1947 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head Coach Greasy Neale
Home Field Shibe Park
Record 8–4
Place 1st NFL American
Playoff Finish Lost NFL Championship
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1946 1948

The 1947 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 15th in the league. The team improved on their previous output of 6–5, winning eight games.[1] The team qualified for the playoffs for the first time in fifteen seasons.

Off SeasonEdit

The Eagles for the 2nd year go to Saranac High School Field / Eagles Residence, in Saranac Lake, New York to hold training camp. Greasy Neale like having the Eagles train away from Philadelphia as they only trained in the area was when there was Wartime Travel Restrictions during WW II. Under Neale the Eagles would train in Wisconsin, upstate New York, and Minnesota when they could travel.


The 1947 NFL Draft December 16, 1946. The NFL started a Lottery of a Bonus Pick for the FIRST PICK in the Draft. They would do this until 1958.

The Eagles would make 29 selections over the 32 rounds. They would get the 6th or 7th pick in the rounds they had picks.

The top 2 picks in the draft was a Lottery bonus pick as the number 1 pick by the NFL Champion Chicago Bears Bob Fenimore a Back that attended Oklahoma A&M. With the number 2 pick the Detroit Lions took 1946 Heisman Trophy winner Glenn Davis a Halfback from Army. He was unable to play due to military service required for attending the United States Military Academy. Cal Rossi running back from UCLA was drafted again this year with the 4th pick by the Washington Redskins, he was taken in error with the 9th pick in 1946's draft when he was still a Jr. in college, he declined to play pro football.

The future NFL Hall of Famers that were in this draft where Dante Lavelli(12th round), Art Donovan (22nd rd), and Tom Landry (20nd rd).

Some players drafted were signed by All-America Football Conference teams.

Player SelectionsEdit

The table shows the Eagles slections 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] = Hall of Famer
Rd Pick Player Position School Rd Pick Player Position School
1 8 Neill Armstrong End Oklahoma A&M 2 No PICK
3 19 Bill Mackrides Back Nevada-Reno 4 No PICK
5 30 George Savitsky Tackle Pennsylvania 6 42 Traded Pick to the Chicago Bears
7 51 Tony Yovicsin End Miami (FL) 8 68 Al Satterfield Tackle Vanderbilt
9 71 Bob Leonetti Guard Wake Forest 10 80 Ulysses Cornogg Tackle Wake Forest
11 91 Alex Sarkisian Center Northwestern 12 102 Jerry D'Arcy Center Tulsa
13 110 John Hamberger Tackle Southern Methodist 14 121 Alvin Johnson Back Hardin-Simmons
15 132 Joe Cook Back Hardin-Simmons 16 140 Jeff Durkota Back Penn State
17 152 Hubert Shurtz Tackle Louisiana State 18 161 Hal Bell Back Muhlenberg
19 170 Tom Campion Tackle Southeastern Louisiana 20 182 Fred Hall Guard Louisiana State
21 191 Jim Clayton Tackle Wyoming 22 200 George Blomquist End North Carolina State
23 212 Joe Haynes Guard Tulsa 24 221 Stanton Hense End Xavier
25 230 Johnny Kelly Back Rice 26 242 H. J. Roberts Guard Rice
27 251 Phil Cutchin Back Kentucky 28 261 Charley Wakefield Tackle Stanford
29 272 Dick Langenbeck Tackle Cincinnati 30 281 Bernie Winkler Tackle Texas Tech
31 288 Bill Stephens Tackle Baylor 32 298 Mike Kalosh End Wisconsin–La Crosse


Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 28, 1947 Washington Redskins W 45–42
2 October 5, 1947 New York Giants W 23–0
3 October 12, 1947 at Chicago Bears L 40–7
4 October 19, 1947 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 35–24
5 October 26, 1947 Los Angeles Rams W 14–7
6 November 2, 1947 at Washington Redskins W 38–14
7 November 9, 1947 at New York Giants W 41–24
8 November 16, 1947 Boston Yanks W 32–0
9 November 23, 1947 at Boston Yanks L 21–14
10 November 30, 1947 Pittsburgh Steelers W 21–0
11 December 7, 1947 Chicago Cardinals L 45–21
12 December 14, 1947 Green Bay Packers W 28–14


