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1955 Chicago Cardinals

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4-7-1, Finished 4th in NFL East Division  · 1955 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.2, Offense: -0.7, Defense: 2.0, SoS: 3.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 224 points (18.7/g), 9th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 252 points (21.0/g), 8th.
 Differential of -28 points (-2.3/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 5.2-6.8.

Coach: Ray Richards (4-7-1)

 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 Lamar McHan 23 1 11 78 for 207, 1,085 yards, 11 td, 19 int, & 56 rushes for 194 yards and 2 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1954
FB Johnny Olszewski* 25 2 0 84 rushes for 326 yards, 1 td, & 9 catches for 37 yards and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 4th pick / 1953
LH Ollie Matson*+ 25 3 0 109 rushes for 475 yards, 1 td, & 17 catches for 237 yards and 2 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1952
RH Dave Mann 23 Rook 0 87 rushes for 336 yards, 4 td, & 16 catches for 137 yards and 1 td Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 74th pick / 1954
LE Gern Nagler 23 2 0 7 catches for 218 yards, 3 td Cleveland Browns / 14th / 167th pick / 1953
LT Len Teeuws 28 3 0 3 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 25th / 301st pick / 1952
LG Johnny Hatley 25 2 0 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 16th / 185th pick / 1953
C Jack Simmons 31 7 12 Detroit Lions / 22nd / 207th pick / 1946
RG Bill Lange 27 4 0 Los Angeles Rams / 30th / 389th pick / 1950
RT Jack Jennings 29 5 0 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 21st pick / 1950
RE Dick Brubaker 23 Rook 0 6 catches for 125 yards, 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 15th / 170th pick / 1955
 Defensive Starters
LDE Leo Sugar 26 1 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 11th / 123rd pick / 1952
LDT Chuck Ulrich 26 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 41st pick / 1952
MG Harry Thompson 29 5 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDT Jerry Groom 26 4 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 6th pick / 1951
RDE Tom Bienemann 27 4 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 11th / 127th pick / 1951
LLB Leo Sanford 26 4 12 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 90th pick / 1951
RLB Fred Wallner* 27 4 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 20th / 235th pick / 1951
LDH Jimmy Hill 27 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
RDH Night Train Lane* 26 3 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Tom Keane 29 7 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 18th pick / 1948
RS Jim Psaltis 28 2 0 4 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 15th pick / 1953
 Special Teams Starters
K Pat Summerall 25 3 0 8 of 19 field goals & 23 of 25 extra points Detroit Lions / 4th / 45th pick / 1952
P Dave Mann 23 Rook 0 43 punts for a 40.1 average, 1 blocked Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 74th pick / 1954
PR Frank Bernardi 22 Rook 0 19 punt returns for a 8.6 average and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 38th pick / 1955
KR Ollie Matson*+ 25 3 0 15 kick returns for a 24.5 average and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1952

