1950 Philadelphia Eagles season

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1950 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Greasy Neale
Home field

Franklin Field

Shibe Park
Results
Record 6–6
Division place 3rd NFL American
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1949 1951 >

The 1950 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 18th in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous output of 11–1, winning only six games.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in four seasons.

Off Season[edit]

The National Football League and the All-America Football Conference came to an agreement. The Baltimore Colts, Cleveland Browns, and San Francisco 49ers would join the older NFL. The Philadelphia Eagles would meet the Cleveland Browns in a Saturday night game to open the 1950 season in Philadelphia Municipal Stadium instead of Shibe Park for more seating. On September 16, 1950, a crowd of 71,237 turned out in Philadelphia to watch as the Browns won 35–10.

NFL Draft[edit]

The 1950 NFL Draft was held on January 20–21, 1950. The former AAFC teams got to pick with the NFL teams and the Detroit Lions won the lottery pick. They used it to select Leon Hart, who played end at the University of Notre Dame. With an 11–1 record in the 1949 season and Cleveland at 9–1–2, the Eagles picked last in each round.

The Eagles first draft pick went to University of Minnesota for football and basketball. He chose and played for the Minneapolis Lakers in the NBA during the 1950 season, He would join the Eagles in 1951 but left the Eagles after two seasons over money to play in Canadian Football League. He would later go into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1983 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1994.

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] = NFL Hall of Famer =Canadian Football Hall of Famer

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Rd Pick Player Position School
1 14 Bud Grant
(Also NFL Hall of Fame member as Vikings coach)
End Minnesota
2 27 Pick Taken
by Detroit Lions
3 40 Bob Sanders Back Oregon
4 53 Bob McChesney End Hardin-Simmons
5 66 Mike Kaysserian Back University of Detroit
6 79 Lloyd McDermott Tackle Kentucky
7 92 Mel Olix Back Miami (OH)
8 105 Dick O'Hanlon Tackle Ohio State
9 118 Bobby Wilson Back Mississippi
10 131 Ernie Johnson Back UCLA
11 144 Bobby Lantrip Back Rice
12 157 Frank Mahoney End Brown
13 170 Norm "Wildman" Willey Back Marshall
14 183 Billy Hix End Arkansas
15 196 Herb Carey Back Dartmouth
16 209 Jim Marck Tackle Xavier
17 222 Jerry Taylor Center Mississippi
18 235 Ed Tunnicliff Back Northwestern
19 248 Darrell Robinson End Oregon
20 261 Merv Pregulman Guard Michigan
21 274 Marv Cross Back Washington State
22 287 Jim Hague End Ohio State
23 300 Al Lesko Tackle St. Bonaventure
24 313 Tom DeSylvia Guard Oregon State
25 326 Jim Eagles Center North Texas State
26 339 Rod Franz Guard California
27 352 Bill Martin Back USC
28 365 Don Burson Back Northwestern University
29 378 Wes Curtier Tackle Richmond
30 391 Dud Parker[3] Back Baylor

1950 AAFC Dispersal Draft[edit]

The NFL and AAFC were rivals for four years. In 1949 it was agreed to allow three teams from the AAFC to join the NFL; there was an AAFC Dispersal Draft of players done. Below are whom the Eagles selected in the draft. The National Football League held the dispersal draft on June 2, 1950. The draft order was determined by the order of finish of the 1949 season. Because Green Bay and Baltimore were the weakest teams they were given extra picks: two picks each between rounds 3 and 4, one between rounds 5 and 6, 7 and 8 and between 9 and 10.

Round Pick Player Position School AAFC Team
1 13 Lindell Pearson Halfback Oklahoma
2 26 Jerry Krall Fullback Ohio State Los Angeles Dons
3 39 George Pastre Tackle Los Angeles Dons
4 56 Paul Gibson End North Carolina St. Buffalo Bills
5 69 Joseph Sutton Halfback Temple Buffalo Bills
6 84 Hosea Rodgers Fullback Alabama and North Carolina Los Angeles Dons
7 97 Don Panciera Quarterback Boston College and San Francisco New York Yankees
8 112 Caleb Washington Center Brooklyn Dodgers
9 125 Carmen Falcone Quarterback
10 140 Gil Johnson Quarter/Half Back SMU New York Yankees

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 16, 1950 Cleveland Browns L 10–35
71,237
2 September 24, 1950 at Chicago Cardinals W 45–7
24,914
3 Bye
4 October 7, 1950 Los Angeles Rams W 56–20
24,134
5 October 15, 1950 at Baltimore Colts W 24–14
14,413
6 October 22, 1950 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–10
35,662
7 October 29, 1950 Washington Redskins W 35–3
33,707
8 November 5, 1950 Pittsburgh Steelers L 7–9
24,629
9 November 12, 1950 at Washington Redskins W 33–0
29,407
10 November 19, 1950 Chicago Cardinals L 10–14
28,368
11 November 26, 1950 at New York Giants L 3–7
24,093
12 December 3, 1950 at Cleveland Browns L 7–13
37,490
13 December 10, 1950 New York Giants L 7–9
26,440
  • Bold equals notable games during the season.
  • Italics equal upsets.

