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1944 Chicago Cardinals-Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 5th place Western Division 0-10-0 .000
Co-Head Coaches : Phil Handler and Walt Kiesling
Assistant CoachJim Leonard
Assistant CoachBuddy Parker
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Tue9/12/1944APhiladelphia Eagles0-22LPhiladelphia, PAShibe Park20000
Mon9/18/1944HWashington Redskins0-3LPIttsburgh, PAForbes Field20000
Sun9/24/1944HCleveland Rams28-30LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field20968Boxscore
Sun10/1/1944HNew York Giants17-16WPIttsburgh, PAForbes Field20428
Sun10/8/1944AGreen Bay Packers7-37LGreen Bay, WICity Stadium16535Boxscore
Sun10/15/1944AChicago Bears7-34LChicago, ILWrigley Field20940Boxscore
Sun10/22/1944ANew York Giants0-23LNew York, NYPolo Grounds40734Boxscore
Sun10/29/1944AWashington Redskins20-42LWashington, DCGriffith Stadium35540Boxscore
Sun11/5/1944HDetroit Lions6-27LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field17743Boxscore
Sun11/12/1944ADetroit Lions7-21LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium13239Boxscore
Sun11/19/1944HCleveland Rams6-33LChicago, ILComiskey Park14632Boxscore
Sun11/26/1944HGreen Bay Packers20-35LChicago, ILComiskey Park7158Boxscore
Sun12/3/1944HChicago Bears7-49LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field9069Boxscore
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
22Conway BakerLOG-DG5'1122833Centenary107
42Vince BanonisC-LB6'123023Detroit Mercy20
43Clarence BoothOT-DT6'022325Southern Methodist60
41Tony BovaLOE-DE6'119027St. Francis (Pennsylvania)98
79Chet BulgerROT-DT6'323927Auburn107
23Johnny ButlerLOH-DB5'1018526Tennessee33
63Don CurrivanROE-DE6'019324Boston College100
29Ted DoyleROT-DT6'222430Nebraska93
69Gil DugganLOT-DT6'322930Oklahoma108
66Johnny GrigasFB-LB6'020424Holy Cross99
45Walt KichefskiROE-DE6'121228Miami (Florida)108
53George MagulickLOH-DB5'915025St. Francis (Pennsylvania)96
64Lou MarottiOG-DG5'1021029Toledo70
23John MartinHB-DB6'119526Oklahoma10
40Walt MastersQB-DB5'1019237Pennsylvania30
24John McCarthyQB-DB5'816028St. Francis (Pennsylvania)72
55Coley McDonoughQB-DB6'118929North Carolina State; Dayton20
17Al MerkovskyOT-DT6'122327Pittsburgh71
39John PerkoROG-DG6'120730Duquesne108
40Johnny PopovichFB-LB5'816026St. Vincent51
28Walt RankinQB-DB5'1119725Texas Tech108
21Marshall RobnettC-LB6'020526Texas A&M87
75Eddie RucinskiLOE-DE6'219828Indiana106
48Elbie SchultzLOG-DG6'425227Oregon State106
33Bernie SemesROH-DB5'718825Duquesne72
39Bob ThurbonROH-DB5'1017626Pittsburgh107
69Clint WagerOE-DE6'521824St. Mary's (Minnesota)80
50Al WukitsC-LB6'321327Duquesne103
CHICAGO DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Pat Harder12BWisconsin
Paul Mitchell212TMinnesota
Saxon Judd317ETulsa
John Tavener428CIndiana
Bill Blackburn533CRice
Bill Garnaas644BMinnesota
Roger Smith755BTexas Tech
Red Cochran866BWake Forest
Frankie Scanlan977BSan Francisco
Lou Saban1088BIndiana
Fran Griffin1199THoly Cross
Leo Daniels12110BTexas A&M
Bobby Dobbs13121BArmy
Van Hall14132BTexas Christian
Jack Carpenter15143TMichigan
Charley Csuri16154TOhio State
Joe Magliolo17165BTexas
Walt Szot18176TBucknell
Jack Adams19187EPresbyterian
Ray Kuffel20198EMarquette
Jack West21209ETexas
Jack Escorcia22220BIllinois State
Don Buffmire23231BNorthwestern
Bob Nanni24242TDuke
John McGinnis25253ENotre Dame
Warren Hodges26264TKansas
Bill Earley27275BNotre Dame
Bob Davis28286GOregon
Vince DiFrancesca29297TNorthwestern
Lloyd Ott30308CNorth Carolina State
PITTSBURGH DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Johnny Podesto110BSt. Mary's (California)
Bob Odell215EPennsylvania
Bob Gantt325EDuke
Art McCaffray431TPacific
George Owen541GWake Forest
Dan Savage647BBrown
Jesse Freitas763BSanta Clara
