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1951 Chicago Cardinals

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3-9-0, Finished 6th in NFL American Division  · 1951 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.9, Offense: -1.9, Defense: -1.9, SoS: 2.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 210 points (17.5/g), 10th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 287 points (23.9/g), 9th.
 Differential of -77 points (-6.4/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 3.9-8.1.

Coach: Phil Handler (1-1-0) (co-coach with Cecil Isbell), Cecil Isbell (1-1-0) and Curly Lambeau (2-8-0)

 Training Camp: Lake Forest College (Lake Forest, Illinois)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Charlie Trippi 29 4 7 88 for 191, 1,191 yards, 8 td, 13 int, & 78 rushes for 501 yards and 4 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 1st pick / 1945
FB Vinnie Yablonski 28 3 0 14 rushes for 20 yards, 0 td, & 1 catch for 8 yards and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 12th / 101st pick / 1946
LH Don Paul 25 1 0 37 rushes for 247 yards, 3 td, & 23 catches for 398 yards and 3 td Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 47th pick / 1950
RH Elmer Angsman 26 5 0 121 rushes for 380 yards, 3 td, & 9 catches for 195 yards and 1 td Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 16th pick / 1946
LE Fran Polsfoot* 24 1 0 57 catches for 796 yards, 4 td Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 35th pick / 1950
LT Bill Fischer* 24 2 0 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1949
LG Ed Bagdon 25 1 0 Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 87th pick / 1950
C Jack Simmons 27 3 12 Detroit Lions / 22nd / 207th pick / 1946
RG Knox Ramsey 25 3 0 Chicago Bears / 5th / 32nd pick / 1948
RT Jack Jennings 25 1 0 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 21st pick / 1950
RE Don Stonesifer 24 Rook 0 27 catches for 343 yards, 2 td Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 30th pick / 1951
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bob Dove 30 5 0 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 5th / 40th pick / 1943
LDT Lou Ferry 24 2 0 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 25th pick / 1949
RDT Don Joyce 22 Rook 0 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 18th pick / 1951
RDE Tom Wham* 27 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 50th pick / 1949
LLB Jerry Groom 22 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 6th pick / 1951
MLB Cliff Patton 28 5 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RLB Fred Wallner 23 Rook 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 20th / 235th pick / 1951
LDH Tony Klimek 26 Rook 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 14th / 140th pick / 1949
RDH Bill Svoboda 23 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 29th pick / 1950
LS S.J. Whitman 25 Rook 0 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 22nd / 259th pick / 1951
RS Ray Ramsey 30 4 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 10th / 82nd pick / 1947
 Special Teams Starters
K Cliff Patton 28 5 0 5 of 8 field goals & 19 of 19 extra points
P Fran Polsfoot* 24 1 0 47 punts for a 40.7 average, 0 blocked Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 35th pick / 1950
PR Don Paul 25 1 0 19 punt returns for a 7.5 average and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 47th pick / 1950
KR Emil Sitko 28 1 0 17 kick returns for a 25.2 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1946

