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1945 Chicago Cardinals (NFL) 5th place Western Division 1-9-0 .100
Head Coach: Phil Handler
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun9/16/1945NWashington Redskins7-7TBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium11936
Sun9/23/1945HDetroit Lions0-10LWest Allis, WIWisconsin State Fair Park5461Boxscore
Sun9/30/1945ACleveland Rams0-21LCleveland, OHLeague Park10872Boxscore
Sun10/7/1945APhiladelphia Eagles6-21LPhiladelphia, PAShibe Park25581Boxscore
Sun10/14/1945AChicago Bears16-7WChicago, ILComiskey Park20784Boxscore
Sun10/21/1945ADetroit Lions0-26LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium32644Boxscore
Sun10/28/1945AGreen Bay Packers14-33LGreen Bay, WICity Stadium19221Boxscore
Sun11/4/1945AWashington Redskins21-24LWashington, DCGriffith Stadium34788Boxscore
Sun11/11/1945APittsburgh Steelers0-23LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field13153Boxscore
Sun11/18/1945HCleveland Rams21-35LChicago, ILComiskey Park18000Boxscore
Sun12/2/1945HChicago Bears20-28LChicago, ILComiskey Park13925Boxscore
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
69Ray ApolskisC-LB5'1020626Marquette51
22Conway BakerLOG-DG5'1122834Centenary76
Frank BalazsFB-LB6'221227Iowa20
Libero BertagnolliOG-DG5'918931Washington-St. Louis10
Carol BlackwellHB-DB6'120523South Carolina20
28Ernie BonelliROH-DB5'1119426Pittsburgh72
Dave BradenOG-DG6'021028Marquette10
15Les BrucknerFB-LB6'119527Michigan State20
73Chet BulgerROT-DT6'323928Auburn107
43Ray BuslerOG-DG6'122230Marquette30
21Billy CampbellC-LB6'019525Oklahoma62
50Leo CantorLOH-DB6'019526UCLA108
29Joe CarterROE-DE6'120135Austin; Jefferson104
15Paul ChristmanQB-DB6'021027Missouri83
24Paul CollinsQB-DB5'1117823Missouri31
41Billy DewellLOE-DE6'420828Southern Methodist95
39Al DrulisFB-LB5'1019324Temple97
64Gil DugganLOT-DT6'322931Oklahoma95
25Bob EcklOT-DT6'123328Wisconsin70
66Steve EnichROG-DG5'1021222Marquette31
Ralph FifeLOG-DG5'1120725Pittsburgh11
60Ralph FosterLOT-DT6'023028Idaho; Oklahoma State95
54Larry FullerFB-LB5'1019222none10
42Pop IvyOE-DE6'320829Oklahoma30
33Johnny KnollaLOH-DB5'1018026Creighton82
17Joe KuharichROG-DG5'1119728Notre Dame76
33Allen LindowHB-DB6'016526Washington-St. Louis10
50Chet MaedaHB-DB5'1018727Colorado State10
51Bus MertesQB-DB6'020126North Central; Iowa83
40Bob NormanC-LB6'118525none10
75Vic ObeckLOG-DG6'022528Springfield103
55Vince OliverQB-DB5'1118030Indiana31
48Jim PooleLOE-DE6'221830Mississippi94
40Walt RankinFB-LB5'1119726Texas Tech63
Freeman RexerOE-DE6'121128Tulane10
49Bill ReynoldsROH-DB5'818328Mississippi Delta CC; Mississippi81
20Hal RoblFB-LB6'022722Wisconsin-Oshkosh30
Marshall RobnettC-LB6'020527Texas A&M42
19Eddie RucinskiROE-DE6'219829Indiana87
45Frank SenoROH-DB6'019124George Washington108
23Cliff SpeegleC-LB6'119528Oklahoma86
58Mario TonelliFB-LB5'1120029Notre Dame10
45Mitch UcovichROG-DG5'1120830San Jose State11
20Joe VodickaQB-DB5'1018924none31
69Clint WagerOE-DE6'521825St. Mary's (Minnesota)30
50Walt WattHB-DB6'018723Miami (Florida)40
31Gordon WilsonROG-DG6'022830Texas-El Paso91
63Bob ZimnyROT-DT6'123524Indiana103
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Charley Trippi11BGeorgia
Paul Collins214BMissouri
Walt Watt318BMiami (Florida)
Bob Dobelstein428GTennessee
Zeke Chronister535ETexas Christian
Corwin Clatt645BNotre Dame
Ziggy Czarobski755TNotre Dame
John Harrington868EMarquette
Gene Meeks978BKentucky
Bill Huber1088EIllinois
Holley Heard11101TLouisiana State
Bob Cowan12111BIndiana
Buddy Luper13121BDuke
Solon Barnett14134GBaylor
Gordon Carver15144BDuke
John Cannady16154BIndianaDeclared Ineligible
Benny Cittadino17167EDuke
Ralph Strayhorn18177GNorth Carolina
John Andretich19187BPurdue
Jack Kramer20200TMarquette
Red Cheek21210GBaylorDeclared Ineligible
Fred Grant22220BAlabama
Johnny Cook23233BGeorgiaDeclared Ineligible
Ardie McClure24243TGeorgia
