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1972 Philadelphia Eagles

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2-11-1, Finished 5th in NFC East Division  · 1972 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -14.6, Offense: -9.2, Defense: -5.3, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 145 points (10.4/g), 26th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 352 points (25.1/g), 22nd.
 Differential of -207 points (-14.8/g), 24th.  Expected W-L: 1.5-12.5.

Coach: Ed Khayat (2-11-1)
 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 30 8 7 71 for 138, 973 yards, 3 td, 7 int, & 7 rushes for 20 yards and 0 td New York Jets / 15th / 115th pick / 1963
Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 130th pick / 1963
RB Po James 23 Rook 14 182 rushes for 565 yards, 0 td, & 20 catches for 156 yards and 1 td Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 92nd pick / 1972
FB Larry Watkins 26 3 8 67 rushes for 262 yards, 1 td, & 6 catches for -2 yards and 0 td
WR Ben Hawkins 28 6 14 30 catches for 512 yards, 1 td, & 3 rushes for 0 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 36th pick / 1966
New York Jets / 5th / 38th pick / 1966
WR Harold Jackson* 26 4 14 62 catches for 1,048 yards, 4 td, & 9 rushes for 76 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 323rd pick / 1968
TE Kent Kramer 28 6 8 11 catches for 176 yards, 1 td Miami Dolphins / 13th / 110th pick / 1966
San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 133rd pick / 1966
LT Wade Key 26 2 13 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 314th pick / 1969
LG Tom Luken 22 Rook 8 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 68th pick / 1972
C Mike Evans 26 4 12 4 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 232nd pick / 1968
RG Mark Nordquist 27 4 13 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 124th pick / 1968
RT Steve Smith 28 6 14 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 71st pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 16th / 140th pick / 1966
 Defensive Starters
LDE Richard Harris 24 1 13 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1971
LDT Don Hultz 32 9 13
RDT Houston Antwine 33 11 9 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 38th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 8th / 64th pick / 1961
RDE Mel Tom 31 5 14 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 89th pick / 1966
LLB Ron Porter 27 5 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 5th / 126th pick / 1967
MLB Chuck Allen 33 11 8 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 28th / 223rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 228th pick / 1961
RLB Bob Creech 23 1 11 Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 342nd pick / 1971
LCB Al Nelson 29 7 14 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 35th pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 9th / 72nd pick / 1965
RCB Nate Ramsey 31 9 14 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 186th pick / 1963
SS Leroy Keyes 25 3 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 3rd pick / 1969
FS Bill Bradley*+ 25 3 14 9 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 69th pick / 1969
 Special Teams Starters
K Tom Dempsey 25 3 0 20 of 35 field goals & 11 of 12 extra points
P Bill Bradley*+ 25 3 14 56 punts for a 40.2 average, 0 blocked Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 69th pick / 1969
PR Bill Bradley*+ 25 3 14 22 punt returns for a 7.0 average and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 69th pick / 1969
KR Al Nelson 29 7 14 25 kick returns for a 29.1 average and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 35th pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 9th / 72nd pick / 1965

