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1950 Chicago Cardinals

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5-7-0, Finished 5th in NFL American Division  · 1950 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.0, Offense: 1.8, Defense: -2.8, SoS: 3.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 233 points (19.4/g), 9th of 13 in the NFL. Allowed 287 points (23.9/g), 7th.
 Differential of -54 points (-4.5/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 4.5-7.5.

Coach: Curly Lambeau (5-7-0)

Stadium: Comiskey Park
 Training Camp: Wayland Academy (Beaver Dam, Wisconsin)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Jim Hardy* 27 4 8 117 for 257, 1,636 yards, 17 td, 24 int, & 10 rushes for 14 yards and 1 td Washington Redskins / 1st / 8th pick / 1945
FB Pat Harder* 28 4 12 99 rushes for 454 yards, 1 td, & 15 catches for 111 yards and 0 td Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1944
LH Charlie Trippi 28 3 11 99 rushes for 426 yards, 3 td, & 32 catches for 270 yards and 1 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 1st pick / 1945
RH Elmer Angsman* 25 4 0 102 rushes for 362 yards, 1 td, & 7 catches for 56 yards and 1 td Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 16th pick / 1946
LE Fran Polsfoot 23 Rook 10 38 catches for 653 yards, 6 td Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 35th pick / 1950
LT Bill Fischer* 23 1 12 4 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1949
LG George Petrovich 24 1 10 Chicago Cardinals / 15th / 135th pick / 1948
C Bill Blackburn 27 4 7 2 fumbles recovered Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1944
RG Buster Ramsey 30 4 12 Chicago Cardinals / 14th / 124th pick / 1943
RT Jack Jennings 24 Rook 9 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 21st pick / 1950
RE Bob Shaw* 29 5 11 48 catches for 971 yards, 12 td Cleveland Rams / 10th / 97th pick / 1944
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bob Dove* 29 4 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 5th / 40th pick / 1943
LDT Bill Fischer* 23 1 12 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1949
MG Knox Ramsey 24 2 0 Chicago Bears / 5th / 32nd pick / 1948
RDT John Goldsberry 24 1 0 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 40th pick / 1949
RDE Tom Wham 26 1 0 0 interceptions, 5 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 50th pick / 1949
LLB Bill Blackburn 27 4 7 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1944
MLB Vince Banonis 29 8 4 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 29th pick / 1942
RLB Ray Apolskis 31 9 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 32nd pick / 1941
LDH Jerry Davis 26 2 0 9 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 19th / 175th pick / 1948
RDH Don Paul 24 Rook 0 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 47th pick / 1950
S Bill Svoboda 22 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 29th pick / 1950
 Special Teams Starters
K Pat Harder* 28 4 12 4 of 9 field goals & 22 of 24 extra points Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1944
P Jim Hardy* 27 4 8 56 punts for a 39.4 average, 1 blocked Washington Redskins / 1st / 8th pick / 1945
PR Don Paul 24 Rook 0 18 punt returns for a 10.8 average and 1 td Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 47th pick / 1950
KR Don Paul 24 Rook 0 28 kick returns for a 24.8 average and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 47th pick / 1950

