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1949 Chicago Cardinals

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6-5-1, Finished 3rd in NFL West Division  · 1949 NFL Season Summary

Scored 360 points (30.0/g), 2nd of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 301 points (25.1/g), 7th.
 Differential of 59 points (4.9/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 7.3-4.7.

Coach: Phil Handler (2-4-0) (co-coach with Buddy Parker) and Buddy Parker (6-5-1)

Stadium: Comiskey Park
 Training Camp: Wayland Academy (Beaver Dam, 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 31 4 7 75 for 151, 1,015 yards, 11 td, 13 int, & 4 rushes for 34 yards and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 13th pick / 1941
FB Pat Harder 27 3 9 106 rushes for 447 yards, 7 td, & 12 catches for 100 yards and 1 td Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1944
LH Charlie Trippi 27 2 12 112 rushes for 553 yards, 3 td, & 34 catches for 412 yards and 6 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 1st pick / 1945
RH Elmer Angsman 24 3 12 125 rushes for 674 yards, 6 td, & 5 catches for 57 yards and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 16th pick / 1946
LE Billy Dewell 32 9 9 20 catches for 235 yards, 2 td Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 29th pick / 1939
LT Bill Fischer 22 Rook 7 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1949
LG George Petrovich 23 Rook 5 Chicago Cardinals / 15th / 135th pick / 1948
C Bill Blackburn 26 3 7 2 fumbles recovered Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1944
RG Buster Ramsey+ 29 3 11 Chicago Cardinals / 14th / 124th pick / 1943
RT Plato Andros 28 2 11
RE Mal Kutner 28 3 12 30 catches for 465 yards, 5 td, & 5 rushes for 10 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 26th pick / 1942
 Special Teams Starters
K Pat Harder 27 3 9 3 of 5 field goals & 45 of 47 extra points Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1944
P Red Cochran 27 2 0 52 punts for a 42.0 average, 0 blocked Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 8th / 66th pick / 1944
PR Red Cochran 27 2 0 15 punt returns for a 20.9 average and 2 td Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 8th / 66th pick / 1944
KR Red Cochran 27 2 0 20 kick returns for a 20.5 average and 0 td Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 8th / 66th pick / 1944

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 28 RT 12 11 240 6-0 Oklahoma 11/28/1921 2
Elmer Angsman 24 RH 12 12 200 5-11 Notre Dame 12/11/1925 3 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 16th pick / 1946
Ray Apolskis 30 c 8 1 206 5-11 Marquette 10/19/1919 8 Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 32nd pick / 1941
Vince Banonis 28 c 12 5 230 6-1 Detroit Mercy 4/9/1921 7 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 29th pick / 1942
Bill Blackburn 26 C 12 7 228 6-6 La-Lafayette,Rice 2/5/1923 3 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1944
Chet Bulger 32 9 0 260 6-3 Auburn 9/18/1917 7
Jim Cain 22 12 0 202 6-1 Alabama 10/1/1927 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 70th pick / 1949
Bill Campbell 29 6 0 195 6-0 Oklahoma 8/6/1920 4 Chicago Cardinals / 17th / 153rd pick / 1943
Paul Christman 31 QB 12 7 210 6-0 Missouri 3/5/1918 4 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 13th pick / 1941
Corwin Clatt 25 12 0 210 6-0 Notre Dame 2/5/1924 1 Chicago Cardinals / 6th / 45th pick / 1945
Red Cochran 27 KR 12 0 190 6-0 Wake Forest 8/2/1922 2 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 8th / 66th pick / 1944
Joe Coomer 31 t 12 2 281 6-6 Austin 9/11/1918 8
Jerry Davis 25 9 0 178 5-10 SE Louisiana 1/5/1924 1 Chicago Cardinals / 19th / 175th pick / 1948
Billy Dewell 32 LE 12 9 208 6-4 SMU 1/2/1917 9 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 29th pick / 1939
Babe Dimancheff 27 hb 10 1 178 5-11 Butler,Purdue 9/6/1922 4 Boston Yanks / 3rd / 27th pick / 1944
Bob Dove 28 12 0 222 6-2 Notre Dame 2/21/1921 3 Washington Redskins / 5th / 40th pick / 1943
Bill Fischer 22 LT 12 7 248 6-2 Notre Dame 3/10/1927 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1949
John Goldsberry 23 10 0 245 6-2 Indiana 11/22/1926 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 40th pick / 1949
Pat Harder 27 FB 11 9 203 5-11 Wisconsin 5/6/1922 3 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1944
Jim Hardy 26 qb 12 5 180 6-0 USC 4/24/1923 3 Washington Redskins / 1st / 8th pick / 1945
Mal Kutner 28 RE 12 12 197 6-2 Texas 3/27/1921 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 26th pick / 1942
Dick Loepfe 27 t 6 4 230 6-2 Wisconsin 1/1/1922 1 Chicago Cardinals / 11th / 91st pick / 1946
Hamilton Nichols 25 g 11 3 209 5-11 Rice 10/18/1924 2 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 26th pick / 1946
Bob Nussbaumer 25 12 0 172 5-11 Michigan 4/23/1924 3 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 21st pick / 1946
George Petrovich 23 LG 12 5 225 6-2 Texas 3/22/1926 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 15th / 135th pick / 1948
Buster Ramsey+ 29 RG 12 11 219 6-1 William & Mary 3/16/1920 3 Chicago Cardinals / 14th / 124th pick / 1943
Bob Ravensberg 24 e 12 2 190 6-0 Indiana 10/20/1925 1 Chicago Cardinals / 17th / 150th pick / 1947
Vic Schwall 24 11 0 190 5-8 Northwestern 1/21/1925 2 New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1947
Clarence Self 24 12 0 181 5-8 Wisconsin 10/10/1925 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 12th / 105th pick / 1948
Charlie Trippi 27 LH 12 12 186 6-0 Georgia 12/14/1922 2 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 1st pick / 1945
Tom Wham 25 de 12 1 217 6-2 Furman 11/22/1924 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 50th pick / 1949
Vinnie Yablonski 26 fb 12 2 195 5-8 Fordham,Columbia 3/4/1923 1 Chicago Cardinals / 12th / 101st pick / 1946
Bob Zimny 28 t 12 4 233 6-1 Indiana 12/11/1921 4 Brooklyn Tigers / 28th / 287th pick / 1944
Team Total 26.6 12 210.8 6-0.5 2.8