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1942 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head Coach Greasy Neale
Home Field Shibe Park
Results
Record 2–9
Place 5th NFL Eastern
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1941 Steagles

The 1942 Philadelphia Eagles season was their tenth in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous output of 2–8–1, losing nine games.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the 10th consecutive season.

OffseasonEdit

The Eagles hold training camp for the second year at the High School Bowl, in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

NFL DraftEdit

The 1942 NFL Draft was held on December 22, 1941. The draft is 22 rounds long and each team get 20 picks. A total of 200 players. The Eagles get to select 3rd in each of the 1st 20 rounds. The top 5 teams record wise in 1941 do not get picks in rounds 2 and 4, as the lowest 5 teams do not pick in rounds 21 and 22.

With the over first pick in the draft the Pittsburgh Steelers select Bill Dudley a Halfback out of Virginia he was the first Virginia player to earn All-America honors and was awarded the Maxwell Award for best college football player of the year for 1941. He was also named the best college player of the year by the Washington D.C. Touchdown Club.

The Eagles first pick in the draft is the third player is Pete Kmetovic a Halfback from Stanford University. He would not play Pro football until 1946 for the Eagles.

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 3 Pete Kmetovic Halfback Stanford University
2 13 Vic Lindskog Center Stanford University
3 18 Ted WilliamsBack Boston College
4 28 Gordon Paschka Guard Minnesota
5 33 Ernie BlandinTackleTulane
6 43 Earl YoungloveEndWashington
7 53 Billy SewellBackWashington State
8 63 Bill HalversonGuardOregon State
9 73 Ray GravesCenterTennessee
10 83 Jack Stackpool BackWashington
11 93 Noble DossBackTexas
12 103 Fred MeyerEndStanford
13 113 Bob BrentonTackleMissouri
14 123 John WyhonicGuardAlabama
15 133 O'Dell GriffinGuardBaylor
16 143 Bill SmaltzBackPenn State
17 153 Arnie MeinersEndStanford
18 163 Bill BraunTackleSanta Clara
19 173 Charley DvoracekBackTexas Tech
20 183 Marv TommervikBackPacific Lutheran

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 13, 1942 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 24–14
13,349
2 September 20, 1942 at Cleveland Browns L 24–14
6,434
3 September 27, 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers L 35–14
5,286
4 October 4, 1942 Washington Redskins L 14–10
15,500
5 October 11, 1942 at New York Giants L 35–17
28,264
6 October 18, 1942 Pittsburgh Steelers L 14–0
12,500
7 October 25, 1942 at Chicago Bears L 45–14
15,372
8 November 1, 1942 at Washington Redskins L 30–27
32,658
9 November 8, 1942 New York Giants L 14–0
13,600
10 November 15, 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers W 14–7
3,858
11 November 29, 1942 Green Bay Packers L 7–0
13,700

StandingsEdit

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Washington Redskins 10 1 0 .909 227 102 W-9
Pittsburgh Steelers 7 4 0 .636 167 119 L-1
New York Giants 5 5 1 .500 155 139 W-2
Brooklyn Dodgers 3 8 0 .273 100 168 L-6
Philadelphia Eagles 2 9 0 .182 134 239 L-1

1942 RosterEdit

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

= 1942 Pro All-Star[2]
NO. Player AGE POS GP GS WT HT YRS College
Greasy Neale 51 Coach 1941
record

2–9
NFL-Eagles
Lifetime

4–17–1
2nd West Virginia Wesleyan
Len Barnum *30B1052006–04West Virginia Wesleyan
John Binotto23HB201855–10RookieDuquesne
Leo Brennan23T1122106–0Rookie Holy Cross
Larry Cabrelli25E-DB11111945–11 1 Colgate
Bill Combs22E-DB1001835–11RookiePurdue
Enio Conti29G11102045–11 1 Arkansas,and
Bucknell
Leon Cook22T202456–0RookieNorthwestern
Bob Davis28HB-FBQB-P1061806–14 Kentucky
John Eibner28T1072286–2 1 Kentucky
Dick Erdlitz22HB10 1 1815–10RookieNorthwestern
Joe Frank27T 1 02176–1 1 Georgetown (DC)
Woody Gerber22G1192236–0 1 Alabama
Ray Graves24C1162056–1Rookie Tennessee,and
Tennessee Wesleyan
Irv Hall29FB832106–0RookieBrown
Bill Halverson23T802426–3RookieOregon State
Ken Hayden25C952056–0RookieArkansas
Frank Hrabetin27T7 1 2336–4RookieLoyola Marymount
Billy Jefferson24HB502086–2 1 Mississippi State
Bert Johnson30FB-BB-HB732126–05Kentucky
Bernie Kaplan29G301955–117Western Maryland
Ed Kasky23T1032206–1RookieVillanova
Jim Lankas24B102206–2RookieSt. Mary's (CA)
Steve Levanitis22T502206–1RookieBoston College
Basilio Marchi33G-C7 1 2206–28NYU
Bob Masters31HB302005–115Baylor
Fred Meyer23E-DE10101906–2RookieStanford
Bert Milling21G201855–10RookieRichmond
Rupert Pate25G702056–12Wake Forest
Bob Priestley22E901925–11Rookie Brown
Bosh Pritchard23HB641645–11RookieGeorgia Tech, and
VMI
Vic Sears24T-DT11112236–3 1 Oregon State
Jack Smith25DE-E602006–1RookieStanford
Jack Stackpool25FB842076–1RookieWashington
Ernie Steele25HB-DB10 1 1876–0RookieWashington
Len Supulski22E901756–0RookieDickinson
Al Thacker23G302005–10RookieCharleston (WV)
Tommy Thompson26QB11101926–12Tulsa
Lou Tomasetti26FB-HB1051986–03Bucknell
Bob Wear23C-LB302055–11RookiePenn State, and
Sacramento State
Ted Williams26B1121835–11RookieBoston College, and
Notre Dame
Tex Williams23C-LB501935–11Rookie Auburn
40 Players
Team Average
25 11 203.4 6–0.3 1.1

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1942 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.

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