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1940 Philadelphia Eagles

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1-10-0, Finished 5th in NFL East Division  · 1940 NFL Season Summary

Scored 111 points (10.1/g), 9th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 211 points (19.2/g), 9th.
 Differential of -100 points (-9.1/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 2.0-9.0.

Coach: Bert Bell (1-10-0)

 Training Camp: West Chester University (State Teachers College) (West Chester, Pennsylvania)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Davey O'Brien 23 1 11 124 for 277, 1,290 yards, 5 td, 17 int, & 100 rushes for -180 yards and 1 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1939
FB Dick Riffle 25 2 6 81 rushes for 238 yards, 4 td, & 8 catches for 58 yards and 1 td Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 12th pick / 1938
LH Joe Bukant 25 2 4 18 rushes for 50 yards, 1 td, & 1 catch for 13 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 17th pick / 1938
RH Fran Murray 25 1 6 8 rushes for 7 yards, 0 td, & 12 catches for 125 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 11th pick / 1937
LE Red Ramsey 29 2 8 17 catches for 143 yards, 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 42nd pick / 1938
LT Russ Thompson 28 4 5
LG Dick Bassi* 25 2 9 Washington Redskins / 4th / 36th pick / 1937
C Maurice Harper 30 3 6
RG Billy Hughes 25 3 6
RT George Somers 25 1 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 64th pick / 1939
RE Don Looney* 23 Rook 8 58 catches for 707 yards, 4 td, & 2 rushes for -4 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 63rd pick / 1940
 Special Teams Starters
K George Somers 25 1 7 2 of 9 field goals & 1 of 1 extra point Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 64th pick / 1939
P Fran Murray 25 1 6 30 punts for a 36.6 average, 0 blocked Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 11th pick / 1937
PR Jay Arnold 28 3 3
KR Jay Arnold 28 3 3

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Jay Arnold 28 KR 9 3 210 6-1 Texas 9/9/1912 3
Dick Bassi* 25 LG 11 9 214 5-11 Santa Clara 1/1/1915 2 Washington Redskins / 4th / 36th pick / 1937
Joe Bukant 25 LH 11 4 216 6-0 Washington (MO) 10/31/1915 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 17th pick / 1938
Joe Carter 30 e 6 4 201 6-1 Austin,SMU 7/23/1910 7
Chuck Cherundolo 24 c 11 5 215 6-1 Penn St. 8/8/1916 3
John Cole fb 7 1 197 5-9 St. Joseph's (PA) 0/0/0 2
Woody Dow 24 11 0 195 6-0 West Texas A&M 12/16/1916 2
Frank Emmons 22 fb 11 5 213 6-1 Oregon 9/17/1918 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 32nd pick / 1940
Ray George 24 t 2 2 229 6-0 USC 1/7/1916 1 Detroit Lions / 10th / 87th pick / 1939
Jerry Ginney 24 1 0 217 5-11 Santa Clara 4/9/1916 Rook New York Giants / 6th / 50th pick / 1939
Elmer Hackney 24 fb 8 1 205 6-2 Kansas St. 7/8/1916 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 92nd pick / 1940
Maurice Harper 30 C 9 6 227 6-4 Austin 5/14/1910 3
Billy Hughes 25 RG 7 6 226 6-1 Texas 4/11/1915 3
Elmer Kolberg 24 rh 10 5 201 6-4 Oregon St. 1/21/1916 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 72nd pick / 1938
Don Looney* 23 RE 11 8 182 6-2 TCU 9/2/1917 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 63rd pick / 1940
Les McDonald 26 9 0 200 6-4 Nebraska 9/19/1914 3 Chicago Bears / 1st / 8th pick / 1937
Fran Murray 25 P 11 6 200 6-0 Pennsylvania 7/21/1915 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 11th pick / 1937
Chuck Newton 24 fb 3 2 204 6-0 Washington 11/15/1916 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 14th pick / 1939
Davey O'Brien 23 QB 11 11 151 5-7 TCU 6/22/1917 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1939
Phil Ragazzo 25 rt 6 5 216 6-0 Case Western Reserve 6/24/1915 2 Green Bay Packers / 8th / 67th pick / 1938
Red Ramsey 29 LE 11 8 196 6-0 Texas Tech 4/9/1911 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 42nd pick / 1938
Dick Riffle 25 FB 11 6 200 6-1 Albright 2/2/1915 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 12th pick / 1938
Theodore Schmitt 24 g 11 2 219 5-11 Pittsburgh 10/2/1916 2
Elbie Schultz 23 t 11 3 252 6-4 Oregon St. 12/23/1917 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 28th pick / 1940
George Somers 25 K 10 7 253 6-2 La Salle 10/5/1915 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 64th pick / 1939
Russ Thompson 28 LT 11 5 249 6-5 Nebraska 5/10/1912 4
Milt Trost 27 t 7 2 206 6-1 Marquette 3/4/1913 5
Foster Watkins 23 9 0 163 5-9 West Texas A&M 11/17/1917 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 134th pick / 1939
Joe Wendlick 25 e 9 2 213 6-0 Oregon St. 12/14/1915 Rook Detroit Lions / 6th / 47th pick / 1939
Clem Woltman 26 t 10 3 214 6-1 Purdue 12/4/1914 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 62nd pick / 1938
Team Total 24.3 11 209.5 6-0.7 1.8