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1961 Philadelphia Eagles

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10-4-0, Finished 2nd in NFL East Division  · 1961 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.9, Offense: 3.8, Defense: -1.8, SoS: -2.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 361 points (25.8/g), 3rd of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 297 points (21.2/g), 8th.
 Differential of 64 points (4.6/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 8.6-5.4.

Coach: Nick Skorich (10-4-0)

Stadium: Franklin Field
 Training Camp: (Hershey, Pennsylvania)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Sonny Jurgensen*+ 27 4 14 235 for 416, 3,723 yards, 32 td, 24 int, & 20 rushes for 27 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 43rd pick / 1957
HB Billy Ray Barnes 26 4 0 92 rushes for 309 yards, 1 td, & 15 catches for 194 yards and 3 td Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 19th pick / 1957
FB Clarence Peaks 26 4 0 135 rushes for 471 yards, 5 td, & 32 catches for 472 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 7th pick / 1957
FL Tommy McDonald* 27 4 0 64 catches for 1,144 yards, 13 td Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 31st pick / 1957
SE Pete Retzlaff 30 5 0 50 catches for 769 yards, 8 td, & 1 rush for 8 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 22nd / 265th pick / 1953
TE Bobby Walston* 33 10 0 34 catches for 569 yards, 2 td Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 166th pick / 1951
LT Jim McCusker 25 3 0 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1958
LG John Wittenborn 25 3 0 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 17th / 203rd pick / 1958
C Chuck Bednarik 36 12 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 1st pick / 1949
RG Stan Campbell 31 9 0 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 18th / 213th pick / 1952
RT J.D. Smith* 25 2 14 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 15th pick / 1959
 Defensive Starters
LDE Leo Sugar 32 7 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 11th / 123rd pick / 1952
LDT Jess Richardson 31 8 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 92nd pick / 1953
RDT Ed Khayat 26 4 12 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
RDE Marion Campbell 32 7 0 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1952
LLB John Nocera 27 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 16th / 182nd pick / 1957
MLB Chuck Weber 31 6 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RLB Maxie Baughan* 23 1 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 20th pick / 1960
LCB Jimmy Carr 28 6 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RCB Tom Brookshier 30 8 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 117th pick / 1953
LS Don Burroughs 30 6 0 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RS Bobby Freeman 29 4 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 37th pick / 1955
 Special Teams Starters
K Bobby Walston* 33 10 0 14 of 25 field goals & 43 of 46 extra points Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 166th pick / 1951
P King Hill 25 3 0 55 punts for a 43.7 average, 0 blocked Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 1st pick / 1958
PR Ted Dean* 23 1 0 18 punt returns for a 7.8 average and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 40th pick / 1960
KR Timmy Brown 24 2 0 29 kick returns for a 28.0 average and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 27th / 313th pick / 1959

