In Chicago, Bukant was reunited with his college coach Jimmy Conzelman. In 1942, Bukant rushed 17 times for 34 yards and went 4-of-15 passing for 56 yards and two interceptions. In 1943, he had 42 rushes for 87 yards and went 14-of-40 passing for 109 yards, one touchdown, and five interceptions. He also had five punts for 181 yards. After the 1943 NFL season ended, Bukant joined the United States Navy in order to serve in World War II. After training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, where he played for the Great Lakes Bluejackets service team, he was transferred to the training center in Bainbridge in June 1944.
19261926 season1926 NFL Championship
The 1926 NFL season was the seventh regular season of the National Football League. The league grew to 22 teams, a figure that would not be equaled in professional football until 1961, adding the Brooklyn Lions, the Hartford Blues, the Los Angeles Buccaneers, and the Louisville Colonels, with Racine Tornadoes re-entering. Cleveland Bulldogs sat out the season, the Rock Island Independents defected to the upstart American Football League, and the Rochester Jeffersons suspended operations for the final time (eventually folding in early 1928).
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In 1932, Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Jimmy Conzelman replaced Sharpe as football coach, but Sharpe stayed on as the university's athletic director. In the 1930s, Sharpe was also the president of the Touchdown Club, an organization of former football players, and an executive with the Red Cross. Sharpe lived in East Aurora, New York in his later years. He died at Buffalo General Hospital in 1966 at age 88. *
Jimmy Conzelman, quarterback (went to Rock Island). Paddy Driscoll, back (went to Chicago Cardinals).
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This is a list of inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame that includes players, coaches, and contributors (e.g., owners and team or league officials) who have "made outstanding contributions to professional football". These inductees played or coached for franchises that are no longer active. The "charter" class of seventeen was selected in 1963.
19231923 season1923 seasons
The 1923 NFL season was the fourth regular season of the National Football League. For the first time, all of the clubs that were considered to be part of the NFL fielded teams. The new teams that entered the league included the Duluth Kelleys, the St. Louis All Stars (which only lasted one season), and a new Cleveland Indians team. The Evansville Crimson Giants folded from the league.
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Late in the first quarter, the Independents' Freeman Fitzgerald forced a fumble on Jimmy Conzelman; Fitzgerald retrieved it at the 49 yard line. The Independents drove the ball down the field, and the Staleys' players were tired. As a result, they called a timeout. With possession on the 23 yard line, Arnie Wyman rushed for 10 yard, and the Independents were in the Red zone. The first quarter ended there. Wyman took the next snap and fumbled as he was tackled. George Trafton recovered the ball at the 8 yard line. Later in the quarter, Conzelman scored the only touchdown in the game. In the third quarter, Fred Chicken intercepted a Staley pass on the Independents' 28 yard line.
In its first season under head coach Jimmy Conzelman, the team compiled a 4–4 record (1–2 against conference opponents), finished fourth in the MVC, and was outscored by a total of 92 to 80. The team played its home games at Francis Field in St. Louis.
In its fourth season under head coach Jimmy Conzelman, the team compiled a 6–4 record (3–0 against MVC opponents), tied for the MVC championship, and outscored opponents by a total of 185 to 149. The team played its home games at Francis Field in St. Louis.
In its third season under head coach Jimmy Conzelman, the team compiled a 7–3 record, won the MVC championship, and outscored opponents by a total of 212 to 59. The team played its home games at Francis Field in St. Louis.
In its seventh season under head coach Jimmy Conzelman, the team compiled a 6–3–1 record (2–1–1 against MVC opponents) and outscored opponents by a total of 242 to 94. The team played its home games at Francis Field in St. Louis.
In its eighth season under head coach Jimmy Conzelman, the team compiled a 6–3–1 record (4–1 against MVC opponents) and outscored opponents by a total of 172 to 103. The team played its home games at Francis Field in St. Louis.
As years passed, numerous quarterbacks were inducted, including Sammy Baugh (1963), Dutch Clark (1963), Jimmy Conzelman (1964), Paddy Driscoll (1965), Otto Graham (1965), Sid Luckman (1965), Bob Waterfield (1965), Arnie Herber (1966), Bobby Layne (1967), Y. A. Tittle (1971), Norm Van Brocklin (1971), and Ace Parker (1972). Friedman's frustration grew as he continued to be overlooked. In February 1976, more than 40 years after his NFL career had ended, he wrote a letter to The New York Times pleading his case. It was not until 2005, 23 years after his death, that Friedman was finally inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The 1929 NFL season was the tenth regular season of the National Football League. The league increased back to 12 teams with the addition of the Staten Island Stapletons, Orange Tornadoes and Minneapolis Red Jackets and the re-entry of the Buffalo Bisons. The Pottsville Maroons became the Boston Bulldogs, the New York Yankees folded, and the Detroit Wolverines merged into the New York Giants, with the Giants the surviving partner.
