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1948 Chicago Bears

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10-2-0, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1948 NFL Season Summary

Scored 375 points (31.2/g), 3rd of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 151 points (12.6/g), 1st.
 Differential of 224 points (18.7/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 10.8-1.2.

Coach: George Halas (10-2-0)

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 32 9 8 89 for 163, 1,047 yards, 13 td, 14 int, & 8 rushes for 11 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 2nd pick / 1939
FB Don Kindt 23 1 6 54 rushes for 189 yards, 2 td, & 11 catches for 137 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1947
LH George Gulyanics 27 1 8 119 rushes for 439 yards, 4 td, & 8 catches for 130 yards and 1 td
RH George McAfee 30 8 8 92 rushes for 392 yards, 5 td, & 17 catches for 227 yards and 2 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 2nd pick / 1940
LE Ken Kavanaugh 32 8 7 18 catches for 352 yards, 6 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1940
LT Fred Davis 30 7 7 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 25th pick / 1941
LG Chuck Drulis 30 6 10 2 fumbles recovered
C Bulldog Turner+ 29 8 11 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1940
RG Ray Bray 31 9 10 Chicago Bears / 9th / 76th pick / 1939
RT Walt Stickel 26 2 9 Chicago Bears / 21st / 215th pick / 1945
RE Ed Cifers 32 7 6 0 catches for 0 yards, 0 td, & 1 rush for 5 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 6th / 50th pick / 1941
 Special Teams Starters
K Johnny Lujack 23 Rook 3 0 of 3 field goals & 44 of 46 extra points Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1946
P George Gulyanics 27 1 8 55 punts for a 44.2 average, 0 blocked
PR George McAfee 30 8 8 30 punt returns for a 13.9 average and 1 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 2nd pick / 1940
KR Frank Minini 27 1 3 12 kick returns for a 30.8 average and 1 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1947

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Alf Bauman 28 5 0 228 6-2 Northwestern 1/3/1920 1 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 15th pick / 1942
J.R. Boone 23 e 11 1 162 5-8 Tulsa 7/28/1925 Rook Chicago Bears / 22nd / 203rd pick / 1948
Ray Bray 31 RG 12 10 237 6-0 West. Michigan,North Carolina 2/1/1917 9 Chicago Bears / 9th / 76th pick / 1939
Jim Canady 22 3 0 178 5-10 Texas,Ark-Monticello 1/14/1926 Rook Chicago Bears / 5th / 35th pick / 1947
Ed Cifers 32 RE 12 6 227 6-2 Tennessee 7/18/1916 7 Washington Redskins / 6th / 50th pick / 1941
Stu Clarkson 29 lb 10 1 217 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 7/4/1919 6 Chicago Bears / 22nd / 200th pick / 1942
George Connor 23 lt 11 5 240 6-3 Holy Cross,Notre Dame 1/21/1925 Rook New York Giants / 1st / 5th pick / 1946
Fred Davis 30 LT 12 7 244 6-3 Alabama 2/15/1918 7 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 25th pick / 1941
Billy deCorrevont 30 b 10 2 186 6-0 Northwestern 11/26/1918 3 Washington Redskins / 14th / 126th pick / 1942
Chuck Drulis 30 LG 12 10 216 5-10 Temple 3/8/1918 6
Fred Evans 27 3 0 185 5-11 Notre Dame 5/23/1921 2 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 24th pick / 1943
Dick Flanagan 22 lb 11 1 216 6-0 Ohio St. 10/31/1926 Rook Chicago Bears / 10th / 83rd pick / 1948
Thurman Garrett 25 10 0 268 6-3 Oklahoma St. 2/17/1923 1
George Gulyanics 27 LH 12 8 198 6-0 Alabama 6/11/1921 1
Mike Holovak 29 fb 11 5 213 6-1 Boston Col. 9/19/1919 2 Cleveland Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1943
Ken Kavanaugh 32 LE 12 7 207 6-3 LSU 11/23/1916 8 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1940
Jim Keane 24 e 11 4 217 6-4 Iowa,Northwestern 1/11/1924 2 Chicago Bears / 18th / 182nd pick / 1945
Don Kindt 23 FB 12 6 207 6-1 Wisconsin 7/2/1925 1 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1947
Al Lawler 26 7 0 175 5-10 Texas 6/23/1922 Rook Chicago Bears / 23rd / 215th pick / 1947
Bobby Layne 22 11 1 201 6-1 Texas 12/19/1926 Rook Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1948
Sid Luckman 32 QB 12 8 197 6-0 Columbia 11/21/1916 9 Chicago Bears / 1st / 2nd pick / 1939
Johnny Lujack 23 K 9 3 186 6-0 Notre Dame 1/4/1925 Rook Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1946
George McAfee 30 PR 12 8 178 6-0 Duke 3/13/1918 8 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 2nd pick / 1940
Bill Milner 26 lb 12 2 228 6-1 South Carolina,Duke 3/7/1922 1 Chicago Bears / 15th / 150th pick / 1944
Frank Minini 27 KR 12 3 209 6-1 San Jose St. 12/23/1921 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1947
Noah Mullins 30 hb 12 2 182 5-11 Kentucky 5/23/1918 2 Chicago Bears / 10th / 90th pick / 1942
Hank Norberg 28 10 0 225 6-2 Stanford 12/22/1920 2 Chicago Bears / 18th / 169th pick / 1943
Joe Osmanski 31 fb 12 1 218 6-2 Holy Cross 12/26/1917 2 Washington Redskins / 18th / 170th pick / 1941
Pat Preston 27 g 12 2 216 6-2 Wake Forest,Duke 6/15/1921 2 Chicago Bears / 17th / 159th pick / 1943
Wash Serini 26 12 0 236 6-2 Kentucky 3/11/1922 Rook
Allen Smith 26 e 10 4 218 6-2 Mississippi 3/29/1922 1 Chicago Bears / 8th / 65th pick / 1947
Ed Sprinkle 25 de 10 2 206 6-1 Hardin-Simmons,Navy 9/3/1923 4
Paul Stenn 30 t 12 3 242 6-2 Villanova 7/12/1918 6
Walt Stickel 26 RT 10 9 247 6-3 Tulsa,Pennsylvania 3/31/1922 2 Chicago Bears / 21st / 215th pick / 1945
Bulldog Turner+ 29 C 12 11 237 6-1 Hardin-Simmons 3/10/1919 8 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1940
Fred Venturelli 31 1 0 235 5-11 none 8/22/1917 Rook
Team Total 27.3 12 213.4 6-0.9 2.9