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1946 Chicago Bears

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8-2-1, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1946 NFL Season Summary

Scored 289 points (26.3/g), 1st of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 193 points (17.5/g), 5th.
 Differential of 96 points (8.7/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 7.9-3.1.

Coach: George Halas (8-2-1)

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


Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Sid Luckman 30 7 5 110 for 229, 1,826 yards, 17 td, 16 int, & 25 rushes for -76 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 2nd pick / 1939
FB Joe Osmanski 29 Rook 6 55 rushes for 201 yards, 2 td, & 2 catches for 14 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 18th / 170th pick / 1941
LH Dante Magnani 29 6 7 68 rushes for 277 yards, 0 td, & 14 catches for 156 yards and 1 td Cleveland Rams / 19th / 175th pick / 1940
RH Hugh Gallarneau 29 5 5 112 rushes for 476 yards, 6 td, & 12 catches for 185 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1941
LE Ken Kavanaugh 30 6 4 18 catches for 337 yards, 5 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1940
LT Fred Davis 28 5 7 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 3rd / 25th pick / 1941
LG Chuck Drulis 28 4 8 4 fumbles recovered
C Bulldog Turner+ 27 6 8 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1940
RG Pat Preston 25 Rook 6 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 17th / 159th pick / 1943
RT Mike Jarmoluk 24 Rook 7 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 7th / 62nd pick / 1945
RE Ed Sprinkle 23 2 9 7 catches for 124 yards, 2 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Frank Maznicki 26 4 3 4 of 9 field goals & 25 of 26 extra points Chicago Bears / 8th / 70th pick / 1942
P Sid Luckman 30 7 5 33 punts for a 37.4 average, 0 blocked Chicago Bears / 1st / 2nd pick / 1939
PR Hugh Gallarneau 29 5 5 10 punt returns for a 9.9 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1941
KR Bill Osmanski 31 7 4 8 kick returns for a 25.4 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1939

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Al Baisi 29 g 4 2 217 6-0 West Virginia 9/6/1917 6
Connie Mack Berry 31 e 6 3 215 6-3 North Carolina St. 4/19/1915 7
Ray Bray 29 rg 10 5 237 6-0 West. Michigan,North Carolina 2/1/1917 7 Chicago Bears / 9th / 76th pick / 1939
Stu Clarkson 27 lb 11 2 217 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 7/4/1919 4 Chicago Bears / 22nd / 200th pick / 1942
Fred Davis 28 LT 11 7 244 6-3 Alabama 2/15/1918 5 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 25th pick / 1941
Chuck Drulis 28 LG 11 8 216 5-10 Temple 3/8/1918 4
Tom Farris 26 qb 11 3 185 6-1 Wisconsin 9/16/1920 Rook Green Bay Packers / 11th / 99th pick / 1942
John Federovitch 29 3 0 263 6-5 Davis & Elkins 6/26/1917 5 Chicago Bears / 7th / 59th pick / 1941
Aldo Forte 28 g 6 1 213 6-0 Montana 1/20/1918 7 Chicago Bears / 21st / 191st pick / 1939
Hugh Gallarneau 29 PR 11 5 190 6-0 Stanford 4/2/1917 5 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1941
Bill Geyer 27 1 0 173 5-10 Colgate 10/3/1919 4 Chicago Bears / 11th / 100th pick / 1942
Mike Jarmoluk 24 RT 11 7 232 6-5 Temple 10/22/1922 Rook Detroit Lions / 7th / 62nd pick / 1945
Ken Kavanaugh 30 LE 10 4 207 6-3 LSU 11/23/1916 6 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1940
Jim Keane 22 11 0 217 6-4 Iowa,Northwestern 1/11/1924 Rook Chicago Bears / 18th / 182nd pick / 1945
Ed Kolman 31 t 11 4 232 6-2 Temple 10/21/1915 6 Chicago Bears / 5th / 37th pick / 1940
Walt Lamb 26 e 11 3 195 6-1 Oklahoma 12/21/1920 Rook Chicago Bears / 10th / 89th pick / 1943
Sid Luckman 30 P 11 5 197 6-0 Columbia 11/21/1916 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 2nd pick / 1939
Dante Magnani 29 LH 10 7 182 5-10 St. Mary's (CA) 3/16/1917 6 Cleveland Rams / 19th / 175th pick / 1940
Bob Margarita 26 1 0 178 5-11 Brown 11/3/1920 2 Chicago Bears / 21st / 216th pick / 1944
Frank Maznicki 26 K 4 3 181 5-9 Boston Col. 7/19/1920 4 Chicago Bears / 8th / 70th pick / 1942
George McAfee 28 3 0 178 6-0 Duke 3/13/1918 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 2nd pick / 1940
Ray McLean 31 hb 10 3 168 5-10 St. Anselm 12/6/1915 6 Chicago Bears / 21st / 192nd pick / 1940
Rudy Mucha 28 g 5 1 236 6-1 Washington 7/22/1918 5 Cleveland Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1941
Noah Mullins 28 hb 10 3 182 5-11 Kentucky 5/23/1918 Rook Chicago Bears / 10th / 90th pick / 1942
Bill Osmanski 31 KR 9 4 197 5-11 Holy Cross 12/29/1915 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1939
Joe Osmanski 29 FB 8 6 218 6-2 Holy Cross 12/26/1917 Rook Washington Redskins / 18th / 170th pick / 1941
Don Perkins 29 8 0 196 6-0 Wisc-Platteville 9/18/1917 2
Pat Preston 25 RG 11 6 216 6-2 Wake Forest,Duke 6/15/1921 Rook Chicago Bears / 17th / 159th pick / 1943
Lloyd Reese 26 3 0 240 6-2 Tennessee 6/17/1920 Rook
John Schiechl 29 c 11 3 244 6-3 Santa Clara 8/22/1917 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 13th pick / 1940
Dick Schweidler 31 hb 5 2 182 6-0 St. Louis 8/18/1915 8
Ed Sprinkle 23 RE 11 9 206 6-1 Hardin-Simmons,Navy 9/3/1923 2
Walt Stickel 24 t 11 3 247 6-3 Tulsa,Pennsylvania 3/31/1922 Rook Chicago Bears / 21st / 215th pick / 1945
Joe Stydahar 34 t 10 1 233 6-4 Pittsburgh,West Virginia 3/16/1912 10 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1936
Bulldog Turner+ 27 C 11 8 237 6-1 Hardin-Simmons 3/10/1919 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1940
George Wilson 32 e 11 4 199 6-1 Northwestern 2/3/1914 9
Team Total 28.1 11 210.3 6-1.0 4.2