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1950 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head Coach Greasy Neale
Home Field Franklin Field

Shibe Park

Results
Record 6–6
Place 3rd NFL American
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1949 1951

The 1950 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 18th in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous output of 11–1, winning only six games.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in four seasons.

Off SeasonEdit

The National Football League and the All-America Football Conference came to an agreement. The Baltimore Colts, Cleveland Browns, and San Francisco 49ers would join the older NFL. The Philadelphia Eagles would meet the Cleveland Browns in a Saturday night game to open the 1950 season in Philadelphia Municipal Stadium instead of Shibe Park for more seating. On September 16, 1950, a crowd of 71,237 turned out in Philadelphia to watch as the Browns won 35–10.

NFL DraftEdit

The 1950 NFL Draft was held on January 20–21, 1950. The former AAFC teams got to pick with the NFL teams and the Detroit Lions won the lottery pick. They used it to select Leon Hart, who played end at the University of Notre Dame. With an 11–1 record in the 1949 season and Cleveland at 9–1–2, the Eagles picked last in each round.

The Eagles first draft pick went to University of Minnesota for football and basketball. He chose and played for the Minneapolis Lakers in the NBA during the 1950 season, He would join the Eagles in 1951 but left the Eagles after two seasons over money to play in Canadian Football League. He would later go into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1983 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1994.

Player selectionsEdit

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[2] = NFL Hall of Famer =Canadian Football Hall of Famer
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Rd Pick Player Position School
1 14 Bud Grant
(Also NFL Hall of Fame member as Vikings coach)
End Minnesota
2 27 Pick Taken
by Detroit Lions
3 40 Bob SandersBack Oregon
4 53 Bob McChesneyEnd Hardin-Simmons
5 66 Mike KaysserianBack University of Detroit
6 79 Lloyd McDermottTackle Kentucky
7 92 Mel OlixBackMiami (OH)
8 105 Dick O'HanlonTackle Ohio State
9 118 Bobby WilsonBack Mississippi
10 131 Ernie JohnsonBack UCLA
11 144 Bobby LantripBackRice
12 157 Frank MahoneyEnd Brown
13 170 Norm "Wildman" WilleyBack Marshall
14 183 Billy HixEnd Arkansas
15 196 Herb CareyBack Dartmouth
16 209 Jim MarckTackle Xavier
17 222 Jerry TaylorCenter Mississippi
18 235 Ed TunnicliffBack Northwestern
19 248 Darrell RobinsonEndOregon
20 261 Merv PregulmanGuard Michigan
21 274 Marv CrossBack Washington State
22 287 Jim HagueEndOhio State
23 300 Al LeskoTackle St. Bonaventure
24 313 Tom DeSylviaGuard Oregon State
25 326 Jim EaglesCenter North Texas State
26 339 Rod FranzGuard California
27 352 Bill MartinBack USC
28 365 Don BursonBack Northwestern University
29 378 Wes CurtierTackle Richmond
30 391 Dud Parker[3] Back Baylor

1950 AAFC Dispersal DraftEdit

The NFL and AAFC were rivals for four years. In 1949 it was agreed to allow three teams from the AAFC to join the NFL; there was an AAFC Dispersal Draft of players done. Below are whom the Eagles selected in the draft. The National Football League held the dispersal draft on June 2, 1950. The draft order was determined by the order of finish of the 1949 season. Because Green Bay and Baltimore were the weakest teams they were given extra picks: two picks each between rounds 3 and 4, one between rounds 5 and 6, 7 and 8 and between 9 and 10.

Round Pick Player Position School AAFC Team
1 13 Lindell Pearson Halfback Oklahoma
2 26 Jerry Krall Fullback Ohio State Los Angeles Dons
3 39 George Pastre Tackle Los Angeles Dons
4 56 Paul Gibson End North Carolina St.Buffalo Bills
5 69 Joseph Sutton Halfback Temple Buffalo Bills
6 84 Hosea Rodgers Fullback Alabama and North Carolina Los Angeles Dons
7 97 Don Panciera Quarterback Boston College and San Francisco New York Yankees
8 112 Caleb Washington Center Brooklyn Dodgers
9 125 Carmen Falcone Quarterback
10 140 Gil Johnson Quarter/Half Back SMUNew York Yankees

