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1947 Chicago Cardinals

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9-3-0, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1947 NFL Season Summary

Scored 306 points (25.5/g), 3rd of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 231 points (19.2/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 75 points (6.2/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 7.9-4.1.

Coach: Jimmy Conzelman (9-3-0)

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


Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Paul Christman 29 2 8 138 for 301, 2,191 yards, 17 td, 22 int, & 8 rushes for 11 yards and 2 td Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 13th pick / 1941
FB Pat Harder 25 1 7 113 rushes for 371 yards, 7 td, & 9 catches for 78 yards and 0 td Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1944
LH Charlie Trippi 25 Rook 9 83 rushes for 401 yards, 2 td, & 23 catches for 240 yards and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 1st pick / 1945
RH Marshall Goldberg 30 8 10 51 rushes for 155 yards, 0 td, & 7 catches for 52 yards and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 12th pick / 1939
LE Billy Dewell 30 7 9 42 catches for 576 yards, 4 td Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 29th pick / 1939
LT Chet Bulger 30 5 10 3 fumbles recovered
LG Loyd Arms 28 1 12 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 14th / 129th pick / 1943
C Vince Banonis 26 5 8 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 29th pick / 1942
RG Buster Ramsey 27 1 7 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 14th / 124th pick / 1943
RT Stan Mauldin 27 1 12 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 53rd pick / 1943
RE Mal Kutner 26 1 9 43 catches for 944 yards, 7 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 26th pick / 1942
 Special Teams Starters
K Pat Harder 25 1 7 7 of 10 field goals & 39 of 40 extra points Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1944
P Ray Mallouf 29 6 0 43 punts for a 39.9 average, 0 blocked Chicago Cardinals / 10th / 83rd pick / 1941
PR Red Cochran 25 Rook 3 10 punt returns for a 14.7 average and 0 td Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 8th / 66th pick / 1944
KR Charlie Trippi 25 Rook 9 15 kick returns for a 21.4 average and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 1st pick / 1945

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Plato Andros 26 12 0 240 6-0 Oklahoma 11/28/1921 Rook
Elmer Angsman 22 rh 12 1 200 5-11 Notre Dame 12/11/1925 1 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 16th pick / 1946
Ray Apolskis 28 rg 12 5 206 5-11 Marquette 10/19/1919 6 Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 32nd pick / 1941
Loyd Arms 28 LG 12 12 215 6-1 Oklahoma St. 9/24/1919 1 Chicago Bears / 14th / 129th pick / 1943
Vince Banonis 26 C 12 8 230 6-1 Detroit Mercy 4/9/1921 5 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 29th pick / 1942
Bill Blackburn 24 c 12 4 228 6-6 La-Lafayette,Rice 2/5/1923 1 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1944
Chet Bulger 30 LT 12 10 260 6-3 Auburn 9/18/1917 5
Jeff Burkett 26 3 0 190 6-1 LSU 7/15/1921 Rook
Bill Campbell 27 t 4 1 195 6-0 Oklahoma 8/6/1920 2 Chicago Cardinals / 17th / 153rd pick / 1943
Paul Christman 29 QB 12 8 210 6-0 Missouri 3/5/1918 2 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 13th pick / 1941
Red Cochran 25 PR 12 3 190 6-0 Wake Forest 8/2/1922 Rook Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 8th / 66th pick / 1944
Jake Colhouer 25 g 12 2 225 6-1 Oklahoma St. 1/15/1922 1 Chicago Cardinals / 9th / 71st pick / 1946
Joe Coomer 29 t 12 1 281 6-6 Austin 9/11/1918 6
Billy deCorrevont 29 b 12 2 186 6-0 Northwestern 11/26/1918 2 Washington Redskins / 14th / 126th pick / 1942
Billy Dewell 30 LE 11 9 208 6-4 SMU 1/2/1917 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 29th pick / 1939
Babe Dimancheff 25 hb 12 2 178 5-11 Butler,Purdue 9/6/1922 2 Boston Yanks / 3rd / 27th pick / 1944
John Doolan 28 hb 12 3 190 6-1 Georgetown (DC) 5/16/1919 2
Clarence Esser 26 7 0 190 6-0 Wisconsin 3/27/1921 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 20th / 180th pick / 1947
Marshall Goldberg 30 RH 12 10 190 5-11 Pittsburgh 10/14/1917 8 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 12th pick / 1939
Pat Harder 25 FB 12 7 203 5-11 Wisconsin 5/6/1922 1 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1944
Pop Ivy 31 e 12 1 208 6-3 Oklahoma 1/25/1916 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 27th pick / 1940
Jack Karwales 27 2 0 215 6-0 Michigan 6/22/1920 Rook
Mal Kutner 26 RE 12 9 197 6-2 Texas 3/27/1921 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 26th pick / 1942
Ray Mallouf 29 P 11 0 180 5-11 SMU 7/11/1918 6 Chicago Cardinals / 10th / 83rd pick / 1941
Caleb Martin 23 10 0 245 6-4 Louisiana Tech 2/10/1924 Rook
Stan Mauldin 27 RT 12 12 225 6-2 Texas 12/27/1920 1 Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 53rd pick / 1943
Hamilton Nichols 23 g 11 4 209 5-11 Rice 10/18/1924 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 26th pick / 1946
Joe Parker 24 e 12 1 220 6-1 Texas 7/11/1923 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 36th pick / 1944
Dick Plasman 33 e 4 1 218 6-3 Vanderbilt 4/6/1914 10 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 28th pick / 1937
Buster Ramsey 27 RG 8 7 219 6-1 William & Mary 3/16/1920 1 Chicago Cardinals / 14th / 124th pick / 1943
Walt Rankin 28 12 0 197 5-11 Texas Tech 1/28/1919 6
Vic Schwall 22 11 0 190 5-8 Northwestern 1/21/1925 Rook New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1947
Charles Smith 23 7 0 170 5-11 Georgia 3/13/1924 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 16th / 142nd pick / 1947
Walt Szot 27 12 0 222 6-1 Bucknell 3/30/1920 1 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 18th / 176th pick / 1944
Charlie Trippi 25 KR 11 9 186 6-0 Georgia 12/14/1922 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 1st pick / 1945
Bob Zimny 26 7 0 233 6-1 Indiana 12/11/1921 2 Brooklyn Tigers / 28th / 287th pick / 1944
Team Total 26.6 12 209.7 6-0.8 2.4