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
7 Elmer Angsman 26 RH 12 0 200 5-11 Notre Dame 12/11/1925 5 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 16th pick / 1946
55 Ed Bagdon 25 LG 12 0 204 5-10 Michigan St. 4/30/1926 1 Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 87th pick / 1950
60 Tom Bienemann 23 12 0 221 6-3 Drake 1/28/1928 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 11th / 127th pick / 1951
90 Billy Cross 22 12 0 151 5-6 West Texas A&M 5/3/1929 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 24th / 283rd pick / 1951
31 Jerry Davis 27 8 0 178 5-10 SE Louisiana 1/5/1924 3 Chicago Cardinals / 19th / 175th pick / 1948
42 Bob Dove 30 LDE 12 0 222 6-2 Notre Dame 2/21/1921 5 Washington Redskins / 5th / 40th pick / 1943
82 Lou Ferry 24 LDT 12 0 244 6-2 Villanova 12/1/1927 2 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 25th pick / 1949
72 Bill Fischer* 24 LT 12 0 248 6-2 Notre Dame 3/10/1927 2 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1949
44 Joe Gasparella 24 2 0 222 6-4 Notre Dame 2/5/1927 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 43rd pick / 1948
40 Billy Gay 24 3 0 180 5-11 Notre Dame 11/12/1927 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 85th pick / 1950
57 Jerry Groom 22 LLB 12 0 236 6-3 Notre Dame 8/15/1929 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 6th pick / 1951
22 Jim Hardy 28 qb 7 4 180 6-0 USC 4/24/1923 5 Washington Redskins / 1st / 8th pick / 1945
66 Jerry Hennessy 25 12 0 219 6-2 Santa Clara 2/22/1926 1 Chicago Cardinals / 13th / 165th pick / 1950
15 Jerry Houghton 25 2 0 226 6-2 Washington St. 4/18/1926 1 Washington Redskins / 7th / 84th pick / 1950
50 Jack Jennings 25 RT 11 0 245 6-4 Ohio St. 2/23/1926 1 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 21st pick / 1950
11 Don Joyce 22 RDT 12 0 253 6-3 Tulane 10/8/1929 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 18th pick / 1951
53 Tony Klimek 26 LDH 12 0 200 5-11 Illinois 11/24/1925 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 14th / 140th pick / 1949
17 Lindy Lauro 30 1 0 195 5-10 Pittsburgh 6/3/1921 Rook
75 Lynn Lynch 23 3 0 225 6-2 Illinois 8/10/1928 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 51st pick / 1951
64 Lloyd McDermott 26 12 0 240 6-3 Kentucky 12/20/1925 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 79th pick / 1950
34 John Panelli 25 12 0 200 5-11 Notre Dame 5/7/1926 2 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 12th pick / 1949
36 Ralph Pasquariello 25 10 0 237 6-2 Villanova 5/30/1926 1 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1950
68 Cliff Patton 28 K 12 0 243 6-2 TCU 7/29/1923 5
37 Don Paul 25 LH 12 0 187 6-0 Washington St. 7/23/1926 1 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 47th pick / 1950
41 Fran Polsfoot* 24 LE 12 0 203 6-3 Washington St. 4/19/1927 1 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 35th pick / 1950
20 Buster Ramsey 31 2 0 219 6-1 William & Mary 3/16/1920 5 Chicago Cardinals / 14th / 124th pick / 1943
70 Knox Ramsey 25 RG 10 0 216 6-1 William & Mary 2/13/1926 3 Chicago Bears / 5th / 32nd pick / 1948
87 Ray Ramsey 30 RS 10 0 166 6-2 Bradley 7/18/1921 4 Chicago Cardinals / 10th / 82nd pick / 1947
73 Leo Sanford 22 LB 12 12 224 6-1 Louisiana Tech 10/4/1929 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 90th pick / 1951
32 Jack Simmons 27 C 12 12 236 6-4 Maryland,Detroit Mercy 10/8/1924 3 Detroit Lions / 22nd / 207th pick / 1946
24 Emil Sitko 28 KR 11 0 183 5-8 Notre Dame 9/7/1923 1 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1946
80 Don Stonesifer 24 RE 12 0 200 6-0 Northwestern 1/29/1927 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 30th pick / 1951
67 Bill Svoboda 23 RDH 12 0 210 6-0 Tulane 7/12/1928 1 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 29th pick / 1950
62 Charlie Trippi 29 QB 12 7 186 6-0 Georgia 12/14/1922 4 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 1st pick / 1945
8 Frank Tripucka 24 qb 3 1 192 6-2 Notre Dame 12/8/1927 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1949
18 Fred Wallner 23 RLB 12 0 231 6-2 Notre Dame 4/28/1928 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 20th / 235th pick / 1951
51 Tom Wham* 27 RDE 12 0 217 6-2 Furman 11/22/1924 2 Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 50th pick / 1949
21 S.J. Whitman 25 LS 12 0 185 5-11 Tulsa 8/17/1926 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 22nd / 259th pick / 1951
33 Vinnie Yablonski 28 FB 4 0 195 5-8 Fordham,Columbia 3/4/1923 3 Chicago Cardinals / 12th / 101st pick / 1946
Team Total 25.5 12 210.7 6-0.7 1.7