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1954 Chicago Cardinals

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2-10-0, Finished 6th in NFL East Division  · 1954 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -14.5, Offense: -7.6, Defense: -6.9, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 183 points (15.2/g), 11th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 347 points (28.9/g), 11th.
 Differential of -164 points (-13.7/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 2.2-9.8.

Coach: Joe Stydahar (2-10-0)

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 Lamar McHan 22 Rook 11 105 for 255, 1,475 yards, 6 td, 22 int, & 34 rushes for 152 yards and 1 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1954
FB Emmett King 21 Rook 0 57 rushes for 167 yards, 0 td, & 6 catches for 43 yards and 1 td
LH Ollie Matson*+ 24 2 0 101 rushes for 506 yards, 4 td, & 34 catches for 611 yards and 3 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1952
RH Johnny Olszewski 24 1 0 106 rushes for 352 yards, 1 td, & 12 catches for 133 yards and 1 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 4th pick / 1953
LE Don Stonesifer 27 3 0 44 catches for 607 yards, 3 td Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 30th pick / 1951
LT Len Teeuws 27 2 0 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 25th / 301st pick / 1952
LG Johnny Hatley 24 1 0 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 16th / 185th pick / 1953
C Jack Simmons 30 6 12 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 22nd / 207th pick / 1946
RG Jerry Watford 24 1 0 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 87th pick / 1953
RT Jack Jennings 28 4 0 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 21st pick / 1950
RE Jim Ladd 22 Rook 0 22 catches for 254 yards, 0 td Chicago Bears / 20th / 234th pick / 1954
 Defensive Starters
LDE Leo Sugar 25 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 11th / 123rd pick / 1952
LDT Chuck Ulrich 25 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 41st pick / 1952
RDT Jerry Groom* 25 3 0 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 6th pick / 1951
RDE Tom Bienemann 26 3 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 11th / 127th pick / 1951
LLB Fred Wallner 26 3 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 20th / 235th pick / 1951
MLB Leo Sanford 25 3 12 2 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 90th pick / 1951
RLB Gordon Polofsky 23 2 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 61st pick / 1952
LDH Ellsworth Kingery 25 Rook 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RDH Night Train Lane* 25 2 0 10 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Bill Bredde 22 Rook 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 38th pick / 1954
RS Al Brosky 26 Rook 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 27th / 324th pick / 1951
 Special Teams Starters
K Pat Summerall 24 2 0 8 of 18 field goals & 21 of 23 extra points Detroit Lions / 4th / 45th pick / 1952
P Charlie Trippi 32 7 0 59 punts for a 39.1 average, 0 blocked Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 1st pick / 1945
PR Les Goble 22 Rook 0 22 punt returns for a 2.3 average and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 13th / 146th pick / 1954
KR Les Goble 22 Rook 0 27 kick returns for a 27.7 average and 2 td Chicago Cardinals / 13th / 146th pick / 1954

