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1959 Chicago Cardinals

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2-10-0, NFL East Division  · 1959 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.2, Offense: -1.2, Defense: -7.1, SoS: -0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 234 points (19.5/g), 10th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 324 points (27.0/g), 11th.
 Differential of -90 points (-7.5/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 3.8-8.2.

Coach: Pop Ivy (2-10-0)

 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 King Hill 23 1 10 82 for 181, 1,015 yards, 7 td, 13 int, & 39 rushes for 167 yards and 5 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 1st pick / 1958
FB John David Crow* 24 1 0 140 rushes for 666 yards, 3 td, & 27 catches for 328 yards and 4 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1958
LH Bobby Joe Conrad 24 1 0 74 rushes for 328 yards, 2 td, & 14 catches for 142 yards and 3 td New York Giants / 5th / 58th pick / 1958
RH Joe Childress 26 3 0 30 rushes for 59 yards, 0 td, & 4 catches for 73 yards and 1 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 7th pick / 1956
LE Woodley Lewis 34 9 0 34 catches for 534 yards, 3 td Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 103rd pick / 1950
LT Dale Memmelaar 22 Rook 0 Chicago Cardinals / 21st / 242nd pick / 1959
LG Dale Meinert 26 1 0 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 88th pick / 1955
C Don Gillis 24 1 0 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 89th pick / 1957
RG Ken Gray 23 1 0 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 6th / 62nd pick / 1958
RT Ken Panfil* 29 3 0 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 70th pick / 1954
RE John Tracey 26 Rook 0 17 catches for 258 yards, 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 44th pick / 1959
 Defensive Starters
LDE Leo Sugar 30 5 0 Chicago Cardinals / 11th / 123rd pick / 1952
LDT Ed Culpepper 25 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 9th / 101st pick / 1955
RDT Frank Fuller* 30 6 0 Los Angeles Rams / 26th / 313th pick / 1952
RDE Luke Owens 26 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1957
LLB Carl Brettschneider 28 3 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
MLB Ted Bates 23 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 52nd pick / 1959
RLB Bill Koman 25 3 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 8th / 91st pick / 1956
LDH Night Train Lane 30 7 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RDH Jerry Norton* 28 5 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 81st pick / 1954
LS John Roach 26 3 2 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 31st pick / 1956
RS Billy Stacy 23 Rook 0 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1959
 Special Teams Starters
K Bobby Joe Conrad 24 1 0 6 of 9 field goals & 30 of 31 extra points New York Giants / 5th / 58th pick / 1958
P Jerry Norton* 28 5 0 59 punts for a 44.9 average, 0 blocked Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 81st pick / 1954
PR Billy Stacy 23 Rook 0 29 punt returns for a 9.7 average and 2 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1959
KR Bobby Joe Conrad 24 1 0 18 kick returns for a 21.6 average and 0 td New York Giants / 5th / 58th pick / 1958

