1936 Philadelphia Eagles season

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1936 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Bert Bell
Owner Bert Bell
Home field Philadelphia Municipal Stadium
Results
Record 1–11
Division place 5th NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1935 1937 >

The 1936 Philadelphia Eagles season was their fourth in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous output of 2–9, winning only one game.[1] Being shutout in six of their twelve games, the team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

The 1936 NFL Draft was held in Philadelphia and The Eagles had the first pick. Jay Berwanger a Halfback from the University of Chicago was selected. He selected not to play in the NFL. Later in year he was traded to the Chicago Bears and still refused to play NFL football.

Player Selections[edit]

The table shows the Eagles selections and what picks they had that were traded away and the team that ended up with that pick[2] It is possible the Eagles' pick ended up with this team via another team that the Eagles made a trade with. Not shown are acquired picks that the Eagles traded away.

= Pro Bowler [3] = Hall of Famer
Rd Pick # Player Position College
1 1 Jay Berwanger [4] Halfback University of Chicago
2 10 John McCauley Back Rice University
3 19 Wes Muller Center Stanford University
4 28 Bill Wallace Back Rice University
5 37 Harry Shuford Back Southern Methodist University
6 46 Al Barabas Back Columbia
7 55 Jac Weller Guard Princeton University
8 64 Pepper Constable Back Princeton University
9 73 Paul Pauk Back Princeton University

Regular Season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 13, 1936 New York Giants W 10–7
20,000
2 September 20, 1936 Boston Redskins L 26–3
20,000
3 September 27, 1936 Chicago Bears L 17–0
25,000
4 October 4, 1936 at Brooklyn Dodgers L 18–0
N/A
5 October 11, 1936 Detroit Lions L 23–0
15,000
6 October 14, 1936 at Pittsburgh Pirates L 17–0
10,042
7 October 18, 1936 at Boston Redskins L 17–7
4,000
8 October 25, 1936 at New York Giants L 21–17
15,000
9 November 5, 1936 Pittsburgh Pirates L 6–0
N/A
10 November 8, 1936 at Chicago Cardinals L 13–0
1,500
11 November 22, 1936 Chicago Bears L 28–7
N/A
12 November 29, 1936 Brooklyn Dodgers L 13–7
N/A

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Boston Redskins 7 5 0 .583 149 110 W-3
Pittsburgh Pirates 6 6 0 .500 98 187 L-3
New York Giants 5 6 1 .455 115 163 L-1
Brooklyn Dodgers 3 8 1 .273 92 161 L-1
Philadelphia Eagles 1 11 0 .083 51 206 L-11

1936 Roster[edit]

(All time List of Philadelphia Eagles players in franchise history)

The Eagles had 12 rookies and 8 players with 2 years experience or less on their roster. Eleven of the 26 members on the team went to school within 15 miles of Philadelphia.

NO. Player AGE POS GP GS WT HT YRS College
Bert Bell 41 Coach 1936 record
1–11
NFL-Eagles Lifetime
1–11
1st Pennsylvania
Reds Bassman 23 HB 8 0 180 5–11 Rookie Ursinus
Bill Brian 23 T-C-LB 9 5 210 6–2 1 Gonzaga
Art Buss 25 T 12 12 219 6–3 2 Michigan State
Joe Carter 26 E 9 9 201 6–1 3 Austin,SMU
Glenn Frey 24 B 12 8 193 5–10 Rookie Temple
Rudy Gollomb 26 G 4 0 205 5–11 Rookie Carroll (WI),Wisconsin
Swede Hanson 29 B 12 10 192 6–1 5 Temple
Don Jackson 23 TB-DB 10 2 184 5–11 Rookie North Carolina
Carl Kane 23 B 1 0 195 5–11 Rookies St. Louis
John Kusko 22 B 12 1 194 5–11 Rookie Temple
Jim Leonard 26 B 10 10 204 6–0 2 Notre Dame
Jim MacMurdo 27 T-G 9 9 209 6–1 4 Pittsburgh
Eggs Manske 24 E 12 11 185 6–0 1 Northwestern
Walt Masters 29 B 2 0 192 5–10 Rookie Pennsylvania
Forrest McPherson 25 G-C-T 12 11 233 5–11 1 Nebraska
George Mulligan 22 E 9 0 198 6–1 Rookie Catholic
Max Padlow 24 E 1 0 199 6–1 1 Ohio State
Joe Pilconis 25 E 2 4 189 6–1 2 Temple
Joe Pivarnik 24 G 6 0 217 5–9 Rookie Notre Dame
Hank Reese 27 C-G 10 10 214 5–11 3 Temple
Jim Russell 28 G-T 11 10 210 5–11 Rookie Temple
Dave Smukler 22 FB-LB 10 8 226 6–1 Rookie Missouri,Temple
Pete Stevens 27 C 4 2 215 6–0 Rookie Temple
Stumpy Thomason 30 B 12 9 189 5–7 6 Georgia Tech
Vince Zizak 28 G-T 10 3 208 5–8 2 Villanova
26 Players
Team Average
25.3 12 202.4 5–11.5 1.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1936 Philadelphia Eagles
  2. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame. "1936 NFL Draft sorted by team.". 
  3. ^ Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  4. ^ Jay Berwanger, First winner of the Heisman Trophy award in 1935"Heisman Trophy". Retrieved August 4, 2008. [dead link]