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1945 Chicago Cardinals

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1-9-0, Finished 5th in NFL West Division  · 1945 NFL Season Summary

Scored 98 points (9.8/g), 9th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 228 points (22.8/g), 9th.
 Differential of -130 points (-13.0/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 1.2-8.8.

Coach: Phil Handler (1-9-0)

Stadium: Comiskey Park
 Training Camp: Carroll College (Waukesha, Wisconsin)

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 Paul Christman 27 Rook 3 89 for 219, 1,147 yards, 5 td, 12 int, & 30 rushes for -34 yards and 1 td Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 13th pick / 1941
FB Al Drulis 24 Rook 7 12 rushes for 49 yards, 0 td, & 6 catches for 49 yards and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 27th / 253rd pick / 1943
LH Leo Cantor 26 3 8 83 rushes for 291 yards, 5 td, & 15 catches for 159 yards and 0 td
RH Frank Seno 24 2 8 93 rushes for 355 yards, 2 td, & 7 catches for 129 yards and 0 td
LE Billy Dewell 28 5 5 26 catches for 370 yards, 1 td Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 29th pick / 1939
LT Ralph Foster 28 Rook 5 Chicago Cardinals / 17th / 151st pick / 1940
LG Conway Baker 34 9 6 1 fumble recovered
C Cliff Speegle 28 Rook 6 1 fumble recovered
RG Joe Kuharich 28 5 6 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Pirates / 12th / 104th pick / 1938
RT Chet Bulger 28 3 7 2 fumbles recovered
RE Ed Rucinski 29 4 7 23 catches for 400 yards, 2 td Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 49th pick / 1941
 Special Teams Starters
K Joe Kuharich 28 5 6 0 of 3 field goals & 12 of 13 extra points Pittsburgh Pirates / 12th / 104th pick / 1938
P Bill Reynolds 27 1 1 38 punts for a 36.4 average, 0 blocked
PR Frank Seno 24 2 8 10 punt returns for a 10.3 average and 0 td
KR Frank Seno 24 2 8 19 kick returns for a 21.5 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Ray Apolskis 26 c 5 1 206 5-11 Marquette 10/19/1919 4 Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 32nd pick / 1941
Conway Baker 34 LG 8 6 228 5-11 Centenary 9/9/1911 9
Frank Balazs 27 2 0 212 6-2 Iowa 1/23/1918 6 Green Bay Packers / 18th / 169th pick / 1939
Libby Bertagnolli 31 1 0 189 5-9 Washington (MO) 11/13/1914 3
Hal Blackwell 26 2 0 205 6-1 South Carolina 5/12/1919 Rook
Ernie Bonelli 26 b 7 2 194 5-11 Pittsburgh 7/27/1919 Rook
David Braden 28 1 0 210 6-0 Marquette 9/27/1917 Rook
Les Bruckner 27 2 0 195 6-1 Michigan St. 4/16/1918 Rook
Chet Bulger 28 RT 10 7 260 6-3 Auburn 9/18/1917 3
Ray Busler 31 1 0 222 6-1 Marquette 1/16/1914 5
Bill Campbell 25 t 6 2 195 6-0 Oklahoma 8/6/1920 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 17th / 153rd pick / 1943
Leo Cantor 26 LH 10 8 195 6-0 UCLA 2/28/1919 3
Joe Carter 35 e 10 4 201 6-1 Austin,SMU 7/23/1910 12
Paul Christman 27 QB 8 3 210 6-0 Missouri 3/5/1918 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 13th pick / 1941
Paul Collins 23 qb 3 1 178 5-11 Missouri 9/28/1922 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1945
Billy Dewell 28 LE 9 5 208 6-4 SMU 1/2/1917 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 29th pick / 1939
Al Drulis 24 FB 9 7 193 5-10 Temple 8/30/1921 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 27th / 253rd pick / 1943
Gil Duggan 31 lt 8 5 229 6-3 Oklahoma 12/26/1914 5 New York Giants / 15th / 140th pick / 1939
John Durko 31 1 0 235 6-4 Albright 7/23/1914 1
Bob Eckl 28 6 0 233 6-1 Wisconsin 11/20/1917 Rook
Steve Enich 22 g 5 1 210 5-10 Marquette 4/21/1923 Rook Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 4th / 30th pick / 1945
Ralph Fife 25 g 1 1 207 5-11 Pittsburgh 1/26/1920 3
Ralph Foster 28 LT 9 5 230 6-0 Idaho,Oklahoma St. 6/12/1917 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 17th / 151st pick / 1940
Larry Fuller 22 1 0 192 5-10 none 1/28/1923 1
Pop Ivy 29 3 0 208 6-3 Oklahoma 1/25/1916 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 27th pick / 1940
Johnny Knolla 26 hb 7 2 180 5-10 Creighton 3/19/1919 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 18th pick / 1941
Joe Kuharich 28 K 6 6 195 5-11 Notre Dame 4/14/1917 5 Pittsburgh Pirates / 12th / 104th pick / 1938
Al Lindow 26 1 0 165 6-0 Washington (MO) 7/9/1919 Rook
Chet Maeda 27 1 0 187 5-10 Colorado St. 10/2/1918 Rook Detroit Lions / 18th / 161st pick / 1943
Lou Marotti 30 1 0 210 5-10 Toledo 3/28/1915 2
Bus Mertes 26 b 8 3 201 6-0 Iowa 10/7/1919 Rook
Bob Norman 26 1 0 185 6-1 none 4/23/1919 Rook
Vic Obeck 28 g 10 3 225 6-0 Springfield 3/28/1917 Rook
Vince Oliver 30 qb 3 1 180 5-11 Indiana 12/28/1915 Rook
Jim Poole 30 e 9 4 218 6-2 Mississippi 9/9/1915 8 New York Giants / 7th / 64th pick / 1937
Walt Rankin 26 qb 6 3 197 5-11 Texas Tech 1/28/1919 4
Freeman Rexer 27 1 0 211 6-1 Tulane 6/18/1918 2
Bill Reynolds 27 P 9 1 183 5-8 Mississippi 10/10/1918 1
Hal Robl 23 2 0 227 6-0 Wisc-Oshkosh 8/1/1922 Rook
Marshall Robnett 27 c 5 2 205 6-0 Texas A&M-Commerce,Texas A&M 3/8/1918 2 Chicago Cardinals / 6th / 43rd pick / 1941
Ed Rucinski 29 RE 8 7 198 6-2 Indiana 7/12/1916 4 Brooklyn Dodgers / 6th / 49th pick / 1941
Frank Seno 24 KR 9 8 191 6-0 George Washington 2/15/1921 2
Cliff Speegle 28 C 8 6 195 6-1 Oklahoma 11/4/1917 Rook
Mitch Ucovich 30 t 1 1 208 5-11 San Jose St. 9/27/1915 1
Joe Vodicka 24 hb 4 1 189 5-10 Illinois St. 3/4/1921 2
Clint Wager 25 3 0 218 6-6 St. Mary's (MN) 1/20/1920 3
Walt Watt 23 4 0 187 6-0 Miami (FL) 6/16/1922 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 18th pick / 1945
Gordon Wilson 30 g 9 1 228 6-0 Texas-El Paso 11/23/1915 4 Cleveland Rams / 16th / 144th pick / 1941
Bob Zimny 24 t 10 3 233 6-1 Indiana 12/11/1921 Rook Brooklyn Tigers / 28th / 287th pick / 1944
Team Total 27.2 10 205.3 6-0.2 2.2