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1945 Philadelphia Eagles

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7-3-0, Finished 2nd in NFL East Division  · 1945 NFL Season Summary

Scored 272 points (27.2/g), 1st of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 133 points (13.3/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 139 points (13.9/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 8.4-1.6.

Coach: Greasy Neale (7-3-0)

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Roy Zimmerman 27 5 8 67 for 127, 991 yards, 9 td, 8 int, & 29 rushes for -11 yards and 1 td Washington Redskins / 7th / 58th pick / 1940
FB Ben Kish 28 5 5 9 rushes for 82 yards, 0 td, & 8 catches for 78 yards and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 61st pick / 1940
LH Steve Van Buren+ 25 1 9 143 rushes for 832 yards, 15 td, & 10 catches for 123 yards and 2 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1944
RH Mel Bleeker 25 1 4 50 rushes for 167 yards, 2 td, & 3 catches for 32 yards and 0 td
LE Jack Ferrante 29 4 8 21 catches for 464 yards, 7 td
LT Vic Sears 27 4 9 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1941
LG Eddie Michaels 31 9 8 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 14th pick / 1936
C Vic Lindskog 31 1 6 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 13th pick / 1942
RG Bruno Banducci 24 1 8 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1943
RT Al Wistert+ 25 2 10 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 5th / 32nd pick / 1943
RE Larry Cabrelli 28 4 8 15 catches for 140 yards, 0 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Roy Zimmerman 27 5 8 4 of 8 field goals & 29 of 33 extra points Washington Redskins / 7th / 58th pick / 1940
P Roy Zimmerman 27 5 8 47 punts for a 37.8 average, 1 blocked Washington Redskins / 7th / 58th pick / 1940
PR Steve Van Buren+ 25 1 9 14 punt returns for a 11.0 average and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1944
KR Steve Van Buren+ 25 1 9 13 kick returns for a 28.7 average and 1 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1944

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Ben Agajanian 26 k 1 1 215 6-0 New Mexico 8/28/1919 Rook
Bruno Banducci 24 RG 9 8 216 5-11 Stanford 11/11/1921 1 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1943
Jack Banta 28 hb 5 1 191 5-11 USC 11/19/1917 4 Washington Redskins / 12th / 110th pick / 1941
Mel Bleeker 25 RH 4 4 189 5-11 USC 8/20/1920 1
Johnny Butler 27 7 0 185 5-10 Tennessee 9/10/1918 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 51st pick / 1942
Larry Cabrelli 28 RE 10 8 194 5-11 Colgate 3/30/1917 4
Rocco Canale 28 3 0 240 5-11 Boston Col. 5/1/1917 2 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 9th / 72nd pick / 1943
Jim Castiglia 27 fb 1 1 208 5-11 Georgetown (DC) 9/30/1918 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 21st / 202nd pick / 1941
Enio Conti 32 g 2 1 204 5-11 Arkansas,Bucknell 2/15/1913 4
Dick Erdlitz 25 7 0 181 5-10 Northwestern 2/16/1920 3
Jack Ferrante 29 LE 10 8 197 6-1 none 3/9/1916 4
Terry Fox 27 2 0 208 6-1 Miami (FL) 7/6/1918 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 17th / 153rd pick / 1941
George Fritts 26 t 10 1 205 5-11 Clemson 12/30/1919 Rook
Charlie Gauer 24 7 0 213 6-2 Colgate 9/24/1921 2
Jack Hinkle 28 b 3 2 195 6-0 Syracuse 10/31/1917 5
Dick Humbert 27 e 4 2 179 6-1 Richmond 12/31/1918 4
Abe Karnofsky 23 qb 8 2 175 5-10 Arizona 9/22/1922 Rook
Bucko Kilroy 24 9 0 243 6-2 Notre Dame,Temple 5/30/1921 2
Ben Kish 28 FB 9 5 207 6-0 Pittsburgh 3/31/1917 5 Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 61st pick / 1940
Vic Lindskog 31 C 10 6 203 6-1 Stanford 12/3/1914 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 13th pick / 1942
Mike Mandarino 24 5 0 240 5-11 La Salle 3/16/1921 1
Bap Manzini 25 c 9 4 195 5-11 St. Vincent 8/27/1920 1 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 21st / 192nd pick / 1943
Duke Maronic 24 g 8 2 209 5-9 none 7/13/1921 1
Flip McDonald 24 e 9 2 200 6-2 Oklahoma 2/12/1921 1
Fred Meyer 26 8 0 190 6-2 Stanford 9/29/1919 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 103rd pick / 1942
Eddie Michaels 31 LG 9 8 205 5-11 Villanova 6/11/1914 9 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 14th pick / 1936
Red Ramsey 34 2 0 196 6-0 Texas Tech 4/9/1911 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 42nd pick / 1938
John Rogalla 28 fb 8 4 215 6-0 Scranton 5/31/1917 Rook New York Giants / 17th / 160th pick / 1940
Jack Sanders 28 3 0 219 6-0 SMU 3/10/1917 5 New York Giants / 17th / 160th pick / 1939
Vic Sears 27 LT 10 9 223 6-3 Oregon St. 3/4/1918 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1941
Allie Sherman 22 qb 10 1 170 5-11 Brooklyn 2/10/1923 2
Abe Shires 28 7 0 220 6-2 Tennessee 2/12/1917 Rook Cleveland Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1941
John Smith 1 0 200 6-2 Florida Rook
Milt Smith 26 5 0 185 6-3 UCLA 7/17/1919 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 23rd / 234th pick / 1944
Ernie Steele 28 hb 7 1 187 6-0 Washington 11/2/1917 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 81st pick / 1942
Gil Steinke 26 hb 7 1 175 6-0 Texas A&M-Kingsville 5/3/1919 Rook
Bob Suffridge 26 g 10 1 205 6-0 Tennessee 4/1/1919 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1941
Tommy Thompson 29 8 0 192 6-1 Tulsa 8/15/1916 5
Steve Van Buren+ 25 KR 10 9 200 6-0 LSU 12/28/1920 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1944
Buss Warren 29 1 0 175 5-11 Tennessee 8/13/1916 Rook
Al Wistert+ 25 RT 10 10 214 6-1 Michigan 12/28/1920 2 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 5th / 32nd pick / 1943
Roy Zimmerman 27 K 10 8 201 6-2 San Jose St. 2/20/1918 5 Washington Redskins / 7th / 58th pick / 1940
Team Total 26.2 10 201.5 6-0.1 2.5