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1955 Philadelphia Eagles

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4-7-1, Finished 4th in NFL East Division  · 1955 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.6, Offense: 1.3, Defense: 3.3, SoS: 3.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 248 points (20.7/g), 6th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 231 points (19.2/g), 4th.
 Differential of 17 points (1.4/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 6.5-5.5.

Coach: Jim Trimble (4-7-1)

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Adrian Burk* 28 5 8 110 for 228, 1,359 yards, 9 td, 17 int, & 36 rushes for 132 yards and 2 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1950
FB Dick Bielski 23 Rook 0 28 rushes for 67 yards, 1 td, & 8 catches for 48 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1955
LH Toy Ledbetter 28 5 0 21 rushes for 48 yards, 0 td, & 7 catches for 88 yards and 1 td
RH Ted Wegert 23 Rook 0 26 rushes for 120 yards, 2 td, & 3 catches for 17 yards and 0 td
LE Bill Stribling 28 4 0 38 catches for 568 yards, 6 td New York Giants / 21st / 267th pick / 1950
LT Jim Weatherall* 26 Rook 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 17th pick / 1952
LG Buck Lansford 22 Rook 12 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1955
C Bob Kelley 25 Rook 0 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 25th / 293rd pick / 1952
RG Tom Higgins 25 2 0 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 6th / 70th pick / 1953
RT Lum Snyder 25 3 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 29th pick / 1952
RE Pete Pihos*+ 32 8 0 62 catches for 864 yards, 7 td Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 41st pick / 1945
 Defensive Starters
LDE Tom Scott 25 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 60th pick / 1953
LDT Jess Richardson 25 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 92nd pick / 1953
MG Mike Jarmoluk 33 9 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 7th / 62nd pick / 1945
RDT Frank Wydo 31 8 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 29th pick / 1947
RDE Norm Willey* 28 5 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 170th pick / 1950
LLB Chuck Bednarik 30 6 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 1st pick / 1949
RLB Wayne Robinson* 25 3 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 89th pick / 1952
LDH Eddie Bell 24 Rook 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 56th pick / 1953
RDH Bibbles Bawel 25 3 0 9 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Bob Hudson 25 4 0 3 interceptions, 5 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 12th / 146th pick / 1951
RS Harry Dowda 33 6 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 19th / 168th pick / 1947
 Special Teams Starters
K Dick Bielski 23 Rook 0 9 of 23 field goals & 23 of 24 extra points Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1955
P Adrian Burk* 28 5 8 61 punts for a 42.9 average, 0 blocked Baltimore Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1950
PR Jerry Norton 24 1 0 20 punt returns for a 1.6 average and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 81st pick / 1954
KR Hal Giancanelli 26 2 0 11 kick returns for a 24.3 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
33 Roy Barni 28 4 0 185 5-11 San Francisco 2/15/1927 3
20 Bibbles Bawel 25 RDH 12 0 185 6-1 Evansville 11/21/1930 3
60 Chuck Bednarik 30 LLB 12 0 233 6-3 Pennsylvania 5/1/1925 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 1st pick / 1949
81 Eddie Bell 24 LDH 12 0 212 6-1 Pennsylvania 3/25/1931 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 56th pick / 1953
36 Dick Bielski 23 FB 12 0 224 6-1 Maryland 9/7/1932 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1955
10 Adrian Burk* 28 P 12 8 190 6-2 Baylor 12/14/1927 5 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1950
64 Russ Carroccio 24 7 0 235 6-1 Virginia 4/28/1931 1
44 Harry Dowda 33 RS 12 0 195 6-2 Wake Forest 12/29/1922 6 Washington Redskins / 19th / 168th pick / 1947
27 Hal Giancanelli 26 KR 12 0 182 5-10 Loyola Marymount 5/21/1929 2
22 Ralph Goldston 26 10 0 195 5-11 Indiana,Youngstown St. 2/25/1929 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 125th pick / 1952
38 Rob Goode 28 8 0 222 6-4 Texas A&M 6/5/1927 6 Washington Redskins / 1st / 8th pick / 1949
71 Tom Higgins 25 RG 12 0 230 6-2 North Carolina 2/26/1930 2 Chicago Cardinals / 6th / 70th pick / 1953
42 Bob Hudson 25 LS 12 0 225 6-4 Clemson 4/5/1930 4 New York Giants / 12th / 146th pick / 1951
63 Ken Huxhold 26 12 0 226 6-1 Wisconsin 8/10/1929 1 Chicago Cardinals / 27th / 319th pick / 1951
78 Mike Jarmoluk 33 MG 12 0 232 6-5 Temple 10/22/1922 9 Detroit Lions / 7th / 62nd pick / 1945
40 Don Johnson 24 2 0 187 6-0 California 10/31/1931 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 34th pick / 1953
50 Bob Kelley 25 C 12 0 232 6-2 West Texas A&M 5/8/1930 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 25th / 293rd pick / 1952
76 Bucko Kilroy 34 1 0 243 6-2 Notre Dame,Temple 5/30/1921 12
79 Buck Lansford 22 LG 12 12 232 6-2 Texas 11/4/1933 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1955
25 Toy Ledbetter 28 LH 8 0 198 5-10 Oklahoma St. 10/30/1927 5
67 John Magee 32 7 0 220 5-10 Rice,La-Lafayette 7/21/1923 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 22nd / 228th pick / 1945
41 Jerry Norton 24 PR 12 0 195 5-11 SMU 5/17/1931 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 81st pick / 1954
43 Jim Parmer 28 12 0 193 6-0 Texas A&M,Oklahoma St. 4/15/1927 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 25th / 234th pick / 1948
35 Pete Pihos*+ 32 RE 12 0 210 6-1 Indiana 10/22/1923 8 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 41st pick / 1945
71 Jim Ricca 28 6 0 270 6-4 Georgetown (DC) 10/8/1927 4
72 Jess Richardson 25 LDT 12 0 261 6-2 Alabama 8/18/1930 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 92nd pick / 1953
52 Wayne Robinson* 25 RLB 12 0 225 6-2 Minnesota 1/14/1930 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 89th pick / 1952
82 Tom Scott 25 LDE 12 0 218 6-2 Virginia 9/3/1930 2 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 60th pick / 1953
66 Ed Sharkey 28 7 0 229 6-3 Duke,Nevada-Reno 7/6/1927 8
73 Lum Snyder 25 RT 12 0 228 6-5 Georgia Tech 8/12/1930 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 29th pick / 1952
80 Bill Stribling 28 LE 12 0 206 6-1 Mississippi 11/5/1927 4 New York Giants / 21st / 267th pick / 1950
24 George Taliaferro 28 3 0 196 5-11 Indiana 1/8/1927 6 Chicago Bears / 13th / 129th pick / 1949
11 Bobby Thomason* 27 qb 10 4 196 6-1 VMI 3/26/1928 6 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 7th pick / 1949
83 Bobby Walston 27 12 0 190 6-0 Georgia 10/17/1928 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 166th pick / 1951
77 Jim Weatherall* 26 LT 12 0 245 6-4 Oklahoma 10/26/1929 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 17th pick / 1952
46 Ted Wegert 23 RH 7 0 202 5-11 none 4/17/1932 Rook
86 Norm Willey* 28 RDE 12 0 224 6-2 Marshall 8/22/1927 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 170th pick / 1950
75 Frank Wydo 31 12 0 225 6-4 Duquesne,Cornell 6/15/1924 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 29th pick / 1947
Team Total 27.0 12 215.7 6-1.4 3.9