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1997 Philadelphia Eagles

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6-9-1, Finished 3rd in NFC East Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.0, Offense: -0.7, Defense: -2.3, SoS: 0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 317 points (19.8/g), 19th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 372 points (23.2/g), 24th.
 Differential of -55 points (-3.4/g), 22nd.  Expected W-L: 6.5-9.5.

Coach: Ray Rhodes (6-9-1)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jon Gruden
 Defensive Coordinator: Emmitt Thomas
 Other Notable Asst.: Bill Callahan (Offensive Line), Juan Castillo (Tight Ends) and Sean Payton (Quarterbacks)

Stadium: Veterans Stadium
 Training Camp: Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)

Starters

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Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Ty Detmer 30 4 7 134 for 244, 1,567 yards, 7 td, 6 int, & 14 rushes for 46 yards and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 9th / 230th pick / 1992
RB Ricky Watters 28 5 16 285 rushes for 1,110 yards, 7 td, & 48 catches for 440 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 45th pick / 1991
FB Kevin Turner 28 5 10 18 rushes for 96 yards, 0 td, & 48 catches for 443 yards and 3 td New England Patriots / 3rd / 71st pick / 1992
WR Irving Fryar* 35 13 16 86 catches for 1,316 yards, 6 td New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1984
WR Michael Timpson 30 8 10 42 catches for 484 yards, 2 td New England Patriots / 4th / 100th pick / 1989
TE Jimmie Johnson 31 8 11 14 catches for 177 yards, 1 td Washington Redskins / 12th / 316th pick / 1989
LT Jermane Mayberry 24 1 16 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 25th pick / 1996
LG Joe Panos 26 3 13 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 77th pick / 1994
C Steve Everitt 27 4 16 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1993
RG Ian Beckles 30 7 8 2 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 114th pick / 1990
RT Barrett Brooks 25 2 14 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 58th pick / 1995
 Defensive Starters
LDE Greg Jefferson 26 2 11 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1995
LDT Hollis Thomas 23 1 16 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDT Rhett Hall 29 6 15 8.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 147th pick / 1991
RDE Mike Mamula 24 2 16 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 7th pick / 1995
LLB Darrin Smith 27 4 7 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 54th pick / 1993
MLB James Willis 25 4 15 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 5th / 119th pick / 1993
RLB William Thomas 29 6 14 5.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 104th pick / 1991
LCB Troy Vincent 27 5 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 1st / 7th pick / 1992
RCB Charles Dimry 31 9 9 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 110th pick / 1988
SS Mike Zordich 34 10 16 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 9th / 235th pick / 1986
FS Brian Dawkins 24 1 15 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 61st pick / 1996
 Special Teams Starters
K Chris Boniol 26 3 0 22 of 31 field goals & 33 of 33 extra points
P Tom Hutton 25 2 0 87 punts for a 42.1 average, 1 blocked
PR Mark Seay 30 4 2 16 punt returns for a 10.8 average and 0 td
KR Duce Staley 22 Rook 0 47 kick returns for a 24.2 average and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 71st pick / 1997

