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1957 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head Coach Hugh Devore
Home Field
Results
Record 4–8
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 four games.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

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 years 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 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.[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 PeaksFullbackMichigan State
2 19 Billy Ray BarnesBackWake Forest
3 31 Tommy McDonaldWide receiverOklahoma
4 43 Sonny JurgensenQuarterbackDuke
5 55 Jimmy HarrisQuarterbackOklahoma
6 62 Choice Traded to
San Francisco
7 74 Tom SaidockTackleMichigan State
8 86 Hal McElhaney Back Duke
9 98 Hal DavisBackWestminster (PA)
10 110 Don Bruhns Center Drake
11 122 Gil Shoaf Tackle Wabash
12 134 Buddy Dike Back Texas Christian
13 146 Hubert BoboBackOhio State
14 158 Jerry Cashman Tackle Syracuse
15 170 Mort Moriarity End Texas
16 182 John Nocera Back Iowa
17 194 Dan RadakovichCenterPenn 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

ScheduleEdit

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

StandingsEdit

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 RosterEdit

(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
33Billy Ray Barnes22HB1202015–11RookieWake Forest
60Chuck Bednarik32LB-C1102336–38Pennsylvania Quakers
81Eddie Bell26DB-LB1202126–12Pennsylvania
36Dick Bielski25E-FB1202246–12Maryland Terrapins
40Tom Brookshier26DB1201966–04Colorado Buffalos
84Hank Burnine25E701886–2 1 Missouri
78Marion Campbell28DE-DT-MG
G-T
1002506–33Georgia
10Al Dorow28QB601936–03Michigan State
64Bob Gaona26T1202436–34Wake Forest
64Abe Gibron32G1202435–118Purdue,Valparaiso
20Jimmy Harris23DB1201786–1RookieOklahoma Sooners
42Bob Hudson27DB-LB-E1202256–46Clemson Tigers
63Ken Huxhold28G1202266–13Wisconsin Badgers
9Sonny Jurgensen23QB1052025–11RookieDuke
23Ken Keller23HB1201805–10 1 North Carolina Tarheels
68Bill Koman23LB11112296–2 1North Carolina
79Buck Lansford24G-T10102326–22Texas Longhorns
65Menil Mavraides26G1202356–13Notre Dame Fighting Irish
25Tommy McDonald23FL-HB
SE-WR
1201785–9Rookie Oklahoma Sooners
41Jerry Norton26DB-HB1201955–113SMU Mustangs
26Clarence Peaks22FB1202186–1RookikeMichigan State
44Pete Retzlaff26 E-HB-TE1202116–1 1 South Dakota St. Jackrabbits
45Rocky Ryan25DB-E902026–1 1 Illinois
75Tom Saidock27DT1152616–5RookieMichigan State
82Tom Scott27DE-LB1202186–24Virginia
53John Simerson22C-T12122576–3RookiePurdue Boilermakers
80Bill Stribling30E1202066–16Mississippi
76Len Szafaryn29T-G-LB-DT112266–28North Carolina
11Bobby Thomason29QB1271966–18VMI
83Bobby Walston29E-HB-K1201906–06Georgia
77Jim Weatherall28DT-T1202456–42Oklahoma
86Norm Willey30 DE-G-E1202246–27Marshall Thundering Herd
32Neil Worden26FB1201985–103Notre Dame
74Frank Wydo33T-DT1202256–410Cornell
73Sid Youngelman26DT-DE1202576–32 Alabama
35 Players
Team Average
26.4 12 217.1 6–1.2 3.2

Post SeasonEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1957 Philadelphia Eagles
  2. Paul Hornung, 1956 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". http://www.heisman.com/winners/p-hornung56.html. Retrieved 2008-08-04.[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.
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