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1973 Philadelphia Eagles

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5-8-1, Finished 3rd in NFC East Division  · 1973 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.2, Offense: 3.5, Defense: -7.7, SoS: 1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 310 points (22.1/g), 8th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 393 points (28.1/g), 25th.
 Differential of -83 points (-5.9/g), 20th.  Expected W-L: 5.1-8.9.

Coach: Mike McCormack (5-8-1)
 Other Notable Asst.: Dick LeBeau (Special Teams)

Stadium: Veterans Stadium
 Training Camp: Widener University (Chester, 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 Roman Gabriel* 33 11 14 270 for 460, 3,219 yards, 23 td, 12 int, & 12 rushes for 10 yards and 1 td Oakland Raiders / 1st / 1st pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
RB Tom Sullivan 23 1 13 217 rushes for 968 yards, 4 td, & 50 catches for 322 yards and 1 td Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 378th pick / 1972
FB Norm Bulaich 27 3 14 106 rushes for 436 yards, 1 td, & 42 catches for 403 yards and 3 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 18th pick / 1970
WR Harold Carmichael* 24 2 14 67 catches for 1,116 yards, 9 td, & 3 rushes for 42 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 161st pick / 1971
WR Don Zimmerman 24 Rook 10 22 catches for 220 yards, 3 td Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 300th pick / 1972
TE Charle Young*+ 22 Rook 14 55 catches for 854 yards, 6 td, & 4 rushes for 24 yards and 1 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 6th pick / 1973
LT Steve Smith 29 7 13 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 71st pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 16th / 140th pick / 1966
LG Wade Key 27 3 10 Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 314th pick / 1969
C Guy Morriss 22 Rook 9 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 28th pick / 1973
RG Mark Nordquist 28 5 14 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 124th pick / 1968
RT Jerry Sisemore 22 Rook 13 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 3rd pick / 1973
 Defensive Starters
LDE Dennis Wirgowski 26 3 8 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Boston Patriots / 9th / 212th pick / 1970
LDT Gary Pettigrew 29 7 12 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 20th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 6th / 49th pick / 1966
RDT Richard Harris 25 2 10 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1971
RDE Will Wynn 24 Rook 8 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 159th pick / 1973
LLB Steve Zabel 25 3 11 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 6th pick / 1970
MLB Marlin McKeever 33 12 11 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1961
RLB John Sodaski 25 3 9 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 212th pick / 1969
LCB John Outlaw 28 4 7 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Boston Patriots / 10th / 249th pick / 1968
RCB Joe Lavender 24 Rook 13 Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 288th pick / 1973
SS Randy Logan 22 Rook 14 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 55th pick / 1973
FS Bill Bradley* 26 4 14 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 69th pick / 1969
 Special Teams Starters
K Tom Dempsey 26 4 0 24 of 40 field goals & 34 of 34 extra points
P Tom McNeill 31 6 0 46 punts for a 40.9 average, 0 blocked
PR Bill Bradley* 26 4 14 8 punt returns for a 13.2 average and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 69th pick / 1969
KR Po James 24 1 1 16 kick returns for a 25.8 average and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 92nd pick / 1972

