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1947 Philadelphia Eagles

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8-4-0, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1947 NFL Season Summary

Scored 308 points (25.7/g), 2nd of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 242 points (20.2/g), 5th.
 Differential of 66 points (5.5/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 7.7-4.3.

Coach: Greasy Neale (8-4-0)

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 Tommy Thompson 31 7 1 106 for 201, 1,680 yards, 16 td, 15 int, & 23 rushes for 52 yards and 2 td
FB Joe Muha 26 1 9 27 rushes for 107 yards, 1 td, & 1 catch for 10 yards and 0 td Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1943
LH Steve Van Buren+ 27 3 7 217 rushes for 1,008 yards, 13 td, & 9 catches for 79 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1944
RH Bosh Pritchard 28 5 5 69 rushes for 294 yards, 1 td, & 16 catches for 315 yards and 3 td
LE Jack Ferrante 31 6 10 18 catches for 341 yards, 4 td
LT Vic Sears 29 6 5 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1941
LG Cliff Patton 24 1 12
C Alex Wojciechowicz 32 9 11 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1938
RG Bucko Kilroy 26 4 9 2 fumbles recovered
RT Al Wistert+ 27 4 12 2 fumbles recovered Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 5th / 32nd pick / 1943
RE Pete Pihos 24 Rook 12 23 catches for 382 yards, 7 td Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 41st pick / 1945
 Special Teams Starters
K Cliff Patton 24 1 12 3 of 14 field goals & 36 of 40 extra points
P Joe Muha 26 1 9 53 punts for a 43.5 average, 0 blocked Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1943
PR Bosh Pritchard 28 5 5 24 punt returns for a 11.3 average and 0 td
KR Steve Van Buren+ 27 3 7 13 kick returns for a 29.4 average and 1 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)
Neill Armstrong 21 e 12 1 189 6-2 Oklahoma St. 3/9/1926 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 8th pick / 1947
Al Baisi 30 2 0 217 6-0 West Virginia 9/6/1917 7
Alf Bauman 27 2 0 228 6-2 Northwestern 1/3/1920 Rook Detroit Lions / 2nd / 15th pick / 1942
Larry Cabrelli 30 6 0 194 5-11 Colgate 3/30/1917 6
T.J. Campion 29 5 0 235 6-2 SE Louisiana 11/14/1918 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 19th / 170th pick / 1947
Russ Craft 28 db 10 4 178 5-9 Alabama 10/15/1919 1 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 15th / 132nd pick / 1943
Noble Doss 27 9 0 186 6-0 Texas 5/22/1920 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 93rd pick / 1942
Otis Douglas 36 t 12 3 224 6-1 William & Mary 7/25/1911 1
Jack Ferrante 31 LE 11 10 197 6-1 none 3/9/1916 6
John Green 26 de 12 1 192 6-1 Tulsa 10/14/1921 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 16th / 162nd pick / 1944
Roger Harding 24 6 0 217 6-2 California 6/11/1923 2 Cleveland Rams / 5th / 37th pick / 1945
Jack Hinkle 30 3 0 195 6-0 Syracuse 10/31/1917 7
Dick Humbert 29 e 11 1 179 6-1 Richmond 12/31/1918 6
Jim Kekeris 24 t 10 2 257 6-1 Missouri 10/17/1923 Rook Detroit Lions / 3rd / 14th pick / 1947
Bucko Kilroy 26 RG 12 9 243 6-2 Notre Dame,Temple 5/30/1921 4
Ben Kish 30 FB 12 8 207 6-0 Pittsburgh 3/31/1917 7 Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 61st pick / 1940
Vic Lindskog 33 c 10 1 203 6-1 Stanford 12/3/1914 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 13th pick / 1942
Jay MacDowell 28 t 12 3 217 6-2 Washington 9/14/1919 1 Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 19th pick / 1941
Art Macioszczyk 27 fb 11 2 208 6-0 West. Michigan 10/19/1920 3 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 27th / 252nd pick / 1943
Bill Mackrides 22 8 0 182 5-11 Nevada 7/8/1925 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 19th pick / 1947
Duke Maronic 26 4 0 209 5-9 none 7/13/1921 3
Pat McHugh 28 db 9 1 166 5-11 Georgia Tech 12/21/1919 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 108th pick / 1946
Joe Muha 26 FB 12 9 205 6-1 VMI 4/15/1921 1 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1943
Cliff Patton 24 K 12 12 243 6-2 TCU 7/29/1923 1
Pete Pihos 24 RE 12 12 210 6-1 Indiana 10/22/1923 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 41st pick / 1945
Hal Prescott 27 e 11 2 199 6-1 Hardin-Simmons 10/18/1920 1 Green Bay Packers / 19th / 178th pick / 1943
Bosh Pritchard 28 PR 11 5 164 5-11 VMI,Georgia Tech 9/10/1919 5
Vic Sears 29 LT 7 5 223 6-3 Oregon St. 3/4/1918 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1941
Allie Sherman 24 11 0 170 5-11 Brooklyn 2/10/1923 4
Ernie Steele 30 lh 12 5 187 6-0 Washington 11/2/1917 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 81st pick / 1942
Gil Steinke 28 hb 6 3 175 6-0 Texas A&M-Kingsville 5/3/1919 2
Don Talcott 26 8 0 235 6-3 UNLV 5/21/1921 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 26th / 272nd pick / 1945
Tommy Thompson 31 QB 12 1 192 6-1 Tulsa 8/15/1916 7
Steve Van Buren+ 27 KR 12 7 200 6-0 LSU 12/28/1920 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1944
Don Weedon 28 12 0 220 5-11 Texas 1/13/1919 Rook
Boyd Williams 25 6 0 218 6-3 Syracuse 5/4/1922 Rook
Al Wistert+ 27 RT 12 12 214 6-1 Michigan 12/28/1920 4 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 5th / 32nd pick / 1943
Alex Wojciechowicz 32 C 12 11 217 5-11 Fordham 8/12/1915 9 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1938
John Wyhonic 28 g 12 2 213 6-0 Alabama 12/23/1919 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 123rd pick / 1942
Team Total 27.6 12 205.3 6-0.5 2.7