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
53 Dick Absher 28 8 0 230 6-4 Maryland 4/19/1944 5 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 125th pick / 1967
39 Kermit Alexander 31 7 0 187 5-11 UCLA 1/4/1941 9 1 Denver Broncos / 1st / 5th pick / 1963
San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1963
54 Chuck Allen 33 MLB 12 8 225 6-1 Washington 9/7/1939 11 3 San Diego Chargers / 28th / 223rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 228th pick / 1961
21 Jackie Allen 25 1 0 190 6-1 Baylor 9/24/1947 3 1 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 153rd pick / 1969
65 Henry Allison 25 6 2 255 6-3 Col. of the Sequoias,San Diego St. 2/11/1947 1 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 50th pick / 1971
75 Houston Antwine 33 RDT 14 9 270 6-0 Southern Illinois 4/11/1939 11 4 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 38th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 8th / 64th pick / 1961
11 Rick Arrington 25 1 0 200 6-2 Georgia,Tulsa 2/26/1947 2 0
31 Tom Bailey 23 14 0 211 6-2 Florida St. 2/7/1949 1 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 256th pick / 1971
38 Tony Baker 27 13 6 229 5-11 Iowa St. 2/16/1945 4 3
85 Gary Ballman 32 te 8 4 215 6-1 Michigan St. 7/6/1940 10 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 104th pick / 1962
Denver Broncos / 16th / 122nd pick / 1962
28 Bill Bradley*+ 25 FS 14 14 190 5-11 Texas 1/24/1947 3 10 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 69th pick / 1969
95 John Bunting 22 lb 14 3 220 6-1 North Carolina 7/15/1950 Rook 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 248th pick / 1972
77 Ernie Calloway 24 5 5 255 6-6 Texas Southern 1/1/1948 3 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 28th pick / 1969
17 Harold Carmichael 23 wr 13 2 225 6-8 Southern 9/22/1949 1 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 161st pick / 1971
66 Bill Cody 28 11 0 230 6-2 Auburn 8/2/1944 6 2 Detroit Lions / 5th / 67th pick / 1966
New York Jets / 15th / 132nd pick / 1966
8 Al Coleman 28 12 0 183 6-1 Jackson St.,Tennessee St. 12/27/1944 5 2 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 87th pick / 1967
58 Bob Creech 23 RLB 13 11 236 6-3 TCU 1/26/1949 1 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 342nd pick / 1971
47 Larry Crowe 22 1 0 198 6-1 Texas Southern 1/18/1950 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 184th pick / 1971
19 Tom Dempsey 25 K 14 0 255 6-2 Palomar College 1/12/1947 3 2
81 Larry Estes 26 7 0 255 6-6 Alcorn St. 12/9/1946 2 2 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 192nd pick / 1970
59 Mike Evans 26 C 12 12 250 6-5 Boston Col. 8/6/1946 4 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 232nd pick / 1968
45 Pat Gibbs 22 2 0 188 5-10 Lamar 4/5/1950 Rook 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 222nd pick / 1972
84 Richard Harris 24 LDE 14 13 260 6-5 Grambling St. 1/21/1948 1 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1971
18 Ben Hawkins 28 WR 14 14 180 6-1 Arizona St. 3/22/1944 6 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 36th pick / 1966
New York Jets / 5th / 38th pick / 1966
80 Clark Hoss 23 4 0 235 6-8 Oregon St. 2/19/1949 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 7th / 165th pick / 1972
83 Don Hultz 32 LDT 14 13 241 6-3 Southern Miss 12/16/1940 9 4
29 Harold Jackson* 26 WR 14 14 175 5-10 Jackson St. 1/6/1946 4 8 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 323rd pick / 1968
27 Po James 23 RB 14 14 202 6-1 New Mexico St. 3/19/1949 Rook 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 92nd pick / 1972
72 Wade Key 26 LT 13 13 245 6-5 Texas,Texas St. 10/14/1946 2 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 314th pick / 1969
20 Leroy Keyes 25 SS 14 14 208 6-3 Purdue 2/18/1947 3 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 3rd pick / 1969
87 Kent Kramer 28 TE 14 8 235 6-4 Minnesota 7/21/1944 6 1 Miami Dolphins / 13th / 110th pick / 1966
San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 133rd pick / 1966
14 Pete Liske 30 QB 14 7 200 6-3 Penn St. 5/24/1942 8 3 New York Jets / 15th / 115th pick / 1963
Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 130th pick / 1963
63 Tom Luken 22 LG 12 8 253 6-3 Purdue 6/15/1950 Rook 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 68th pick / 1972
78 Wayne Mass 26 3 0 240 6-4 Clemson 3/11/1946 4 1 Chicago Bears / 4th / 99th pick / 1968
36 Tom McNeill 30 2 0 195 6-1 S.F. Austin 8/12/1942 5 0
26 Al Nelson 29 KR 14 14 186 5-11 Cincinnati 10/27/1943 7 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 35th pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 9th / 72nd pick / 1965
68 Mark Nordquist 27 RG 14 13 246 6-4 Pacific 11/3/1945 4 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 124th pick / 1968
56 Bill Overmyer 23 6 0 220 6-3 Ashland 6/16/1949 Rook 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 352nd pick / 1972
88 Gary Pettigrew 28 13 2 255 6-5 Stanford 10/10/1944 6 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 20th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 6th / 49th pick / 1966
50 Ron Porter 27 LLB 14 14 232 6-3 Idaho 7/27/1945 5 4 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 126th pick / 1967
33 Steve Preece 25 1 0 195 6-1 Oregon St. 2/15/1947 3 1
24 Nate Ramsey 31 RCB 14 14 200 6-1 Indiana St. 7/12/1941 9 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 186th pick / 1963
6 John Reaves 22 qb 11 7 210 6-3 Florida 3/2/1950 Rook 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 14th pick / 1972
70 Jim Skaggs 32 lg 10 6 250 6-3 Washington 1/3/1940 9 2 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 89th pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 139th pick / 1962
74 Steve Smith 28 RT 14 14 250 6-2 Michigan 5/29/1944 6 3 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 71st pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 16th / 140th pick / 1966
96 John Sodaski 24 4 0 222 6-2 Villanova 1/14/1948 2 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 212th pick / 1969
73 Dick Stevens 24 7 0 240 6-4 Baylor 2/23/1948 2 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 318th pick / 1970
55 Jerry Sturm 36 1 0 260 6-3 Illinois 12/31/1936 11 1
25 Tom Sullivan 22 12 0 190 6-0 Miami (FL) 3/5/1950 Rook 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 378th pick / 1972
49 Jim Thrower 25 5 0 195 6-2 Texas A&M-Commerce 11/6/1947 2 1
99 Mel Tom 31 RDE 14 14 249 6-4 Hawaii,San Jose St. 8/4/1941 5 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 89th pick / 1966
9 Billy Walik 25 10 0 180 5-11 Villanova 11/8/1947 2 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 268th pick / 1970
34 Larry Watkins 26 FB 14 8 230 6-2 Alcorn St. 10/5/1946 3 2
67 Vernon Winfield 23 9 2 248 6-2 Minnesota 8/27/1949 Rook 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 144th pick / 1972
35 Adrian Young 26 1 0 232 6-1 USC 1/31/1946 4 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 68th pick / 1968
89 Steve Zabel 24 mlb 7 6 235 6-4 Oklahoma 3/20/1948 2 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 6th pick / 1970
Team Total 26.4 14 223.1 6-2.3 3.8