Roster

No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
86 Justin Armour 24 1 0 210 6-4 Stanford 1/1/1973 2 0 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 113th pick / 1995
62 Ian Beckles 30 RG 9 8 300 6-1 Indiana 7/20/1967 7 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 114th pick / 1990
18 Chris Boniol 26 K 16 0 169 5-11 Louisiana Tech 12/9/1971 3 2
76 Barrett Brooks 25 RT 16 14 325 6-5 Kansas St. 5/5/1972 2 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 58th pick / 1995
35 DeAuntae Brown 23 1 0 195 5-11 Central State (OH) 4/28/1974 Rook 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 227th pick / 1997
17 Lonny Calicchio 25 2 0 249 6-3 Mississippi 10/24/1972 Rook 0
25 Willie Clark 25 db 16 2 186 5-10 Notre Dame 1/6/1972 3 3 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1994
93 Darion Conner 30 14 0 250 6-2 Jackson St. 9/28/1967 7 1 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 27th pick / 1990
73 Jerry Crafts 29 rg 15 6 343 6-5 Oklahoma,Louisville 1/6/1968 5 3 Indianapolis Colts / 11th / 292nd pick / 1991
57 James Darling 23 llb 16 6 247 6-1 Washington St. 12/29/1974 Rook 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 57th pick / 1997
20 Brian Dawkins 24 FS 15 15 210 6-0 Clemson 10/13/1973 1 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 61st pick / 1996
95 Richard Dent 37 15 0 265 6-5 Tennessee St. 12/13/1960 14 2 Chicago Bears / 8th / 203rd pick / 1983
14 Ty Detmer 30 QB 8 7 189 6-0 BYU 10/30/1967 4 4 Green Bay Packers / 9th / 230th pick / 1992
38 Charles Dimry 31 RCB 15 9 176 6-0 UNLV 1/31/1966 9 5 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 110th pick / 1988
75 Troy Drake 25 t 9 2 294 6-6 Indiana 5/15/1972 2 2
87 Jason Dunn 24 te 15 4 276 6-6 East. Kentucky 11/15/1973 1 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 54th pick / 1996
47 Charles Emanuel 24 db 5 1 196 6-0 West Virginia 6/3/1973 Rook 1
61 Steve Everitt 27 C 16 16 300 6-5 Michigan 8/21/1970 4 7 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 14th pick / 1993
55 Ray Farmer 23 llb 14 5 225 6-3 Duke 7/1/1974 1 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 121st pick / 1996
54 DeShawn Fogle 22 5 0 220 6-1 Kansas St. 4/1/1975 Rook 0
80 Irving Fryar* 35 WR 16 16 200 6-0 Nebraska 9/28/1962 13 10 New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1984
30 Charlie Garner 25 rb 16 2 190 5-10 Tennessee 2/13/1972 3 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1994
28 Mel Gray 36 3 0 167 5-9 Purdue 3/16/1961 11 0 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1984 Supp
97 Rhett Hall 29 RDT 15 15 270 6-2 California 12/5/1968 6 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 147th pick / 1991
91 Andy Harmon 28 5 0 272 6-4 Kent St. 4/6/1969 6 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 156th pick / 1991
90 Jon Harris 23 de 8 4 300 6-7 Virginia 6/9/1974 Rook 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 25th pick / 1997
54 Jeff Herrod 31 lb 10 2 249 6-0 Mississippi 7/29/1966 9 1 Indianapolis Colts / 9th / 243rd pick / 1988
7 Bobby Hoying 25 qb 7 6 221 6-3 Ohio St. 9/20/1972 1 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 85th pick / 1996
4 Tom Hutton 25 P 16 0 193 6-1 Tennessee 7/8/1972 2 2
74 Ed Jasper 24 dt 10 1 293 6-2 Texas A&M 1/18/1973 Rook 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 198th pick / 1997
79 Greg Jefferson 26 LDE 12 11 280 6-3 Central Florida 8/31/1971 2 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1995
88 Jimmie Johnson 31 TE 16 11 252 6-2 Howard 10/6/1966 8 1 Washington Redskins / 12th / 316th pick / 1989
82 Chris Jones 26 wr 4 1 209 6-3 Miami (FL) 8/7/1971 2 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 78th pick / 1995
98 Jimmie Jones 31 14 0 285 6-4 Miami (FL) 1/9/1966 7 1 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 64th pick / 1990
53 N.D. Kalu 22 3 0 265 6-3 Rice 8/3/1975 Rook 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 152nd pick / 1997
43 Randy Kinder 22 6 0 213 6-1 Notre Dame 4/4/1975 Rook 0
89 Chad Lewis 26 te 16 3 252 6-6 BYU 10/5/1971 Rook 1
59 Mike Mamula 24 RDE 16 16 252 6-4 Boston Col. 8/14/1973 2 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 7th pick / 1995
71 Jermane Mayberry 24 LT 16 16 325 6-4 Texas A&M-Kingsville 8/29/1973 1 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 25th pick / 1996
24 Tim McTyer 22 10 0 181 5-11 BYU 12/14/1975 Rook 1
65 Bubba Miller 24 c 13 3 305 6-1 Tennessee 1/24/1973 Rook 2
72 Joe Panos 26 LG 13 13 300 6-3 Wisc-Whitewater,Wisconsin 1/24/1971 3 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 77th pick / 1994
9 Rodney Peete 31 qb 5 3 230 6-0 USC 3/16/1966 8 2 Detroit Lions / 6th / 141st pick / 1989
81 Mark Seay 30 PR 12 2 175 6-0 Long Beach St. 4/11/1967 4 1
56 Darrin Smith 27 LLB 7 7 236 6-1 Miami (FL) 4/15/1970 4 3 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 54th pick / 1993
84 Freddie Solomon 25 wr 15 5 180 5-10 South Carolina St. 8/15/1972 1 3
22 Duce Staley 22 KR 16 0 242 5-11 South Carolina 2/27/1975 Rook 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 71st pick / 1997
45 Matt Stevens 24 11 0 205 6-0 Appalachian St. 6/14/1973 1 1 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 87th pick / 1996
21 Bobby Taylor 24 rcb 6 5 216 6-3 Notre Dame 12/28/1973 2 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 50th pick / 1995
78 Hollis Thomas 23 LDT 16 16 306 6-0 Northern Illinois 1/10/1974 1 8
51 William Thomas 29 RLB 14 14 223 6-2 Texas A&M 8/13/1968 6 8 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 104th pick / 1991
83 Michael Timpson 30 WR 15 10 178 5-10 Penn St. 6/6/1967 8 4 New England Patriots / 4th / 100th pick / 1989
34 Kevin Turner 28 FB 16 10 231 6-1 Alabama 6/12/1969 5 4 New England Patriots / 3rd / 71st pick / 1992
68 Morris Unutoa 26 16 0 284 6-1 BYU 3/10/1971 1 1
23 Troy Vincent 27 LCB 16 16 200 6-1 Wisconsin 6/8/1970 5 8 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 7th pick / 1992
96 Al Wallace 23 1 0 275 6-5 Maryland 3/25/1974 Rook 0
33 Tim Watson 27 3 0 214 6-2 Howard 8/13/1970 4 0 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 156th pick / 1993
32 Ricky Watters 28 RB 16 16 217 6-1 Notre Dame 4/7/1969 5 10 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 45th pick / 1991
50 James Willis 25 MLB 15 15 237 6-2 Auburn 9/2/1972 4 7 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 119th pick / 1993
31 Derrick Witherspoon 26 3 0 196 5-10 Clemson 2/14/1971 2 0
85 Antwuan Wyatt 22 1 0 193 5-10 Bethune-Cookman 7/18/1975 Rook 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 190th pick / 1997
66 Mike Zandofsky 32 g 5 2 300 6-2 Washington 11/30/1965 8 1 Phoenix Cardinals / 3rd / 67th pick / 1989
36 Mike Zordich 34 SS 16 16 207 6-1 Penn St. 10/12/1963 10 7 San Diego Chargers / 9th / 235th pick / 1986
Team Total 26.6 16 238.8 6-1.6 3.5