1965 Philadelphia Eagles season

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1965 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Joe Kuharich
Owner Jerry Wolman
Home field Franklin Field
Results
Record 5–9
Division place 5th NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify

The Philadelphia Eagles had a season of 5 wins to 9 losses out of the 14 games they played. The coach of the Eagles in the season was Joe Kuharich, and the owner as Jerry Wolman. The Eagles began the season with a win against the St. Louis Cardinals that followed with a lost against the New York Giants. In the season, for every win they had a lose followed. The Eagles lost four games in a row after winning against Dallas Cowboys. Those chains of losses caused the team to fall in 5th place of the NFL Eastern Division, costed them from entering the play offs.

Off Season[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

The 1965 NFL Draft and the 1965 AFL Draft both took place on Saturday, November 28, 1964. This was the day of the Army-Navy game that is normally the last game of the college season before the bowl games.

They were separate from each other and some players were drafted by both leagues. The AFL was going strong in wanting stars signed and would do what they could to please them if they signed with the AFL. Joe Namath would sign if he could play in New York, and he was given a salary of $427,000. As in earlier years some players had signed "AFL contracts" they signed with the league as soon as their last college game was over and when drafted by an AFL team the contract was transferred to them. To help fight this the NFL moved the draft up to near the end of the college season.

A new kind of job was created, "baby sitter". Their job was to hang with the draft prospect, and keep him away from the other leagues representative. The Eagles draft pick, Otis Taylor was held in a motel and had to "escape" from the NFL baby sitter. He later signed with the AFL for money and a "Red Thunderbird Convertible" that the AFL baby sitter was driving. Taylor noticed how a lot of people stared at the car when they drove by, and he wanted one.

The first player selected was Tucker Frederickson, back from Auburn, by the New York Giants. The draft was marked by the failure of the St. Louis Cardinals to sign Joe Namath, who signed with the American Football League's New York Jets, and went on to defeat the NFL's Colts for the World Championship after the 1968 season.

Player Selections[edit]

= Pro Bowler [1] = AFL All-Star [2] = Hall of Famer
Rd PICK PLAYER POS SCHOOL AFL Rd Pick Signed
1 7 Pick Traded to Green Bay Packers
2 20 Ray Rissmiller Tackle Georgia Buffalo 8 64 Eagles
3 35 Al Nelson Running back Cincinnati Buffalo 9 78 Eagles
4 48 Fred Hill Wide receiver USC Oakland 16 123 Eagles
5 63 John Henderson End Michigan Buffalo 17 136 Buffalo
6 76 John Huarte [3][4] Quarterback Notre Dame New York 2 12 Boston
6 77 Gary Garrison Wide receiver San Diego State
7 91 Erwin Will Tackle Dayton
8 104 Al Piraino Tackle Wisconsin Kansas City 11 85
9 119 Floyd Hudlow Back Arizona Buffalo 10 80
10 132 Rick Redman Center Washington San Diego 5 38 Eagles
11 147 Louis James Running back Texas-El Paso
12 161 John Kuznieski Running back Purdue
13 175 John Fouse End Arizona Buffalo 17 129
14 188 Tom Longo Back Notre Dame
15 203 Otis Taylor [5] Wide receiver Prairie View A&M Kansas City 4 29 Kansas City
16 216 Jim Gray Back Toledo New York 11 84 Jets
17 231 Dave Austin End Georgia Tech
18 244 Bill Marcordes End Bradley
19 259 Charley Englehart Tackle John Carroll
20 272 Bobby Shann End Boston College

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 19, 1965 St. Louis Cardinals W 34–27
54,260
2 September 26, 1965 New York Giants L 16–14
57,154
3 October 3, 1965 Cleveland Browns L 35–17
60,759
4 October 10, 1965 at Dallas Cowboys W 35–24
56,249
5 October 17, 1965 at New York Giants L 35–27
62,815
6 October 24, 1965 Pittsburgh Steelers L 20–14
56,515
7 October 31, 1965 at Washington Redskins L 23–21
50,301
8 November 7, 1965 at Cleveland Browns L 38–34
72,807
9 November 14, 1965 Washington Redskins W 21–14
60,444
10 November 21, 1965 at Baltimore Colts L 34–24
60,238
11 November 28, 1965 St. Louis Cardinals W 28–24
28,706
12 December 5, 1965 Dallas Cowboys L 21–19
54,714
13 December 12, 1965 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 47–13
22,002
14 December 19, 1965 Detroit Lions L 35–28
56,718

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 11 3 0 .786 11–1 363 325 W1
Dallas Cowboys 7 7 0 .500 6–6 325 280 W3
New York Giants 7 7 0 .500 7–5 270 338 L1
Washington Redskins 6 8 0 .429 6–6 257 301 W1
Philadelphia Eagles 5 9 0 .357 5–7 363 359 L1
St. Louis Cardinals 5 9 0 .357 5–7 296 309 L6
Pittsburgh Steelers 2 12 0 .143 2–10 202 397 L7

