Mobile Site You Are Here > Home > Teams > Chicago Bears > 1955 Starters, Roster, & Players

1955 Chicago Bears

 Franchise IndexPrevious Season / Next Season

8-4-0, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1955 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.0, Offense: 2.3, Defense: -2.3, SoS: -3.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 294 points (24.5/g), 2nd of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 251 points (20.9/g), 7th.
 Differential of 43 points (3.6/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 7.1-4.9.

Coach: George Halas (8-4-0)

 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 Ed Brown* 27 1 12 85 for 164, 1,307 yards, 9 td, 10 int, & 43 rushes for 203 yards and 2 td Chicago Bears / 6th / 68th pick / 1952
FB Chick Jagade 29 6 0 72 rushes for 309 yards, 2 td, & 7 catches for 16 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 14th / 118th pick / 1948
LH John Hoffman* 30 6 0 94 rushes for 454 yards, 0 td, & 11 catches for 153 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 5th / 49th pick / 1949
RH Bobby Watkins 23 Rook 0 110 rushes for 553 yards, 8 td, & 6 catches for 79 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1955
LE Harlon Hill*+ 23 1 0 42 catches for 789 yards, 9 td Chicago Bears / 15th / 174th pick / 1954
LT Bill Wightkin*+ 28 5 0 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 8th / 79th pick / 1949
LG Herman Clark 25 3 0 Chicago Bears / 4th / 44th pick / 1952
C Larry Strickland 24 1 0 Chicago Bears / 13th / 150th pick / 1953
RG Stan Jones*+ 24 1 0 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 5th / 54th pick / 1953
RT Kline Gilbert 25 2 0 Chicago Bears / 6th / 68th pick / 1953
RE Bill McColl 25 3 0 35 catches for 502 yards, 4 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1952
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jack Hoffman 25 3 0 Chicago Bears / 5th / 54th pick / 1952
LDT Fred Williams 26 3 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 5th / 56th pick / 1952
RDT Bill Bishop 24 3 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 8th / 90th pick / 1952
RDE Doug Atkins 25 2 0 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1953
LLB Joe Fortunato 25 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 7th / 80th pick / 1952
MLB Bill George*+ 26 3 0 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1951
RLB George Connor 30 7 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 1st / 5th pick / 1946
LDH John Helwig 28 2 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 11th / 140th pick / 1950
RDH Charlie Sumner 25 Rook 0 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 22nd / 258th pick / 1954
LS Ken Gorgal 26 5 0 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 6th / 78th pick / 1950
RS Ray Gene Smith 27 1 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K George Blanda 28 6 0 11 of 16 field goals & 37 of 37 extra points Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
P Ed Brown* 27 1 12 44 punts for a 40.1 average, 1 blocked Chicago Bears / 6th / 68th pick / 1952
PR Ron Drzewiecki 22 Rook 0 20 punt returns for a 5.0 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1955
KR Ron Drzewiecki 22 Rook 0 25 kick returns for a 23.6 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1955

