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1943 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers

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5-4-1, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1943 NFL Season Summary

Scored 225 points (22.5/g), 4th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 230 points (23.0/g), 6th.
 Differential of -5 points (-0.5/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 4.9-5.1.

Coach: Walt Kiesling (5-4-1) (co-coach with Greasy Neale) and Greasy Neale (5-4-1)

Stadium: Shibe Park
 Training Camp: St. Joseph's University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Explanation of the 1943 'Steagles' team

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Roy Zimmerman 25 3 9 43 for 124, 846 yards, 9 td, 17 int, & 33 rushes for -41 yards and 1 td Washington Redskins / 7th / 58th pick / 1940
FB Ben Kish 26 3 9 22 rushes for 50 yards, 0 td, & 8 catches for 67 yards and 1 td Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 61st pick / 1940
LH Johnny Butler 25 Rook 9 87 rushes for 362 yards, 3 td, & 3 catches for 63 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 51st pick / 1942
RH Jack Hinkle 26 3 9 116 rushes for 571 yards, 3 td, & 1 catch for 3 yards and 0 td
LE Tony Bova 26 1 6 17 catches for 419 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for 11 yards and 0 td
LT Vic Sears 25 2 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1941
LG Elbie Schultz 26 3 10 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 28th pick / 1940
C Ray Graves 25 1 9 Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 73rd pick / 1942
RG Eddie Michaels 29 7 9 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 14th pick / 1936
RT Ted Doyle 29 5 5 New York Giants / 8th / 68th pick / 1938
RE Larry Cabrelli 26 2 9 12 catches for 199 yards, 1 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Roy Zimmerman 25 3 9 1 of 6 field goals & 26 of 28 extra points Washington Redskins / 7th / 58th pick / 1940
P Roy Zimmerman 25 3 9 44 punts for a 34.6 average, 2 blocked Washington Redskins / 7th / 58th pick / 1940
PR Johnny Butler 25 Rook 9 13 punt returns for a 8.3 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 51st pick / 1942
KR Ernie Steele 26 1 1 11 kick returns for a 21.5 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 81st pick / 1942

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Tony Bova 26 LE 10 6 190 6-1 St. Francis (PA) 8/21/1917 1
Johnny Butler 25 LH 10 9 185 5-10 Tennessee 9/10/1918 Rook Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 51st pick / 1942
Larry Cabrelli 26 RE 10 9 194 5-11 Colgate 3/30/1917 2
Rocco Canale 26 5 0 240 5-11 Boston Col. 5/1/1917 Rook Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 9th / 72nd pick / 1943
Enio Conti 30 g 10 1 204 5-11 Arkansas,Bucknell 2/15/1913 2
Ted Doyle 29 RT 10 5 224 6-2 Nebraska 1/12/1914 5 New York Giants / 8th / 68th pick / 1938
Joe Frank 28 2 0 217 6-1 Georgetown (DC) 7/14/1915 2
Charlie Gauer 22 fb 9 1 213 6-2 Colgate 9/24/1921 Rook
Ray Graves 25 C 10 9 205 6-1 Tennessee Wesleyan,Tennessee 12/31/1918 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 73rd pick / 1942
Bill Hewitt 34 e 6 4 190 5-9 Michigan 10/8/1909 11
Jack Hinkle 26 RH 10 9 195 6-0 Syracuse 10/31/1917 3
Bucko Kilroy 22 g 9 4 243 6-2 Notre Dame,Temple 5/30/1921 Rook
Ben Kish 26 FB 10 9 207 6-0 Pittsburgh 3/31/1917 3 Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 61st pick / 1940
Ted Laux 25 4 0 185 5-10 St. Joseph's (PA) 3/1/1918 Rook
Bob Masters 30 3 0 200 5-11 Baylor 1/16/1913 6
Hugh McCullough 27 1 0 185 6-0 Oklahoma 5/18/1916 4 Pittsburgh Pirates / 4th / 26th pick / 1939
Eddie Michaels 29 RG 10 9 205 5-11 Villanova 6/11/1914 7 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 14th pick / 1936
Tom Miller 25 de 8 1 202 6-2 Hampden-Sydney 5/22/1918 Rook
Gordon Paschka 23 fb 10 1 220 6-0 Minnesota 3/6/1920 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 28th pick / 1942
Ray Reutt 26 2 0 195 6-0 VMI 3/4/1917 Rook
Steve Sader 2 0 180 5-11 none Rook
Elbie Schultz 26 LG 10 10 252 6-4 Oregon St. 12/23/1917 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 28th pick / 1940
Vic Sears 25 LT 10 10 223 6-3 Oregon St. 3/4/1918 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1941
Allie Sherman 20 9 0 170 5-11 Brooklyn 2/10/1923 Rook
Ernie Steele 26 KR 10 1 187 6-0 Washington 11/2/1917 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 81st pick / 1942
Dean Steward 20 6 0 210 6-0 Ursinus 7/12/1923 Rook
Bob Thurbon 25 hb 10 1 176 5-10 Pittsburgh 2/22/1918 Rook
Al Wistert 23 t 9 1 214 6-1 Michigan 12/28/1920 Rook Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 5th / 32nd pick / 1943
Al Wukits 26 c 10 1 218 6-3 Duquesne 12/16/1917 Rook Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 11th / 97th pick / 1943
Roy Zimmerman 25 K 10 9 201 6-2 San Jose St. 2/20/1918 3 Washington Redskins / 7th / 58th pick / 1940
Team Total 24.9 10 204.3 6-0.3 1.9