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 16, 1950 Cleveland Browns L 35–10
71,237
2 September 24, 1950 at Chicago Cardinals W 45–7
24,914
3 Bye
4 October 7, 1950 Los Angeles Rams W 56–20
24,134
5 October 15, 1950 at Baltimore Colts W 24–14
14,413
6 October 22, 1950 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–10
35,662
7 October 29, 1950 Washington Redskins W 35–3
33,707
8 November 5, 1950 Pittsburgh Steelers L 9–7
24,629
9 November 12, 1950 at Washington Redskins W 33–0
29,407
10 November 19, 1950 Chicago Cardinals L 14–10
28,368
11 November 26, 1950 at New York Giants L 7–3
24,093
12 December 3, 1950 at Cleveland Browns L 13–7
37,490
13 December 10, 1950 New York Giants L 9–7
26,440

1950 RosterEdit

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

= 1950 Pro Bowl Selection[4] = Hall of Famer
  • + After name means 1st team selection
NO. Player AGE POS GP GS WT HT YRS College
Greasy Neale 59 Coach 10th West Virginia Wesleyan
80Neill Armstrong24E-DB1201896–23Oklahoma State
74Walt Barnes32G1202386–12LSU
60Chuck Bednarik+25LB-C1202336–3 1 Pennsylvania
21Bill Boedeker26HB101925–114DePaul
33Russ Craft31DB-HB1201785–94Alabama
83Jack Ferrante34E-DE1201976–19 none
64Mario Giannelli30MG-G1202656–02Boston College
89John Green*29DE-E1201926–13Tulsa
85Billy Hix21E1102156–2RookieArkansas
78Mike Jarmoluk28DT-T-MG1202326–54Temple
76Bucko Kilroy29G-MG-T-DT1202436–27Notre Dame, and
Temple
21Toy Lindsbetter23HB1001985–10RookieOklahoma State
52Vic Lindscog36C1202036–16Stanford
88Jay McDowell31T-DE1202176–24Washington
39Bill Mackrides25QB801825–113Nevada-Reno
67John Magee27G1202205–102La-Lafayette,Rice
61Duke Maronic29G1202095–96 none
49Pat McHugh31DB-HB1201665–113Georgia Tech
36Joe Muha29FB-LB1102056–14VMI
32Jack Myers26FB-QB-LB1202006–22UCLA
43Jim Parmer24FB-HB1001936–02Oklahoma State, and
Texas A&M
65Cliff Patton27G-LB1202436–24TCU
35Pete Pihos*27E-DE1202106–13Indiana
40Frank Reagan31B1201825–119Pennsylvania
31Dan Sandifer23DB-HB501906–12LSU
27Clyde Scott26HB-DB101746–01Arkansas, and
Navy
79Vic Sears32T-DT1202236–39Oregon State
72Walt Stickel28T-DT1202476–34Pennsylvania, and
Tulsa
45Joe Sutton26DB-HB901805–11 1 Temple
11Tommy Thompson34QB12121926–110 Tulsa
15Steve Van Buren30HB1002006–06LSU
44Norn WilleyDE-G-E231202246–2RookieMarshall
70Al WisertG-T-DT301102146–17Michigan
53Alex Wojciechowicz35C-LB-E702175–1112Fordham
41Frank Ziegler27HB-DB1201755–11 1 Georgia Tech
35 Players
Team Average
28.3 12 206.8 6–0.6 4.0

StandingsEdit

NFL American
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 10 2 0 .833 310 144 W-6
New York Giants 10 2 0 .833 268 150 W-6
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 6 0 .500 180 195 W-1
Philadelphia Eagles 6 6 0 .500 254 141 L-4
Chicago Cardinals 5 7 0 .417 233 287 L-1
Washington Redskins 3 9 0 .250 232 326 L-1

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1950 Philadelphia Eagles
  2. Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  3. This last selection is commonly referred to as Mr. Irrelevant.
  4. Players are identified as a 1950 Pro Bowl.
American Conference National Conference
Chicago Cardinals Baltimore
Cleveland Chicago Bears
NY Giants Detroit
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Washington NY Yanks
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