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1971 Philadelphia Eagles

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6-7-1, Finished 3rd in NFC East Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.3, Offense: -2.7, Defense: -1.6, SoS: 1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 221 points (15.8/g), 22nd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 302 points (21.6/g), 20th.
 Differential of -81 points (-5.8/g), 20th.  Expected W-L: 4.5-9.5.

Coach: Jerry Williams (0-3-0) and Ed Khayat (6-4-1)
 Offensive Coordinator: Tom Fears

Stadium: Veterans Stadium
 Training Camp: Albright College (Reading, 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 Pete Liske 29 7 10 143 for 269, 1,957 yards, 11 td, 15 int, & 13 rushes for 29 yards and 1 td New York Jets / 15th / 115th pick / 1963
Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 130th pick / 1963
RB Ronnie Bull 31 9 9 94 rushes for 351 yards, 0 td, & 9 catches for 75 yards and 1 td Dallas Texans / 1st / 3rd pick / 1962
Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1962
FB Lee Bouggess 23 1 7 97 rushes for 262 yards, 2 td, & 24 catches for 170 yards and 1 td Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 59th pick / 1970
WR Ben Hawkins 27 5 12 37 catches for 650 yards, 4 td, & 4 rushes for 8 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 36th pick / 1966
New York Jets / 5th / 38th pick / 1966
WR Harold Jackson 25 3 12 47 catches for 716 yards, 3 td, & 5 rushes for 41 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 323rd pick / 1968
TE Gary Ballman 31 9 6 13 catches for 238 yards, 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 104th pick / 1962
Denver Broncos / 16th / 122nd pick / 1962
LT Wade Key 25 1 14 Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 314th pick / 1969
LG Henry Allison 24 Rook 9 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 50th pick / 1971
C Mike Evans 25 3 14 Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 232nd pick / 1968
RG Mark Nordquist 26 3 14 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 124th pick / 1968
RT Steve Smith 27 5 14 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 71st pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 16th / 140th pick / 1966
 Defensive Starters
LDE Richard Harris 23 Rook 10 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1971
LDT Don Hultz 31 8 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
RDT Ernie Calloway 23 2 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 28th pick / 1969
RDE Mel Tom 30 4 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 89th pick / 1966
LLB Steve Zabel 23 1 13 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 6th pick / 1970
MLB Tim Rossovich 25 3 12 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 14th pick / 1968
RLB Ron Porter 26 4 11 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 5th / 126th pick / 1967
LCB Al Nelson 28 6 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 35th pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 9th / 72nd pick / 1965
RCB Nate Ramsey 30 8 14 0 interceptions, 5 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 186th pick / 1963
SS Leroy Keyes 24 2 14 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 3rd pick / 1969
FS Bill Bradley*+ 24 2 14 11 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 69th pick / 1969
 Special Teams Starters
K Happy Feller 22 Rook 0 6 of 20 field goals & 10 of 10 extra points Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 83rd pick / 1971
P Tom McNeill 29 4 0 73 punts for a 42.0 average, 1 blocked
PR Bill Bradley*+ 24 2 14 18 punt returns for a 6.6 average and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 69th pick / 1969
KR Billy Walik 24 1 0 14 kick returns for a 26.4 average and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 268th pick / 1970

