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1949 Philadelphia Eagles

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11-1-0, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1949 NFL Season Summary

Scored 364 points (30.3/g), 1st of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 134 points (11.2/g), 1st.
 Differential of 230 points (19.2/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 11.0-1.0.

Coach: Greasy Neale (11-1-0)

Stadium: Shibe Park
 Training Camp: UM North Central Agriculture School (Grand Rapids, Minnesota)


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 33 9 9 116 for 214, 1,727 yards, 16 td, 11 int, & 15 rushes for 17 yards and 2 td
FB Joe Muha 28 3 11 3 rushes for 19 yards, 0 td, & 1 catch for 10 yards and 0 td Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1943
LH Steve Van Buren+ 29 5 10 263 rushes for 1,146 yards, 11 td, & 4 catches for 88 yards and 1 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1944
RH Bosh Pritchard 30 7 7 84 rushes for 506 yards, 3 td, & 8 catches for 185 yards and 2 td
LE Jack Ferrante 33 8 7 34 catches for 508 yards, 5 td
LT Vic Sears 31 8 11 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1941
LG Cliff Patton 26 3 7 1 fumble recovered
C Chuck Bednarik 24 Rook 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 1st pick / 1949
RG Bucko Kilroy 28 6 12 1 fumble recovered
RT Al Wistert 29 6 11 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 5th / 32nd pick / 1943
RE Pete Pihos+ 26 2 9 34 catches for 484 yards, 4 td Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 41st pick / 1945
 Special Teams Starters
K Cliff Patton 26 3 7 9 of 18 field goals & 42 of 43 extra points
P Joe Muha 28 3 11 45 punts for a 40.0 average, 1 blocked Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1943
PR Frank Reagan 30 8 0 21 punt returns for a 12.7 average and 1 td New York Giants / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1941
KR Steve Van Buren+ 29 5 10 12 kick returns for a 24.0 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)
Neill Armstrong 23 e 12 4 189 6-2 Oklahoma St. 3/9/1926 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 8th pick / 1947
Walt Barnes 31 12 0 238 6-1 LSU 1/26/1918 1
Chuck Bednarik 24 C 10 7 233 6-3 Pennsylvania 5/1/1925 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 1st pick / 1949
Russ Craft 30 db 10 2 178 5-9 Alabama 10/15/1919 3 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 15th / 132nd pick / 1943
Otis Douglas 38 2 0 224 6-1 William & Mary 7/25/1911 3
Jack Ferrante 33 LE 12 7 197 6-1 none 3/9/1916 8
Mario Giannelli 29 mg 10 1 265 6-0 Boston Col. 12/24/1920 1 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 20th / 201st pick / 1945
John Green 28 de 7 2 192 6-1 Tulsa 10/14/1921 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 16th / 162nd pick / 1944
Dick Humbert 31 11 0 179 6-1 Richmond 12/31/1918 8
Mike Jarmoluk 27 9 0 232 6-5 Temple 10/22/1922 3 Detroit Lions / 7th / 62nd pick / 1945
Bucko Kilroy 28 RG 12 12 243 6-2 Notre Dame,Temple 5/30/1921 6
Ben Kish 32 7 0 207 6-0 Pittsburgh 3/31/1917 9 Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 61st pick / 1940
Vic Lindskog 35 c 5 4 203 6-1 Stanford 12/3/1914 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 13th pick / 1942
Jay MacDowell 30 t 8 1 217 6-2 Washington 9/14/1919 3 Cleveland Rams / 3rd / 19th pick / 1941
Bill Mackrides 24 7 0 182 5-11 Nevada 7/8/1925 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 19th pick / 1947
John Magee 26 g 12 3 220 5-10 Rice,La-Lafayette 7/21/1923 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 22nd / 228th pick / 1945
Duke Maronic 28 g 11 2 209 5-9 none 7/13/1921 5
Pat McHugh 30 12 0 166 5-11 Georgia Tech 12/21/1919 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 108th pick / 1946
Joe Muha 28 FB 12 11 205 6-1 VMI 4/15/1921 3 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1943
Jack Myers 25 fb 12 3 200 6-2 UCLA 10/8/1924 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 33rd pick / 1948
Jim Parmer 22 fb 12 1 193 6-0 Texas A&M,Oklahoma St. 4/15/1927 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 25th / 234th pick / 1948
Cliff Patton 26 K 12 7 243 6-2 TCU 7/29/1923 3
Pete Pihos+ 26 RE 11 9 210 6-1 Indiana 10/22/1923 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 41st pick / 1945
Hal Prescott 29 3 0 199 6-1 Hardin-Simmons 10/18/1920 3 Green Bay Packers / 19th / 178th pick / 1943
Bosh Pritchard 30 RH 8 7 164 5-11 VMI,Georgia Tech 9/10/1919 7
Frank Reagan 30 PR 12 0 182 5-11 Pennsylvania 7/28/1919 8 New York Giants / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1941
George Savitsky 25 12 0 244 6-2 Pennsylvania 7/30/1924 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 30th pick / 1947
Clyde Scott 25 hb 8 2 174 6-0 Navy,Arkansas 8/29/1924 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 8th pick / 1948
Vic Sears 31 LT 11 11 223 6-3 Oregon St. 3/4/1918 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1941
Leo Skladany 22 e 3 1 210 6-1 Pittsburgh 8/9/1927 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 17th / 171st pick / 1949
Tommy Thompson 33 QB 12 9 192 6-1 Tulsa 8/15/1916 9
Steve Van Buren+ 29 KR 12 10 200 6-0 LSU 12/28/1920 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1944
Al Wistert 29 RT 12 11 214 6-1 Michigan 12/28/1920 6 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 5th / 32nd pick / 1943
Alex Wojciechowicz 34 c 12 1 217 5-11 Fordham 8/12/1915 11 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1938
Frank Ziegler 26 hb 10 4 175 5-11 Georgia Tech 10/1/1923 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 29th pick / 1949
Team Total 28.5 12 206.3 6-0.6 3.8