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1944 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head Coach Greasy Neale
Home Field Shibe Park
Results
Record 7–1–2
Place 2nd NFL Eastern
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 1944 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 12th in the league. The team improved on their previous output of 5–4–1, winning seven games.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the 12th consecutive season.

Off SeasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

The 1944 NFL Draft was held on April 19, 1944. The draft would be for 32 rounds. Again in round 2 and 4 only the 5 lowest wins teams from the 1943 season would pick. The Eagles would alternate with the Pittsburgh Steelers in picking either 4th or 9th in each round.

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 Rd Pick Player Position School
1 5Steve Van BurenHalfback LSU 2 15 No Pick
3 20 Loren LaPradeGuard Stanford 4 31 No Pick
5 36 Joe ParkerEnd Texas 6 52 Hillary Horne Tackle Mississippi State
7 58 Vic KulbitskiBack Minnesota 8 74 George PhillipsBack UCLA
9 80 Paul SarringhausBack Ohio State 10 96 John PerkoGuard Minnesota
11 102 Elliott OrmsbeeBack Bradley 12 118 Earle ParsonsBack USC
13 124 Bob HanzlikEnd Wisconsin 14 140 Jim TalleyCenter LSU
15 146 Dom FusciTackle South Carolina 16 162 Johnny GreenEnd Tulsa
17 168 Jackie FreemanBack William & Mary 18 184 Joe KaneBack Pennsylvania
19 190 Tony SchiroGuard Santa Clara 20 206 Norm MichaelBack Syracuse
21 212 Eddie KulakowskiTackle West Virginia 22 228 Al PostusBack Villanova
23 234 Milt SmithEnd UCLA 24 250 Earl KlapsteinTackle Pacific
25 256 Bob FrisbeeBack Stanford 26 272 Ed EidenBack Scranton
27 278 Barney BurdickEnd Creighton 28 294 Nick DaukasTackle Dartmouth
29 300 Pasquale DaroneGuard Boston College 30 316 Bill ClarkTackle Colorado College
31 322 Pete PaskoEnd East Stroudsburg 32 328 Myron MajewskiTackle American International

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 26 at Boston W 28–7 1-0
25,061
2 October 8 Washington T 31–31 1-0-1
32,549
3 October 22 Boston W 38–0 2-0-1
24,638
4 October 29 at New York W 24–17 3-0-1
42,639
5 November 5 at Brooklyn W 21–7 4-0-1
15,289
6 November 12 New York T 21–21 4-0-2
33,248
7 November 19 at Washington W 37–7 5-0-2
35,540
8 November 26 Chicago Bears L 28–7 5-1-2
34,035
9 December 3 Brooklyn W 34–0 6-1-2
13,467
10 December 10 Cleveland W 26–13 7-1-2
24,123

StandingsEdit

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New York Giants 8 1 1 .889 206 75 W-4
Philadelphia Eagles 7 1 2 .875 267 131 W-2
Washington Redskins 6 3 1 .667 169 180 L-2
Boston Yanks 2 8 0 .200 82 233 L-2
Brooklyn Tigers 0 10 0 .000 69 166 L-10

1944 RosterEdit

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

= 1944 Pro All-Star[2]
  • + = 1st team All-Star
NO. Player AGE POS GP GS WT HT YRS College
Greasy Neale 53 Coach 1944
record

7–1–2
NFL-Eagles
Lifetime

16–22–4
4th West Virginia Wesleyan
Bruno Banducci24G1092165–11Rookie Stanford
Jack Banta27HB721915–113USC
Mel Bleeker24HB931895–11RookieUSC
Larry Cabrelli27E-DB991945–113Colgate
Rocco Canale27T-G912405–11 1 Boston College
Enio Conti31G852045–113Arkansas,
Bucknell
John Durko30E602356–4RookieAlbright
Carl Fagiolo27G202006–0Rookie none
Jack Ferrante28E-DE1041976–13 none
Bob Friedman23T1082156–2RookieWashington
Charlie Gauer23FB-E742136–2 1 Colgate
Jack Hinkle27B1071956–04Syracuse
Toimi Jarvi24HB502006–0RookieNorthern Illinois
Bucko Kilroy23G-MG-T-DT1042436–2 1 Notre Dame,
Temple
Ben Kish27B10102076–04Pittsburgh
Ted Laux26HB-DB101855–10 1 St. Joseph's (PA)
Vic Lindskog30C742036–1RookieStanford
Art Macioszczyk24FB1002086–0RookieWestern Michigan
Mike Mandarino23T-C-G802405–11RookieLa Salle
Bap Manzini24C1061955–11RookieSt. Vincent
Duke Maronic23G902095–9Rookie none
Flip McDonald23E502006–2RookieOklahoma
Eddie Michaels30G1062055–118Villanova
Tom Miller26DE-E1032026–2 1 Hampden-Sydney
Walt Nowak29E201855–11RookieVillanova
Allie Sherman21QB1001705–11 1 Brooklyn
Ernie Steele27HB-DB921876–02Washington
Steve Van Buren+24HB962006–0RookieLSU
Al Wistert+24T-G-DT872146–1 1 Michigan
John Yovicsin26DE101956–3RookieGettysburg
Roy Zimmerman26QB-WB-K10102016–24 San Jose St
31 Players
Team Average
25.7 10 204.5 6–0.2 1.3

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1944 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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