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
81 Doug Atkins 25 RDE 12 0 257 6-8 Tennessee 5/8/1930 2 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1953
73 Bill Bishop 24 RDT 12 0 248 6-4 North Texas 5/8/1931 3 Chicago Bears / 8th / 90th pick / 1952
16 George Blanda 28 K 12 0 215 6-2 Kentucky 9/17/1927 6 Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
15 Ed Brown* 27 P 12 12 200 6-2 San Francisco 10/26/1928 1 Chicago Bears / 6th / 68th pick / 1952
35 Rick Casares* 24 12 0 226 6-2 Florida 7/4/1931 Rook Chicago Bears / 2nd / 18th pick / 1954
65 Herman Clark 25 LG 11 0 256 6-3 Oregon St. 11/30/1930 3 Chicago Bears / 4th / 44th pick / 1952
71 George Connor 30 RLB 12 0 240 6-3 Holy Cross,Notre Dame 1/21/1925 7 New York Giants / 1st / 5th pick / 1946
21 Ron Drzewiecki 22 KR 12 0 185 5-11 Marquette 1/25/1933 Rook Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1955
31 Joe Fortunato 25 LLB 12 0 225 6-1 VMI,Mississippi St. 3/28/1930 Rook Chicago Bears / 7th / 80th pick / 1952
61 Bill George*+ 26 MLB 12 0 237 6-2 Wake Forest 10/27/1929 3 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1951
62 Kline Gilbert 25 RT 12 0 233 6-2 Mississippi 11/22/1930 2 Chicago Bears / 6th / 68th pick / 1953
14 Ken Gorgal 26 LS 12 0 200 6-2 Purdue 2/13/1929 5 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 78th pick / 1950
51 Wayne Hansen 27 12 0 231 6-2 Texas-El Paso 10/6/1928 5 Chicago Bears / 6th / 76th pick / 1950
80 John Helwig 28 LDH 12 0 208 6-2 Notre Dame 12/5/1927 2 Chicago Bears / 11th / 140th pick / 1950
87 Harlon Hill*+ 23 LE 12 0 199 6-3 North Alabama 5/4/1932 1 Chicago Bears / 15th / 174th pick / 1954
82 Jack Hoffman 25 LDE 12 0 234 6-5 Xavier (OH) 3/11/1930 3 Chicago Bears / 5th / 54th pick / 1952
89 John Hoffman* 30 LH 12 0 215 6-2 Arkansas 12/8/1925 6 Chicago Bears / 5th / 49th pick / 1949
48 Harry Hugasian 26 4 0 192 6-1 Stanford 8/29/1929 Rook Dallas Texans / 21st / 242nd pick / 1952
30 Chick Jagade 29 FB 12 0 213 6-0 Indiana 12/9/1926 6 Washington Redskins / 14th / 118th pick / 1948
69 Ralph Jecha 24 12 0 235 6-2 Northwestern 12/1/1931 Rook Chicago Bears / 15th / 174th pick / 1953
78 Stan Jones*+ 24 RG 12 0 252 6-1 Maryland 11/24/1931 1 Chicago Bears / 5th / 54th pick / 1953
6 Don Kindt 30 12 0 207 6-1 Wisconsin 7/2/1925 8 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1947
58 John Kreamcheck 29 12 0 255 6-5 William & Mary 1/7/1926 2 Chicago Bears / 8th / 89th pick / 1953
83 Bill McColl 25 RE 12 0 230 6-4 Stanford 4/2/1930 3 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1952
49 Henry Mosley 24 1 0 210 6-2 Morris Brown 2/10/1931 Rook Chicago Bears / 6th / 71st pick / 1955
39 Pete Perini 27 2 0 225 6-0 Ohio St. 2/10/1928 1
Al Romine 23 1 0 191 6-2 Florida,North Alabama 3/10/1932 Rook
88 Gene Schroeder 26 12 0 192 6-3 Virginia 3/3/1929 4 Chicago Bears / 1st / 12th pick / 1951
20 Ray Gene Smith 27 RS 12 0 187 5-10 Midwestern St. 11/27/1928 1
7 Ed Sprinkle 32 12 0 206 6-1 Hardin-Simmons,Navy 9/3/1923 11
55 Larry Strickland 24 C 12 0 248 6-4 North Texas 9/3/1931 1 Chicago Bears / 13th / 150th pick / 1953
26 Charlie Sumner 25 RDH 10 0 194 6-1 William & Mary 10/19/1930 Rook Chicago Bears / 22nd / 258th pick / 1954
45 Bobby Watkins 23 RH 12 0 198 5-10 Ohio St. 3/30/1932 Rook Chicago Bears / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1955
72 Bill Wightkin*+ 28 LT 12 0 235 6-3 Notre Dame 7/28/1927 5 Chicago Bears / 8th / 79th pick / 1949
9 Bob Williams 25 10 0 197 6-1 Notre Dame 1/2/1930 4 Chicago Bears / 1st / 2nd pick / 1951
75 Fred Williams 26 LDT 12 0 249 6-4 Arkansas 2/8/1929 3 Chicago Bears / 5th / 56th pick / 1952
Team Total 26.0 12 220.1 6-2.1 2.8