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
39 Kermit Alexander 32 14 0 187 5-11 UCLA 1/4/1941 10 2 Denver Broncos / 1st / 5th pick / 1963
San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1963
31 Tom Bailey 24 12 0 211 6-2 Florida St. 2/7/1949 2 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 256th pick / 1971
46 Lee Bouggess 25 8 0 210 6-2 Louisville 1/18/1948 3 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 59th pick / 1970
28 Bill Bradley* 26 FS 14 14 190 5-11 Texas 1/24/1947 4 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 69th pick / 1969
36 Norm Bulaich 27 FB 14 14 218 6-1 TCU 12/25/1946 3 9 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 18th pick / 1970
95 John Bunting 23 rlb 7 5 220 6-1 North Carolina 7/15/1950 1 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 248th pick / 1972
17 Harold Carmichael* 24 WR 14 14 225 6-8 Southern 9/22/1949 2 14 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 161st pick / 1971
21 Wes Chesson 24 2 0 195 6-2 Duke 1/15/1949 2 0 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 163rd pick / 1971
8 Al Coleman 29 14 0 183 6-1 Jackson St.,Tennessee St. 12/27/1944 6 2 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 87th pick / 1967
51 Dick Cunningham 29 9 0 245 6-3 Arkansas 10/12/1944 6 3 Detroit Lions / 9th / 136th pick / 1966
81 Stan Davis 23 8 0 180 5-10 Memphis 7/13/1950 Rook 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 315th pick / 1973
19 Tom Dempsey 26 K 14 0 255 6-2 Palomar College 1/12/1947 4 3
61 Bill Dunstan 24 14 0 250 6-4 Utah St. 1/3/1949 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 361st pick / 1971
59 Mike Evans 27 c 14 5 250 6-5 Boston Col. 8/6/1946 5 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 232nd pick / 1968
5 Roman Gabriel* 33 QB 14 14 220 6-5 North Carolina St. 8/5/1940 11 15 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 1st pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
56 Dean Halverson 27 5 4 230 6-2 Washington 8/24/1946 5 1 Los Angeles Rams / 13th / 351st pick / 1968
84 Richard Harris 25 RDT 11 10 260 6-5 Grambling St. 1/21/1948 2 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1971
18 Ben Hawkins 29 4 4 180 6-1 Arizona St. 3/22/1944 7 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 36th pick / 1966
New York Jets / 5th / 38th pick / 1966
83 Don Hultz 33 3 1 241 6-3 Southern Miss 12/16/1940 10 1
27 Po James 24 KR 10 1 202 6-1 New Mexico St. 3/19/1949 1 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 92nd pick / 1972
72 Wade Key 27 LG 12 10 245 6-5 Texas,Texas St. 10/14/1946 3 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 314th pick / 1969
66 Roy Kirksey 26 7 0 235 6-1 Md-Eastern Shore 9/18/1947 2 3 New York Jets / 8th / 188th pick / 1971
87 Kent Kramer 29 11 0 235 6-4 Minnesota 7/21/1944 7 0 Miami Dolphins / 13th / 110th pick / 1966
San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 133rd pick / 1966
30 Joe Lavender 24 RCB 13 13 190 6-4 San Diego St. 2/10/1949 Rook 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 288th pick / 1973
41 Randy Logan 22 SS 14 14 195 6-1 Michigan 5/1/1951 Rook 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 55th pick / 1973
63 Tom Luken 23 3 0 253 6-3 Purdue 6/15/1950 1 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 68th pick / 1972
85 Marlin McKeever 33 MLB 13 11 235 6-1 USC 1/1/1940 12 4 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1961
12 Tom McNeill 31 P 10 0 195 6-1 S.F. Austin 8/12/1942 6 2
62 Guy Morriss 22 C 14 9 255 6-4 TCU 5/13/1951 Rook 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 28th pick / 1973
26 Al Nelson 30 8 8 186 5-11 Cincinnati 10/27/1943 8 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 35th pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 9th / 72nd pick / 1965
68 Mark Nordquist 28 RG 14 14 246 6-4 Pacific 11/3/1945 5 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 124th pick / 1968
48 Greg Oliver 24 11 0 192 6-0 Trinity (TX) 1/15/1949 Rook 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 17th / 419th pick / 1973
20 John Outlaw 28 LCB 7 7 180 5-10 Jackson St. 1/8/1945 4 4 Boston Patriots / 10th / 249th pick / 1968
88 Gary Pettigrew 29 LDT 14 12 255 6-5 Stanford 10/10/1944 7 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 20th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 6th / 49th pick / 1966
77 Gerry Philbin 32 lde 13 6 245 6-2 Buffalo 7/31/1941 9 2 New York Jets / 3rd / 19th pick / 1964
Detroit Lions / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1964
82 Bob Picard 24 14 0 195 6-1 East. Washington 11/24/1949 Rook 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 132nd pick / 1973
7 John Reaves 23 1 0 210 6-3 Florida 3/2/1950 1 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 14th pick / 1972
52 Kevin Reilly 22 7 0 220 6-2 Villanova 4/10/1951 Rook 2 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 160th pick / 1973
54 Tom Roussel 28 3 0 235 6-3 Southern Miss 1/20/1945 5 1 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 38th pick / 1968
76 Jerry Sisemore 22 RT 13 13 265 6-4 Texas 7/16/1951 Rook 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 3rd pick / 1973
74 Steve Smith 29 LT 14 13 250 6-2 Michigan 5/29/1944 7 7 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 71st pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 16th / 140th pick / 1966
96 John Sodaski 25 RLB 14 9 222 6-2 Villanova 1/14/1948 3 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 212th pick / 1969
73 Dick Stevens 25 11 1 240 6-4 Baylor 2/23/1948 3 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 318th pick / 1970
25 Tom Sullivan 23 RB 13 13 190 6-0 Miami (FL) 3/5/1950 1 13 Philadelphia Eagles / 15th / 378th pick / 1972
99 Mel Tom 32 4 4 249 6-4 Hawaii,San Jose St. 8/4/1941 6 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 89th pick / 1966
67 Vernon Winfield 24 lg 5 5 248 6-2 Minnesota 8/27/1949 1 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 144th pick / 1972
75 Dennis Wirgowski 26 LDE 13 8 257 6-5 Purdue 9/20/1947 3 2 Boston Patriots / 9th / 212th pick / 1970
71 Will Wynn 24 RDE 12 8 245 6-4 Tennessee St. 1/15/1949 Rook 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 159th pick / 1973
86 Charle Young*+ 22 TE 14 14 234 6-4 USC 2/5/1951 Rook 11 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 6th pick / 1973
89 Steve Zabel 25 LLB 11 11 235 6-4 Oklahoma 3/20/1948 3 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 6th pick / 1970
80 Don Zimmerman 24 WR 14 10 195 6-3 Ark-Pine Bluff,La-Monroe 11/22/1949 Rook 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 12th / 300th pick / 1972
Team Total 26.3 14 223.2 6-2.4 3.5