1922 NFL season

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. A 19th team, the Youngstown Patricians, was scheduled to join the league, and had its schedule laid out, but folded before playing in the league. A 20th, the Philadelphia Union Quakers, also was set to join (but presumably not as far along as the Youngstown plans), but did not, due partly to the fact that the Quakers were merely a front for the existing Buffalo All-Americans to play extra games on Saturday. After a four-year hiatus, the Quakers instead joined the American Football League (1926).

The Canton Bulldogs were named the 1922 NFL Champions after ending the season with a 10–0–2 record.

1922 National Football League season
Regular season
DurationOctober 1 – December 10, 1922
ChampionsCanton Bulldogs

Standings

NFL standings
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Canton Bulldogs 10 0 2 1.000 184 15 W6
Chicago Bears 9 3 0 .750 123 44 L1
Chicago Cardinals 8 3 0 .727 96 50 W1
Toledo Maroons 5 2 2 .714 94 59 L2
Rock Island Independents 4 2 1 .667 154 27 L1
Racine Legion 6 4 1 .600 122 56 L1
Dayton Triangles 4 3 1 .571 80 62 W1
Green Bay Packers 4 3 3 .571 70 54 W2
Buffalo All-Americans 5 4 1 .556 87 41 W2
Akron Pros 3 5 2 .375 146 95 L3
Milwaukee Badgers 2 4 3 .333 51 71 L3
Oorang Indians 3 6 0 .333 69 190 W2
Minneapolis Marines 1 3 0 .250 19 40 L1
Louisville Brecks 1 3 0 .250 13 140 W1
Evansville Crimson Giants 0 3 0 .000 6 88 L3
Rochester Jeffersons 0 4 1 .000 13 76 L4
Hammond Pros 0 5 1 .000 0 69 L2
Columbus Panhandles 0 8 0 .000 24 174 L8

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Coaches

References

  • NFL Record and Fact Book (ISBN 1-932994-36-X)
  • NFL History 1921–1930 (Last accessed December 4, 2005)
  • Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League (ISBN 0-06-270174-6)
1922 All-Pro Team

The 1922 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 1922 NFL season. Teams were selected by the Canton Daily News (CDN) and by George Halas (GH). Halas selected a first team and a second team.

Art Webb

Arthur E. "Art" Webb (February 17, 1893 – April 12, 1973) was a player in the National Football League. He first played with the Rochester Jeffersons during the 1920 NFL season. After a year away from the NFL, he played with the Milwaukee Badgers during the 1922 NFL season.

Bill Collins (American football)

William Kinney "Bill" Collins was an American football player in the National Football League. He played with the Milwaukee Badgers during the 1922 NFL season.

Buck Saunders

Ward Bishop Saunders (July 5, 1892 – October 16, 1959) was a blocking back in the National Football League. He was a member of the Toledo Maroons during the 1922 NFL season.

Buddy Baumann (American football)

Carl Buddy Baumann (August 4, 1900 – April 27, 1951) was an American football player in the National Football League. He played with the Racine Legion during the 1922 NFL season.

Dutch Lauer

Harold Sebastian "Dutch" Lauer (January 8, 1898 – August 9, 1978) was a player in the National Football League.

Festus Tierney

Festus Patrick Tierney (July 1, 1899 – August 14, 1973) was a guard in the National Football League. Tierney split the 1922 NFL season between the Hammond Pros and the Toledo Maroons before playing the next two season with the Minneapolis Marines. He played his final season with the Milwaukee Badgers.

Frank Linnan

Michael Francis Linnan (February 20, 1895 – June 2, 1981) was a player in the National Football League. He first played with the Racine Legion during the 1922 NFL season. After three years away from the NFL, he re-joined the team, by then renamed the Tornadoes, for the 1926 NFL season.

George Seasholtz

George Donald Seasholtz (November 14, 1900–April 11, 1945) was a fullback in the National Football League. He first played with the Milwaukee Badgers during the 1922 NFL season. After a year away from the NFL, he played with the Kenosha Maroons during the 1924 NFL season.

Jimmy Simpson (American football)

Jimmy Simpson (October 6, 1897 – August 7, 1979) was a blocking back in the National Football League. Simpson first played with the Toledo Maroons during the 1922 NFL season. The following season, he was a member of the St. Louis All-Stars, but did not see any playing time during a regular season game. He played with the Kenosha Maroons during his final season, after the Toledo Maroons made the move from Toledo, Ohio to Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Karl George (American football)

Karl Willimann George (November 14, 1894 – December 28, 1979) was a guard in the National Football League. He played for the Racine Legion during the 1922 NFL season.

Marty Norton

Martin Norton (born c. 1902) was a player in the National Football League. He first played for the Minneapolis Marines during the 1922 NFL season. After a season away from the NFL, he re-joined the Marines for the 1924 NFL season. The next season, he played with the Green Bay Packers. He was also a member of the team for the next three seasons, but did not see any playing time during the season.

Norton was captain of the football, basketball and tennis teams while he attended Central High School in Minneapolis (class of 1921). He coached the Minneapolis Globe Trotters basketball team in the 1920s. In 1925, he was named the coach of the basketball team at Ripon College. He was also an assistant coach to Carl Doehling on Ripon's football team. Norton also played on the Minneapolis Whiz Bangs basketball team (also serving as captain), a basketball team from Appleton, Wisconsin, a football team from Ironwood, Michigan, and the Muscatine Muskies basketball team.

Mickey Fallon

Michael William Fallon (April 15, 1898 – March 21, 1972) was a guard in the National Football League. He played with the Milwaukee Badgers during the 1922 NFL season.

Moose Cochran

Stuart Wainwright "Moose" Cochran was a player in the National Football League, with the Milwaukee Badgers during the 1922 NFL season.

Moxie Dalton

Maurice J. "Moxie" Dalton was a blocking back in the National Football League. He played with the Racine Legion during the 1922 NFL season. He died in 1957 of a heart attack. At the time of his death he worked at an engineering company in Chicago.

Rex Smith (American football)

Matthew Everett (Rex) Smith (March 8, 1896 – January 18, 1972) was a player in the National Football League. He played with the Green Bay Packers during the 1922 NFL season.

Sid Bennett

Sydney Chisholm "Sid" Bennett (February 2, 1895 – December 30, 1971) was an American football player in the National Football League. He first played with the Chicago Tigers during the 1920 NFL season. After a year away from the NFL, he played with the Milwaukee Badgers during the 1922 NFL season.

Vincent Shekleton

Vincent Shekleton was a player in the National Football League.

Ward Meese

Ward King Meese (March 9, 1897 – January 23, 1968) was a player in the National Football League. He played with the Milwaukee Badgers during the 1922 NFL season and the St. Louis All-Stars during the 1923 NFL season before being a member of the Hammond Pros for the following two seasons. He also played for the Decatur Staleys while playing college football at the same time, playing Saturdays he would get on a train and play for Decatur on Sundays. The Staleys became the Chicago Bears shortly after he retired. His family included his son Robert Meese who had four children and seven grandchildren. His son Andy Meese played semi-pro football for the Wabash Express before a shoulder injury.

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