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

1965 Roster[edit]

= 1965 Pro Bowl [6] = Hall of Famer
NO. Player AGE POS GP GS WT HT YRS College
Joe Kuharich COACH Notre Dame
38 Sam Baker 36 K-FB 12 0 217 6–2 12 Oregon State
55 Maxie Baughan* 27 LB 12 12 227 6–2 5 Georgia Tech
64 Ed Blaine 25 G 14 14 240 6–1 3 Missouri
76 Bob Brown*+ 24 T 14 14 280 6–4 1 Nebraska
22 Timmy Brown* 28 RB 13 0 198 5–11 6 Ball State
3 Jack Concannon 22 QB 3 0 205 6–3 1 Boston College
23 Claude Crabb 25 DB-WR 10 0 192 6–1 3 Colorado and USC
87 Bill Cronin 22 TE 2 0 231 6–5 Rookie Boston College
27 Irv Cross* 26 DB 14 0 195 6–2 4 Northwestern
32 Roger Gill 25 WR-HB 13 0 200 6–1 1 Texas Tech
49 Glenn Glass 25 DB-WR 12 0 205 6–1 3 Tennessee
81 Ron Goodwin 24 FL-SE-WR 11 0 180 5–11 2 Baylor
78 Dave Graham 26 T 14 0 250 6–3 2 Virginia
34 Earl Gros 25 FB 14 0 220 6–3 3 LSU
43 Ralph Heck 24 LB 12 0 230 6–1 2 Colorado
86 Fred Hill 22 TE-SE-WR 12 0 215 6–2 Rookie USC
10 King Hill 29 QB 7 5 212 6–3 7 Rice
79 Lane Howell 24 T-DT 14 0 257 6–5 2 Grambling
63 Lynn Hoyem 26 G-T 14 0 244 6–4 3 Long Beach State
83 Don Hultz 25 DE-DT 14 0 241 6–3 2 Southern Miss
84 Jim Kelly 23 TE 1 0 218 6–2 1 Notre Dame
73 Ed Khayat 30 DT-DE-T 14 5 240 6–3 8 Tulane
29 Izzy Lang 23 RB 14 0 232 6–1 1 Tennessee State
52 Dave Lloyd 29 LB-C 13 13 247 6–3 6 Georgia,Texas Tech
33 Ollie Matson 35 RB-FL 14 0 220 6–2 13 San Francisco
75 John Meyers 25 DT 14 14 276 6–6 3 Washington
89 Mike Morgan 23 LB 14 14 242 6–4 1 LSU
26 Al Nelson 22 DB 14 14 186 5–11 Rookie Cincinnati
9 Jim Nettles 23 DB 14 0 177 5–10 Rookie Wisconsin
72 Floyd Peters 29 DT 9 9 254 6–4 6 San Francisco State
35 Ray Poage 25 TE-SE-FL-WR 13 0 208 6–4 2 Texas
24 Nate Ramsey 24 DB 14 14 200 6–1 2 Indiana State
51 Dave Recher 23 C 14 0 245 6–1 Rookie Iowa
44 Pete Retzlaff*+ 34 E-HB-TE 14 0 211 6–1 Rookie South Dakota State
68 Bobby Richards 27 DE-DT 14 12 245 6–2 3 LSU
54 Jim Ringo* 34 C 14 14 232 6–1 12 Syracuse
21 Joe Scarpati 22 DB 14 0 185 5–10 1 North Carolina State Wolfpack
25 Bob Shann 22 DB 4 0 189 6–1 Rookie Boston College
70 Jim Skaggs 25 G-T 14 14 250 6–3 2 Washington
16 Norm Snead* 26 QB 11 9 215 6–4 4 Wake Forest
82 George Tarasovic 35 DE-LB-C 14 0 245 6–4 13 Boston College,LSU
53 Harold Wells 27 LB 14 0 220 6–2 Rookie Purdue
67 Erwin Will 22 DT 5 0 275 6–5 Rookie Dayton
37 Tom Woodeshick 24 RB 13 0 225 6–0 2 West Virginia

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their careers.
  2. ^ Players are identified as an All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star team at any time in their careers.
  3. ^ John Huarte, 1964 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". Archived from the original on 25 June 2009. Retrieved August 4, 2008. 
  4. ^ John Huarte signed with the Boston Patriots of the American Football League.
  5. ^ Otis Taylor signed with the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League.
  6. ^ Players are identified as a 1965 All-Star.
  7. ^ http://www.maxwellfootballclub.org/content/awards/bell/past_bell.htm Archived June 19, 2009 at the Wayback Machine