The Chicago Bears finished the regular season at 11–0, and faced the 10–1 Washington Redskins in the championship game. Washington, which had been beaten 73–0 in the 1940 title game, got a measure of revenge in spoiling the Bears' hope for a perfect season, winning 14–6.
|1942 National Football League season|
|Duration||September 13 – December 13, 1942|
|East Champions||Washington Redskins|
|West Champions||Chicago Bears|
W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against
Note: The NFL did not officially count tie games in the standings until 1972
|New York Giants||5||5||1||.500||155||139|
|Green Bay Packers||8||2||1||.800||300||215|
|Joe F. Carr Trophy (Most Valuable Player)||Don Hutson, Wide receiver, Green Bay|
|Passing||Cecil Isbell||Green Bay||2021|
|Receiving||Don Hutson||Green Bay||1211|
The 1942 All-Pro Team consisted of American football players who were chosen by various selectors for the All-Pro team for the 1942 football season. Teams were selected by, among others, the "official" All-Pro team announced by the NFL and selected by a committee of nine reporters (NFL), the Associated Press (AP), the International News Service (INS), and the New York Daily News (NYDN).Belleville High School (New Jersey)
Belleville High School is a four-year comprehensive community public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grade from Belleville, in Essex County, New Jersey, United States, operating as the lone secondary school of the Belleville School District. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1964.As of the 2015-16 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,419 students and 110.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.8:1. There were 602 students (42.4% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 161 (11.3% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.Earl Ohlgren
Earl Ohlgren (February 21, 1918 – December 31, 1962) was a defensive end in the National Football League. He played with the Green Bay Packers during the 1942 NFL season. Previously he had played with the Milwaukee Chiefs of the American Football League.Frank Bohlmann
Frank Henry Bohlmann was a guard in the National Football League. He played with the Chicago Cardinals during the 1942 NFL season.Hal Hinte
Hal Hinte (January 25, 1920 – February 3, 1996) was a player in the National Football League.Irvington, New Jersey
Irvington is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township had a total population of 53,926, having declined by 6,769 (−11.2%) from the 60,695 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 323 (−0.5%) from the 61,018 counted in the 1990 Census.Jim Lankas
James Jarrett Lankas (August 26, 1918 – August 1978) was an American football player in the National Football League.John Stonebraker
John S. Stonebraker (April 25, 1918 – January 25, 2000) was a player in the National Football League. He played with the Green Bay Packers during the 1942 NFL season.Len Akin
Leonard "Len" Rosser Akin (April 8, 1916 – March 5, 1987) was a guard in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted in the seventh round of the 1940 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears and later played with the team during the 1942 NFL season. Prior to playing with the Bears he had also played with the Milwaukee Chiefs of the American Football League.Milt Simington
Milton Richard "Milt" Simington (August 26, 1918 – January 17, 1943) was an American football guard who played two seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Cleveland Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers. He was selected to the NFL All-Star team in 1942.Ralph Wenzel (end)
Ralph Milton Wenzel (July 22, 1918 – November 6, 2001) was an American football player and officer in the United States Marine Corps. He was a first-team All-American at Tulane University in 1939, playing at the end position. He later played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League during the 1942 season while awaiting assignment to active duty in the Marine Corps.Thurmon Jones
Thurmon Lee "Tugboat" Jones (April 6, 1918 – January 16, 1988) was an American football player and coach. For more than 20 years he coached high school football in the state of Texas.
A native of Wilson, Oklahoma, Jones attended Abilene Christian University, where he played running back and defensive back. In 1941 he joined the NFL's Brooklyn Dodgers, but did not see much playing time and eventually finished his playing career after the 1942 NFL season; instead he pursued a coaching career.
In 1943 he became head coach at Electra, a small community near Wichita Falls, Texas. Under his guidance, Electra was able to shut down Wichita Falls, one of the state's powerhouses at the time, with an obviously inferior team. So in 1944, when Wichita Falls coach Ted Jeffries left the school for Lamar College, Jones was hired as his successor. In 1945, Jones guided Wichita Falls into the state semifinals, where they faced Rusty Russell's Highland Park squad from Dallas, led by Doak Walker and Bobby Layne. Wichita Falls had little chance and lost 18–0.
Jones was briefly head coach at Hardin College—now known as Midwestern State University—in 1947 and the following year, served as an assistant coach at Texas A&M University, but returned to the high school level to coach at Midland High School in 1949. Four seasons later, Jones moved to Dallas, taking over at Highland Park, where he rewarded the boosters by producing a state championship in 1957. That year's Highland Park team also stopped Abilene High's 49-game winning streak. Jones left in 1959, but returned to Highland Park in 1963. He ultimately left Dallas in 1967. Jones also coached at the University of Washington.
According to his family, Jones's name was often misspelled in the press. The correct spelling is "Thurmon."Tony Zuzzio
Anthony Joseph "Tony" Zuzzio (August 5, 1916 – April 7, 2002) was a professional football player for the Detroit Lions during the 1942 NFL season. He also played college football for Muhlenberg College in 1938 and 1939.
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