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
46 Glen Amerson 23 14 0 186 6-1 Texas Tech 11/24/1938 Rook 3
33 Billy Ray Barnes 26 HB 12 0 201 5-11 Wake Forest 5/14/1935 4 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 19th pick / 1957
55 Maxie Baughan* 23 RLB 14 14 227 6-1 Georgia Tech 8/3/1938 1 8 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 20th pick / 1960
60 Chuck Bednarik 36 C 14 0 233 6-3 Pennsylvania 5/1/1925 12 8 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 1st pick / 1949
40 Tom Brookshier 30 RCB 7 0 196 6-0 Colorado 12/16/1931 8 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 117th pick / 1953
22 Timmy Brown 24 KR 13 0 198 5-11 Ball St. 5/24/1937 2 8 Green Bay Packers / 27th / 313th pick / 1959
45 Don Burroughs 30 LS 13 0 190 6-4 Colorado St. 8/19/1931 6 7
78 Marion Campbell 32 RDE 14 0 250 6-3 Georgia 5/25/1929 7 6 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 46th pick / 1952
67 Stan Campbell 31 RG 13 0 226 6-0 Iowa St. 8/26/1930 9 9 Detroit Lions / 18th / 213th pick / 1952
21 Jimmy Carr 28 LCB 13 0 206 6-1 Charleston (WV) 3/25/1933 6 6
27 Irv Cross 22 13 0 195 6-2 Northwestern 7/27/1939 Rook 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 98th pick / 1961
35 Ted Dean* 23 14 0 213 6-2 Wichita St. 3/24/1938 1 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 40th pick / 1960
41 Bobby Freeman 29 RS 14 0 202 6-1 Auburn 10/19/1932 4 6 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 37th pick / 1955
79 Gene Gossage 26 14 0 240 6-3 Cincinnati,Northwestern 2/17/1935 1 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 28th / 328th pick / 1958
74 Riley Gunnels 24 dt 14 2 253 6-3 Georgia 9/24/1937 1 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 115th pick / 1959
10 King Hill 25 P 14 0 212 6-3 Rice 11/8/1936 3 3 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 1st pick / 1958
9 Sonny Jurgensen*+ 27 QB 14 14 202 5-11 Duke 8/23/1934 4 16 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 43rd pick / 1957
61 Howard Keys 26 c 14 4 239 6-3 Oklahoma St. 1/24/1935 1 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 134th pick / 1959
73 Ed Khayat 26 RDT 14 12 240 6-3 Millsaps,Tulane 9/14/1935 4 6
87 Dick Lucas 27 14 0 213 6-2 Boston Col. 1/9/1934 3 1 Chicago Bears / 10th / 119th pick / 1956
75 Jim McCusker 25 LT 13 0 246 6-2 Pittsburgh 5/19/1936 3 9 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1958
25 Tommy McDonald* 27 FL 14 0 178 5-9 Oklahoma 7/26/1934 4 13 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 31st pick / 1957
29 John Nocera 27 LLB 12 0 220 6-1 Iowa 5/4/1934 2 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 16th / 182nd pick / 1957
77 Don Oakes 23 8 0 255 6-4 Virginia Tech 7/22/1938 Rook 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 42nd pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 21st / 162nd pick / 1961
26 Clarence Peaks 26 FB 13 0 218 6-1 Michigan St. 9/23/1935 4 10 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 7th pick / 1957
53 Bob Pellegrini 27 14 0 233 6-2 Maryland 11/13/1934 5 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1956
66 Will Renfro 29 14 0 233 6-5 Memphis 3/15/1932 4 3 Washington Redskins / 24th / 284th pick / 1954
44 Pete Retzlaff 30 SE 14 0 211 6-1 North Dakota-Ellendale,South Dakota St. 8/21/1931 5 9 Detroit Lions / 22nd / 265th pick / 1953
72 Jess Richardson 31 LDT 14 0 261 6-2 Alabama 8/18/1930 8 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 92nd pick / 1953
30 Theron Sapp 26 14 0 203 6-1 Georgia 6/15/1935 2 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 112th pick / 1958
76 J.D. Smith* 25 RT 14 14 250 6-2 Rice 5/27/1936 2 12 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 15th pick / 1959
84 Leo Sugar 32 LDE 14 0 214 6-1 Purdue 4/6/1929 7 6 Chicago Cardinals / 11th / 123rd pick / 1952
23 Carl Taseff 33 5 0 192 5-11 John Carroll 9/28/1928 10 2 Cleveland Browns / 22nd / 267th pick / 1951
80 John Tracey 28 9 0 225 6-3 Texas A&M 6/27/1933 2 3 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 44th pick / 1959
83 Bobby Walston* 33 K 14 0 190 6-0 Georgia 10/17/1928 10 11 Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 166th pick / 1951
51 Chuck Weber 31 MLB 14 0 229 6-1 West Chester 3/25/1930 6 6
62 John Wittenborn 25 LG 13 0 238 6-2 SE Missouri St. 3/1/1936 3 9 San Francisco 49ers / 17th / 203rd pick / 1958
Team Total 27.5 14 219.4 6-1.5 4.2