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1944 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers

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0-10-0, Finished 5th in NFL West Division  · 1944 NFL Season Summary

Scored 108 points (10.8/g), 8th of 11 in the NFL. Allowed 328 points (32.8/g), 10th.
 Differential of -220 points (-22.0/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 0.7-9.3.

Coach: Phil Handler (0-10-0) (co-coach with Walt Kiesling) and Walt Kiesling (0-10-0)

Stadium: Forbes Field
 Training Camp: Caroll College (Waukesha, Wisconsin)

Explanation of the 1944 Card-Pitt team

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Walt Rankin 25 3 8 0 for 0, 0 yards, 0 td, 0 int, & 4 rushes for 13 yards and 0 td
FB John Grigas 24 1 9 185 rushes for 610 yards, 3 td, & 2 catches for 33 yards and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1943
LH George Magulick 25 Rook 6 17 rushes for 102 yards, 0 td, & 6 catches for 50 yards and 0 td
RH Bob Thurbon 26 1 7 69 rushes for 185 yards, 4 td, & 7 catches for 134 yards and 1 td
LE Tony Bova 27 2 8 19 catches for 287 yards, 2 td, & 14 rushes for -22 yards and 0 td
LT Gil Duggan 30 4 8 New York Giants / 15th / 140th pick / 1939
LG Conway Baker 33 8 7
C Marshall Robnett 26 1 7 Chicago Cardinals / 6th / 43rd pick / 1941
RG John Perko 30 7 8
RT Chet Bulger 27 2 7
RE Walt Kichefski 28 4 8 6 catches for 85 yards, 0 td Chicago Bears / 22nd / 197th pick / 1940
 Special Teams Starters
K Conway Baker 33 8 7 0 of 0 field goals & 11 of 15 extra points
P John McCarthy 28 Rook 2 24 punts for a 33.4 average, 1 blocked
PR George Magulick 25 Rook 6 7 punt returns for a 12.3 average and 0 td
KR John Grigas 24 1 9 23 kick returns for a 20.5 average and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1943

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Conway Baker 33 K 9 7 228 5-11 Centenary 9/9/1911 8
Vince Banonis 23 2 0 230 6-1 Detroit Mercy 4/9/1921 2 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 29th pick / 1942
Clarence Booth 25 5 0 223 6-0 SMU 9/4/1919 1 Chicago Cardinals / 18th / 164th pick / 1943
Tony Bova 27 LE 9 8 190 6-1 St. Francis (PA) 8/21/1917 2
Chet Bulger 27 RT 10 7 260 6-3 Auburn 9/18/1917 2
Johnny Butler 26 hb 3 3 185 5-10 Tennessee 9/10/1918 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 51st pick / 1942
Don Currivan 24 10 0 193 6-0 Boston Col. 3/6/1920 1 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 18th pick / 1943
Ted Doyle 30 t 10 3 224 6-2 Nebraska 1/12/1914 6 New York Giants / 8th / 68th pick / 1938
Gil Duggan 30 LT 10 8 229 6-3 Oklahoma 12/26/1914 4 New York Giants / 15th / 140th pick / 1939
John Grigas 24 FB 9 9 204 6-0 Holy Cross 8/19/1920 1 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1943
Walt Kichefski 28 RE 10 8 212 6-1 Miami (FL) 6/17/1916 4 Chicago Bears / 22nd / 197th pick / 1940
George Magulick 25 LH 9 6 150 5-9 St. Francis (PA) 1/10/1919 Rook
Lou Marotti 29 8 0 210 5-10 Toledo 3/28/1915 1
Johnny Martin 26 1 0 195 6-1 Oklahoma 1/8/1918 3 Chicago Bears / 14th / 128th pick / 1941
Walt Masters 37 3 0 192 5-10 Pennsylvania 3/28/1907 8
John McCarthy 28 P 7 2 160 5-9 St. Francis (PA) 8/9/1916 Rook
Coley McDonough 29 2 0 189 6-1 North Carolina St.,Dayton 10/10/1915 5
Elmer Merkovsky 27 g 9 1 239 6-1 Pittsburgh 4/13/1917 Rook
John Perko 30 RG 10 8 207 6-1 Duquesne 2/20/1914 7
John Popovich 26 hb 6 1 160 5-8 St. Vincent 3/6/1918 Rook
Walt Rankin 25 QB 10 8 197 5-11 Texas Tech 1/28/1919 3
Marshall Robnett 26 C 8 7 205 6-0 Texas A&M-Commerce,Texas A&M 3/8/1918 1 Chicago Cardinals / 6th / 43rd pick / 1941
Ed Rucinski 28 le 10 6 198 6-2 Indiana 7/12/1916 3 Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 49th pick / 1941
Elbie Schultz 27 lg 10 6 252 6-4 Oregon St. 12/23/1917 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 28th pick / 1940
Bernie Semes 25 hb 8 2 188 5-7 Duquesne 1/29/1919 Rook
Bob Thurbon 26 RH 10 7 176 5-10 Pittsburgh 2/22/1918 1
Clint Wager 24 8 0 218 6-6 St. Mary's (MN) 1/20/1920 2
Al Wukits 27 c 10 3 218 6-3 Duquesne 12/16/1917 1 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 11th / 97th pick / 1943
Team Total 27.2 10 204.7 6-0.2 2.5