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1957 Chicago Bears

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5-7-0, Finished 5th in NFL West Division  · 1957 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.6, Offense: -4.9, Defense: 4.3, SoS: 0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 203 points (16.9/g), 9th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 211 points (17.6/g), 3rd.
 Differential of -8 points (-0.7/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 5.7-6.3.

Coach: Paddy Driscoll (5-7-0)

 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 29 3 8 84 for 185, 1,321 yards, 6 td, 16 int, & 31 rushes for 129 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 6th / 68th pick / 1952
FB Rick Casares* 26 2 0 204 rushes for 700 yards, 6 td, & 25 catches for 225 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 18th pick / 1954
LH Willie Galimore 22 Rook 0 127 rushes for 538 yards, 5 td, & 15 catches for 201 yards and 2 td Chicago Bears / 5th / 58th pick / 1956
RH Bill McColl 27 5 0 0 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 19 catches for 282 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1952
LE Harlon Hill 25 3 0 21 catches for 483 yards, 2 td, & 2 rushes for 7 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 15th / 174th pick / 1954
LT Bill Wightkin 30 7 0 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 8th / 79th pick / 1949
LG Herman Clark 27 5 0 Chicago Bears / 4th / 44th pick / 1952
C Larry Strickland 26 3 0 Chicago Bears / 13th / 150th pick / 1953
RG Stan Jones* 26 3 0 Chicago Bears / 5th / 54th pick / 1953
RT Kline Gilbert* 27 4 0 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 6th / 68th pick / 1953
RE Jim Dooley 27 5 0 37 catches for 530 yards, 1 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 8th pick / 1952
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jack Hoffman 27 5 0 Chicago Bears / 5th / 54th pick / 1952
LDT Fred Williams 28 5 0 Chicago Bears / 5th / 56th pick / 1952
RDT Bill Bishop 26 5 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 8th / 90th pick / 1952
RDE Doug Atkins* 27 4 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1953
LLB Stan Wallace 26 3 0 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1954
MLB Bill George*+ 28 5 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1951
RLB Joe Fortunato 27 2 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 7th / 80th pick / 1952
LDH Vic Zucco 22 Rook 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 5th / 60th pick / 1957
RDH Ray Gene Smith 29 3 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
LS J.C. Caroline 24 1 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 7th / 82nd pick / 1956
RS McNeil Moore 24 3 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 18th / 210th pick / 1954
 Special Teams Starters
K George Blanda 30 8 0 14 of 26 field goals & 23 of 23 extra points Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
P Ed Brown 29 3 8 34 punts for a 40.1 average, 1 blocked Chicago Bears / 6th / 68th pick / 1952
PR Ron Drzewiecki 24 2 0 22 punt returns for a 2.9 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1955
KR Ron Drzewiecki 24 2 0 13 kick returns for a 24.2 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* 27 RDE 12 0 257 6-8 Tennessee 5/8/1930 4 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1953
73 Bill Bishop 26 RDT 11 0 248 6-4 North Texas 5/8/1931 5 Chicago Bears / 8th / 90th pick / 1952
16 George Blanda 30 K 12 0 215 6-2 Kentucky 9/17/1927 8 Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
