34 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 8th / 67th pick / 1940
LH Bob Margarita 25 1 8 112 rushes for 497 yards, 3 td, & 23 catches for 394 yards and 2 td Chicago Bears / 21st / 216th pick / 1944
RH Hugh Gallarneau 28 4 7 75 rushes for 260 yards, 2 td, & 7 catches for 58 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1941
LE Rudy Smeja 25 1 8 1 catch for 11 yards, 0 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 24th pick / 1944
LT Al Babartsky 30 7 7 Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 35th pick / 1938
LG Pete Gudauskas 29 5 6
C John Schiechl 28 4 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 13th pick / 1940
RG George Zorich 30 1 6
RT Lee Artoe 28 5 6 Chicago Bears / 11th / 97th pick / 1940
RE George Wilson 31 8 5 28 catches for 259 yards, 3 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Pete Gudauskas 29 5 6 1 of 2 field goals & 27 of 27 extra points
P Sid Luckman 29 6 2 36 punts for a 36.1 average, 0 blocked Chicago Bears / 1st / 2nd pick / 1939
PR Ray McLean 30 5 1 6 punt returns for a 14.5 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 21st / 192nd pick / 1940
KR Bob Margarita 25 1 8 10 kick returns for a 15.5 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 21st / 216th pick / 1944

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Lee Artoe 28 RT 9 6 234 6-3 Santa Clara,California 3/2/1917 5 Chicago Bears / 11th / 97th pick / 1940
Al Babartsky 30 LT 8 7 225 6-0 Fordham 4/19/1915 7 Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 35th pick / 1938
Connie Mack Berry 30 e 7 3 215 6-3 North Carolina St. 4/19/1915 6
Glen Burgeis 24 t 3 1 218 6-1 Tulsa 10/7/1921 Rook Chicago Bears / 7th / 60th pick / 1945
Abe Croft 25 1 0 183 6-0 SMU 3/12/1920 1 Chicago Bears / 5th / 40th pick / 1944
Jim Daniell 27 lt 7 5 230 6-2 Ohio St. 4/10/1918 Rook Chicago Bears / 12th / 110th pick / 1942
Chuck Drulis 27 3 0 216 5-10 Temple 3/8/1918 3
Gary Famiglietti 32 10 0 225 6-0 Boston Univ. 11/28/1913 7 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 25th pick / 1938
Jim Fordham 29 FB 9 5 215 5-11 Georgia 12/6/1916 1 Chicago Bears / 8th / 67th pick / 1940
Hugh Gallarneau 28 RH 8 7 190 6-0 Stanford 4/2/1917 4 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1941
Al Grygo 27 hb 10 2 173 5-10 South Carolina 8/14/1918 1
Pete Gudauskas 29 K 8 6 222 6-2 Murray St. 10/19/1916 5
Al Hoptowit 30 t 10 2 217 6-1 Washington St. 9/7/1915 3 Cleveland Rams / 11th / 91st pick / 1938
Jackie Hunt 25 fb 4 1 192 6-0 Marshall 2/17/1920 Rook Chicago Bears / 13th / 120th pick / 1942
Edgar Jones 27 1 0 193 5-10 Pittsburgh 5/6/1918 Rook Chicago Bears / 19th / 180th pick / 1942
Ken Kavanaugh 29 e 10 2 207 6-3 LSU 11/23/1916 5 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1940
Nick Kerasiotis 27 1 0 195 5-11 St. Ambrose,Iowa 7/4/1918 3
Johnny Long 31 qb 3 2 186 6-0 Colgate 12/13/1914 1
Sid Luckman 29 P 10 2 197 6-0 Columbia 11/21/1916 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 2nd pick / 1939
Bob Margarita 25 KR 10 8 178 5-11 Brown 11/3/1920 1 Chicago Bears / 21st / 216th pick / 1944
Forrest Masterson 23 c 7 1 246 6-3 Iowa 4/2/1922 Rook Chicago Bears / 5th / 40th pick / 1945
George McAfee 27 3 0 178 6-0 Duke 3/13/1918 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 2nd pick / 1940
Ray McLean 30 PR 5 1 168 5-10 St. Anselm 12/6/1915 5 Chicago Bears / 21st / 192nd pick / 1940
Charlie Mitchell 25 hb 8 1 188 6-0 SW Missouri St.,Tulsa 12/28/1920 Rook Chicago Bears / 28th / 293rd pick / 1944
Tipp Mooney 26 b 7 4 187 5-10 Abilene Christian 4/19/1919 1
Jack Morton 23 e 8 1 197 6-0 Missouri,Purdue 7/22/1922 Rook Chicago Bears / 9th / 84th pick / 1944
Rudy Mucha 27 g 4 2 236 6-1 Washington 7/22/1918 4 Cleveland Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1941
Fred Mundee 32 c 6 1 220 6-1 Notre Dame 5/20/1913 2
Pete Perez 21 3 0 220 5-9 Illinois 4/23/1924 Rook
Don Perkins 28 b 2 2 196 6-0 Wisc-Platteville 9/18/1917 1
Frank Ramsey 29 t 9 2 240 6-1 Oregon St. 5/16/1916 Rook Chicago Bears / 7th / 60th pick / 1938
Tom Roberts 29 t 9 1 215 6-1 DePaul 4/1/1916 2 New York Giants / 10th / 90th pick / 1939
Gene Ronzani 36 b 7 3 200 5-9 Marquette 3/28/1909 12
John Schiechl 28 C 9 5 244 6-3 Santa Clara 8/22/1917 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 13th pick / 1940
Rudy Smeja 25 LE 8 8 195 6-2 Michigan 12/1/1920 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 24th pick / 1944
Ed Sprinkle 22 de 6 4 206 6-1 Hardin-Simmons,Navy 9/3/1923 1
Joe Stydahar 33 3 0 233 6-4 Pittsburgh,West Virginia 3/16/1912 9 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1936
Bob Swisher 31 3 0 163 5-11 Northwestern 7/14/1914 7
Bulldog Turner 26 c 2 2 237 6-1 Hardin-Simmons 3/10/1919 5 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1940
Joe Vodicka 24 hb 4 2 189 5-10 Illinois St. 3/4/1921 2
Milt Vucinich 25 3 0 215 6-0 Stanford 11/1/1920 Rook Chicago Bears / 7th / 59th pick / 1943
George Wilson 31 RE 9 5 199 6-1 Northwestern 2/3/1914 8
George Zorich 30 RG 8 6 213 6-2 Northwestern 11/24/1915 1
Team Total 27.7 10 206.9 6-0.3 3.0