List of Rock Island Independents players

Dick Barker, Les Belding, Joe Bernstein, Riley Biggs, Wes Bradshaw, Lane Bridgeford, Walt Brindley, Walt Buland, Lyle Burton, Sol Butler Mike Casteel, Fred Chicken, Walt Clago, Jimmy Conzelman, Fod Cotton, Frank Coughlin, Frank Coyle George Dahlgren, Frank DeClerk, Fred Denfeld, Mark Devlin, Bob Dinsmore, Eddie Duggan Jug Earp Freeman Fitzgerald Frank Garden, Buck Gavin, Bill Giaver, Alex Gorgal, Harry Gunderson, Joe Guyon Harry Hall, Hal Hanson, Howard Hartzog, John Hasbrouck, Dave Hayes, Ed Healey, Dutch Hendrian, Ed Herman, Chuck Hill Jerry Johnson, Jerry Jones, Frank Jordan Max Kadesky, Ave Kaplan, Emmett Keefe, Jim Kendrick, Polly Koch, Louie Kolls, Joe Kraker, Ollie Kraehe, Waddy Kuehl

List of Arizona Cardinals seasons

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This is a list of seasons completed by the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals are an American football franchise competing as a member of the West division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The list documents the season-by-season records of the Cardinals' franchise from 1920 to present, including postseason records, and league awards for individual players or head coaches.

List of Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame includes players, coaches, and contributors (e.g., owners, general managers and team or league officials) who have "made outstanding contributions to professional football". The charter class of seventeen was selected in 1963. As of 2019, 326 individuals have been elected.

2006 Arizona Cardinals season

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Jimmy Conzelman, Coach (8/12/2006). Dan Dierdorf, T (10/16/2006). John "Paddy" Driscoll, QB (8/12/2006). Marshall Goldberg, HB (8/12/2006). Dick "Night Train" Lane, DB (8/12/2006). Ollie Matson, HB (8/12/2006). Ernie Nevers, FB (8/12/2006). Charley Trippi, HB/QB (8/12/2006). Roger Wehrli, CB (10/14/2007). Larry Wilson, S (9/10/2006). Pat Tillman, S (11/12/2006).

St. Louis All-Stars

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Louis alongside Jimmy Conzelman and had captained the 1921 team. In 1923, NFL President Joe Carr gave Kraehe an NFL franchise. He paid $100 for the franchise and began organizing a team about a month before the 1923 season was to start. He also named his club the "All-Stars", however he soon discovered that there was a lack of All-American talent available. Many of the players were locals who came from St. Louis University and Washington University. Kraehe later stated that, "There were some players who didn't want their parents to know they were in the game and some of them used fictitious names".

Douglas Park (Rock Island)

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Four Independents players, who played at Douglas Park, were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Jim Thorpe (1963) Tackle Ed Healey (1964), Back Jimmy Conzelman (1964) and Joe Guyon (1966). Thorpe played with the Independents in 1924 and created a touring team called the "Thorpe Independents" after the season. The Rock Island Islanders were a minor league baseball franchise that played at Douglas Park between 1882 and 1937. The ballfield with grandstands was built in 1904.

American Football League (1934)

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Louis Gunners with future Hall of Fame member Jimmy Conzelman as the team’s coach. After a respectable 5-2-1 record in 1931 (playing all of its games at Public Schools Stadium in St. Louis), the Gunners changed coaches (to Bullet Baker) and played a more ambitious schedule in 1932, playing the Tigers to one win, one loss, and one tie – a November 27, 1932, game between the two teams was billed as for the "independent pro championship" ended with a 0-0 score.

Lou Smyth

He also led the league in both touchdowns rushing and touchdown passes thrown, matching the record held by Jimmy Conzelman from the 1922 season. On defense, he may also have tied for the NFL lead in interceptions however no official statistics were kept at the time. * * Smyth connected on a few passes to get Canton kicker Pete Henry within field goal range, for a 6-0 win over the Chicago Bears. A Canton win over the Chicago Cardinals resulted on November 4, 1923 when Smyth threw a 45-yard pass to Guy Chamberlin to put Canton at the Cardinals 13-yard-line. Smyth later cross over the goal line for the winning score.