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
49 Frank Bernardi 22 PR 11 0 181 5-9 Colorado 6/17/1933 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 4th / 38th pick / 1955
82 Tom Bienemann 27 RDE 10 0 221 6-3 Drake 1/28/1928 4 Chicago Cardinals / 11th / 127th pick / 1951
83 Max Boydston 23 9 0 210 6-2 Oklahoma 1/22/1932 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1955
87 Dick Brubaker 23 RE 10 0 202 6-0 Ohio Wesleyan,Ohio St. 1/2/1932 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 15th / 170th pick / 1955
24 Jimmy Carr 22 12 0 206 6-1 Charleston (WV) 3/25/1933 Rook
17 Ogden Compton 23 qb 9 1 180 6-1 Hardin-Simmons 8/25/1932 Rook
40 Lindon Crow 22 12 0 195 6-1 USC 4/4/1933 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1955
76 Burt Delavan 26 12 0 236 6-2 Menlo,Pacific 12/2/1929 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 85th pick / 1952
20 Les Goble 23 9 0 158 5-11 Alfred 7/23/1932 1 Chicago Cardinals / 13th / 146th pick / 1954
57 Jerry Groom 26 RDT 11 0 236 6-3 Notre Dame 8/15/1929 4 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 6th pick / 1951
31 Mal Hammack 22 9 0 205 6-2 Florida 6/19/1933 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 26th pick / 1955
64 Larry Hartshorn 22 2 0 225 6-0 Kansas St. 5/19/1933 Rook
65 Johnny Hatley 25 LG 12 0 249 6-3 Baylor,Sul Ross St. 3/16/1930 2 Chicago Bears / 16th / 185th pick / 1953
41 Jimmy Hill 27 LDH 9 0 192 6-2 Sam Houston St. 6/27/1928 Rook
70 Jack Jennings 29 RT 12 0 245 6-4 Ohio St. 2/23/1926 5 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 21st pick / 1950
21 Tom Keane 29 LS 11 0 192 6-1 Ohio St.,West Virginia 9/7/1926 7 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 18th pick / 1948
81 Night Train Lane* 26 RDH 12 0 194 6-1 West. Nebraska CC-Scottsbluff 4/16/1929 3
68 Bill Lange 27 RG 12 0 239 6-1 Dayton 1/12/1928 4 Los Angeles Rams / 30th / 389th pick / 1950
7 Dave Leggett 22 4 0 198 6-2 Ohio St. 9/18/1933 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 74th pick / 1955
44 Dave Mann 23 P 12 0 190 6-1 Oregon St. 6/2/1932 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 74th pick / 1954
33 Ollie Matson*+ 25 KR 12 0 220 6-2 San Francisco 5/1/1930 3 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1952
8 Lamar McHan 23 QB 12 11 201 6-1 Arkansas 12/16/1932 1 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1954
89 Frank McPhee 24 7 0 195 6-3 Princeton 3/19/1931 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 13th / 147th pick / 1953
86 Gern Nagler 23 LE 11 0 190 6-2 Santa Clara 2/23/1932 2 Cleveland Browns / 14th / 167th pick / 1953
36 Johnny Olszewski* 25 FB 11 0 200 5-11 California 12/21/1930 2 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 4th pick / 1953
75 Tony Pasquesi 22 7 0 250 6-4 Notre Dame 6/13/1933 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1955
47 Jim Psaltis 28 RS 12 0 190 6-1 San Jose St.,USC 12/14/1927 2 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 15th pick / 1953
51 Leo Sanford 26 LLB 12 12 224 6-1 Louisiana Tech 10/4/1929 4 Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 90th pick / 1951
50 Jack Simmons 31 C 12 12 236 6-4 Maryland,Detroit Mercy 10/8/1924 7 Detroit Lions / 22nd / 207th pick / 1946
80 Don Stonesifer 28 12 0 200 6-0 Northwestern 1/29/1927 4 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 30th pick / 1951
84 Leo Sugar 26 LDE 12 0 214 6-1 Purdue 4/6/1929 1 Chicago Cardinals / 11th / 123rd pick / 1952
85 Pat Summerall 25 K 11 0 228 6-4 Arkansas 5/10/1930 3 Detroit Lions / 4th / 45th pick / 1952
74 Len Teeuws 28 LT 12 0 242 6-5 Tulane 4/19/1927 3 Los Angeles Rams / 25th / 301st pick / 1952
60 Harry Thompson 29 MG 12 0 225 6-2 UCLA 1/8/1926 5
2 Charlie Trippi 33 5 0 186 6-0 Georgia 12/14/1922 8 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 1st pick / 1945
72 Chuck Ulrich 26 LDT 12 0 250 6-4 Illinois 12/14/1929 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 41st pick / 1952
61 Fred Wallner* 27 RLB 12 0 231 6-2 Notre Dame 4/28/1928 4 Chicago Cardinals / 20th / 235th pick / 1951
Team Total 25.4 12 211.8 6-1.6 2.2