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1953 Philadelphia Eagles

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7-4-1, Finished 2nd in NFL East Division  · 1953 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 10.4, Offense: 8.0, Defense: 2.3, SoS: -1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 352 points (29.3/g), 3rd of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 215 points (17.9/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 137 points (11.4/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 9.2-2.8.

Coach: Jim Trimble (7-4-1)

Stadium: Connie Mack Stadium
 Training Camp: (Hershey, Pennsylvania)

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 Bobby Thomason* 25 4 8 162 for 304, 2,462 yards, 21 td, 20 int, & 9 rushes for 23 yards and 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 7th pick / 1949
FB Al Pollard 25 2 0 23 rushes for 44 yards, 0 td, & 7 catches for 33 yards and 0 td New York Yanks / 21st / 251st pick / 1951
LH Toy Ledbetter 26 3 0 41 rushes for 120 yards, 1 td, & 13 catches for 137 yards and 2 td
RH Frank Ziegler 30 4 0 83 rushes for 320 yards, 5 td, & 15 catches for 211 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 29th pick / 1949
LE Bobby Walston 25 2 0 41 catches for 750 yards, 5 td Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 166th pick / 1951
LT Frank Wydo 29 6 12 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 29th pick / 1947
LG Maury Nipp 23 1 0 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 101st pick / 1952
C Ken Farragut* 25 2 0 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 68th pick / 1951
RG John Magee 30 5 0 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 22nd / 228th pick / 1945
RT Lum Snyder* 23 1 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 29th pick / 1952
RE Pete Pihos*+ 30 6 0 63 catches for 1,049 yards, 10 td Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 41st pick / 1945
 Defensive Starters
LDE Tom Scott 23 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 60th pick / 1953
LDT Vic Sears 35 12 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1941
MG Bucko Kilroy* 32 10 0
RDT Mike Jarmoluk 31 7 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 7th / 62nd pick / 1945
RDE Norm Willey 26 3 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 170th pick / 1950
LLB Chuck Bednarik*+ 28 4 0 6 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 1st pick / 1949
RLB Wayne Robinson 23 1 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 89th pick / 1952
LDH Russ Craft 34 7 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 15th / 132nd pick / 1943
RDH Tom Brookshier 22 Rook 0 8 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 117th pick / 1953
LS Bob Hudson 23 2 0 3 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 12th / 146th pick / 1951
RS Bob Stringer 24 1 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 161st pick / 1952
 Special Teams Starters
K Bobby Walston 25 2 0 4 of 13 field goals & 45 of 48 extra points Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 166th pick / 1951
P Adrian Burk 26 3 4 41 punts for a 43.0 average, 0 blocked Baltimore Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1950
PR Al Pollard 25 2 0 20 punt returns for a 5.3 average and 0 td New York Yanks / 21st / 251st pick / 1951
KR Jerry Williams 30 4 0 14 kick returns for a 24.5 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 63rd pick / 1949

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
60 Chuck Bednarik*+ 28 LLB 12 0 233 6-3 Pennsylvania 5/1/1925 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 1st pick / 1949
36 John Brewer 25 6 0 230 6-4 Louisville 8/26/1928 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 28th / 329th pick / 1952
45 Tom Brookshier 22 RDH 11 0 196 6-0 Colorado 12/16/1931 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 117th pick / 1953
10 Adrian Burk 26 P 10 4 190 6-2 Baylor 12/14/1927 3 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1950
33 Russ Craft 34 LDH 12 0 178 5-9 Alabama 10/15/1919 7 Phi/Pit Eagles/Steelers / 15th / 132nd pick / 1943
53 Ken Farragut* 25 C 12 0 240 6-4 Mississippi 12/23/1928 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 68th pick / 1951
14 Bob Gambold 24 3 0 215 6-4 Washington St. 2/5/1929 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 24th / 307th pick / 1950
27 Hal Giancanelli 24 12 0 182 5-10 Loyola Marymount 5/21/1929 Rook
88 Bob Hudson 23 LS 12 0 225 6-4 Clemson 4/5/1930 2 New York Giants / 12th / 146th pick / 1951
81 Willie Irvin 23 3 0 203 6-3 Florida A&M 1/3/1930 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 178th pick / 1953
78 Mike Jarmoluk 31 RDT 12 0 232 6-5 Temple 10/22/1922 7 Detroit Lions / 7th / 62nd pick / 1945
40 Don Johnson 22 12 0 187 6-0 California 10/31/1931 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 34th pick / 1953
76 Bucko Kilroy* 32 MG 12 0 243 6-2 Notre Dame,Temple 5/30/1921 10
25 Toy Ledbetter 26 LH 10 0 198 5-10 Oklahoma St. 10/30/1927 3
67 John Magee 30 RG 12 0 220 5-10 Rice,La-Lafayette 7/21/1923 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 22nd / 228th pick / 1945
61 John Michels 22 11 0 200 5-11 Tennessee 2/15/1931 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 25th / 297th pick / 1953
72 George Mrkonic 24 10 0 225 6-2 Kansas 12/17/1929 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 45th pick / 1953
68 Maury Nipp 23 LG 12 0 219 6-0 Loyola Marymount 3/21/1930 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 101st pick / 1952
43 Jim Parmer 26 12 0 193 6-0 Texas A&M,Oklahoma St. 4/15/1927 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 25th / 234th pick / 1948
35 Pete Pihos*+ 30 RE 12 0 210 6-1 Indiana 10/22/1923 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 41st pick / 1945
21 Al Pollard 25 FB 12 0 196 6-0 Loyola Marymount,Army 9/7/1928 2 New York Yanks / 21st / 251st pick / 1951
65 Jess Richardson 23 12 0 261 6-2 Alabama 8/18/1930 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 92nd pick / 1953
52 Wayne Robinson 23 RLB 11 0 225 6-2 Minnesota 1/14/1930 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 89th pick / 1952
85 Bob Schnelker 25 8 0 214 6-3 Bowling Green 10/17/1928 Rook Cleveland Browns / 29th / 377th pick / 1950
82 Tom Scott 23 LDE 12 0 218 6-2 Virginia 9/3/1930 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 60th pick / 1953
79 Vic Sears 35 LDT 12 0 223 6-3 Oregon St. 3/4/1918 12 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 33rd pick / 1941
73 Lum Snyder* 23 RT 12 0 228 6-5 Georgia Tech 8/12/1930 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 29th pick / 1952
44 Bob Stringer 24 RS 12 0 197 6-1 Tulsa 10/8/1929 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 161st pick / 1952
11 Bobby Thomason* 25 QB 12 8 196 6-1 VMI 3/26/1928 4 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 7th pick / 1949
31 Ebert Van Buren 29 12 0 210 6-2 LSU 12/6/1924 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 7th pick / 1951
83 Bobby Walston 25 K 12 0 190 6-0 Georgia 10/17/1928 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 166th pick / 1951
86 Norm Willey 26 RDE 12 0 224 6-2 Marshall 8/22/1927 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 170th pick / 1950
49 Jerry Williams 30 KR 12 0 175 5-10 Idaho,Washington St. 11/1/1923 4 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 63rd pick / 1949
75 Frank Wydo 29 LT 12 12 225 6-4 Duquesne,Cornell 6/15/1924 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 29th pick / 1947
41 Frank Ziegler 30 RH 12 0 175 5-11 Georgia Tech 10/1/1923 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 29th pick / 1949
Team Total 26.1 12 210.7 6-1.4 2.8