1955 Philadelphia Eagles season

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1955 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Jim Trimble
Results
Record 4–7–1
Division place 6th NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1954 1956 >

The 1955 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 23rd in the league. They failed to improve on their previous output of 7–4–1, winning only four games.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.

Off Season[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

The 1955 NFL Draft was held on January 27–28, 1955. This was a draft that lasted for 30 rounds, with 12 teams selecting 360 players. This was also a lottery pick year again and the Baltimore Colts had that and the third pick in the draft. With the Lottery bonus pick, they chose George Shaw a Quarterback from the University of Oregon footabll program. Two picks later they chose 1954 Heisman Trophy winner Alan Ameche [2] a Fullbackthat played in the Wisconsin Badgers footballprogram.

Because of a 7–4–1 record in the 1954 Philadelphia Eagles season the Eagles normally will pick 8th in the odd rounds and 9th in the even rounds. They alternated with the San Francisco 49ers The Eagle made a pick in every round.

The Philadelphia Eagles used their 1st round pick, 9th pick in the draft, to select Dick Bielski a Fullback from Maryland

Only draftee from this year draft to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame is Johnny Unitas, Quarterback from the Louisville taken 9th round 102nd overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was a Professional Football Hall of Fame Class of 1979 [3] member.

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 [4] = Hall of Famer
Rd Pick Player Position School Rd Pick Player Position School
1 9 Dick Bielski Fullback Maryland 2 22 Alex "Buck" Lansford Tackle Texas
3 33 Frank Eidom Back Southern Methodist 4 46 Dean Dugger End Ohio State
5 57 Gene Lamone Guard West Virginia 6 70 Billy Quinn Back Texas
7 81 Bill McKenna End Brandeis 8 94 Herman Watson Tackle Vanderbilt
9 105 Von Morgan End Abilene Christian 10 118 Talmadge "Duke" Washington Back Washington State
11 129 Bob Hardy Back Kentucky 12 142 Andy Nacrelli End Fordham
13 153 Jerry Krisher Center Ohio State 14 166 Tommy Bell Back Army
15 177 Don Brougher Center Maryland 16 190 Clyde White Guard Clemson
17 18
19 225 Terry Fails End Vanderbilt 20
21 22
23 24 286 Vic "Hootie" Postula Back Michigan State
25 26 310 George Palachunik Guard Maryland
27 28
29 345 Ron Lloyd Tackle Bucknell 30 357 Dave Finney Back Texas Christian

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 24, 1955 New York Giants W 27–17
29,597
2 October 1, 1955 Washington Redskins L 31–30
31,891
3 October 9, 1955 at Cleveland Browns L 21–17
43,974
4 October 15, 1955 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 13–7
33,413
5 October 23, 1955 at Chicago Cardinals T 24–24
24,620
6 October 30, 1955 Pittsburgh Steelers W 24–0
31,164
7 November 6, 1955 at Washington Redskins L 34–21
25,741
8 November 13, 1955 Cleveland Browns W 33–17
39,303
9 November 20, 1955 at New York Giants L 31–7
22,075
10 November 27, 1955 Los Angeles Rams L 23–21
21,668
11 December 4, 1955 Chicago Cardinals W 27–3
19,478
12 December 11, 1955 at Chicago Bears L 17–10
34,783

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 9 2 1 .818 349 218 W-2
Washington Redskins 8 4 0 .667 246 222 W-1
New York Giants 6 5 1 .545 267 223 W-2
Philadelphia Eagles 4 7 1 .364 248 231 L-1
Chicago Cardinals 4 7 1 .364 224 252 L-2
Pittsburgh Steelers 4 8 0 .333 195 285 L-7

1955 Roster[edit]

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

= 1955 Pro Bowl [5] = 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

4–7–1
NFL-Eagles
Lifetime

25–20–3
4th Indiana University
33 Roy Barni 28 DB 4 0 185 5–11 3 San Francisco
20 Bibbles Bawel 25 DB 12 0 185 6–1 3 Evansville
60 Chuck Bednarik 29 LB-C 12 0 233 6–3 5 Pennsylvania
81 Eddie Bell 24 DB-LB 12 0 212 6–1 Rookie Pennsylvania
36 Dick Bielski 23 E-FB 12 0 224 6–1 Rookie Maryland
10 Adrian Burk 27 QB 12 8 190 6–2 4 Baylor
64 Russ Carroccio 24 G-T-DT-DG 7 0 235 6–1 1 Virginia
44 Harry Dowda 33 DB-HB 12 0 195 6–2 6 Wake Forest
27 Hal Giancanelli 26 HB 12 0 182 5–10 2 Loyola Marymount
22 Ralph Goldston 26 HB-DB 10 0 195 5–11 3 Youngstown State
71 Tom Higgins 25 T-G-DT 12 0 230 6–2 2 North Carolina
42 Bob Hudson 25 DB-LB-E 12 0 225 6–4 4 Clemson
63 Ken Huxhold 26 G 12 0 226 6–1 1 Wisconsin
78 Mike Jarmoluk 33 DT-T-MG 12 0 232 6–5 9 Temple
40 Don Johnson 24 HB 2 0 187 6–0 2 California
50 Bob Kelley 25 C 12 0 232 6–2 Rookie West Texas A&M
76 Bucko Kilroy 34 G-MG-T-DT 1 0 243 6–2 12 Temple
79 Buck Lansford 22 G-T 12 12 232 6–2 Rookie Texas
25 Toy Ledbetter 28 HB 8 0 198 5–10 5 Oklahoma State
67 John Magee 32 G 7 0 220 5–10 7 La-Lafayette, and
Rice
41 Jerry Norton 24 DB-HB 12 0 195 5–11 1 SMU
43 Jim Parmer 29 FB-HB 12 0 193 6–0 7 Oklahoma State
35 Pete Pihos + 32 E-DE 12 0 210 6–1 8 Indiana
71 Jim Ricca 28 MG-T-G-DT 6 0 270 6–4 4 Georgetown (DC)
72 Jess Richardson 25 DT 12 0 261 6–2 2 Alabama
52 Wayne Robinson 25 LB-C 12 0 225 6–2 3 Minnesota
82 Tom Scott 25 DE-LB 12 0 218 6–2 2 Virginia
66 Ed Sharkey 28 LB-G-T-DG 7 0 229 6–3 8 Duke, and
Nevada-Reno
73 Lum Snyder 25 T 12 0 228 6–5 3 Georgia Tech
80 Bill Stribling 28 E 12 0 206 6–1 4 Mississippi
24 George Taliaferro 28 HB-TB-QB-DB 3 0 196 5–11 6 Indiana
11 Bobby Thomason 27 QB 10 3 196 6–1 6 VMI
83 Bobby Walston 27 E-HB-K 12 0 190 6–0 4 Georgia ... Uga's page
77 Jim Weatherall 26 DT-T 12 0 245 6–4 Rookie Oklahoma
46 Ted Wegert 23 HB 7 0 202 5–11 Rookie none
86 Norm Willey + 27 DE-G-E 12 0 224 6–2 4 Marshall
75 Frank Wydo 31 T-DT 12 0 225 6–4 8 Cornell
37 Players
Team Average
27.1 12 215.7 6–1.4 3.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1955 Philadelphia Eagles
  2. ^ Alan Ameche, 1954 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". Retrieved August 4, 2008. [dead link]
  3. ^ List of 1970s Hall of Fame Inductee's at profootballhof.com "Pro Football Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on July 31, 2008. Retrieved October 7, 2008. 
  4. ^ Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  5. ^ Players are identified as a 1955 All-Star.