1925 in Michigan

George Dillman was the team captain. 1925 Detroit Panthers season – Under player-coach Jimmy Conzelman, the Panthers compiled an 8–2–2 record and finished in third place in the National Football League. The team's leading scorers were Dinger Doane (30 points) and Gus Sonnenberg (27 points). 1925 Michigan Wolverines football team – Under head coach Fielding H. Yost, the Wolverines compiled a 7–1 record, outscored opponents by a combined score of 227 to 3, won the Big Ten Conference championship, and was ranked second in country in the Dickinson System rankings.

1918 Mare Island Marines football team

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The team lost to the Great Lakes Navy Bluejackets in the 1919 Rose Bowl. Prior to the Rose Bowl, the team had compiled a 10–0 record, shut out seven opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 454 to 28. The team was built around Marines from the Pacific Northwest. Dick Hanley, who had played at Washington State, was the team's quarterback. Benton Bangs, another former Washington State backfield star, joined the team in November. The team's athletic director, Lynn Coovert, was an attorney from Portland.

Jim Hanifan

Hanifan is tied with Jimmy Conzelman and Ken Whisenhunt as the longest-serving head coaches in Cardinals history, with a mere six years of service. Conzelman coached the team on two separate occasions, while Hanifan's and Whisenhunt's tenures were consecutive. His 39 wins are the fourth-most in Cardinals history behind Bruce Arians (50), Ken Whisenhunt (49) and Don Coryell (42). Hanifan resumed his coaching career as an assistant coach with the Atlanta Falcons (1987–1989), and he served as the interim head coach when Marion Campbell was fired. He spent seven season as offensive line coach for the Washington Redskins (1990–1996) and St. Louis Rams (1997–2003) before retiring.

1925 NFL season

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The 1925 NFL season was the sixth regular season of the National Football League. Five new teams entered the league: New York Giants, Detroit Panthers, Pottsville Maroons, Providence Steam Roller, and a new Canton Bulldogs team. The Kenosha Maroons folded, with the Racine Legion and Minneapolis Marines mothballing.

Phil Handler

On July 3, 1943, Handler took over the Cardinals' head coaching duties when head coach Jimmy Conzelman accepted a front office position with baseball's St. Louis Browns. However, with manning shortages due to World War II, the Cardinals lost all 10 games that season. The team then merged with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1944 to form what was referred to as "Card-Pitt" in the standings. Handler and Walt Kiesling were named the team's co-coaches. That effort also resulted in a winless season in 1944, and after a 1–9 season the next year, Handler gave way for the returning Conzelman.

List of Chicago Bears in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are currently members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL), and are one of two remaining charter members of NFL. Founded in 1919 by the A.E. Staley Company as the Decatur Staleys and based in Chicago since 1922, the Bears organization has become one of the most successful professional football teams, having won a total of nine professional American football championships—eight NFL Championships and one Super Bowl—second most in the NFL, behind the Green Bay Packers.

1918 Big Ten Conference football season

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The 1918 Great Lakes Navy Bluejackets football team compiled a 3–0–1 record against Big Ten opponents, went on to win the 1919 Rose Bowl, and featured three players (George Halas, Jimmy Conzelman, and Paddy Driscoll) who were later inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Charlie Bachman, who was hired as Northwestern's coach after the season and was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, also played for the 1918 Great Lakes team. On October 5, 1918, the football season officially opened with six Big Ten football teams participating in non-conference games.

Charles Bidwill

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One move was to hire Jimmy Conzelman as coach. However, the Cards continued to lose, and Conzelman quit as coach to go into the front office of baseball's St. Louis Browns. Bidwill remained a Bears fan for years, even after he purchased the Cardinals. He would often root for the Bears against the Cardinals when his old team was a contender and the Cards were perpetually stuck in last place. For example, in 1941 the Bears needed a victory over the Cardinals to force a playoff game, but trailed the 3–6–1 Cardinals by a score of 24–20 before pulling out two last-minute touchdowns to win, 34–24.

Ollie Kraehe

Louis, alongside Jimmy Conzelman and had captained the school's 1921 team. In 1923, NFL President Joe Carr gave Kraehe an NFL franchise. He paid $100 for the franchise and began organizing a team, about a month before the 1923 season was to start. He also named his club the "All-Stars", however he soon discovered that there was a lack of All-American talent available. Many of the players were locals who came from St. Louis University and Washington University. He was able to sign college All-Americans Bub Weller and Dick King. Kraech also was able to sign an agreement with the St. Louis Browns that allowed them to use Sportsman's Park as their home field.