Week Date Opponent Result
Division December 21, 1947 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 21–0
Championship December 28, 1947 at Chicago Cardinals L 28–21

1947 RosterEdit

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

= 1947 Pro All-Star[2]
  • + = 1st team All-Star
NO. Player AGE POS GP GS WT HT YRS College
Greasy Neale 56 Coach 1947


7th West Virginia Wesleyan
Neill Armstrong21E-DB1211896–2RookieOklahoma State
Al Baisi30G202176–07West Virginia
Alf Bauman27DT-T202286–2RookieNorthwestern
Larry Cabrelli30E-DB601945–116Colgate
T.J. Campion29T502356–2RookieSoutheastern Louisiana
Russ Craft26DB-HB10 41785–9 1 Alabama
Noble Doss27HB901866–0RookieTexas
Otis Douglas36T1232246–1 1 William & Mary
Jack Ferrante31E-DE1161976–16 none
John Green26DE-E1211926–1RookieTulsa
Roger Harding24C-LB602176–22California
Jack Hinkle30B301956–07Syracuse
Dick Humbert29E-DE1111796–15Richmond
Jim Kekeris 24T1022576–1RookieMissouri
Bucko Kilroy26G-MG-T-DT1292436–24Notre Dame, and
Ben Kish30B1282076–07Pittsburgh
Pete Kmetovic27HB501755–9RookieStanford
Bob Krieger28E721906–15Dartmouth
Bert Kuczynski26E301966–03Pennsylvania
Vic Lindskog33C1012036–13Stanford
Jay MacDowell28T-DE1232176–2 1 Washington
Art Macioszczyk27FB1122086–03Western Michigan
Bill Mackrides22QB801825–11RookieNevada-Reno
Duke Maronic26G402095–93 none
Pat McHugh28DB-HB911665–11RookieGeorgia Tech
Joe Muha26FB-LB12122056–1 1 Virginia Military Institute
Cliff Patton24G-LB12122436–2 1 TCU
Pete Pihos24E-DE12122106–1RookieIndiana
Hal Prescott27E1121996–1 1 Hardin-Simmons
Bosh Pritchard28HB1151645–115Georgia Tech, and
Vic Sears29T-DT752236–36Oregon State
Allie Sherman24QB1101705–114Brooklyn
Ernie Steele30HB-DB1251876–05Washington
Gil Steinke28HB631756–02Texas A&M-Kingsville
Dan Talcott26T802356–3RookieUNLV
Tommy Thompson31QB1211926–17Tulsa
Steve Van Buren+27HB1272006–03LSU
Don Weedon28G1202205–11RookieTexas
Boyd Williams25C602186–3RookieSyracuse
Al Wistert+27T-G-DT12122146–14Michigan
Alex Wojciechowicz32C-LB-E12112175–119Fordham
John Wyhonic28G1222136–0 1 Alabama
41 Players
Team Average
27.6 11 205 6–0.5 2,7


NFL Eastern
Philadelphia Eagles 8 4 0 .667 308 242 W-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 8 4 0 .667 240 259 W-1
Boston Yanks 4 7 1 .364 168 256 L-2
Washington Redskins 4 8 0 .333 295 367 W-1
New York Giants 2 8 2 .200 190 309 L-1


  1. 1947 Philadelphia Eagles
  2. 2.0 2.1 Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
Eastern Division Western Division
Boston Chicago Bears
New York Chicago Cardinals
Philadelphia Detroit
Pittsburgh Green Bay
Washington Los Angeles
1947 NFL DraftNFL Championship
Related: 1947 AAFC Season

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