1950 Roster[edit]

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

= 1950 Pro Bowl Selection[4] = Hall of Famer
  • + After name means 1st team selection
NO. Player AGE POS GP GS WT HT YRS College
Greasy Neale 59 Coach 10th West Virginia Wesleyan
80 Neill Armstrong 24 E-DB 12 0 189 6–2 3 Oklahoma State
74 Walt Barnes 32 G 12 0 238 6–1 2 LSU
60 Chuck Bednarik+ 25 LB-C 12 0 233 6–3 1 Pennsylvania
21 Bill Boedeker 26 HB 1 0 192 5–11 4 DePaul
33 Russ Craft 31 DB-HB 12 0 178 5–9 4 Alabama
83 Jack Ferrante 34 E-DE 12 0 197 6–1 9 none
64 Mario Giannelli 30 MG-G 12 0 265 6–0 2 Boston College
89 John Green* 29 DE-E 12 0 192 6–1 3 Tulsa
85 Billy Hix 21 E 11 0 215 6–2 Rookie Arkansas
78 Mike Jarmoluk 28 DT-T-MG 12 0 232 6–5 4 Temple
76 Bucko Kilroy 29 G-MG-T-DT 12 0 243 6–2 7 Notre Dame, and
Temple
21 Toy Lindsbetter 23 HB 10 0 198 5–10 Rookie Oklahoma State
52 Vic Lindscog 36 C 12 0 203 6–1 6 Stanford
88 Jay McDowell 31 T-DE 12 0 217 6–2 4 Washington
39 Bill Mackrides 25 QB 8 0 182 5–11 3 Nevada-Reno
67 John Magee 27 G 12 0 220 5–10 2 La-Lafayette,Rice
61 Duke Maronic 29 G 12 0 209 5–9 6 none
49 Pat McHugh 31 DB-HB 12 0 166 5–11 3 Georgia Tech
36 Joe Muha 29 FB-LB 11 0 205 6–1 4 VMI
32 Jack Myers 26 FB-QB-LB 12 0 200 6–2 2 UCLA
43 Jim Parmer 24 FB-HB 10 0 193 6–0 2 Oklahoma State, and
Texas A&M
65 Cliff Patton 27 G-LB 12 0 243 6–2 4 TCU
35 Pete Pihos* 27 E-DE 12 0 210 6–1 3 Indiana
40 Frank Reagan 31 B 12 0 182 5–11 9 Pennsylvania
31 Dan Sandifer 23 DB-HB 5 0 190 6–1 2 LSU
27 Clyde Scott 26 HB-DB 1 0 174 6–0 1 Arkansas, and
Navy
79 Vic Sears 32 T-DT 12 0 223 6–3 9 Oregon State
72 Walt Stickel 28 T-DT 12 0 247 6–3 4 Pennsylvania, and
Tulsa
45 Joe Sutton 26 DB-HB 9 0 180 5–11 1 Temple
11 Tommy Thompson 34 QB 12 12 192 6–1 10 Tulsa
15 Steve Van Buren 30 HB 10 0 200 6–0 6 LSU
44 Norn Willey DE-G-E 23 12 0 224 6–2 Rookie Marshall
70 Al Wisert G-T-DT 30 11 0 214 6–1 7 Michigan
53 Alex Wojciechowicz 35 C-LB-E 7 0 217 5–11 12 Fordham
41 Frank Ziegler 27 HB-DB 12 0 175 5–11 1 Georgia Tech
35 Players
Team Average
28.3 12 206.8 6–0.6 4.0

Standings[edit]

NFL American
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 10 2 0 .833 310 144 W-6
New York Giants 10 2 0 .833 268 150 W-6
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 6 0 .500 180 195 W-1
Philadelphia Eagles 6 6 0 .500 254 141 L-4
Chicago Cardinals 5 7 0 .417 233 287 L-1
Washington Redskins 3 9 0 .250 232 326 L-1

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1950 Philadelphia Eagles
  2. ^ Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  3. ^ This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  4. ^ Players are identified as a 1950 Pro Bowl.