63 M.L. Brackett 24 8 0 248 6-5 Auburn 7/4/1933 1 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1956
12 Zeke Bratkowski 26 qb 12 4 210 6-2 Georgia 10/20/1931 3 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 17th pick / 1953
15 Ed Brown 29 P 12 8 200 6-2 San Francisco 10/26/1928 3 Chicago Bears / 6th / 68th pick / 1952
25 J.C. Caroline 24 LS 12 0 185 6-0 Illinois 1/17/1933 1 Chicago Bears / 7th / 82nd pick / 1956
35 Rick Casares* 26 FB 12 0 226 6-2 Florida 7/4/1931 2 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 18th pick / 1954
65 Herman Clark 27 LG 12 0 256 6-3 Oregon St. 11/30/1930 5 Chicago Bears / 4th / 44th pick / 1952
50 John Damore 24 4 0 228 6-0 Northwestern 10/20/1933 Rook New York Giants / 13th / 152nd pick / 1955
43 Jim Dooley 27 RE 12 0 198 6-4 Miami (FL) 2/8/1930 5 Chicago Bears / 1st / 8th pick / 1952
22 Ron Drzewiecki 24 KR 8 0 185 5-11 Marquette 1/25/1933 2 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1955
31 Joe Fortunato 27 RLB 12 0 225 6-1 VMI,Mississippi St. 3/28/1930 2 Chicago Bears / 7th / 80th pick / 1952
28 Willie Galimore 22 LH 12 0 187 6-1 Florida A&M 3/30/1935 Rook Chicago Bears / 5th / 58th pick / 1956
61 Bill George*+ 28 MLB 12 0 237 6-2 Wake Forest 10/27/1929 5 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1951
62 Kline Gilbert* 27 RT 12 0 233 6-2 Mississippi 11/22/1930 4 Chicago Bears / 6th / 68th pick / 1953
51 Wayne Hansen 29 12 0 231 6-2 Texas-El Paso 10/6/1928 7 Chicago Bears / 6th / 76th pick / 1950
87 Harlon Hill 25 LE 8 0 199 6-3 North Alabama 5/4/1932 3 Chicago Bears / 15th / 174th pick / 1954
82 Jack Hoffman 27 LDE 12 0 234 6-5 Xavier (OH) 3/11/1930 5 Chicago Bears / 5th / 54th pick / 1952
21 Perry Jeter 26 9 0 178 5-7 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 5/17/1931 1 Chicago Bears / 26th / 311th pick / 1955
49 Jack Johnson 24 11 0 198 6-3 Miami (FL) 12/11/1933 Rook Chicago Bears / 4th / 49th pick / 1957
78 Stan Jones* 26 RG 12 0 252 6-1 Maryland 11/24/1931 3 Chicago Bears / 5th / 54th pick / 1953
74 Bob Kilcullen 21 12 0 245 6-3 Texas Tech 5/13/1936 Rook Chicago Bears / 8th / 96th pick / 1957
18 Ronnie Knox 22 1 0 198 6-1 California,UCLA 2/14/1935 Rook Chicago Bears / 3rd / 37th pick / 1957
71 Earl Leggett 24 12 0 265 6-3 LSU 3/5/1933 Rook Chicago Bears / 1st / 13th pick / 1957
83 Bill McColl 27 RH 12 0 230 6-4 Stanford 4/2/1930 5 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1952
86 Ed Meadows 25 12 0 221 6-2 Duke 2/19/1932 3 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 30th pick / 1954
29 McNeil Moore 24 RS 12 0 185 6-0 Rice,Sam Houston St. 6/26/1933 3 Chicago Bears / 18th / 210th pick / 1954
67 Tom Roggeman 26 12 0 235 6-0 Purdue 9/5/1931 1
88 Gene Schroeder 28 12 0 192 6-3 Virginia 3/3/1929 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 12th pick / 1951
20 Ray Gene Smith 29 RDH 5 0 187 5-10 Midwestern St. 11/27/1928 3
55 Larry Strickland 26 C 11 0 248 6-4 North Texas 9/3/1931 3 Chicago Bears / 13th / 150th pick / 1953
40 Stan Wallace 26 LLB 12 0 208 6-3 Illinois 11/15/1931 3 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1954
45 Bobby Watkins 25 12 0 198 5-10 Ohio St. 3/30/1932 2 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1955
72 Bill Wightkin 30 LT 11 0 235 6-3 Notre Dame 7/28/1927 7 Chicago Bears / 8th / 79th pick / 1949
75 Fred Williams 28 LDT 12 0 249 6-4 Arkansas 2/8/1929 5 Chicago Bears / 5th / 56th pick / 1952
48 Vic Zucco 22 LDH 12 0 187 6-0 Wayne State (MI),Michigan St. 9/4/1935 Rook Chicago Bears / 5th / 60th pick / 1957
Team Total 25.9 12 219.3 6-1.9 3.0