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1948 Philadelphia Eagles

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9-2-1, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1948 NFL Season Summary

Scored 376 points (31.3/g), 2nd of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 156 points (13.0/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 220 points (18.3/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 10.7-1.3.

Coach: Greasy Neale (9-2-1)

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


Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Tommy Thompson 32 8 4 141 for 246, 1,965 yards, 25 td, 11 int, & 12 rushes for 46 yards and 1 td
FB Joe Muha 27 2 11 25 rushes for 90 yards, 0 td, & 2 catches for 22 yards and 1 td Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1943
LH Steve Van Buren+ 28 4 8 201 rushes for 945 yards, 10 td, & 10 catches for 96 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1944
RH Bosh Pritchard 29 6 9 117 rushes for 517 yards, 4 td, & 27 catches for 252 yards and 2 td
LE John Green 27 1 9 Philadelphia Eagles / 16th / 162nd pick / 1944
LT Jay MacDowell 29 2 10 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 19th pick / 1941
LG John Magee 25 Rook 8 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 22nd / 228th pick / 1945
C Vic Lindskog 34 4 11 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 13th pick / 1942
RG Bucko Kilroy 27 5 12 1 fumble recovered
RT Al Wistert 28 5 12 1 fumble recovered Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 5th / 32nd pick / 1943
RE Pete Pihos 25 1 11 46 catches for 766 yards, 11 td, & 8 rushes for -3 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 41st pick / 1945
 Special Teams Starters
K Cliff Patton 25 2 2 8 of 12 field goals & 50 of 50 extra points
P Joe Muha 27 2 11 57 punts for a 47.3 average, 0 blocked Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1943
PR Bosh Pritchard 29 6 9 24 punt returns for a 11.8 average and 1 td
KR Steve Van Buren+ 28 4 8 14 kick returns for a 20.9 average and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1944

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Neill Armstrong 22 e 12 4 189 6-2 Oklahoma St. 3/9/1926 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 8th pick / 1947
Walt Barnes 30 11 0 238 6-1 LSU 1/26/1918 Rook
Russ Craft 29 db 12 2 178 5-9 Alabama 10/15/1919 2 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 15th / 132nd pick / 1943
Noble Doss 28 11 0 186 6-0 Texas 5/22/1920 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 93rd pick / 1942
Otis Douglas 37 5 0 224 6-1 William & Mary 7/25/1911 2
Jack Ferrante 32 12 0 197 6-1 none 3/9/1916 7
Mario Giannelli 28 mg 12 1 265 6-0 Boston Col. 12/24/1920 Rook Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 20th / 201st pick / 1945
John Green 27 LE 12 9 192 6-1 Tulsa 10/14/1921 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 16th / 162nd pick / 1944
Fred Hartman 31 12 0 229 6-1 Schreiner College,Rice 5/21/1917 1 Chicago Bears / 8th / 61st pick / 1941
Dick Humbert 30 12 0 179 6-1 Richmond 12/31/1918 7
Al Johnson 26 5 0 6-0 Hardin-Simmons 8/15/1922 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 121st pick / 1947
Bucko Kilroy 27 RG 12 12 243 6-2 Notre Dame,Temple 5/30/1921 5
Ben Kish 31 9 0 207 6-0 Pittsburgh 3/31/1917 8 Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 61st pick / 1940
Vic Lindskog 34 C 12 11 203 6-1 Stanford 12/3/1914 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 13th pick / 1942
Jay MacDowell 29 LT 12 10 217 6-2 Washington 9/14/1919 2 Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 19th pick / 1941
Bill Mackrides 23 qb 10 1 182 5-11 Nevada-Reno 7/8/1925 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 19th pick / 1947
John Magee 25 LG 12 8 220 5-10 Rice,La-Lafayette 7/21/1923 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 22nd / 228th pick / 1945
Bap Manzini 28 3 0 195 5-11 St. Vincent 8/27/1920 4 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 21st / 192nd pick / 1943
Duke Maronic 27 g 12 1 209 5-9 none 7/13/1921 4
Pat McHugh 29 db 10 1 166 5-11 Georgia Tech 12/21/1919 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 108th pick / 1946
Joe Muha 27 FB 11 11 205 6-1 VMI 4/15/1921 2 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1943
Jack Myers 24 qb 12 7 200 6-2 UCLA 10/8/1924 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 33rd pick / 1948
Les Palmer 25 5 0 190 6-0 North Carolina St. 12/15/1923 Rook
Jim Parmer 21 fb 11 2 193 6-0 Texas A&M,Oklahoma St. 4/15/1927 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 25th / 234th pick / 1948
Cliff Patton 25 K 12 2 243 6-2 TCU 7/29/1923 2
Pete Pihos 25 RE 12 11 210 6-1 Indiana 10/22/1923 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 41st pick / 1945
Hal Prescott 28 11 0 199 6-1 Hardin-Simmons 10/18/1920 2 Green Bay Packers / 19th / 178th pick / 1943
Bosh Pritchard 29 PR 12 9 164 5-11 VMI,Georgia Tech 9/10/1919 6
George Savitsky 24 12 0 244 6-2 Pennsylvania 7/30/1924 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 30th pick / 1947
Vic Sears 30 t 12 2 223 6-3 Oregon St. 3/4/1918 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1941
Ernie Steele 31 hb 12 2 187 6-0 Washington 11/2/1917 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 81st pick / 1942
Gil Steinke 29 hb 2 1 175 6-0 Texas A&M-Kingsville 5/3/1919 3
Frank Szymanski 25 9 0 225 5-11 Notre Dame 7/6/1923 3 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1945
Tommy Thompson 32 QB 12 4 192 6-1 Tulsa 8/15/1916 8
Steve Van Buren+ 28 KR 11 8 200 6-0 LSU 12/28/1920 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1944
Al Wistert 28 RT 12 12 214 6-1 Michigan 12/28/1920 5 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 5th / 32nd pick / 1943
Alex Wojciechowicz 33 c 10 1 217 5-11 Fordham 8/12/1915 10 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1938
Team Total 28.0 12 200.0 6-0.4 3.0