Hugo Norige25253BWorcester Poly
Gene Knight26266BLouisiana StateDeclared Ineligible
Don Fambrough27276BKansas
Garland Williams28286TGeorgia
Ed Dusek29299BTexas A&M
Otto Payne30309BTexas A&M
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals7351442
Opponents Totals63853149
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals11547511750389
Opponents Totals11057431077749
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Leo Cantor50000030
Jim Poole20000012
Eddie Rucinski20000012
Frank Seno20000012
Joe Kuharich0121392.3030.0012
Chet Bulger1000006
Paul Christman1000006
Billy Dewell1000006
Conway Baker0010.0010.000
(Team)0000012
Team Totals14121485.7040.0198
Opponents Totals32273284.43837.50228
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Conway Baker010.00/0/0/0/0/
Joe Kuharich030.00/0/0/0/0/
Team Totals040.00/0/0/0/0/
Opponents Totals3837.52/0/1/0/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Frank Seno933553.847t2
Leo Cantor832913.5185
Bus Mertes241114.6520
Ernie Bonelli32932.9220
Al Drulis12494.1130
Johnny Knolla15362.480
Paul Collins10131.360
Walt Rankin8111.450
Bill Reynolds7101.440
Walt Watt691.540
Frank Balazs1-1-1.0-10
Joe Vodicka3-1-0.330
Vince Oliver11-3-0.3150
Paul Christman30-34-1.191
Team Totals 335/9393359392.8528
Opponents Totals38213203.517
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Paul Christman2198940.611811475.212.97052.3125.542.6
Vince Oliver10440.06222.25.51000.000.047.9
Paul Collins17317.612432.514.32600.0211.80.0
Leo Cantor18316.7111166.438.76200.0422.214.4
Johnny Knolla100.0100.000.000.039.6
Chet Maeda100.0100.000.000.039.6
Frank Seno100.0100.000.000.039.6
Team Totals2679937.115013285.013.47051.9186.731.9
Opponents Totals1878746.58814908.017.1158.0126.474.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Dewell2637014.2701
Eddie Rucinski2340017.4622
Leo Cantor1515910.633
Frank Seno712918.4360
Al Drulis6498.2170
Jim Poole68213.729t2
Ernie Bonelli393.070
Joe Carter3175.7100
Walt Rankin3258.390
Bus Mertes210.510
Frank Balazs11515.0150
Johnny Knolla11515.0150
Joe Vodicka133.030
Clint Wager13232.0320
Walt Watt12222.0220
Team Totals99132813.4705
Opponents Totals87149017.115
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Leo Cantor57014.0260
Cliff Speegle2136.5130
Jim Poole12828.0280
Ernie Bonelli12323.0230
Pop Ivy100.000
Walt Rankin100.000
Frank Seno100.000
Team Totals1213411.2280
Opponents Totals1822012.20
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bill Reynolds38138436.4480
Carol Blackwell1766138.9520
Leo Cantor516633.2380
Johnny Knolla26633.0340
Team Totals62227736.752026.0
Opponents Totals5227631.4
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Frank Seno1010310.3250
Leo Cantor55911.8150
Joe Vodicka492.360
Johnny Knolla34314.3220
Ernie Bonelli33712.3150
Allen Lindow11818.0180
Bus Mertes177.070
Team Totals2727610.2250
Opponents Totals3310.7230
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Frank Seno1940821.5310
Leo Cantor612320.5270
Johnny Knolla611419.0360
Al Drulis44411.0140
Ernie Bonelli24522.5270
Joe Carter14444.0440
Paul Christman14444.0440
Joe Vodicka12020.0200
Walt Watt11818.0180
Walt Rankin11414.0140
Les Bruckner11313.0130
Allen Lindow11313.0130
Bus Mertes11212.0120
Bob Zimny11212.0120
Team Totals4692420.1440
Opponents Totals2036818.40
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Conway Baker0001100
Ernie Bonelli411200
Les Bruckner110110
Chet Bulger00022171
Leo Cantor210100
Paul Christman12808-150
Paul Collins3202-70
Billy Dewell100000
Al Drulis111200
Steve Enich00101-170
Johnny Knolla200000
Joe Kuharich0001100
Chet Maeda110100
Bus Mertes100000
Vince Oliver100000
Jim Poole0001100
Walt Rankin102200
Bill Reynolds100000
Eddie Rucinski0002230
Frank Seno330370
Cliff Speegle0010130
Bob Zimny1202120
Team Totals351322113341
Opponents Totals26111513281
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