1942 Philadelphia Eagles season

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1942 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Greasy Neale
Home field Shibe Park
Results
Record 2–9
Division place 5th NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1941 1943 >

The 1942 Philadelphia Eagles season was their tenth in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous output of 2–8–1, losing nine games.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the 10th consecutive season.

Offseason[edit]

The Eagles hold training camp for the second year at the High School Bowl, in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

NFL Draft[edit]

The 1942 NFL Draft was held on December 22, 1941. The draft is 22 rounds long and each team get 20 picks. A total of 200 players. The Eagles get to select 3rd in each of the 1st 20 rounds. The top 5 teams record wise in 1941 do not get picks in rounds 2 and 4, as the lowest 5 teams do not pick in rounds 21 and 22.

With the over first pick in the draft the Pittsburgh Steelers select Bill Dudley a Halfback out of Virginia he was the first Virginia player to earn All-America honors and was awarded the Maxwell Award for best college football player of the year for 1941. He was also named the best college player of the year by the Washington D.C. Touchdown Club.

The Eagles first pick in the draft is the third player is Pete Kmetovic a Halfback from Stanford University. He would not play Pro football until 1946 for the Eagles.

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. 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 [2] = Hall of Famer
Rd Pick Player Position School
1 3 Pete Kmetovic Halfback Stanford University
2 13 Vic Lindskog Center Stanford University
3 18 Ted Williams Back Boston College
4 28 Gordon Paschka Guard Minnesota
5 33 Ernie Blandin Tackle Tulane
6 43 Earl Younglove End Washington
7 53 Billy Sewell Back Washington State
8 63 Bill Halverson Guard Oregon State
9 73 Ray Graves Center Tennessee
10 83 Jack Stackpool Back Washington
11 93 Noble Doss Back Texas
12 103 Fred Meyer End Stanford
13 113 Bob Brenton Tackle Missouri
14 123 John Wyhonic Guard Alabama
15 133 O'Dell Griffin Guard Baylor
16 143 Bill Smaltz Back Penn State
17 153 Arnie Meiners End Stanford
18 163 Bill Braun Tackle Santa Clara
19 173 Charley Dvoracek Back Texas Tech
20 183 Marv Tommervik Back Pacific Lutheran

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 13, 1942 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 24–14
13,349
2 September 20, 1942 at Cleveland Browns L 24–14
6,434
3 September 27, 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers L 35–14
5,286
4 October 4, 1942 Washington Redskins L 14–10
15,500
5 October 11, 1942 at New York Giants L 35–17
28,264
6 October 18, 1942 Pittsburgh Steelers L 14–0
12,500
7 October 25, 1942 at Chicago Bears L 45–14
15,372
8 November 1, 1942 at Washington Redskins L 30–27
32,658
9 November 8, 1942 New York Giants L 14–0
13,600
10 November 15, 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers W 14–7
3,858
11 November 29, 1942 Green Bay Packers L 7–0
13,700

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Washington Redskins 10 1 0 .909 227 102 W-9
Pittsburgh Steelers 7 4 0 .636 167 119 L-1
New York Giants 5 5 1 .500 155 139 W-2
Brooklyn Dodgers 3 8 0 .273 100 168 L-6
Philadelphia Eagles 2 9 0 .182 134 239 L-1

1942 Roster[edit]

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

= 1942 Pro All-Star[2]
NO.″ Player AGE POS GP GS WT HT YRS College
Greasy Neale 51 Coach 1941
record

2–9
NFL-Eagles
Lifetime

4–17–1
2nd West Virginia Wesleyan
Len Barnum * 30 B 10 5 200 6–0 4 West Virginia Wesleyan
John Binotto 23 HB 2 0 185 5–10 Rookie Duquesne
Leo Brennan 23 T 11 2 210 6–0 Rookie Holy Cross
Larry Cabrelli 25 E-DB 11 11 194 5–11 1 Colgate
Bill Combs 22 E-DB 10 0 183 5–11 Rookie Purdue
Enio Conti 29 G 11 10 204 5–11 1 Arkansas,and
Bucknell
Leon Cook 22 T 2 0 245 6–0 Rookie Northwestern
Bob Davis 28 HB-FBQB-P 10 6 180 6–1 4 Kentucky
John Eibner 28 T 10 7 228 6–2 1 Kentucky
Dick Erdlitz 22 HB 10 1 181 5–10 Rookie Northwestern
Joe Frank 27 T 1 0 217 6–1 1 Georgetown (DC)
Woody Gerber 22 G 11 9 223 6–0 1 Alabama
Ray Graves 24 C 11 6 205 6–1 Rookie Tennessee,and
Tennessee Wesleyan
Irv Hall 29 FB 8 3 210 6–0 Rookie Brown
Bill Halverson 23 T 8 0 242 6–3 Rookie Oregon State
Ken Hayden 25 C 9 5 205 6–0 Rookie Arkansas
Frank Hrabetin 27 T 7 1 233 6–4 Rookie Loyola Marymount
Billy Jefferson 24 HB 5 0 208 6–2 1 Mississippi State
Bert Johnson 30 FB-BB-HB 7 3 212 6–0 5 Kentucky
Bernie Kaplan 29 G 3 0 195 5–11 7 Western Maryland
Ed Kasky 23 T 10 3 220 6–1 Rookie Villanova
Jim Lankas 24 B 1 0 220 6–2 Rookie St. Mary's (CA)
Steve Levanitis 22 T 5 0 220 6–1 Rookie Boston College
Basilio Marchi 33 G-C 7 1 220 6–2 8 NYU
Bob Masters 31 HB 3 0 200 5–11 5 Baylor
Fred Meyer 23 E-DE 10 10 190 6–2 Rookie Stanford
Bert Milling 21 G 2 0 185 5–10 Rookie Richmond
Rupert Pate 25 G 7 0 205 6–1 2 Wake Forest
Bob Priestley 22 E 9 0 192 5–11 Rookie Brown
Bosh Pritchard 23 HB 6 4 164 5–11 Rookie Georgia Tech, and
VMI
Vic Sears 24 T-DT 11 11 223 6–3 1 Oregon State
Jack Smith 25 DE-E 6 0 200 6–1 Rookie Stanford
Jack Stackpool 25 FB 8 4 207 6–1 Rookie Washington
Ernie Steele 25 HB-DB 10 1 187 6–0 Rookie Washington
Len Supulski 22 E 9 0 175 6–0 Rookie Dickinson
Al Thacker 23 G 3 0 200 5–10 Rookie Charleston (WV)
Tommy Thompson 26 QB 11 10 192 6–1 2 Tulsa
Lou Tomasetti 26 FB-HB 10 5 198 6–0 3 Bucknell
Bob Wear 23 C-LB 3 0 205 5–11 Rookie Penn State, and
Sacramento State
Ted Williams 26 B 11 2 183 5–11 Rookie Boston College, and
Notre Dame
Tex Williams 23 C-LB 5 0 193 5–11 Rookie Auburn
40 Players
Team Average
25 11 203.4 6–0.3 1.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1942 Philadelphia Eagles
  2. ^ a b Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.