1918 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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The 1918 Great Lakes Navy Bluejackets football team compiled a 3–0–1 record against Big Ten opponents, went on to win the 1919 Rose Bowl, and featured three players (George Halas, Jimmy Conzelman, and Paddy Driscoll) who were later inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Charlie Bachman, who was hired as Northwestern's coach after the season and was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, also played for the 1918 Great Lakes team. On October 26, 1918, Illinois lost, 7–0, against Chicago Naval Reserve a team from the United States Naval Reserve School at Chicago's Municipal Pier. The game was played in Urbana, Illinois.

George Trafton

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The 1920 Staleys included three players who were later inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Trafton, George Halas, and Jimmy Conzelman. In June 1921, Trafton returned to the Staleys, working in A. E. Staley's starch plant during the summer. The 1921 Staleys compiled a 9–1–1 and won the first NFL championship in the history of the Chicago Bears franchise (the Staleys were renamed the Bears in 1922). In 1922, Trafton took leave from professional football to serve as an assistant football coach, with responsibility for the linemen, for Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

1926 in Michigan

McLeod (Republican). 1926 Detroit Panthers season – Under head coach Jimmy Conzelman, the Panthers compiled a 4–6–2 record and finished 12th in the National Football League. Gus Sonnenberg led the team with 34 points scored on nine field goals and seven extra points. 1926 Michigan Wolverines football team – In their 25th season under head coach Fielding H. Yost, the Wolverines compiled a 7–1 record and tied for the Big Ten Conference championship.

List of National Football League head coaches with 50 wins

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In professional American football, the National Football League (NFL) gives the head coach credit for his team's win–loss record. As of the 2019 season, 104 coaches, about 20%, have won 50 or more games.

1926 Detroit Panthers season

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Jimmy Conzelman, back, 12 games, 175 pounds, 6-0 Washington (MO). Al Crook, center, 8 games, 190 pounds, 5-10, Washington & Jefferson. Dinger Doane, fullback, 12 games, 190 pounds, 5-10 Tufts. Tom Edwards, tackle, 12 games, 185 pounds, 5-11, Central Michigan, Michigan. Jack Fleischman, guard, 11 games, 184 pounds, 5-6, Purdue. Bruce Gregory, tailback, 12 games, 170 pounds, 5-10, Michigan. Charlie Grube, end, 2 games, 175 pounds, 5-10, Michigan. Al Hadden, wingback, 12 games, 186 pounds, 5-9, Washington & Jefferson. Norm Harvey, tackle, 8 games, 196 pounds, 6-0, Univ. of Detroit. Vivian Hultman, end, 10 games, 178 pounds, 5-8, Michigan St.

Conzelman

Notable people with the surname include: Jimmy Conzelman (1898–1970), American football player and coach, baseball executive, and advertising executive. Joe Conzelman (1889–1979), American baseball player.

Frank Coughlin

Once Coughlin was safely on his way toward the sideline, Healey delivered a message to Jimmy Conzelman from Flanigan, it read: "Coughlin was fired! The new coach was Conzelman!" This act marked the first and only time an owner hired a new coach in the middle of a game. Coughlin then spent the rest of the 1921 season playing for the Detroit Tigers and the Green Bay Packers. In 1923, Coughlin became a prosecutor in St. Joseph County, Indiana. From 1945–1949, he served as the assistant Attorney General of Indiana, under Governors Ralph Gates and Henry Schricker.

Elmer Angsman

The Cardinals' visionary coach, Jimmy Conzelman, quit after the 1948 season and the Cardinals drifted into mediocrity. Angsman had his best season in 1949 with 674 yards rushing on 125 carries and 6 touchdowns. He, Pat Harder, and Charlie Trippi shared running duties and combined for 1,674 yards and 16 touchdowns that year (in comparison, Steve Van Buren set the NFL single season rushing record in 1949 with 1146 yards). However, the future of NFL success lay in dynamic passing attacks such as that possessed by the Los Angeles Rams and Cleveland Browns.