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1947 Chicago Bears

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8-4-0, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1947 NFL Season Summary

Scored 363 points (30.2/g), 1st of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 241 points (20.1/g), 4th.
 Differential of 122 points (10.2/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 8.7-3.3.

Coach: George Halas (8-4-0)

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+ 31 8 7 176 for 323, 2,712 yards, 24 td, 31 int, & 10 rushes for 86 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 2nd pick / 1939
FB Eddie Allen 27 Rook 5 12 rushes for 16 yards, 0 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 11th / 94th pick / 1946
LH Don Kindt 22 Rook 11 61 rushes for 266 yards, 2 td, & 2 catches for 24 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1947
RH Frank Minini 26 Rook 9 26 rushes for 132 yards, 2 td, & 2 catches for 23 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1947
LE Ken Kavanaugh 31 7 6 32 catches for 818 yards, 13 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1940
LT Fred Davis 29 6 8 2 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 3rd / 25th pick / 1941
LG Chuck Drulis 29 5 8
C Bulldog Turner+ 28 7 9 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1940
RG Ray Bray 30 8 8 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 9th / 76th pick / 1939
RT Walt Stickel 25 1 12 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 21st / 215th pick / 1945
RE Ed Sprinkle 24 3 5 4 catches for 43 yards, 0 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Ray McLean 32 7 0 0 of 1 field goal & 44 of 52 extra points Chicago Bears / 21st / 192nd pick / 1940
P George Gulyanics 26 Rook 4 23 punts for a 44.8 average, 0 blocked
PR George McAfee 29 7 0 18 punt returns for a 14.5 average and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 2nd pick / 1940
KR Frank Minini 26 Rook 9 11 kick returns for a 23.7 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1947

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Eddie Allen 27 FB 9 5 200 6-1 Pennsylvania 5/5/1920 Rook Chicago Bears / 11th / 94th pick / 1946
Ray Bray 30 RG 12 8 237 6-0 West. Michigan,North Carolina 2/1/1917 8 Chicago Bears / 9th / 76th pick / 1939
Ed Cifers 31 e 11 3 227 6-2 Tennessee 7/18/1916 6 Washington Redskins / 6th / 50th pick / 1941
Stu Clarkson 28 lb 12 3 217 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 7/4/1919 5 Chicago Bears / 22nd / 200th pick / 1942
Fred Davis 29 LT 12 8 244 6-3 Alabama 2/15/1918 6 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 25th pick / 1941
Chuck Drulis 29 LG 12 8 216 5-10 Temple 3/8/1918 5
Ed Ecker 24 12 0 276 6-7 John Carroll 1/21/1923 Rook
Tom Farris 27 9 0 185 6-1 Wisconsin 9/16/1920 1 Green Bay Packers / 11th / 99th pick / 1942
Bob Fenimore 22 10 0 190 6-1 Oklahoma St. 10/6/1925 Rook Chicago Bears / 1st / 1st pick / 1947
Hugh Gallarneau 30 hb 12 4 190 6-0 Stanford 4/2/1917 6 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1941
Thurman Garrett 24 c 10 1 268 6-3 Oklahoma St. 2/17/1923 Rook
George Gulyanics 26 P 12 4 198 6-0 Alabama 6/11/1921 Rook
Fred Hartman 30 11 0 229 6-1 Schreiner College,Rice 5/21/1917 Rook Chicago Bears / 8th / 61st pick / 1941
Mike Holovak 28 fb 12 3 213 6-1 Boston Col. 9/19/1919 1 Cleveland Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1943
Mike Jarmoluk 25 dt 12 1 232 6-5 Temple 10/22/1922 1 Detroit Lions / 7th / 62nd pick / 1945
Bill Johnson 26 g 6 1 210 6-0 North Carolina,SMU 2/1/1921 Rook Chicago Bears / 22nd / 209th pick / 1943
Ken Kavanaugh 31 LE 12 6 207 6-3 LSU 11/23/1916 7 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1940
Jim Keane 23 e 12 3 217 6-4 Iowa,Northwestern 1/11/1924 1 Chicago Bears / 18th / 182nd pick / 1945
Don Kindt 22 LH 12 11 207 6-1 Wisconsin 7/2/1925 Rook Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1947
Ed Kolman 32 t 12 4 232 6-2 Temple 10/21/1915 7 Chicago Bears / 5th / 37th pick / 1940
Sid Luckman+ 31 QB 12 7 197 6-0 Columbia 11/21/1916 8 Chicago Bears / 1st / 2nd pick / 1939
Jack Matheson 27 3 0 221 6-2 West. Michigan 6/9/1920 4
George McAfee 29 PR 12 0 178 6-0 Duke 3/13/1918 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 2nd pick / 1940
Ray McLean 32 K 12 0 168 5-10 St. Anselm 12/6/1915 7 Chicago Bears / 21st / 192nd pick / 1940
Bill Milner 25 lb 12 4 228 6-1 South Carolina,Duke 3/7/1922 Rook Chicago Bears / 15th / 150th pick / 1944
Frank Minini 26 KR 12 9 209 6-1 San Jose St. 12/23/1921 Rook Chicago Bears / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1947
Noah Mullins 29 hb 12 2 182 5-11 Kentucky 5/23/1918 1 Chicago Bears / 10th / 90th pick / 1942
Bill Osmanski 32 4 0 197 5-11 Holy Cross 12/29/1915 8 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1939
Joe Osmanski 30 fb 12 3 218 6-2 Holy Cross 12/26/1917 1 Washington Redskins / 18th / 170th pick / 1941
Pat Preston 26 g 3 2 216 6-2 Wake Forest,Duke 6/15/1921 1 Chicago Bears / 17th / 159th pick / 1943
Russ Reader 24 2 0 185 6-0 Michigan,Michigan St. 6/26/1923 Rook Chicago Bears / 21st / 195th pick / 1947
Nick Sacrinty 23 11 0 185 5-11 Wake Forest 6/10/1924 Rook Chicago Bears / 17th / 172nd pick / 1945
Allen Smith 25 le 12 5 218 6-2 Mississippi 3/29/1922 Rook Chicago Bears / 8th / 65th pick / 1947
Ed Sprinkle 24 RE 12 5 206 6-1 Hardin-Simmons,Navy 9/3/1923 3
Walt Stickel 25 RT 12 12 247 6-3 Tulsa,Pennsylvania 3/31/1922 1 Chicago Bears / 21st / 215th pick / 1945
Bulldog Turner+ 28 C 12 9 237 6-1 Hardin-Simmons 3/10/1919 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1940
Team Total 27.2 12 213.5 6-1.3 2.8