American Football Database
Luke Johnsos
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
 As player:
1929–1936 Chicago Bears
Playing stats at

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. 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.


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