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
65 Henry Allison 24 LG 14 9 255 6-3 Col. of the Sequoias,San Diego St. 2/11/1947 Rook 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 50th pick / 1971
11 Rick Arrington 24 qb 10 4 200 6-2 Georgia,Tulsa 2/26/1947 1 2
31 Tom Bailey 22 13 0 211 6-2 Florida St. 2/7/1949 Rook 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 256th pick / 1971
38 Tony Baker 26 5 0 229 5-11 Iowa St. 2/16/1945 3 1
85 Gary Ballman 31 TE 6 6 215 6-1 Michigan St. 7/6/1940 9 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 104th pick / 1962
Denver Broncos / 16th / 122nd pick / 1962
46 Lee Bouggess 23 FB 10 7 210 6-2 Louisville 1/18/1948 1 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 59th pick / 1970
28 Bill Bradley*+ 24 FS 14 14 190 5-11 Texas 1/24/1947 2 11 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 69th pick / 1969
80 Don Brumm 30 9 0 245 6-3 Purdue 10/4/1941 8 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 13th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 24th pick / 1963
47 Ronnie Bull 31 RB 13 9 200 6-0 Baylor 2/2/1940 9 3 Dallas Texans / 1st / 3rd pick / 1962
Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1962
77 Ernie Calloway 23 RDT 14 12 255 6-6 Texas Southern 1/1/1948 2 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 28th pick / 1969
17 Harold Carmichael 22 te 9 6 225 6-8 Southern 9/22/1949 Rook 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 161st pick / 1971
58 Bob Creech 22 3 0 236 6-3 TCU 1/26/1949 Rook 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 342nd pick / 1971
43 Sonny Davis 23 14 6 215 5-11 Tennessee St. 1/16/1948 Rook 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 264th pick / 1971
16 Vern Davis 22 3 0 208 6-4 West. Michigan 11/2/1949 Rook 2
19 Tom Dempsey 24 5 0 255 6-2 Palomar College 1/12/1947 2 4
62 Mike Dirks 25 5 0 246 6-2 Wyoming 8/28/1946 3 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 122nd pick / 1968
59 Mike Evans 25 C 14 14 250 6-5 Boston Col. 8/6/1946 3 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 232nd pick / 1968
1 Happy Feller 22 K 9 0 185 5-11 Texas 6/13/1949 Rook -2 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 83rd pick / 1971
84 Richard Harris 23 LDE 14 10 260 6-5 Grambling St. 1/21/1948 Rook 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1971
18 Ben Hawkins 27 WR 14 12 180 6-1 Arizona St. 3/22/1944 5 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 36th pick / 1966
New York Jets / 5th / 38th pick / 1966
86 Fred Hill 28 7 0 215 6-2 USC 8/13/1943 6 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 48th pick / 1965
Oakland Raiders / 16th / 123rd pick / 1965
56 Bill Hobbs 25 11 3 218 6-0 Texas A&M 9/18/1946 2 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 184th pick / 1969
83 Don Hultz 31 LDT 14 14 241 6-3 Southern Miss 12/16/1940 8 6
29 Harold Jackson 25 WR 14 12 175 5-10 Jackson St. 1/6/1946 3 7 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 323rd pick / 1968
51 Ike Kelley 27 14 1 225 5-11 Ohio St. 7/14/1944 5 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 17th / 249th pick / 1966
72 Wade Key 25 LT 14 14 245 6-5 Texas,Texas St. 10/14/1946 1 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 314th pick / 1969
20 Leroy Keyes 24 SS 14 14 208 6-3 Purdue 2/18/1947 2 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 3rd pick / 1969
87 Kent Kramer 27 te 10 4 235 6-4 Minnesota 7/21/1944 5 1 Miami Dolphins / 13th / 110th pick / 1966
San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 133rd pick / 1966
14 Pete Liske 29 QB 14 10 200 6-3 Penn St. 5/24/1942 7 7 New York Jets / 15th / 115th pick / 1963
Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 130th pick / 1963
36 Tom McNeill 29 P 14 0 195 6-1 S.F. Austin 8/12/1942 4 3
26 Al Nelson 28 LCB 14 14 186 5-11 Cincinnati 10/27/1943 6 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 35th pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 9th / 72nd pick / 1965
68 Mark Nordquist 26 RG 14 14 246 6-4 Pacific 11/3/1945 3 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 124th pick / 1968
88 Gary Pettigrew 27 rdt 13 6 255 6-5 Stanford 10/10/1944 5 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 20th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 6th / 49th pick / 1966
50 Ron Porter 26 RLB 12 11 232 6-3 Idaho 7/27/1945 4 6 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 126th pick / 1967
33 Steve Preece 24 7 0 195 6-1 Oregon St. 2/15/1947 2 2
24 Nate Ramsey 30 RCB 14 14 200 6-1 Indiana St. 7/12/1941 8 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 186th pick / 1963
82 Tim Rossovich 25 MLB 13 12 240 6-4 USC 3/14/1946 3 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 14th pick / 1968
70 Jim Skaggs 31 10 5 250 6-3 Washington 1/3/1940 8 2 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 89th pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 139th pick / 1962
32 Jack Smith 24 5 0 204 6-4 Memphis,Troy 12/4/1947 Rook 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 133rd pick / 1971
74 Steve Smith 27 RT 14 14 250 6-2 Michigan 5/29/1944 5 5 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 71st pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 16th / 140th pick / 1966
73 Dick Stevens 23 14 0 240 6-4 Baylor 2/23/1948 1 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 318th pick / 1970
49 Jim Thrower 24 14 0 195 6-2 Texas A&M-Commerce 11/6/1947 1 2
99 Mel Tom 30 RDE 14 14 249 6-4 Hawaii,San Jose St. 8/4/1941 4 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 89th pick / 1966
75 Tuufuli Uperesa 23 2 0 254 6-3 Montana 1/20/1948 Rook 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 16th / 396th pick / 1970
9 Billy Walik 24 KR 8 0 180 5-11 Villanova 11/8/1947 1 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 268th pick / 1970
7 Jim Ward 27 2 0 196 6-2 Gettysburg 7/16/1944 4 0 Baltimore Colts / 14th / 215th pick / 1966
34 Larry Watkins 25 12 1 230 6-2 Alcorn St. 10/5/1946 2 1
81 Jim Whalen 28 2 2 210 6-2 Boston Col. 5/20/1943 6 0 Boston Patriots / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1965
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 51st pick / 1965
53 Fred Whittingham 32 4 0 240 6-1 BYU,Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 2/4/1939 7 2
37 Tom Woodeshick 30 11 5 225 6-0 West Virginia 12/3/1941 8 2 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 28th pick / 1963
Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 102nd pick / 1963
35 Adrian Young 25 2 2 232 6-1 USC 1/31/1946 3 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 68th pick / 1968
89 Steve Zabel 23 LLB 14 13 235 6-4 Oklahoma 3/20/1948 1 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 6th pick / 1970
Team Total 25.9 14 222.5 6-2.2 3.3