1954 Philadelphia Eagles season

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1954 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Jim Trimble
Results
Record 7–4–1
Division place 2nd NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1953 1955 >

The 1954 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 22nd in the league. They matched their previous output of 7–4–1.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.

Off Season[edit]

Philadelphia finished second in last 2 seasons to the Cleveland Browns, with that Trimble is awarded a three-year contract after the team's second straight runner-up finish in 1953.

The Eagles hold training camp in Hershey, PA again. The 1954 season was the first in which the Eagles used the "wings" logo on their helmets.[2]

NFL DRAFT[edit]

The 1954 NFL Draft was held on January 28, 1954. The draft is again 30 rounds long, with 12 teams picking. A total of 360 players are taken in this 1 day draft. In 2011, a total 254 players were taken by 32 teams over 3 nights.

The Eagles chose 28 players in this year's draft.

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 [3] = Hall of Famer
Rd Pick Player Position School
1 9 Neil Worden Fullback Notre Dame Fighting Irish
2 21 Rocky Ryan End Illinois Fighting Illini
3 33 Ted Connor Tackle University of Nebraska Cornhuskers
4 45 Menil "Minnie" Mavraides Guard Notre Dame
5 57 Pick Taken by
Los Angeles Rams
6 69 Hal Lambert Tackle TCU Horned Frogs
7 81 Jerry Norton Back Southern Methodist
8 93 Dan Hunter Tackle Florida
9 105 Phil Branch Guard Texas
10 117 Pick Taken by
Los Angeles Rams
11 129 Dave McLaughlin End Dartmouth Big Green
12 131 Dick Clasby Back Harvard Crimson
13 153 Joe Mehalick Tackle Virginia
14 165 Hal Patterson Back Kansas
15 177 Ray McKown Back Texas Christian
16 189 Charlie Grant Center Utah Utes
17 201 Bob Knowles Tackle Baylor Bears
18 213 Sam Mrvos Guard Georgia Bulldogs
19 225 Jerry Clem Guard Southern Methodist
20 237 Tommy Bailes Back Houston Cougars
21 249 Johnny Crouch End Texas Christian
22 261 Jim Wojciehowski End Purdue Boilermakers
23 273 Harold Lofton Back University of Mississippi Rebels
24 285 Nate Gressette Tackle Clemson Tigers
25 297 Ray Zambiasi Back Detroit
26 309 Charley Smith Back Baylor Bears
27 321 Ben Addiego Back Villanova Wildcats
28 333 John Gerdes Tackle Cornell Big Red
29 345 Jack Stone Back West Virginia
30 357 Tommy Woodlee Back South Carolina Gamecocks

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 26, 1954 Cleveland Browns W 28–10
26,546
2 October 3, 1954 at Chicago Cardinals W 35–16
17,084
3 October 9, 1954 Pittsburgh Steelers W 24–22
37,322
4 October 17, 1954 at Washington Redskins W 49–21
22,051
5 October 23, 1954 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–7
39,075
6 October 30, 1954 Green Bay Packers L 37–14
25,378
7 November 7, 1954 Chicago Cardinals W 30–14
21,963
8 November 14, 1954 at New York Giants L 27–14
46,565
9 November 21, 1954 at Cleveland Browns L 6–0
41,537
10 November 28, 1954 Washington Redskins W 41–33
18,517
11 December 5, 1954 at Detroit Lions T 13–13
54,939
12 December 12, 1954 New York Giants W 29–14
28,449

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 9 3 0 .750 336 162 L-1
Philadelphia Eagles 7 4 1 .636 284 230 W-1
New York Giants 7 5 0 .583 293 184 L-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 7 0 .417 219 263 L-2
Washington Redskins 3 9 0 .250 207 432 W-1
Chicago Cardinals 2 10 0 .167 183 347 L-3

1954 Roster[edit]

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

= 1954 Pro Bowl [4] = Hall of Famer
  • + = Was a Starter in the Pro-Bowl
NO. Player AGE POS GP GS WT HT YRS College
Jim Trimble 35 COACH 1945
record

7–4–1
NFL-Eagles
Lifetime

21–14–2
3rd Indiana University
33 Roy Barni 27 DB 10 0 185 5–11 2 San Francisco
60 Chuck Bednarik + 29 LB-C 12 0 233 6–3 5 Pennsylvania
10 Adrian Burk 27 QB 12 8 190 6–2 4 Baylor
77 Gus Cifelli 28 T 7 0 244 6–4 4 Notre Dame
44 Harry Dowda 32 DB-HB 12 0 195 6–2 5 Wake Forest
53 Ken Farragut 26 C-LB 8 0 240 6–4 3 Mississippi
27 Hal Giancanelli 25 HB 10 0 182 5–10 1 Loyola Marymount
22 Ralph Goldston 25 HB-DB 8 0 195 5–11 2 Youngstown State
71 Tom Higgins 24 T-G-DT 5 0 230 6–2 1 North Carolina
42 Bob Hudson 24 DB-LB-E 12 0 225 6–4 3 Clemson
63 Ken Huxhold 25 G 11 6 226 6–1 Rookie Wisconsin
78 Mike Jarmoluk 32 DT-T-MG 12 0 232 6–5 8 Temple
40 Don Johnson 23 HB 6 0 187 6–0 1 California
76 Bucko Kilroy 33 G-MG-T-DT 12 0 243 6–2 11 Temple
25 Toy Ledbetter 27 HB 12 0 198 5–10 4 Oklahoma State
89 Don Luft 24 E 12 0 220 6–5 Rookie Indiana
67 John Magee 31 G 12 0 220 5–10 6 La-Lafayette, and
Rice
64 Menil Mavraides 23 G 12 0 235 6–1 Rookie Notre Dame
46 Don Miller 22 HB 2 0 195 6–2 Rookie SMU
24 Dom Moselle 28 DB-HB 12 0 192 6–0 4 Wisconsin-Superior
41 Jerry Norton 23 DB-HB 12 0 195 5–11 Rookie SMU
43 Jim Parmer 28 FB-HB 10 0 193 6–0 6 Oklahoma State
35 Pete Pihos + 31 E-DE 12 0 210 6–1 7 Indiana
72 Jess Richardson 24 DT 12 0 261 6–2 1 Alabama
52 Wayne Robinson 24 LB-C 12 0 225 6–2 2 Minnesota
23 Bill Roffler 24 DB 3 0 200 6–1 Rookie Washington State
82 Tom Scott 24 DE-LB 12 0 218 6–2 1 Virginia
66 Ed Sharkey 27 LB-G-T-DG 12 0 229 6–3 7 Duke, and
Nevada-Reno
73 Lum Snyder 24 T 12 0 228 6–5 2 Georgia Tech
20 Don Stevens 26 HB 4 0 176 5–9 2 Illinois
11 Bobby Thomason 26 QB 10 4 196 6–1 5 VMI
83 Bobby Walston 26 E-HB-K 12 0 190 6–0 3 Georgia ... Uga's page
86 Norm Willey + 27 DE-G-E 12 0 224 6–2 4 Marshall
49 Jerry Williams 31 DB-HB 11 0 175 5–10 5 Idaho, and
Washington State
32 Neil Worden 23 FB 12 0 198 5–10 Rookie Notre Dame
75 Frank Wydo 30 T-DT 12 12 225 6–4 7 Cornell
Players
Team Average
26.5 12 211.4 6–1.2 3.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1954 Philadelphia Eagles
  2. ^ 1954 Season at Gridiron Uniform Database
  3. ^ Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  4. ^ Players are identified as a 1952 All-Star.