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1958 Chicago Bears

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8-4-0, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1958 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.9, Offense: 1.1, Defense: 4.8, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 298 points (24.8/g), 4th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 230 points (19.2/g), 4th.
 Differential of 68 points (5.7/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 7.8-4.2.

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 Ed Brown 30 4 10 102 for 218, 1,418 yards, 10 td, 17 int, & 32 rushes for 94 yards and 3 td Chicago Bears / 6th / 68th pick / 1952
FB Rick Casares* 27 3 0 176 rushes for 651 yards, 2 td, & 32 catches for 290 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 18th pick / 1954
LH Willie Galimore* 23 1 0 130 rushes for 619 yards, 8 td, & 8 catches for 151 yards and 3 td Chicago Bears / 5th / 58th pick / 1956
RH Ralph Anderson 21 Rook 0 0 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 11 catches for 177 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 9th / 101st pick / 1958
LE Harlon Hill 26 4 0 27 catches for 365 yards, 3 td Chicago Bears / 15th / 174th pick / 1954
LT Herman Lee 27 1 0 Chicago Bears / 23rd / 270th pick / 1954
LG Abe Gibron 33 9 0 New York Giants / 6th / 55th pick / 1949
C Larry Strickland 27 4 0 Chicago Bears / 13th / 150th pick / 1953
RG Bob Kilcullen 22 1 0 Chicago Bears / 8th / 96th pick / 1957
RT Stan Jones* 27 4 0 Chicago Bears / 5th / 54th pick / 1953
RE Bob Jewett 24 Rook 0 15 catches for 192 yards, 1 td Chicago Bears / 5th / 53rd pick / 1958
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jack Hoffman 28 6 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 5th / 54th pick / 1952
LDT Fred Williams* 29 6 0 Chicago Bears / 5th / 56th pick / 1952
RDT Bill Bishop 27 6 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 8th / 90th pick / 1952
RDE Doug Atkins* 28 5 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1953
LLB Bill Roehnelt 22 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 19th / 219th pick / 1958
MLB Bill George*+ 29 6 0 1 interception, 4 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1951
RLB Joe Fortunato* 28 3 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 7th / 80th pick / 1952
LDH Vic Zucco 23 1 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 5th / 60th pick / 1957
RDH Jack Johnson 25 1 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 49th pick / 1957
LS Stan Wallace 27 4 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1954
RS Erich Barnes 23 Rook 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 42nd pick / 1958
 Special Teams Starters
K George Blanda 31 9 0 11 of 23 field goals & 36 of 37 extra points Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
P Ed Brown 30 4 10 27 punts for a 42.2 average, 0 blocked Chicago Bears / 6th / 68th pick / 1952
PR Vic Zucco 23 1 0 15 punt returns for a 2.3 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 5th / 60th pick / 1957
KR Johnny Morris 23 Rook 0 16 kick returns for a 24.9 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 12th / 137th pick / 1958

