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Encyclopedia > Elmer Angsman
Elmer Angsman
Date of birth December 11, 1925
Place of birth Flag of United States Chicago, Illinois
Date of death April, 2002
Position(s) Running Back
College Notre Dame
NFL Draft 1946 / Round 3/ Pick 16
Pro Bowls 1
Stats
Statistics
  • Pro Football Reference
  • DatabaseFootball
Team(s)
1946-1952 Chicago Cardinals

Elmer Angsman (December 11, 1925 – April, 2002) was an American football running back in the NFL. December 11 is the 345th day (346th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Roman Catholic institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1946 NFL Draft was held on January 14, 1946. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The Arizona Cardinals are a National Football League team based in Tempe, Arizona. ... December 11 is the 345th day (346th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ...


He was born in Chicago in 1925, the son of Elmer and Helen Angsman. He starred for Notre Dame in college from 1943 to 1945 and played 7 seasons in the NFL, all with the Chicago Cardinals. Angsman was part of Charles Bidwill’s "Dream Backfield". Although Bidwill did not live to see it, Charley Trippi became the game breaker in a talented corps that included Paul Christman, Pat Harder, Marshall Goldberg and, later, Angsman. In the 1947 NFL championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Angsman scored twice on runs of 70 yards each. The final touchdown, run up the middle like the first against Eagle coach Greasy Neale's famed 5-2-4 defense, put the game out of reach. Angsman finished the game with 10 carries for 159 yards. His 15.9 yard per carry average is still an NFL post-season record (10 carries or more). The 1947 title was the Cardinal franchise's last championship. Head Coach Charlie Weis 2nd Year, 19-6 Home Stadium Notre Dame Stadium Capacity 80,795 - Grass Conference Independent First Year 1887 Athletic Director Dr. Kevin White Website UND.com Team Records All-time Record 821-269-42 (.744) Postseason Bowl Record 13-15 Awards Wire National Titles 8 (11... The Arizona Cardinals are a National Football League team based in Tempe, Arizona. ... Charles W. Bidwill, Sr. ... Charley Trippi(born December 14, 1922, in Pittston, Pennsylvania)was in 1946 a two-time All-American from the University of Georgia, and was a key figure in the inter-league battling between the new AII-America Football Conference ( AAFC) and the National Football League. ... Paul Christman (March 5, 1918-March 2, 1970) was an American football player and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. ... Marlin M. Pat Harder (May 6, 1922 in Milwaukee, WI – September 6, 1992 in Waukesha, WI) was a college and professional football player, playing fullback and kicker. ... Marshall Goldberg (October 25, 1917 – April 3, 2006) was an American football running back with the Chicago Cardinals in the National Football League. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Earle Greasy Neale was inducted into the Pro-Football Hall of Fame in 1969. ...


Angsman and the Cardinals never reclaimed the glory of the 1947 championship season. In 1948, Angsman led the Cardinals in rushing, with 412 yards and 7 touchdowns, and the Cards edged the Chicago Bears for the West Conference title. They met the Eagles once again in the 1948 title game. The field was covered by snow and the entire game was played in a storm. The Cardinals running attack was greatly hampered and the Eagles star Steve Van Buren was the only player who could run effectively in the conditions. Angsman mustered only 33 yards on 10 carries. Only 5 passes were completed by both teams combined. Van Buren's 5 yard TD run in the fourth quarter was the only scoring as the Eagles won their first championship, 7-0. City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... Steve Van Buren (b. ...


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 TDs. He, Pat Harder, and Charlie Trippi shared running duties and combined for 1674 yards and 16 TDs 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. Angsman's production fell off significantly in 1950 and 1951, with 363 and 380 yards, respectively, and an average under 3.5 yards per carry. By 1952, with stunning rookie halfback Ollie Matson joining the club, Angsman was relegated to a seldom-used backup role. He retired after the 1952 season at age 27. He finished with career statistics of 683 carries, 2908 yards (4.3 avg), and 27 touchdowns. He caught 41 passes for 654 yards and 5 touchdowns. Jimmy Conzelman (March 6, 1898 - August 5, 1970) was a professional football player for in the National Football League. ... The St. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Oliver Adrian Matson (born May 1, 1930 in Trinity, Texas) is a former professional American football running back who played in the National Football League, in 1952 and from 1954 to 1966. ...


After his NFL career, Angsman was a color commentator for college and pro games and owned various companies. He retired to Juno Beach, Florida. In April 2002, Elmer Angsman died of a heart attack while playing golf with his son.


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