George Titus869CHoly Cross
Eddie Stofko985BSt. Francis (Pennsylvania)
Val Jansante1091EVillanova
Carl Buda11107GTulsa
Sam Gray12113ETulsa
Bob Longacre13129BWilliam & Mary
Les Zetty14135EMuhlenberg
Jim Myers15151GTennessee
Joe Gottlieb16157BDuquesne
Hugh Davis17173BMichigan State
Bill Sullivan18179EVillanova
Jimmy Woodside19195CTemple
Bill Miller20201BPennsylvania
Bob Lawson21217EHoly Cross
Hank Caver22223BPresbyterian
Paul Carter23239TMichigan State
Dick Holben24245TMuhlenberg
Howard Tippee25261BIowa State
Charley Malmberg26267TRice
Pete Ashbaugh27283BNotre Dame
Pat Petroski28289GMiami (Florida)
Joe Tosti29305EScranton
Len Seelinger30311BWisconsin
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals7202754
Opponents Totals728341132
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals1095644965479
Opponents Totals1095646777633
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Bob Thurbon50000030
Johnny Grigas30000018
Tony Bova20000012
Johnny Butler20000012
Don Currivan20000012
Conway Baker0111573.300011
Eddie Rucinski1000006
Elbie Schultz1000006
Marshall Robnett011100.0020.001
Team Totals16121675.0020.00108
Opponents Totals47414787.21714.31328
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Marshall Robnett020.00/0/0/0/0/
Team Totals020.00/0/0/0/0/
Opponents Totals1714.30/1/0/0/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Johnny Grigas1856103.3293
Bob Thurbon691852.725t4
George Magulick171026.0490
Eddie Rucinski16724.5220
Johnny Butler20482.40
Bernie Semes18382.130
Johnny Popovich8293.690
Walt Rankin3134.360
Coley McDonough372.340
Walt Masters1-14-14.0-140
Tony Bova14-22-1.630
John McCarthy6-49-8.2-80
Team Totals36010192.8497
Opponents Totals36613813.823
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Johnny Grigas1315038.2606905.313.872t64.62116.031.5
John McCarthy672029.9342503.712.53800.01319.43.0
Coley McDonough231043.592089.020.867t28.7417.465.4
Tony Bova30620.023963.216.03400.013.326.5
Walt Masters7114.34131.913.01300.0228.60.0
Team Totals2588733.713012574.914.472t83.14115.921.2
Opponents Totals2049848.09015757.716.12210.8167.877.6
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Eddie Rucinski2228412.940t1
Tony Bova1928715.146t2
Don Currivan716323.372t2
Bob Thurbon713419.137t1
Walt Kichefski68514.2340
George Magulick6508.3210
Clint Wager57314.6380
Walt Rankin4184.580
Johnny Butler310936.367t2
Johnny Popovich3-1-0.310
Bernie Semes3227.3100
Johnny Grigas23316.5360
Team Totals87125714.472t8
Opponents Totals98157516.122
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Eddie Rucinski4358.8220
Johnny Butler2168.090
Bob Thurbon2147.080
George Magulick2126.0120
Walt Rankin294.570
Marshall Robnett14848.0480
John Perko11010.0100
Johnny Grigas122.020
Bernie Semes100.000
Team Totals161469.1480
Opponents Totals4169016.82
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
John McCarthy2480133.4521
Johnny Grigas1242435.3640
Bob Thurbon1545030.0431
John Martin618430.70
Walt Masters29145.5520
Marshall Robnett11414.0140
Team Totals60196432.764126.4
Opponents Totals5015934.1
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
George Magulick78612.3280
Johnny Grigas5408.0110
Johnny Butler3227.30
John McCarthy199.090
Bob Thurbon122.020
Team Totals171599.4280
Opponents Totals399.9460
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bob Thurbon1229124.3550
Johnny Grigas2347120.5350
George Magulick510120.2300
Johnny Popovich37525.0280
Johnny Butler37224.0290
Eddie Rucinski36722.3280
Don Currivan11414.0140
Chet Bulger155.050
John Perko133.030
Lou Marotti122.020
Elbie Schultz01
Team Totals53111921.1551
Opponents Totals250
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Team Totals30121812300
Opponents Totals23121112230
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