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
39 Ralph Anderson 21 RH 12 0 223 6-4 Santa Monica College (CA),Los Angeles St. 1/1/1937 Rook Chicago Bears / 9th / 101st pick / 1958
81 Doug Atkins* 28 RDE 12 0 257 6-8 Tennessee 5/8/1930 5 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1953
24 Erich Barnes 23 RS 12 0 201 6-2 Purdue 7/4/1935 Rook Chicago Bears / 4th / 42nd pick / 1958
73 Bill Bishop 27 RDT 12 0 248 6-4 North Texas 5/8/1931 6 Chicago Bears / 8th / 90th pick / 1952
16 George Blanda 31 K 12 0 215 6-2 Kentucky 9/17/1927 9 Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
12 Zeke Bratkowski 27 qb 12 2 210 6-2 Georgia 10/20/1931 4 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 17th pick / 1953
15 Ed Brown 30 P 12 10 200 6-2 San Francisco 10/26/1928 4 Chicago Bears / 6th / 68th pick / 1952
14 Rudy Bukich 26 1 0 195 6-1 Iowa,USC 3/15/1932 5 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 24th pick / 1953
85 Bob Carey 28 11 0 219 6-5 Michigan St. 2/8/1930 6 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 13th pick / 1952
25 J.C. Caroline 25 12 0 185 6-0 Illinois 1/17/1933 2 Chicago Bears / 7th / 82nd pick / 1956
35 Rick Casares* 27 FB 12 0 226 6-2 Florida 7/4/1931 3 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 18th pick / 1954
80 Ed Cooke 23 3 0 250 6-4 Maryland 5/3/1935 Rook Chicago Bears / 3rd / 29th pick / 1958
36 Merrill Douglas 22 12 0 204 6-0 Utah 3/15/1936 Rook Chicago Bears / 6th / 65th pick / 1958
31 Joe Fortunato* 28 RLB 12 0 225 6-1 VMI,Mississippi St. 3/28/1930 3 Chicago Bears / 7th / 80th pick / 1952
28 Willie Galimore* 23 LH 12 0 187 6-1 Florida A&M 3/30/1935 1 Chicago Bears / 5th / 58th pick / 1956
61 Bill George*+ 29 MLB 12 0 237 6-2 Wake Forest 10/27/1929 6 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1951
67 Abe Gibron 33 LG 12 0 243 5-11 Valparaiso,Purdue 9/22/1925 9 New York Giants / 6th / 55th pick / 1949
51 Wayne Hansen 30 5 0 231 6-2 Texas-El Paso 10/6/1928 8 Chicago Bears / 6th / 76th pick / 1950
60 Don Healy 22 12 0 259 6-3 Maryland 8/28/1936 Rook Chicago Bears / 3rd / 37th pick / 1958
87 Harlon Hill 26 LE 8 0 199 6-3 North Alabama 5/4/1932 4 Chicago Bears / 15th / 174th pick / 1954
82 Jack Hoffman 28 LDE 7 0 234 6-5 Xavier (OH) 3/11/1930 6 Chicago Bears / 5th / 54th pick / 1952
54 Chuck Howley 22 12 0 228 6-3 West Virginia 6/28/1936 Rook Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1958
86 Bob Jewett 24 RE 12 0 198 6-2 Michigan St. 11/14/1934 Rook Chicago Bears / 5th / 53rd pick / 1958
49 Jack Johnson 25 RDH 12 0 198 6-3 Miami (FL) 12/11/1933 1 Chicago Bears / 4th / 49th pick / 1957
78 Stan Jones* 27 RT 12 0 252 6-1 Maryland 11/24/1931 4 Chicago Bears / 5th / 54th pick / 1953
74 Bob Kilcullen 22 RG 12 0 245 6-3 Texas Tech 5/13/1936 1 Chicago Bears / 8th / 96th pick / 1957
79 Dick Klein 24 t 12 2 254 6-4 Georgia,Iowa 2/11/1934 Rook Chicago Bears / 29th / 347th pick / 1955
70 Herman Lee 27 LT 12 0 244 6-4 Florida A&M 8/29/1931 1 Chicago Bears / 23rd / 270th pick / 1954
71 Earl Leggett 25 12 0 265 6-3 LSU 3/5/1933 1 Chicago Bears / 1st / 13th pick / 1957
83 Bill McColl 28 12 0 230 6-4 Stanford 4/2/1930 6 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1952
76 John Mellekas 25 12 0 255 6-3 Arizona 6/14/1933 2 Chicago Bears / 4th / 47th pick / 1956
47 Johnny Morris 23 KR 12 0 180 5-10 California-Santa Barbara 9/26/1935 Rook Chicago Bears / 12th / 137th pick / 1958
69 Bill Roehnelt 22 LLB 12 0 227 6-1 Bradley 6/4/1936 Rook Chicago Bears / 19th / 219th pick / 1958
45 Rocky Ryan 26 4 0 202 6-1 Illinois 7/5/1932 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 21st pick / 1954
55 Larry Strickland 27 C 12 0 248 6-4 North Texas 9/3/1931 4 Chicago Bears / 13th / 150th pick / 1953
26 Charlie Sumner 28 12 0 194 6-1 William & Mary 10/19/1930 3 Chicago Bears / 22nd / 258th pick / 1954
40 Stan Wallace 27 LS 12 0 208 6-3 Illinois 11/15/1931 4 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1954
75 Fred Williams* 29 LDT 12 0 249 6-4 Arkansas 2/8/1929 6 Chicago Bears / 5th / 56th pick / 1952
48 Vic Zucco 23 LDH 12 0 187 6-0 Wayne State (MI),Michigan St. 9/4/1935 1 Chicago Bears / 5th / 60th pick / 1957
Team Total 25.9 12 223.4 6-2.4 3.0