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1959 Philadelphia Eagles

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7-5-0, Finished 2nd in NFL East Division  · 1959 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.6, Offense: 0.4, Defense: -3.0, SoS: -1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 268 points (22.3/g), 4th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 278 points (23.2/g), 9th.
 Differential of -10 points (-0.8/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 5.7-6.3.

Coach: Buck Shaw (7-5-0)

 Training Camp: (Hershey, Pennsylvania)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Norm Van Brocklin* 33 10 12 191 for 340, 2,617 yards, 16 td, 14 int, & 11 rushes for 13 yards and 2 td Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 37th pick / 1949
FB Clarence Peaks 24 2 0 124 rushes for 451 yards, 3 td, & 28 catches for 209 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 7th pick / 1957
LH Billy Ray Barnes* 24 2 0 181 rushes for 687 yards, 7 td, & 32 catches for 314 yards and 2 td Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 19th pick / 1957
RH Tommy McDonald* 25 2 0 2 rushes for -10 yards, 0 td, & 47 catches for 846 yards and 10 td Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 31st pick / 1957
LE Pete Retzlaff 28 3 0 34 catches for 595 yards, 1 td, & 2 rushes for -11 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 22nd / 265th pick / 1953
LT Jerry DeLucca 23 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 7th / 84th pick / 1957
LG Jerry Huth 26 3 0 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 24th / 285th pick / 1956
C Chuck Bednarik 34 10 0 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 1st pick / 1949
RG Stan Campbell 29 7 12 Detroit Lions / 18th / 213th pick / 1952
RT J.D. Smith 23 Rook 11 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 15th pick / 1959
RE Dick Bielski 27 4 0 15 catches for 264 yards, 1 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1955
 Defensive Starters
LDE Joe Robb 22 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 14th / 164th pick / 1959
LDT Jess Richardson* 29 6 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 92nd pick / 1953
RDT Marion Campbell* 30 5 0 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1952
RDE Jerry Wilson 23 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1959
LLB Bob Pellegrini 25 3 0 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1956
MLB Chuck Weber 29 4 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RLB Tom Louderback 26 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 10th / 111th pick / 1955
LDH Jimmy Carr 26 4 0 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDH Tom Brookshier* 28 6 0 3 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 117th pick / 1953
LS Gene Johnson 24 Rook 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 99th pick / 1959
RS Art Powell 22 Rook 0 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 123rd pick / 1959
 Special Teams Starters
K Paige Cothren 24 2 0 8 of 18 field goals & 1 of 1 extra point Los Angeles Rams / 22nd / 256th pick / 1957
P Norm Van Brocklin* 33 10 12 53 punts for a 42.7 average, 1 blocked Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 37th pick / 1949
PR Tommy McDonald* 25 2 0 21 punt returns for a 5.5 average and 1 td Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 31st pick / 1957
KR Tommy McDonald* 25 2 0 24 kick returns for a 18.5 average and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 31st pick / 1957

