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1946 Philadelphia Eagles

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6-5-0, Finished 2nd in NFL East Division  · 1946 NFL Season Summary

Scored 231 points (21.0/g), 5th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 220 points (20.0/g), 7th.
 Differential of 11 points (1.0/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 5.8-5.2.

Coach: Greasy Neale (6-5-0)

Stadium: Shibe Park
 Training Camp: Saranac High School Field / Eagles Residence (Saranac Lake, New York)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Roy Zimmerman 28 6 7 41 for 79, 597 yards, 4 td, 8 int, & 23 rushes for 43 yards and 1 td Washington Redskins / 7th / 58th pick / 1940
FB Joe Muha 25 Rook 8 12 rushes for 41 yards, 0 td, & 0 catches for 0 yards and 0 td Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1943
LH Steve Van Buren 26 2 8 116 rushes for 529 yards, 5 td, & 6 catches for 75 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1944
RH Bosh Pritchard 27 4 5 42 rushes for 218 yards, 3 td, & 14 catches for 309 yards and 3 td
LE Jack Ferrante 30 5 9 28 catches for 451 yards, 4 td
LT Vic Sears 28 5 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1941
LG Eddie Michaels 32 10 5 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 14th pick / 1936
C Vic Lindskog 32 2 10 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 13th pick / 1942
RG Duke Maronic 25 2 11 4 fumbles recovered
RT Al Wistert+ 26 3 9 1 fumble recovered Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 5th / 32nd pick / 1943
RE Larry Cabrelli 29 5 6 8 catches for 98 yards, 1 td
 Special Teams Starters
K Augie Lio 28 5 5 6 of 11 field goals & 27 of 27 extra points Detroit Lions / 4th / 30th pick / 1941
P Roy Zimmerman 28 6 7 23 punts for a 38.7 average, 0 blocked Washington Redskins / 7th / 58th pick / 1940
PR Bosh Pritchard 27 4 5 12 punt returns for a 13.8 average and 0 td
KR Steve Van Buren 26 2 8 11 kick returns for a 29.0 average and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1944

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Mel Bleeker 26 4 0 189 5-11 USC 8/20/1920 2
Larry Cabrelli 29 RE 8 6 194 5-11 Colgate 3/30/1917 5
Jim Castiglia 28 fb 11 2 208 5-11 Georgetown (DC) 9/30/1918 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 21st / 202nd pick / 1941
Russ Craft 27 db 9 1 178 5-9 Alabama 10/15/1919 Rook Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 15th / 132nd pick / 1943
Otis Douglas 35 11 0 224 6-1 William & Mary 7/25/1911 Rook
John Eibner 32 9 0 228 6-2 Kentucky 3/13/1914 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 15th / 133rd pick / 1941
Jack Ferrante 30 LE 11 9 197 6-1 none 3/9/1916 5
Bob Friedlund 26 2 0 210 6-3 Michigan St. 1/6/1920 Rook
Ray Graves 28 7 0 205 6-1 Tennessee Wesleyan,Tennessee 12/31/1918 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 73rd pick / 1942
Henry Gude 27 2 0 225 6-1 Vanderbilt 2/25/1919 Rook Chicago Bears / 14th / 130th pick / 1942
Jack Hinkle 29 b 10 3 195 6-0 Syracuse 10/31/1917 6
Dick Humbert 28 e 11 4 179 6-1 Richmond 12/31/1918 5
Bucko Kilroy 25 g 9 1 243 6-2 Notre Dame,Temple 5/30/1921 3
Ben Kish 29 b 10 2 207 6-0 Pittsburgh 3/31/1917 6 Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 61st pick / 1940
Pete Kmetovic 27 5 0 175 5-9 Stanford 12/27/1919 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 3rd pick / 1942
Bob Krieger 26 e 7 2 190 6-1 Dartmouth 5/2/1920 5
Bert Kuczynski 26 3 0 196 6-0 Pennsylvania 1/8/1920 3 Detroit Lions / 19th / 171st pick / 1943
Vic Lindskog 32 C 11 10 203 6-1 Stanford 12/3/1914 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 13th pick / 1942
Augie Lio 28 K 11 5 234 6-0 Georgetown (DC) 4/30/1918 5 Detroit Lions / 4th / 30th pick / 1941
Jay MacDowell 27 6 0 217 6-2 Washington 9/14/1919 Rook Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 19th pick / 1941
Duke Maronic 25 RG 11 11 209 5-9 none 7/13/1921 2
Flip McDonald 25 1 0 200 6-2 Oklahoma 2/12/1921 2
Bob McDonough 27 10 0 205 5-11 Duke 5/31/1919 Rook
Eddie Michaels 32 LG 10 5 205 5-11 Villanova 6/11/1914 10 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 14th pick / 1936
Joe Muha 25 FB 10 8 205 6-1 VMI 4/15/1921 Rook Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1943
Elliott Ormsbee 25 4 0 185 5-11 Bradley 9/19/1921 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 102nd pick / 1944
Cliff Patton 23 4 0 243 6-2 TCU 7/29/1923 Rook
Bosh Pritchard 27 PR 11 5 164 5-11 VMI,Georgia Tech 9/10/1919 4
Vic Sears 28 LT 11 11 223 6-3 Oregon St. 3/4/1918 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1941
Allie Sherman 23 11 0 170 5-11 Brooklyn 2/10/1923 3
Rudy Smeja 26 e 11 1 195 6-2 Michigan 12/1/1920 2 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 24th pick / 1944
Ernie Steele 29 hb 9 4 187 6-0 Washington 11/2/1917 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 81st pick / 1942
Gil Steinke 27 10 0 175 6-0 Texas A&M-Kingsville 5/3/1919 1
Tommy Thompson 30 qb 10 3 192 6-1 Tulsa 8/15/1916 6
Steve Van Buren 26 KR 9 8 200 6-0 LSU 12/28/1920 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1944
Al Wistert+ 26 RT 9 9 214 6-1 Michigan 12/28/1920 3 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 5th / 32nd pick / 1943
Alex Wojciechowicz 31 c 7 1 217 5-11 Fordham 8/12/1915 8 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1938
John Wyhonic 27 g 11 2 213 6-0 Alabama 12/23/1919 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 123rd pick / 1942
Roy Zimmerman 28 P 11 7 201 6-2 San Jose St. 2/20/1918 6 Washington Redskins / 7th / 58th pick / 1940
Team Total 27.6 11 202.6 6-0.3 3.1