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1954 Chicago Bears

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8-4-0, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1954 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.7, Offense: 5.2, Defense: -0.5, SoS: 2.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 301 points (25.1/g), 5th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 279 points (23.2/g), 8th.
 Differential of 22 points (1.8/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 6.5-5.5.

Coach: George Halas (8-4-0)

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

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB George Blanda 27 5 7 131 for 281, 1,929 yards, 15 td, 17 int, & 19 rushes for 41 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
FB Chick Jagade* 28 5 0 157 rushes for 498 yards, 3 td, & 24 catches for 172 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 14th / 118th pick / 1948
LH Billy Stone 29 5 0 79 rushes for 306 yards, 3 td, & 35 catches for 395 yards and 3 td Chicago Cardinals / 12th / 120th pick / 1949
RH Jim Dooley 24 2 0 0 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 34 catches for 658 yards and 7 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 8th pick / 1952
LE Harlon Hill* 22 Rook 0 45 catches for 1,124 yards, 12 td Chicago Bears / 15th / 174th pick / 1954
LT Bill Wightkin 27 4 0 Chicago Bears / 8th / 79th pick / 1949
LG Fred Williams 25 2 0 Chicago Bears / 5th / 56th pick / 1952
C Wayne Hansen 26 4 0 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 6th / 76th pick / 1950
RG Kline Gilbert 24 1 0 Chicago Bears / 6th / 68th pick / 1953
RT Stan Jones 23 Rook 0 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 5th / 54th pick / 1953
RE John Hoffman 29 5 0 28 catches for 354 yards, 1 td, & 39 rushes for 178 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 5th / 49th pick / 1949
 Defensive Starters
LDE Larry Brink 31 6 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 150th pick / 1948
LDT John Kreamcheck 28 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 8th / 89th pick / 1953
MG Bill George* 25 2 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1951
RDT Bill Bishop* 23 2 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 8th / 90th pick / 1952
RDE Ed Sprinkle* 31 10 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
LLB George Connor 29 6 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 1st / 5th pick / 1946
RLB Bones Weatherly 26 4 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 8th / 72nd pick / 1949
LDH S.J. Whitman 28 3 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 22nd / 259th pick / 1951
RDH McNeil Moore 21 Rook 0 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 18th / 210th pick / 1954
LS Stan Wallace 23 Rook 0 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1954
RS John Helwig 27 1 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 11th / 140th pick / 1950
 Special Teams Starters
K George Blanda 27 5 7 8 of 16 field goals & 23 of 23 extra points Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
P Zeke Bratkowski 23 Rook 5 39 punts for a 41.0 average, 0 blocked Chicago Bears / 2nd / 17th pick / 1953
PR Billy Stone 29 5 0 14 punt returns for a 2.9 average and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 12th / 120th pick / 1949
KR Chick Jagade* 28 5 0 11 kick returns for a 17.7 average and 0 td Washington Redskins / 14th / 118th pick / 1948

