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1948 Chicago Cardinals

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11-1-0, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1948 NFL Season Summary

Scored 395 points (32.9/g), 1st of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 226 points (18.8/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 169 points (14.1/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 9.5-2.5.

Coach: Jimmy Conzelman (11-1-0)

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 Ray Mallouf 30 7 5 73 for 143, 1,160 yards, 13 td, 6 int, & 13 rushes for 17 yards and 1 td Chicago Cardinals / 10th / 83rd pick / 1941
FB Pat Harder 26 2 7 126 rushes for 554 yards, 6 td, & 13 catches for 93 yards and 0 td Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1944
LH Charlie Trippi+ 26 1 11 128 rushes for 690 yards, 6 td, & 22 catches for 228 yards and 2 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 1st pick / 1945
RH Elmer Angsman 23 2 8 131 rushes for 638 yards, 8 td, & 9 catches for 142 yards and 1 td Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 16th pick / 1946
LE Billy Dewell 31 8 11 33 catches for 442 yards, 2 td Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 29th pick / 1939
LT Chet Bulger 31 6 12 1 fumble recovered
LG Plato Andros 27 1 9
C Vince Banonis 27 6 9 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 29th pick / 1942
RG Buster Ramsey+ 28 2 10 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 14th / 124th pick / 1943
RT Bob Zimny 27 3 10 Brooklyn Tigers / 28th / 287th pick / 1944
RE Mal Kutner+ 27 2 10 41 catches for 943 yards, 14 td, & 5 rushes for 50 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 26th pick / 1942
 Special Teams Starters
K Pat Harder 26 2 7 7 of 17 field goals & 53 of 53 extra points Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1944
P Ray Mallouf 30 7 5 45 punts for a 39.0 average, 0 blocked Chicago Cardinals / 10th / 83rd pick / 1941
PR Jerry Davis 24 Rook 3 16 punt returns for a 20.9 average and 2 td Chicago Cardinals / 19th / 175th pick / 1948
KR Charlie Trippi+ 26 1 11 16 kick returns for a 22.1 average and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 1st pick / 1945

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Plato Andros 27 LG 12 9 240 6-0 Oklahoma 11/28/1921 1
Elmer Angsman 23 RH 12 8 200 5-11 Notre Dame 12/11/1925 2 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 16th pick / 1946
Ray Apolskis 29 c 12 1 206 5-11 Marquette 10/19/1919 7 Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 32nd pick / 1941
Loyd Arms 29 g 7 2 215 6-1 Oklahoma St. 9/24/1919 2 Chicago Bears / 14th / 129th pick / 1943
John Badaczewski 26 5 0 239 6-1 Case Western Reserve 1/27/1922 2
Vince Banonis 27 C 12 9 230 6-1 Detroit Mercy 4/9/1921 6 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 29th pick / 1942
Bill Blackburn 25 c 12 1 228 6-6 La-Lafayette,Rice 2/5/1923 2 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1944
Chet Bulger 31 LT 12 12 260 6-3 Auburn 9/18/1917 6
Bill Campbell 28 t 7 2 195 6-0 Oklahoma 8/6/1920 3 Chicago Cardinals / 17th / 153rd pick / 1943
Paul Christman 30 qb 7 2 210 6-0 Missouri 3/5/1918 3 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 13th pick / 1941
Corwin Clatt 24 fb 12 4 210 6-0 Notre Dame 2/5/1924 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 6th / 45th pick / 1945
Red Cochran 26 qb 12 5 190 6-0 Wake Forest 8/2/1922 1 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 8th / 66th pick / 1944
Jake Colhouer 26 11 0 225 6-1 Oklahoma St. 1/15/1922 2 Chicago Cardinals / 9th / 71st pick / 1946
Joe Coomer 30 12 0 281 6-6 Austin 9/11/1918 7
Jerry Davis 24 PR 11 3 178 5-10 SE Louisiana 1/5/1924 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 19th / 175th pick / 1948
Billy Dewell 31 LE 11 11 208 6-4 SMU 1/2/1917 8 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 29th pick / 1939
Babe Dimancheff 26 12 0 178 5-11 Butler,Purdue 9/6/1922 3 Boston Yanks / 3rd / 27th pick / 1944
John Doolan 29 hb 12 2 190 6-1 Georgetown (DC) 5/16/1919 3
Bob Dove 27 12 0 222 6-2 Notre Dame 2/21/1921 2 Washington Redskins / 5th / 40th pick / 1943
Charley Eikenberg 24 qb 9 1 205 6-2 La-Lafayette,Rice 2/22/1924 Rook Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 18th / 176th pick / 1945
Marshall Goldberg 31 11 0 190 5-11 Pittsburgh 10/14/1917 9 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 12th pick / 1939
Sam Goldman 32 11 0 228 6-3 Ohio St.,Samford 11/10/1916 4
Bob Hanlon 24 hb 10 1 195 6-1 Notre Dame,Loras 8/24/1924 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 14th / 125th pick / 1948
Pat Harder 26 FB 12 7 203 5-11 Wisconsin 5/6/1922 2 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1944
Marv Jacobs 23 5 0 235 6-2 none 8/1/1925 Rook
Mal Kutner+ 27 RE 12 10 197 6-2 Texas 3/27/1921 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 26th pick / 1942
Frank Liebel 29 5 0 211 6-1 Norwich 11/19/1919 6
Dick Loepfe 26 7 0 230 6-2 Wisconsin 1/1/1922 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 11th / 91st pick / 1946
Ray Mallouf 30 P 12 5 180 5-11 SMU 7/11/1918 7 Chicago Cardinals / 10th / 83rd pick / 1941
Stan Mauldin 28 t 1 1 225 6-2 Texas 12/27/1920 2 Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 53rd pick / 1943
Hamilton Nichols 24 g 12 2 209 5-11 Rice 10/18/1924 1 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 26th pick / 1946
Buster Ramsey+ 28 RG 12 10 219 6-1 William & Mary 3/16/1920 2 Chicago Cardinals / 14th / 124th pick / 1943
Bob Ravensberg 23 e 11 1 190 6-0 Indiana 10/20/1925 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 17th / 150th pick / 1947
Vic Schwall 23 7 0 190 5-8 Northwestern 1/21/1925 1 New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1947
Walt Szot 28 12 0 222 6-1 Bucknell 3/30/1920 2 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 18th / 176th pick / 1944
Charlie Trippi+ 26 KR 12 11 186 6-0 Georgia 12/14/1922 1 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 1st pick / 1945
Dick Wedel 25 1 0 205 5-11 Wake Forest 5/29/1923 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 24th / 225th pick / 1948
Vinnie Yablonski 25 fb 12 2 195 5-8 Fordham,Columbia 3/4/1923 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 12th / 101st pick / 1946
Bob Zimny 27 RT 12 10 233 6-1 Indiana 12/11/1921 3 Brooklyn Tigers / 28th / 287th pick / 1944
Team Total 26.8 12 211.6 6-0.7 2.6