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
50 Darrel Aschbacher 24 11 0 220 6-1 Boise St.,Oregon 6/2/1935 Rook
33 Billy Ray Barnes* 24 LH 12 0 201 5-11 Wake Forest 5/14/1935 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 19th pick / 1957
60 Chuck Bednarik 34 C 12 0 233 6-3 Pennsylvania 5/1/1925 10 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 1st pick / 1949
36 Dick Bielski 27 RE 12 0 224 6-1 Maryland 9/7/1932 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1955
40 Tom Brookshier* 28 RDH 12 0 196 6-0 Colorado 12/16/1931 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 117th pick / 1953
78 Marion Campbell* 30 RDT 12 0 250 6-3 Georgia 5/25/1929 5 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1952
67 Stan Campbell 29 RG 12 12 226 6-0 Iowa St. 8/26/1930 7 Detroit Lions / 18th / 213th pick / 1952
21 Jimmy Carr 26 LDH 12 0 206 6-1 Charleston (WV) 3/25/1933 4
63 Tom Catlin 28 12 0 213 6-1 Oklahoma 9/8/1931 6 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 38th pick / 1953
45 Paige Cothren 24 K 7 0 201 5-11 Mississippi 7/12/1935 2 Los Angeles Rams / 22nd / 256th pick / 1957
74 Jerry DeLucca 23 LT 12 0 247 6-2 Tennessee,Middle Tenn. St. 7/17/1936 Rook Chicago Bears / 7th / 84th pick / 1957
65 Jerry Huth 26 LG 10 0 226 6-0 Wake Forest 7/23/1933 3 New York Giants / 24th / 285th pick / 1956
27 Gene Johnson 24 LS 12 0 187 6-0 Cincinnati 9/18/1935 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 99th pick / 1959
9 Sonny Jurgensen 25 12 0 202 5-11 Duke 8/23/1934 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 43rd pick / 1957
73 Ed Khayat 24 9 0 240 6-3 Millsaps,Tulane 9/14/1935 2
43 Walt Kowalczyk 24 12 0 208 6-0 Michigan St. 4/17/1935 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 6th pick / 1958
61 Tom Louderback 26 RLB 12 0 235 6-2 San Jose St. 3/5/1933 1 Washington Redskins / 10th / 111th pick / 1955
80 Ken MacAfee 30 4 0 212 6-2 Alabama 8/3/1929 5
75 Jim McCusker 23 12 0 246 6-2 Pittsburgh 5/19/1936 1 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1958
25 Tommy McDonald* 25 KR 12 0 178 5-9 Oklahoma 7/26/1934 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 31st pick / 1957
29 John Nocera 25 12 0 220 6-1 Iowa 5/4/1934 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 16th / 182nd pick / 1957
70 Don Owens 27 12 0 255 6-5 Southern Miss 4/3/1932 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 30th pick / 1957
32 Joe Pagliei 25 7 0 220 6-0 Clemson 4/12/1934 Rook
26 Clarence Peaks 24 FB 12 0 218 6-1 Michigan St. 9/23/1935 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 7th pick / 1957
53 Bob Pellegrini 25 LLB 12 0 233 6-2 Maryland 11/13/1934 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1956
87 Art Powell 22 RS 12 0 211 6-3 San Jose St. 2/25/1937 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 123rd pick / 1959
44 Pete Retzlaff 28 LE 10 0 211 6-1 North Dakota-Ellendale,South Dakota St. 8/21/1931 3 Detroit Lions / 22nd / 265th pick / 1953
72 Jess Richardson* 29 LDT 12 0 261 6-2 Alabama 8/18/1930 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 92nd pick / 1953
22 Lee Riley 27 12 0 192 6-1 Detroit Mercy 8/24/1932 4 Detroit Lions / 4th / 48th pick / 1955
66 Joe Robb 22 LDE 12 0 238 6-3 TCU 3/15/1937 Rook Chicago Bears / 14th / 164th pick / 1959
30 Theron Sapp 24 12 0 203 6-1 Georgia 6/15/1935 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 112th pick / 1958
76 J.D. Smith 23 RT 11 11 250 6-2 Rice 5/27/1936 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 15th pick / 1959
68 Bill Striegel 23 12 0 235 6-2 Pacific 5/28/1936 Rook Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 88th pick / 1958
11 Norm Van Brocklin* 33 P 12 12 190 6-1 Oregon 3/15/1926 10 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 37th pick / 1949
83 Bobby Walston 31 12 0 190 6-0 Georgia 10/17/1928 8 Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 166th pick / 1951
51 Chuck Weber 29 MLB 12 0 229 6-1 West Chester 3/25/1930 4
88 Jerry Wilson 23 RDE 12 0 238 6-3 Auburn 12/9/1936 Rook Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1959
Team Total 26.1 12 220.1 6-1.2 2.8