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1949 Chicago Bears

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9-3-0, NFL West Division  · 1949 NFL Season Summary

Scored 332 points (27.7/g), 4th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 218 points (18.2/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 114 points (9.5/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 8.8-3.2.

Coach: George Halas (9-3-0)

 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 Johnny Lujack 24 1 7 162 for 312, 2,658 yards, 23 td, 22 int, & 8 rushes for 64 yards and 2 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1946
FB Don Kindt 24 2 6 41 rushes for 118 yards, 0 td, & 12 catches for 118 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1947
LH George Gulyanics 28 2 11 102 rushes for 452 yards, 5 td, & 16 catches for 165 yards and 1 td
RH George McAfee 31 9 6 42 rushes for 161 yards, 3 td, & 9 catches for 157 yards and 1 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 2nd pick / 1940
LE Ken Kavanaugh 33 9 10 29 catches for 655 yards, 9 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1940
LT George Connor 24 1 6 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 1st / 5th pick / 1946
LG Chuck Drulis 31 7 6 1 fumble recovered
C Bulldog Turner 30 9 12 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1940
RG Ray Bray 32 10 11 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 9th / 76th pick / 1939
RT Walt Stickel 27 3 6 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 21st / 215th pick / 1945
RE Jim Keane 25 3 6 47 catches for 696 yards, 6 td Chicago Bears / 18th / 182nd pick / 1945
 Special Teams Starters
K Johnny Lujack 24 1 7 1 of 1 field goal & 42 of 44 extra points Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1946
P George Gulyanics 28 2 11 29 punts for a 47.2 average, 0 blocked
PR George McAfee 31 9 6 24 punt returns for a 11.6 average and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 2nd pick / 1940
KR Wally Dreyer 26 Rook 1 13 kick returns for a 26.0 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 17th / 155th pick / 1947

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Alf Bauman 29 dt 12 1 228 6-2 Northwestern 1/3/1920 2 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 15th pick / 1942
George Blanda 22 qb 12 2 215 6-2 Kentucky 9/17/1927 Rook Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
J.R. Boone 24 e 12 1 162 5-8 Tulsa 7/28/1925 1 Chicago Bears / 22nd / 203rd pick / 1948
Ray Bray 32 RG 12 11 237 6-0 West. Michigan,North Carolina 2/1/1917 10 Chicago Bears / 9th / 76th pick / 1939
Jim Canady 23 5 0 178 5-10 Texas,Ark-Monticello 1/14/1926 1 Chicago Bears / 5th / 35th pick / 1947
Stu Clarkson 30 12 0 217 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 7/4/1919 7 Chicago Bears / 22nd / 200th pick / 1942
Ed Cody 26 8 0 191 5-10 Boston Col.,Purdue 2/27/1923 2 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 36th pick / 1946
George Connor 24 LT 12 6 240 6-3 Holy Cross,Notre Dame 1/21/1925 1 New York Giants / 1st / 5th pick / 1946
Fred Davis 31 lt 12 6 244 6-3 Alabama 2/15/1918 8 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 25th pick / 1941
Billy deCorrevont 31 8 0 186 6-0 Northwestern 11/26/1918 4 Washington Redskins / 14th / 126th pick / 1942
Wally Dreyer 26 KR 12 1 170 5-10 Wisconsin,Michigan 2/25/1923 Rook Chicago Bears / 17th / 155th pick / 1947
Chuck Drulis 31 LG 12 6 216 5-10 Temple 3/8/1918 7
Jack Dugger 26 t 6 2 230 6-3 Ohio St. 1/13/1923 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 12th pick / 1945
Dick Flanagan 23 lb 12 2 216 6-0 Ohio St. 10/31/1926 1 Chicago Bears / 10th / 83rd pick / 1948
George Gulyanics 28 LH 11 11 198 6-0 Alabama 6/11/1921 2
John Hoffman 24 fb 12 6 215 6-2 Arkansas 12/8/1925 Rook Chicago Bears / 5th / 49th pick / 1949
Ken Kavanaugh 33 LE 12 10 207 6-3 LSU 11/23/1916 9 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1940
Jim Keane 25 RE 12 6 217 6-4 Iowa,Northwestern 1/11/1924 3 Chicago Bears / 18th / 182nd pick / 1945
Don Kindt 24 FB 12 6 207 6-1 Wisconsin 7/2/1925 2 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1947
Sid Luckman 33 qb 11 2 197 6-0 Columbia 11/21/1916 10 Chicago Bears / 1st / 2nd pick / 1939
Johnny Lujack 24 K 12 7 186 6-0 Notre Dame 1/4/1925 1 Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1946
Dante Magnani 32 hb 6 1 182 5-10 St. Mary's (CA) 3/16/1917 9 Cleveland Rams / 19th / 175th pick / 1940
George McAfee 31 PR 12 6 178 6-0 Duke 3/13/1918 9 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 2nd pick / 1940
Bill Milner 27 12 0 228 6-1 South Carolina,Duke 3/7/1922 2 Chicago Bears / 15th / 150th pick / 1944
Joe Osmanski 32 2 0 218 6-2 Holy Cross 12/26/1917 3 Washington Redskins / 18th / 170th pick / 1941
Bob Perina 28 db 12 1 205 6-1 Princeton 1/16/1921 3
Pat Preston 28 g 12 4 216 6-2 Wake Forest,Duke 6/15/1921 3 Chicago Bears / 17th / 159th pick / 1943
Julie Rykovich 26 hb 11 3 204 6-2 Notre Dame,Illinois 4/6/1923 2 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 14th pick / 1946
Wash Serini 27 dg 12 1 236 6-2 Kentucky 3/11/1922 1
Ed Sprinkle 26 re 12 6 206 6-1 Hardin-Simmons,Navy 9/3/1923 5
Paul Stenn 31 t 11 5 242 6-2 Villanova 7/12/1918 7
Walt Stickel 27 RT 12 6 247 6-3 Tulsa,Pennsylvania 3/31/1922 3 Chicago Bears / 21st / 215th pick / 1945
Frank Szymanski 26 11 0 225 5-11 Notre Dame 7/6/1923 4 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1945
Bulldog Turner 30 C 12 12 237 6-1 Hardin-Simmons 3/10/1919 9 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1940
Team Total 27.6 12 211.2 6-0.8 3.9