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
68 Plato Andros 29 g 9 4 240 6-0 Oklahoma 11/28/1921 3
7 Elmer Angsman* 25 RH 12 0 200 5-11 Notre Dame 12/11/1925 4 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 16th pick / 1946
75 Ray Apolskis 31 RLB 9 0 206 5-11 Marquette 10/19/1919 9 Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 32nd pick / 1941
55 Ed Bagdon 24 11 0 204 5-10 Michigan St. 4/30/1926 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 87th pick / 1950
32 Vince Banonis 29 MLB 12 4 230 6-1 Detroit Mercy 4/9/1921 8 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 29th pick / 1942
57 Bill Blackburn 27 C 12 7 228 6-6 La-Lafayette,Rice 2/5/1923 4 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1944
9 Gerry Cowhig 29 12 0 215 6-2 Notre Dame 7/5/1921 3 Cleveland Rams / 6th / 48th pick / 1945
31 Jerry Davis 26 LDH 11 0 178 5-10 SE Louisiana 1/5/1924 2 Chicago Cardinals / 19th / 175th pick / 1948
87 Babe Dimancheff 28 7 0 178 5-11 Butler,Purdue 9/6/1922 5 Boston Yanks / 3rd / 27th pick / 1944
42 Bob Dove* 29 LDE 12 0 222 6-2 Notre Dame 2/21/1921 4 Washington Redskins / 5th / 40th pick / 1943
72 Bill Fischer* 23 LDT 12 12 248 6-2 Notre Dame 3/10/1927 1 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1949
22 Fred Gehrke 32 hb 7 1 189 5-11 Utah 4/24/1918 10
82 John Goldsberry 24 RDT 10 0 245 6-2 Indiana 11/22/1926 1 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 40th pick / 1949
34 Pat Harder* 28 FB 12 12 203 5-11 Wisconsin 5/6/1922 4 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1944
21 Jim Hardy* 27 P 11 8 180 6-0 USC 4/24/1923 4 Washington Redskins / 1st / 8th pick / 1945
66 Jerry Hennessy 24 7 0 219 6-2 Santa Clara 2/22/1926 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 13th / 165th pick / 1950
11 John Hock 23 12 0 230 6-2 Santa Clara 3/7/1927 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 99th pick / 1950
50 Jack Jennings 24 RT 12 9 245 6-4 Ohio St. 2/23/1926 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 21st pick / 1950
80 Mal Kutner 29 9 0 197 6-2 Texas 3/27/1921 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 26th pick / 1942
64 Jim Lipinski 23 1 0 238 6-4 Fairmont St. 2/25/1927 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 22nd / 281st pick / 1950
64 Lloyd McDermott 25 11 0 240 6-3 Kentucky 12/20/1925 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 79th pick / 1950
99 Bob Nussbaumer 26 hb 1 1 172 5-11 Michigan 4/23/1924 4 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 21st pick / 1946
37 Don Paul 24 KR 12 0 187 6-0 Washington St. 7/23/1926 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 47th pick / 1950
18 George Petrovich 24 LG 10 10 225 6-2 Texas 3/22/1926 1 Chicago Cardinals / 15th / 135th pick / 1948
41 Fran Polsfoot 23 LE 12 10 203 6-3 Washington St. 4/19/1927 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 35th pick / 1950
20 Buster Ramsey 30 RG 12 12 219 6-1 William & Mary 3/16/1920 4 Chicago Cardinals / 14th / 124th pick / 1943
70 Knox Ramsey 24 MG 12 0 216 6-1 William & Mary 2/13/1926 2 Chicago Bears / 5th / 32nd pick / 1948
87 Ray Ramsey 29 6 0 166 6-2 Bradley 7/18/1921 3 Chicago Cardinals / 10th / 82nd pick / 1947
90 Vic Schwall 25 12 0 190 5-8 Northwestern 1/21/1925 3 New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1947
60 Bob Shaw* 29 RE 12 11 226 6-4 Ohio St. 5/22/1921 5 Cleveland Rams / 10th / 97th pick / 1944
67 Bill Svoboda 22 S 12 0 210 6-0 Tulane 7/12/1928 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 29th pick / 1950
44 Mike Swistowicz 23 8 0 185 5-10 Notre Dame 4/22/1927 Rook New York Yanks / 5th / 55th pick / 1950
62 Charlie Trippi 28 LH 12 11 186 6-0 Georgia 12/14/1922 3 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 1st pick / 1945
8 Frank Tripucka 23 qb 10 4 192 6-2 Notre Dame 12/8/1927 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1949
51 Tom Wham 26 RDE 11 0 217 6-2 Furman 11/22/1924 1 Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 50th pick / 1949
33 Vinnie Yablonski 27 12 0 195 5-8 Fordham,Columbia 3/4/1923 2 Chicago Cardinals / 12th / 101st pick / 1946
Team Total 26.2 12 209.0 6-0.8 2.6