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1952 Chicago Cardinals

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4-8-0, NFL American Division  · 1952 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.1, Offense: -8.5, Defense: 4.4, SoS: 0.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 172 points (14.3/g), 12th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 221 points (18.4/g), 3rd.
 Differential of -49 points (-4.1/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 4.3-7.7.

Coach: Joe Kuharich (4-8-0)

Stadium: Comiskey Park
 Training Camp: Lake Forest College (Lake Forest, Illinois)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Charlie Trippi* 30 5 10 84 for 181, 890 yards, 5 td, 13 int, & 72 rushes for 350 yards and 4 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 1st pick / 1945
FB Ollie Matson*+ 22 Rook 0 96 rushes for 344 yards, 3 td, & 11 catches for 187 yards and 3 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1952
LH Billy Cross 23 1 0 71 rushes for 347 yards, 2 td, & 17 catches for 234 yards and 2 td Chicago Cardinals / 24th / 283rd pick / 1951
RH Emil Sitko 29 2 0 88 rushes for 348 yards, 1 td, & 2 catches for 16 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1946
LE Cliff Anderson 23 Rook 0 11 catches for 191 yards, 2 td Chicago Cardinals / 25th / 291st pick / 1952
LT Mike Mergen 23 Rook 0 Chicago Cardinals / 16th / 184th pick / 1952
LG Mike Sikora 26 Rook 0
C Jack Simmons 28 4 12 Detroit Lions / 22nd / 207th pick / 1946
RG Bill Fischer* 25 3 0 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1949
RT Jack Jennings 26 2 0 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 21st pick / 1950
RE Don Stonesifer 25 1 0 54 catches for 617 yards, 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 30th pick / 1951
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bob Dove 31 6 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 5th / 40th pick / 1943
LDT Volney Peters 24 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 13th / 151st pick / 1951
MG Fred Wallner 24 1 0 Chicago Cardinals / 20th / 235th pick / 1951
RDT Don Joyce 23 1 0 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 18th pick / 1951
RDE Tom Bienemann 24 1 0 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 11th / 127th pick / 1951
LLB Leo Sanford 23 1 12 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 90th pick / 1951
RLB Gordon Polofsky 21 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 61st pick / 1952
LDH Roy Barni 25 Rook 0 6 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
RDH Ray Ramsey 31 5 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 10th / 82nd pick / 1947
LS Bill Svoboda 24 2 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 29th pick / 1950
RS John Panelli 26 3 0 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 12th pick / 1949
 Special Teams Starters
K Joe Geri 28 3 0 2 of 18 field goals & 22 of 24 extra points Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 36th pick / 1949
P Frank Tripucka 25 3 1 31 punts for a 37.3 average, 2 blocked Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1949
PR Billy Cross 23 1 0 21 punt returns for a 8.4 average and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 24th / 283rd pick / 1951
KR Ollie Matson*+ 22 Rook 0 20 kick returns for a 31.2 average and 2 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1952