The 1923 All-Pro Team consists of American football players chosen by various selectors as the best players at their positions for the All-Pro team of the National Football League (NFL) for the 1923 NFL season. Tackle Pete Henry of the Canton Bulldogs and quarterback Paddy Driscoll of the Chicago Cardinals were the only two players unanimously selected as first-team All-Pros by all known selectors. Two African-American players won All-Pro honors: ends Inky Williams of the Hammond Pros and Duke Slater of the Rock Island Independents.
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Chicago Cardinals: Jimmy Conzelman was replaced by Phil Handler. Detroit Lions: Gus Dorais was hired as new head coach. Bill Edwards was released after three games in 1942, and John Karcis then served for the final eight games. Steagles: Philadelphia Eagles head coach Greasy Neale and Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Walt Kiesling served as co-head coaches of the Steagles. Washington Redskins: Ray Flaherty was replaced by Dutch Bergman. NFL Record and Fact Book (ISBN: 1-932994-36-X). NFL History 1941–1950 (Last accessed December 4, 2005). Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League (ISBN: 0-06-270174-6).
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The National Football League Coach of the Year Award is presented annually by various news and sports organizations to the National Football League (NFL) head coach who has done the most outstanding job of working with the talent he has at his disposal. Currently, the most widely recognized award is presented by the Associated Press (AP), although in the past several awards received press recognition. First presented in 1957, the AP award did not include American Football League (AFL) teams. The Sporting News has given a pro football coach of the year award since 1947 and in 1949 gave its award to a non-NFL coach, Paul Brown of the All-America Football Conference's Cleveland Browns.
19221922 season1922 NFL championship team
The 1922 NFL season was the third regular season of what was now called the National Football League (NFL); the league changed their name from American Professional Football Association (APFA) on June 24. The NFL fielded 18 teams during the season, including new league teams such as the Milwaukee Badgers, the Oorang Indians, the Racine Legion, and the Toledo Maroons. Meanwhile, the Chicago Staleys changed their name to the Chicago Bears, and the Racine Cardinals changed their name to the Chicago Cardinals. The Muncie Flyers, Cleveland Indians, Brickley's New York Giants, Cincinnati Celts, Tonawanda Kardex, Washington Senators, and Detroit Tigers dropped out of the league.
Chicago Cardinals: Jimmy Conzelman left the team. Phil Handler and Buddy Parker served as co-head coaches of the Cardinals for the first six games of 1949. Parker then was the sole head coach for the last six games. New York Bulldogs: Charley Ewart was named as the first head coach of the new team. Washington Redskins: Turk Edwards was replaced by John Whelchel. Whelchel was released after seven games, and Herman Ball then became the new Washington head coach. NFL Record and Fact Book (ISBN: 1-932994-36-X). NFL History 1941–1950 (Last accessed December 4, 2005). Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League (ISBN: 0-06-270174-6).
The 1930 NFL season was the 11th regular season of the National Football League. Prior to the season, Brooklyn businessmen William B. Dwyer and John C. Depler bought the Dayton Triangles, moved them, and renamed them the Brooklyn Dodgers, eliminating the NFL's last tie to its direct predecessor, the Ohio League. The Orange Tornadoes relocated to Newark and the Buffalo Bisons and the Boston Bulldogs dropped out. The Portsmouth Spartans, the team now known as the Detroit Lions, entered as a new team.
According to the Rock Island Argus one of the mourners at his funeral was Jim Conzelman.
Jimmy Conzelman 1920. Paddy Driscoll 1926–1929. Tom Hearden 1929. Carl Brumbaugh 1930–1934 – Two League Championships. John Doehring 1932–1935, 1937. Bernard Masterson 1935–1939. Chuck Apolskis 1938-1939. Sid Luckman 1940–1948 – Four League Championships. Raymond R. Schumacher 1946–1948. Wally Dreyer 1949. Johnny Lujack 1949–1951. George Blanda 1949–1959. Harper Davis 1950. Ron Drzewiecki 1955–1958. Ed Brown 1955–1959. Zeke Bratkowski 1960. Billy Wade 1961–1964 – League Championship. Rudy Bukich 1965–1966. Jack Concannon 1967–1970. Bobby Douglass 1971–1972. Gary Huff 1973–1975. Bob Avellini 1976–1979. Mike Phipps 1977–1981.
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The 1925 All-Pro Team consists of American football players chosen by various selectors as the best players at their positions for the All-Pro team of the National Football League (NFL) for the 1925 NFL season.
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Jimmy Conzelman ran for five touchdowns during that game, setting an NFL record that would remain in place until 1929, when Ernie Nevers scored 40 points alone against the Chicago Bears. The Independents also became the first NFL team to rush for 300 yards in that Evansville game. The Independents almost made it to 400, with 66 carries for 396 yards. The Crimson Giants had the ball for only 26 plays, and seven of those were punts. Fausch talked briefly about re-organizing a new Crimson Giants club for the 1923 season, however he never made an effort to restart the team. Several of the Crimson Giants went on to play professional football for other NFL teams.