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
7 Elmer Arterburn 25 1 0 175 5-10 Texas Tech 6/15/1929 Rook
44 Paul Barry 28 12 0 208 6-0 Tulsa 8/7/1926 4 Los Angeles Rams / 13th / 127th pick / 1949
82 Tom Bienemann 26 RDE 11 0 221 6-3 Drake 1/28/1928 3 Chicago Cardinals / 11th / 127th pick / 1951
41 George Brancato 23 5 0 177 5-9 LSU 5/27/1931 Rook
40 Bill Bredde 22 LS 12 0 195 6-1 Oklahoma St. 12/31/1932 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 38th pick / 1954
24 Al Brosky 26 RS 9 0 175 5-11 Illinois 6/9/1928 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 27th / 324th pick / 1951
86 Jack Crittendon 24 10 0 190 6-1 Wayne State (MI) 8/9/1930 Rook
Mel Embree 27 5 0 190 6-3 Pepperdine 1/26/1927 1
73 Ledio Fanucchi 23 12 0 225 6-2 Fresno St. 3/27/1931 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 22nd / 254th pick / 1954
75 Dick Fugler 23 12 0 238 6-2 Tulane 7/19/1931 2 Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 51st pick / 1952
20 Les Goble 22 KR 12 0 158 5-11 Alfred 7/23/1932 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 13th / 146th pick / 1954
57 Jerry Groom* 25 RDT 11 0 236 6-3 Notre Dame 8/15/1929 3 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 6th pick / 1951
65 Johnny Hatley 24 LG 12 0 249 6-3 Baylor,Sul Ross St. 3/16/1930 1 Chicago Bears / 16th / 185th pick / 1953
70 Jack Jennings 28 RT 12 0 245 6-4 Ohio St. 2/23/1926 4 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 21st pick / 1950
47 George Kinek 25 12 0 190 6-2 Tulane 1/13/1929 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 48th pick / 1951
37 Emmett King 21 FB 12 0 195 5-9 none 5/8/1933 Rook
21 Ellsworth Kingery 25 LDH 9 0 180 5-11 Tulane 8/6/1929 Rook
83 Gary Knafelc 22 1 0 217 6-4 Colorado 1/2/1932 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1954
87 Jim Ladd 22 RE 11 0 205 6-4 Bowling Green 7/29/1932 Rook Chicago Bears / 20th / 234th pick / 1954
81 Night Train Lane* 25 RDH 12 0 194 6-1 West. Nebraska CC-Scottsbluff 4/16/1929 2
68 Bill Lange 26 10 0 239 6-1 Dayton 1/12/1928 3 Los Angeles Rams / 30th / 389th pick / 1950
33 Ollie Matson*+ 24 LH 10 0 220 6-2 San Francisco 5/1/1930 2 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1952
8 Lamar McHan 22 QB 12 11 201 6-1 Arkansas 12/16/1932 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1954
Charley Oakley 23 1 0 170 5-10 LSU 7/7/1931 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 23rd / 266th pick / 1954
36 Johnny Olszewski 24 RH 11 0 200 5-11 California 12/21/1930 1 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 4th pick / 1953
60 Gordon Polofsky 23 RLB 12 0 219 6-1 Tennessee 1/10/1931 2 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 61st pick / 1952
12 Steve Romanik 30 qb 8 1 190 6-1 Villanova 5/27/1924 4 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 36th pick / 1950
51 Leo Sanford 25 MLB 12 12 224 6-1 Louisiana Tech 10/4/1929 3 Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 90th pick / 1951
21 Jimmy Sears 23 1 0 183 5-11 USC 3/20/1931 Rook Baltimore Colts / 6th / 62nd pick / 1953
50 Jack Simmons 30 C 12 12 236 6-4 Maryland,Detroit Mercy 10/8/1924 6 Detroit Lions / 22nd / 207th pick / 1946
80 Don Stonesifer 27 LE 12 0 200 6-0 Northwestern 1/29/1927 3 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 30th pick / 1951
84 Leo Sugar 25 LDE 12 0 214 6-1 Purdue 4/6/1929 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 11th / 123rd pick / 1952
85 Pat Summerall 24 K 12 0 228 6-4 Arkansas 5/10/1930 2 Detroit Lions / 4th / 45th pick / 1952
74 Len Teeuws 27 LT 12 0 242 6-5 Tulane 4/19/1927 2 Los Angeles Rams / 25th / 301st pick / 1952
2 Charlie Trippi 32 P 12 0 186 6-0 Georgia 12/14/1922 7 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 1st pick / 1945
72 Chuck Ulrich 25 LDT 11 0 250 6-4 Illinois 12/14/1929 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 41st pick / 1952
61 Fred Wallner 26 LLB 12 0 231 6-2 Notre Dame 4/28/1928 3 Chicago Cardinals / 20th / 235th pick / 1951
64 Jerry Watford 24 RG 12 0 205 6-3 Alabama 12/19/1930 1 Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 87th pick / 1953
Team Total 24.9 12 207.9 6-1.3 1.6