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
51 Ted Bates 23 MLB 12 0 219 6-3 Oregon St. 9/22/1936 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 52nd pick / 1959
57 Carl Brettschneider 28 LLB 12 0 223 6-1 Iowa St. 12/2/1931 3
35 Joe Childress 26 RH 9 0 202 6-0 Auburn 10/26/1933 3 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 7th pick / 1956
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 24 K 12 0 194 6-2 Texas A&M 11/17/1935 1 New York Giants / 5th / 58th pick / 1958
75 Ed Cook 27 12 0 245 6-2 Notre Dame 6/29/1932 1
71 Bobby Cross 28 11 0 240 6-4 S.F. Austin 4/4/1931 7 Chicago Bears / 9th / 104th pick / 1952
44 John David Crow* 24 FB 12 0 220 6-2 Texas A&M 7/8/1935 1 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1958
73 Ed Culpepper 25 LDT 11 0 255 6-1 Alabama 1/21/1934 1 Green Bay Packers / 9th / 101st pick / 1955
72 Frank Fuller* 30 RDT 10 0 244 6-4 Kentucky 8/8/1929 6 Los Angeles Rams / 26th / 313th pick / 1952
50 Don Gillis 24 C 12 0 245 6-3 Rice 3/31/1935 1 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 89th pick / 1957
33 Fred Glick 22 1 0 195 6-1 Colorado St. 2/25/1937 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 23rd / 266th pick / 1959
64 Ken Gray 23 RG 12 0 245 6-2 Howard Payne 3/10/1936 1 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 62nd pick / 1958
22 Ken Hall 24 12 0 205 6-1 Texas A&M 12/13/1935 Rook Baltimore Colts / 14th / 165th pick / 1958
31 Mal Hammack 26 12 0 205 6-2 Florida 6/19/1933 4 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 26th pick / 1955
65 Art Hauser 30 2 0 237 6-0 Xavier (OH) 6/19/1929 5 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 58th pick / 1954
37 Larry Hickman 24 12 0 227 6-2 Baylor 10/9/1935 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 31st pick / 1959
41 Jimmy Hill 31 12 0 192 6-2 Sam Houston St. 6/27/1928 4
16 King Hill 23 QB 11 10 212 6-3 Rice 11/8/1936 1 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 1st pick / 1958
66 Ed Husmann 28 12 0 245 6-2 Nebraska 8/6/1931 6 Chicago Cardinals / 9th / 99th pick / 1953
53 Bill Koman 25 RLB 11 0 229 6-2 North Carolina 9/16/1934 3 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 91st pick / 1956
81 Night Train Lane 30 LDH 12 0 194 6-1 West. Nebraska CC-Scottsbluff 4/16/1929 7
76 Mac Lewis 22 8 0 290 6-6 Iowa 8/28/1937 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 6th / 64th pick / 1959
20 Woodley Lewis 34 LE 12 0 185 6-0 Oregon 6/14/1925 9 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 103rd pick / 1950
62 Dale Meinert 26 LG 12 0 220 6-2 Oklahoma St. 12/18/1933 1 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 88th pick / 1955
63 Dale Memmelaar 22 LT 12 0 247 6-2 Wyoming 1/15/1937 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 21st / 242nd pick / 1959
25 Jerry Norton* 28 P 12 0 195 5-11 SMU 5/17/1931 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 81st pick / 1954
78 Luke Owens 26 RDE 12 0 254 6-2 Kent St. 10/19/1933 2 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1957
74 Ken Panfil* 29 RT 12 0 262 6-6 Purdue 9/16/1930 3 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 70th pick / 1954
61 Jack Patera 26 12 0 234 6-1 Oregon 8/1/1933 4 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 44th pick / 1955
88 Sonny Randle 23 8 0 189 6-2 Virginia 1/6/1936 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 19th / 218th pick / 1958
17 M.C. Reynolds 24 7 0 193 6-0 LSU 2/11/1935 1
83 Perry Richards 25 4 0 205 6-2 Detroit Mercy 1/14/1934 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 55th pick / 1957
33 John Roach 26 LS 12 2 197 6-4 SMU 3/26/1933 3 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 31st pick / 1956
86 Marion Rushing 23 12 0 223 6-2 Southern Illinois 9/3/1936 Rook
87 Maury Schleicher 22 10 0 238 6-3 Penn St. 7/17/1937 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 50th pick / 1959
24 Billy Stacy 23 PR 12 0 191 6-1 Mississippi St. 7/30/1936 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1959
84 Leo Sugar 30 LDE 12 0 214 6-1 Purdue 4/6/1929 5 Chicago Cardinals / 11th / 123rd pick / 1952
80 John Tracey 26 RE 8 0 225 6-3 Texas A&M 6/27/1933 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 44th pick / 1959
49 Jim Wagstaff 23 3 0 192 6-2 Idaho St. 6/12/1936 Rook Detroit Lions / 21st / 253rd pick / 1958
Team Total 25.7 12 221.2 6-2.0 2.3