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
46 Billy Anderson 25 7 0 198 6-0 Compton CC (CA) 3/3/1929 1 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1953
73 Bill Bishop* 23 RDT 12 0 248 6-4 North Texas 5/8/1931 2 Chicago Bears / 8th / 90th pick / 1952
16 George Blanda 27 K 8 7 215 6-2 Kentucky 9/17/1927 5 Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
12 Zeke Bratkowski 23 P 12 5 210 6-2 Georgia 10/20/1931 Rook Chicago Bears / 2nd / 17th pick / 1953
81 Larry Brink 31 LDE 12 0 236 6-5 Northern Illinois 9/12/1923 6 Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 150th pick / 1948
15 Ed Brown 26 12 0 200 6-2 San Francisco 10/26/1928 Rook Chicago Bears / 6th / 68th pick / 1952
32 Leon Campbell 27 6 0 199 6-0 Arkansas 7/1/1927 4 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 15th pick / 1950
65 Herman Clark 24 5 0 256 6-3 Oregon St. 11/30/1930 2 Chicago Bears / 4th / 44th pick / 1952
71 George Connor 29 LLB 8 0 240 6-3 Holy Cross,Notre Dame 1/21/1925 6 New York Giants / 1st / 5th pick / 1946
64 Ted Daffer 25 12 0 198 6-0 Tennessee 9/24/1929 Rook Chicago Bears / 21st / 248th pick / 1952
70 Buddy Davis 25 1 0 235 6-2 Alabama St. 12/19/1929 1
43 Jim Dooley 24 RH 12 0 198 6-4 Miami (FL) 2/8/1930 2 Chicago Bears / 1st / 8th pick / 1952
61 Bill George* 25 MG 12 0 237 6-2 Wake Forest 10/27/1929 2 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1951
62 Kline Gilbert 24 RG 12 0 233 6-2 Mississippi 11/22/1930 1 Chicago Bears / 6th / 68th pick / 1953
51 Wayne Hansen 26 C 12 0 231 6-2 Texas-El Paso 10/6/1928 4 Chicago Bears / 6th / 76th pick / 1950
80 John Helwig 27 RS 12 0 208 6-2 Notre Dame 12/5/1927 1 Chicago Bears / 11th / 140th pick / 1950
87 Harlon Hill* 22 LE 12 0 199 6-3 North Alabama 5/4/1932 Rook Chicago Bears / 15th / 174th pick / 1954
89 John Hoffman 29 RE 12 0 215 6-2 Arkansas 12/8/1925 5 Chicago Bears / 5th / 49th pick / 1949
30 Chick Jagade* 28 FB 11 0 213 6-0 Indiana 12/9/1926 5 Washington Redskins / 14th / 118th pick / 1948
78 Stan Jones 23 RT 12 0 252 6-1 Maryland 11/24/1931 Rook Chicago Bears / 5th / 54th pick / 1953
6 Don Kindt 29 12 0 207 6-1 Wisconsin 7/2/1925 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1947
58 John Kreamcheck 28 LDT 12 0 255 6-5 William & Mary 1/7/1926 1 Chicago Bears / 8th / 89th pick / 1953
49 Jimmy Lesane 24 3 0 176 5-10 The Citadel,Virginia 3/8/1930 2 Chicago Bears / 20th / 236th pick / 1952
74 Paul Lipscomb 31 11 0 246 6-5 Tennessee 1/13/1923 9
28 Lloyd Lowe 26 1 0 155 5-10 North Texas 12/18/1928 1
83 Bill McColl 24 12 0 230 6-4 Stanford 4/2/1930 2 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1952
Bucky McElroy 25 1 0 195 5-11 Southern Miss 1/23/1929 Rook Chicago Bears / 7th / 75th pick / 1953
76 Ed Meadows 22 12 0 221 6-2 Duke 2/19/1932 Rook Chicago Bears / 3rd / 30th pick / 1954
29 McNeil Moore 21 RDH 12 0 185 6-0 Rice,Sam Houston St. 6/26/1933 Rook Chicago Bears / 18th / 210th pick / 1954
39 Pete Perini 26 12 0 225 6-0 Ohio St. 2/10/1928 Rook
88 Gene Schroeder 25 5 0 192 6-3 Virginia 3/3/1929 3 Chicago Bears / 1st / 12th pick / 1951
20 Ray Gene Smith 26 7 0 187 5-10 Midwestern St. 11/27/1928 Rook
7 Ed Sprinkle* 31 RDE 12 0 206 6-1 Hardin-Simmons,Navy 9/3/1923 10
45 Billy Stone 29 LH 12 0 191 6-0 Bradley 10/25/1925 5 Chicago Cardinals / 12th / 120th pick / 1949
55 Larry Strickland 23 12 0 248 6-4 North Texas 9/3/1931 Rook Chicago Bears / 13th / 150th pick / 1953
40 Stan Wallace 23 LS 7 0 208 6-3 Illinois 11/15/1931 Rook Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1954
50 Bones Weatherly 26 RLB 12 0 218 6-5 Rice 12/26/1928 4 Chicago Bears / 8th / 72nd pick / 1949
22 S.J. Whitman 28 LDH 8 0 185 5-11 Tulsa 8/17/1926 3 Chicago Cardinals / 22nd / 259th pick / 1951
72 Bill Wightkin 27 LT 12 0 235 6-3 Notre Dame 7/28/1927 4 Chicago Bears / 8th / 79th pick / 1949
75 Fred Williams 25 LG 12 0 249 6-4 Arkansas 2/8/1929 2 Chicago Bears / 5th / 56th pick / 1952
Team Total 25.8 12 215.9 6-1.8 2.5