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1943 Chicago Cardinals

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0-10-0, Finished 4th in NFL West Division  · 1943 NFL Season Summary

Scored 95 points (9.5/g), 7th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 238 points (23.8/g), 8th.
 Differential of -143 points (-14.3/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 1.0-9.0.

Coach: Phil Handler (0-10-0)

 Training Camp: Carroll College (Waukesha, Wisconsin)

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 Walt Rankin 24 2 8 0 for 0, 0 yards, 0 td, 0 int, & 2 rushes for 1 yards and 0 td
TB Ronnie Cahill 28 Rook 2 62 rushes for -11 yards, 0 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td
FB John Grigas 23 Rook 7 105 rushes for 333 yards, 3 td, & 19 catches for 225 yards and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1943
WB Johnny Martin 25 2 5 30 rushes for 98 yards, 0 td, & 7 catches for 138 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 14th / 128th pick / 1941
LE Ed Rucinski+ 27 2 9 26 catches for 398 yards, 3 td Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 49th pick / 1941
LT Gil Duggan 29 3 10 New York Giants / 15th / 140th pick / 1939
LG Conway Baker 32 7 8
C Vaughn Stewart 24 Rook 8
RG Gordon Wilson 28 2 10 Cleveland Rams / 16th / 144th pick / 1941
RT Chet Bulger 26 1 10
RE Don Currivan 23 Rook 7 5 catches for 79 yards, 1 td Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 18th pick / 1943
 Special Teams Starters
K Dixie Stokes 30 6 2 1 of 3 field goals & 5 of 6 extra points
P Johnny Martin 25 2 5 30 punts for a 39.6 average, 0 blocked Chicago Bears / 14th / 128th pick / 1941
PR Johnny Martin 25 2 5 9 punt returns for a 10.6 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 14th / 128th pick / 1941
KR Johnny Martin 25 2 5 7 kick returns for a 18.6 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 14th / 128th pick / 1941

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Art Albrecht 22 5 0 203 6-1 Wisconsin 12/29/1921 1
Conway Baker 32 LG 10 8 228 5-11 Centenary 9/9/1911 7
Clarence Booth 24 6 0 223 6-0 SMU 9/4/1919 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 18th / 164th pick / 1943
Joe Bukant 28 tb 8 7 216 6-0 Washington (MO) 10/31/1915 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 17th pick / 1938
Chet Bulger 26 RT 10 10 260 6-3 Auburn 9/18/1917 1
Ronnie Cahill 28 TB 10 2 170 5-8 Holy Cross 4/25/1915 Rook
Don Currivan 23 RE 7 7 193 6-0 Boston Col. 3/6/1920 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 18th pick / 1943
Gil Duggan 29 LT 10 10 229 6-3 Oklahoma 12/26/1914 3 New York Giants / 15th / 140th pick / 1939
Vern Ghersanich 24 4 0 219 5-11 Auburn 12/22/1919 Rook
Marshall Goldberg 26 b 1 1 190 5-11 Pittsburgh 10/14/1917 4 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 12th pick / 1939
John Grigas 23 FB 10 7 204 6-0 Holy Cross 8/19/1920 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1943
Johnny Hall 27 wb 8 4 195 6-0 TCU 12/14/1916 3 Green Bay Packers / 9th / 79th pick / 1939
Lou Marotti 28 6 0 210 5-10 Toledo 3/28/1915 Rook
Johnny Martin 25 KR 10 5 195 6-1 Oklahoma 1/8/1918 2 Chicago Bears / 14th / 128th pick / 1941
Walt Masters 36 b 7 1 192 5-10 Pennsylvania 3/28/1907 7
Bob Morrow 25 b 10 4 222 6-0 Illinois Wesleyan 5/5/1918 2 Chicago Bears / 12th / 108th pick / 1941
Buddy Parker 30 4 0 193 6-0 North Texas,Centenary 12/16/1913 8
Don Pierce 24 1 0 186 6-1 Kansas 2/7/1919 1
Andy Puplis 28 8 0 180 5-9 Notre Dame 2/1/1915 Rook
Cal Purdin 22 b 4 2 188 6-2 Tulsa 2/22/1921 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 25th / 233rd pick / 1943
Walt Rankin 24 QB 10 8 197 5-11 Texas Tech 1/28/1919 2
Freeman Rexer 25 e 10 2 211 6-1 Tulane 6/18/1918 Rook
Floyd Rhea 23 1 0 218 6-0 Oregon 9/21/1920 Rook Brooklyn Dodgers / 15th / 134th pick / 1943
Marshall Robnett 25 c 9 2 205 6-0 Texas A&M-Commerce,Texas A&M 3/8/1918 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 6th / 43rd pick / 1941
Ed Rucinski+ 27 LE 10 9 198 6-2 Indiana 7/12/1916 2 Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 49th pick / 1941
George Smith 22 3 0 200 6-1 Villanova 3/26/1921 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 21st / 193rd pick / 1943
Vaughn Stewart 24 C 9 8 190 6-1 Alabama 1/16/1919 Rook
Dixie Stokes 30 K 6 2 205 6-0 Centenary 8/24/1913 6
Clint Wager 23 e 5 1 218 6-6 St. Mary's (MN) 1/20/1920 1
Gordon Wilson 28 RG 10 10 228 6-0 Texas-El Paso 11/23/1915 2 Cleveland Rams / 16th / 144th pick / 1941
Team Total 26.0 10 205.5 6-0.2 1.9