Luke Johnsos

Luke Johnsos
No. 24
Date of birth (1905-12-09)December 9, 1905
Place of birth Chicago, Illinois
Date of death December 10, 1984(1984-12-10) (aged 79)
Place of death Evanston, Illinois
Career information
Position(s) End
College Northwestern
Career history
As player
1929–1936 Chicago Bears
Career stats

Luke Andrew Johnsos, Sr. (December 9, 1905 – December 10, 1984) was an American football player, assistant coach, and head coach for the National Football League's Chicago Bears franchise.[1] He started with the Bears in 1929 at the age of 23 as an All-Pro end. He played eight NFL seasons in Chicago finishing his playing career in 1936. Following the October 25, 1942 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago's twelfth victory in a row, George Halas turned his team over to assistants Heartley Anderson and Luke Johnsos.

Johnsos graduated from Schurz High School in Chicago, Illinois in 1924, while there he played football and baseball. After graduation he went to Northwestern University and lettered in basketball, baseball, and football, earning nine letters in total.

Head coaching record


Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won LostTiesWin %FinishWonLostWin %Result
CHI1942 11001.0001st in NFL Western 0 1 .000 Lost to Washington Redskins in NFL Championship Game.
CHI1943 811.8501st in NFL Western 1 0 1.000 1943 NFL Champions
CHI1944 631.6502nd in NFL Western
CHI1945 370.3004th in NFL Western
CHI Total 23 11 2 .667
Total 23 11 2 .667


  1. "Luke Johnsos". Retrieved 18 September 2016.
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