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
84 Cliff Anderson 23 LE 12 0 215 6-2 Indiana 11/25/1929 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 25th / 291st pick / 1952
7 Elmer Angsman 27 12 0 200 5-11 Notre Dame 12/11/1925 6 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 16th pick / 1946
49 Roy Barni 25 LDH 12 0 185 5-11 San Francisco 2/15/1927 Rook
82 Tom Bienemann 24 RDE 12 0 221 6-3 Drake 1/28/1928 1 Chicago Cardinals / 11th / 127th pick / 1951
20 Billy Cross 23 LH 12 0 151 5-6 West Texas A&M 5/3/1929 1 Chicago Cardinals / 24th / 283rd pick / 1951
42 Bob Dove 31 LDE 11 0 222 6-2 Notre Dame 2/21/1921 6 Washington Redskins / 5th / 40th pick / 1943
72 Bill Fischer* 25 RG 12 0 248 6-2 Notre Dame 3/10/1927 3 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1949
37 Joe Geri 28 K 12 0 185 5-10 Georgia 10/20/1924 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 36th pick / 1949
57 Jerry Groom 23 12 0 236 6-3 Notre Dame 8/15/1929 1 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 6th pick / 1951
Robert Hecker 27 1 0 185 6-1 Baldwin-Wallace 7/29/1925 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 10th / 100th pick / 1949
70 Jack Jennings 26 RT 7 0 245 6-4 Ohio St. 2/23/1926 2 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 21st pick / 1950
71 Don Joyce 23 RDT 12 0 253 6-3 Tulane 10/8/1929 1 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 18th pick / 1951
44 Johnny Karras 24 10 0 187 5-11 Illinois 1/29/1928 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 16th pick / 1952
61 Tony Klimek 27 12 0 200 5-11 Illinois 11/24/1925 1 Chicago Cardinals / 14th / 140th pick / 1949
66 Ed Listopad 23 4 0 230 6-1 Wake Forest 8/28/1929 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 19th / 219th pick / 1952
33 Ollie Matson*+ 22 FB 12 0 220 6-2 San Francisco 5/1/1930 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1952
73 Mike Mergen 23 LT 12 0 245 6-5 Illinois Wesleyan,San Francisco 2/13/1929 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 16th / 184th pick / 1952
89 Denver Mills 27 1 0 225 6-3 William & Mary 8/29/1925 Rook
9 Don Panciera 25 qb 10 1 192 6-1 Boston Col.,San Francisco 6/23/1927 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 41st pick / 1949
34 John Panelli 26 RS 9 0 200 5-11 Notre Dame 5/7/1926 3 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 12th pick / 1949
36 Ralph Pasquariello 26 10 0 237 6-2 Villanova 5/30/1926 2 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1950
22 Don Paul 26 5 0 187 6-0 Washington St. 7/23/1926 2 Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 47th pick / 1950
83 Ray Pelfrey 24 1 0 190 6-0 Auburn,East. Kentucky 1/11/1928 1 Green Bay Packers / 17th / 197th pick / 1951
76 Volney Peters 24 LDT 12 0 237 6-4 USC 1/1/1928 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 13th / 151st pick / 1951
60 Gordon Polofsky 21 RLB 10 0 219 6-1 Tennessee 1/10/1931 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 61st pick / 1952
81 Fran Polsfoot 25 3 0 203 6-3 Washington St. 4/19/1927 2 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 35th pick / 1950
47 Eli Popa 22 4 0 202 5-10 Illinois 11/4/1930 Rook
87 Ray Ramsey 31 RDH 9 0 166 6-2 Bradley 7/18/1921 5 Chicago Cardinals / 10th / 82nd pick / 1947
51 Leo Sanford 23 LLB 12 12 224 6-1 Louisiana Tech 10/4/1929 1 Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 90th pick / 1951
69 Mike Sikora 26 LG 12 0 230 6-2 Indiana,Oregon 11/29/1926 Rook
50 Jack Simmons 28 C 12 12 236 6-4 Maryland,Detroit Mercy 10/8/1924 4 Detroit Lions / 22nd / 207th pick / 1946
24 Emil Sitko 29 RH 11 0 183 5-8 Notre Dame 9/7/1923 2 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1946
80 Don Stonesifer 25 RE 12 0 200 6-0 Northwestern 1/29/1927 1 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 30th pick / 1951
31 Bill Svoboda 24 LS 9 0 210 6-0 Tulane 7/12/1928 2 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 29th pick / 1950
85 Ralph Thomas 25 11 0 190 5-11 San Francisco 12/6/1927 Rook
40 Wally Triplett 26 2 0 170 5-10 Penn St. 4/18/1926 3 Detroit Lions / 19th / 182nd pick / 1949
2 Charlie Trippi* 30 QB 11 10 186 6-0 Georgia 12/14/1922 5 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 1st pick / 1945
8 Frank Tripucka 25 P 6 1 192 6-2 Notre Dame 12/8/1927 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1949
68 Fred Wallner 24 MG 9 0 231 6-2 Notre Dame 4/28/1928 1 Chicago Cardinals / 20th / 235th pick / 1951
21 S.J. Whitman 26 7 0 185 5-11 Tulsa 8/17/1926 1 Chicago Cardinals / 22nd / 259th pick / 1951
Team Total 25.3 12 208.1 6-0.8 1.7