1957 Philadelphia Eagles season

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1957 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Hugh Devore
Results
Record 6-6
Division place 5th NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1956 1958 >

The 1957 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 25th in the league. They improved on their previous output of 3–8–1, winning six games.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

The 1957 NFL Draft was held on November 27, 1956. This was before the end of the NFL Season and the between time of NCAA College football season end and the College bowl games. The draft once again was 30 rounds long, 12 teams picking, and a total of 360 players selected. This again was a year that there was a Lottery bonus pick. This year's team to get the overall number 1 pick in the draft was the Green Bay Packers that selected, 1956 Heisman Trophy winner, Paul Hornung [2] who was a Halfback out of Notre Dame

3–8–1

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.[3] 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
1 7 Clarence Peaks Fullback Michigan State
2 19 Billy Ray Barnes Back Wake Forest
3 31 Tommy McDonald Wide receiver Oklahoma
4 43 Sonny Jurgensen Quarterback Duke
5 55 Jimmy Harris Quarterback Oklahoma
6 62 Choice Traded to
San Francisco
7 74 Tom Saidock Tackle Michigan State
8 86 Hal McElhaney Back Duke
9 98 Hal Davis Back Westminster (PA)
10 110 Don Bruhns Center Drake
11 122 Gil Shoaf Tackle Wabash
12 134 Buddy Dike Back Texas Christian
13 146 Hubert Bobo Back Ohio State
14 158 Jerry Cashman Tackle Syracuse
15 170 Mort Moriarity End Texas
16 182 John Nocera Back Iowa
17 194 Dan Radakovich Center Penn State
18 206 Billy Kelley Tackle Baylor
19 218 Paul Harasimowicz Tackle Vermont
20 230 Leroy Thompson Back Butler
21 242 Charley Brooks End Michigan
22 254 John Simerson Tackle Purdue
23 266 Lou Lovely Guard Boston University
24 278 Dennis McGill Back Yale
25 290 Bob Ratliff Back West Texas State
26 302 Alvin Richardson Tackle Grambling
27 314 Frank Hall Back USC
28 326 Clem Corona Guard Michigan
29 338 John Niznik End Wake Forest
30 350 Larry Hubbard End Marquette

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 29, 1957 at Los Angeles Rams L 13–17
62,506
2 October 5, 1957 New York Giants L 24–20
28,342
3 October 13, 1957 at Cleveland Browns L 24–7
53,493
4 October 20, 1957 Cleveland Browns W 17–7
22,443
5 October 27, 1957 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 6–0
27,016
6 November 3, 1957 at Chicago Cardinals W 38–21
18,718
7 November 10, 1957 Detroit Lions L 27–16
29,320
8 November 17, 1957 at New York Giants L 13–0
42,845
9 November 24, 1957 Washington Redskins W 21–12
20,730
10 December 1, 1957 Pittsburgh Steelers W 7–6
16,364
11 December 8, 1957 at Washington Redskins L 42–7
21,304
12 December 14, 1957 Chicago Cardinals L 31–27
12,555

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 9 2 1 .818 269 172 W-1
New York Giants 7 5 0 .583 254 211 L-3
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 6 0 .500 161 178 W-1
Washington Redskins 5 6 1 .455 251 230 W-3
Philadelphia Eagles 4 8 0 .333 173 230 L-2
Chicago Cardinals 3 9 0 .250 200 299 L-1

1957 Roster[edit]

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

= 1957 Pro Bowl [5] = Hall of Famer
  • + = Was a Starter in the Pro-Bowl
NO. Player AGE POS GP GS WT HT YRS College
Hugh Devore COACH 1957
record

4–8–0
Eagles
Lifetime

7–16–1
NFL
Lifetime

7–18–1
2nd University of Notre Dame
33 Billy Ray Barnes 22 HB 12 0 201 5–11 Rookie Wake Forest
60 Chuck Bednarik 32 LB-C 11 0 233 6–3 8 Pennsylvania Quakers
81 Eddie Bell 26 DB-LB 12 0 212 6–1 2 Pennsylvania
36 Dick Bielski 25 E-FB 12 0 224 6–1 2 Maryland Terrapins
40 Tom Brookshier 26 DB 12 0 196 6–0 4 Colorado Buffalos
84 Hank Burnine 25 E 7 0 188 6–2 1 Missouri
78 Marion Campbell 28 DE-DT-MG
G-T
10 0 250 6–3 3 Georgia
10 Al Dorow 28 QB 6 0 193 6–0 3 Michigan State
64 Bob Gaona 26 T 12 0 243 6–3 4 Wake Forest
64 Abe Gibron 32 G 12 0 243 5–11 8 Purdue,Valparaiso
20 Jimmy Harris 23 DB 12 0 178 6–1 Rookie Oklahoma Sooners
42 Bob Hudson 27 DB-LB-E 12 0 225 6–4 6 Clemson Tigers
63 Ken Huxhold 28 G 12 0 226 6–1 3 Wisconsin Badgers
9 Sonny Jurgensen 23 QB 10 5 202 5–11 Rookie Duke
23 Ken Keller 23 HB 12 0 180 5–10 1 North Carolina Tarheels
68 Bill Koman 23 LB 11 11 229 6–2 1 North Carolina
79 Buck Lansford 24 G-T 10 10 232 6–2 2 Texas Longhorns
65 Menil Mavraides 26 G 12 0 235 6–1 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
25 Tommy McDonald 23 FL-HB
SE-WR
12 0 178 5–9 Rookie Oklahoma Sooners
41 Jerry Norton 26 DB-HB 12 0 195 5–11 3 SMU Mustangs
26 Clarence Peaks 22 FB 12 0 218 6–1 Rookike Michigan State
44 Pete Retzlaff 26 E-HB-TE 12 0 211 6–1 1 South Dakota St. Jackrabbits
45 Rocky Ryan 25 DB-E 9 0 202 6–1 1 Illinois
75 Tom Saidock 27 DT 11 5 261 6–5 Rookie Michigan State
82 Tom Scott 27 DE-LB 12 0 218 6–2 4 Virginia
53 John Simerson 22 C-T 12 12 257 6–3 Rookie Purdue Boilermakers
80 Bill Stribling 30 E 12 0 206 6–1 6 Mississippi
76 Len Szafaryn 29 T-G-LB-DT 1 1 226 6–2 8 North Carolina
11 Bobby Thomason 29 QB 12 7 196 6–1 8 VMI
83 Bobby Walston 29 E-HB-K 12 0 190 6–0 6 Georgia
77 Jim Weatherall 28 DT-T 12 0 245 6–4 2 Oklahoma
86 Norm Willey 30 DE-G-E 12 0 224 6–2 7 Marshall Thundering Herd
32 Neil Worden 26 FB 12 0 198 5–10 3 Notre Dame
74 Frank Wydo 33 T-DT 12 0 225 6–4 10 Cornell
73 Sid Youngelman 26 DT-DE 12 0 257 6–3 2 Alabama
35 Players
Team Average
26.4 12 217.1 6–1.2 3.2

Post Season[edit]

Head Coach Hugh Devore struggled during his two seasons in the City of Brotherly Love, compiling a mark of 7–16–1. The poor record led to Devore's firing on January 11, 1958. Despite adding assistants such as former New York Giants head coach Steve Owen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1957 Philadelphia Eagles
  2. ^ Paul Hornung, 1956 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". Retrieved August 4, 2008. [dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.profootballhof.com/history/release.aspx?release_id=1447
  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 1957 All-Star.