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1954 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head Coach Jim Trimble
Home Field
Results
Record 7–4–1
Place 2nd NFL Eastern
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1953 1955

The 1954 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 22nd in the league. They matched their previous output of 7–4–1.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.

Off SeasonEdit

Philadelphia finished second in last 2 seasons to the Cleveland Browns, with that Trimble is awarded a three-year contract after the team's second straight runnerup finish in 1953.

The Eagles hold training camp in Hershey, PA again.

NFL DRAFTEdit

The 1954 NFL Draft was held on January 28, 1954. The draft is again 30 rounds long, with 12 teams picking. A total of 360 players are taken in this 1 day draft. In 2011, a total 254 players were taken by 32 teams over 3 nights.


The Eagles chose 28 players in this year's draft.

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] = Hall of Famer
Rd Pick Player Position School
1 9 Neil WordenFullbackNotre Dame Fighting Irish
2 21 Rocky RyanEndIllinois Fighting Illini
3 33 Ted ConnorTackleUniversity of Nebraska Cornhuskers
4 45 Menil "Minnie" MavraidesGuardNotre Dame
5 57 Pick Taken by
Los Angeles Rams
6 69 Hal LambertTackleTCU Horned Frogs
7 81 Jerry NortonBackSouthern Methodist
8 93 Dan HunterTackleFlorida
9 105 Phil BranchGuardTexas
10 117 Pick Taken by
Los Angeles Rams
11 129 Dave McLaughlinEndDartmouth Big Green
12 131 Dick ClasbyBackHarvard Crimson
13 153 Joe MehalickTackleVirginia
14 165 Hal PattersonBackKansas
15 177 Ray McKownBackTexas Christian
16 189 Charlie GrantCenterUtah Utes
17 201 Bob KnowlesTackleBaylor Bears
18 213 Sam MrvosGuardGeorgia Bulldogs
19 225 Jerry ClemGuardSouthern Methodist
20 237 Tommy BailesBackHouston Cougars
21 249 Johnny CrouchEndTexas Christian
22 261 Jim WojciehowskiEndPurdue Boilermakers
23 273 Harold LoftonBackUniversity of Mississippi Rebels
24 285 Nate GressetteTackleClemson Tigers
25 297 Ray ZambiasiBackDetroit
26 309 Charley SmithBackBaylor Bears
27 321 Ben AddiegoBackVillanova Wildcats
28 333 John GerdesTackleCornell Big Red
29 345 Jack StoneBackWest Virginia
30 357 Tommy WoodleeBackSouth Carolina Gamecocks

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 26, 1954 Cleveland Browns W 28–10
26,546
2 October 3, 1954 at Chicago Cardinals W 35–16
17,084
3 October 9, 1954 Pittsburgh Steelers W 24–22
37,322
4 October 17, 1954 at Washington Redskins W 49–21
22,051
5 October 23, 1954 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–7
39,075
6 October 30, 1954 Green Bay Packers L 37–14
25,378
7 November 7, 1954 Chicago Cardinals W 30–14
21,963
8 November 14, 1954 at New York Giants L 27–14
46,565
9 November 21, 1954 at Cleveland Browns L 6–0
41,537
10 November 28, 1954 Washington Redskins W 41–33
18,517
11 December 5, 1954 at Detroit Lions T 13–13
54,939
12 December 12, 1954 New York Giants W 29–14
28,449

StandingsEdit

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 9 3 0 .750 336 162 L-1
Philadelphia Eagles 7 4 1 .636 284 230 W-1
New York Giants 7 5 0 .583 293 184 L-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 7 0 .417 219 263 L-2
Washington Redskins 3 9 0 .250 207 432 W-1
Chicago Cardinals 2 10 0 .167 183 347 L-3

1954 RosterEdit

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

= 1954 Pro Bowl [3] = 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

7–4–1
NFL-Eagles
Lifetime

21–14–2
3rd Indiana University
33Roy Barni27DB1001855–112San Francisco
60Chuck Bednarik +29LB-C1202336–35Pennsylvania
10Adrian Burk27QB1281906–24Baylor
77Gus Cifelli28T702446–44Notre Dame
44Harry Dowda32DB-HB1201956–25Wake Forest
53Ken Farragut26C-LB802406–43Mississippi
27Hal Giancanelli25HB1001825–101Loyola Marymount
22Ralph Goldston25HB-DB801955–112Youngstown State
71Tom Higgins24T-G-DT502306–21North Carolina
42Bob Hudson24DB-LB-E1202256–43Clemson
63Ken Huxhold25G1162266–1RookieWisconsin
78Mike Jarmoluk32DT-T-MG1202326–58Temple
40Don Johnson23HB601876–01California
76Bucko Kilroy33G-MG-T-DT1202436–211Temple
25Toy Ledbetter27HB1201985–104Oklahoma State
89Don Luft24E1202206–5RookieIndiana
67John Magee31G1202205–106La-Lafayette, and
Rice
64Menil Mavraides23G1202356–1RookieNotre Dame
46Don Miller22HB201956–2RookieSMU
24Dom Moselle28DB-HB1201926–04Wisconsin-Superior
41Jerry Norton23DB-HB1201955–11RookieSMU
43Jim Parmer28FB-HB1001936–06Oklahoma State
35Pete Pihos +31E-DE1202106–17Indiana
72Jess Richardson24DT1202616–21Alabama
52Wayne Robinson24LB-C1202256–22Minnesota
23Bill Roffler24DB302006–1RookieWashington State
82Tom Scott24DE-LB1202186–2 1 Virginia
66Ed Sharkey27LB-G-T-DG1202296–37Duke, and
Nevada-Reno
73Lum Snyder24T1202286–52Georgia Tech
20Don Stevens26HB401765–92Illinois
11Bobby Thomason26QB1041966–15VMI
83Bobby Walston26E-HB-K1201906–03Georgia ... Uga's page
86Norm Willey +27DE-G-E1202246–24Marshall
49Jerry Williams31DB-HB1101755–105Idaho, and
Washington State
32Neil Worden23FB1201985–10RookieNotre Dame
75Frank Wydo30T-DT12122256–47Cornell
Players
Team Average
26.5 12 211.4 6–1.2 3.2

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1954 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. Players are identified as a 1952 All-Star.
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