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1945 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head Coach Greasy Neale
Home Field Shibe Park
Results
Record 7–3
Place 2nd NFL Eastern
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 1945 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 13th in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous output of 7–1–2, losing three games.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the 13th consecutive season.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

The 1945 NFL Draft was held on April 8, 1945. It was the last draft held in Chicago; later in the year the league moved its offices to Philadelphia. It would be 32 rounds with the Eagles getting picks in 30 of them. The Eagles would pick 9th in the rounds.

The teams with the 5 worse records in 1944 season would be the only teams picking in rounds 2 and 4.

Future Hall of Famers in this draft included Charley Trippi, Halfback from Georgia taken 1st round 1st overall by the Chicago Cardinals. Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch, Wide Receiver from Michigan taken 5th overall by the Cleveland Rams. Pete Pihos, Defensive End from Indiana University, Tom Fears, End from UCLA, and Arnie Weinmeister, Defensive Tackle from Washington

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 8 John Yonakor Defensive End Notre Dame 2 No PICK
3 25 Alvin Dark Back LSU 4 No PICK
5 41 Pete Pihos Wide Receiver Indiana 6 52 Chuck Dellago Guard Minnesota
7 63 Gonzalo Morales Back St. Mary's (CA) 8 41 Sam Robinson Back Washington
9 85 Forrest Hall Back San Francisco 10 96 Joe Sadonis Tackle Fordham
11 107 Rudy Mobley Back Hardin-Simmons 12 118 Jim Newmeyer Tackle St. Vincent
13 129 Bill Chambers Tackle UCLA 14 140 John Duda Back Virginia
15 151 Bill Montgomery Back LSU 16 162 Howard Werner End Syracuse
17 173 Jim Austin Back Missouri 18 184 Quentin Klenk Tackle USC
19 195 Joe Spencer Tackle Oklahoma A & M 20 206 Leo Pratt Tackle Oklahoma A & M
21 217 Phil Teschner Tackle Brown 22 2228 John Magee Guard Rice
23 239 Norm "Monk" Mosley Back Alabama 24 250 Blair Brown Guard Oklahoma A & M
25 261 Bob Hall End Stanford 26 272 Dan Talcott Tackle Nevada-Reno
27 283 Bill Thompson Tackle New Mexico 28 294 Al Fleming Center Wichita State
29 305 Leo Benjamin Center West Virginia 30 316 Jim Dougherty Back Miami (OH)
31 292 Ken Reese Back Alabama 32 298 Loren Braner Center Pittsburgh

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 October 7 Chicago Cardinals W 21–6
25,581
2 October 14 at Detroit Lions L 28–24
22,580
3 October 21 at Washington Redskins L 24–14
35,550
4 October 28 Cleveland Rams W 28–14
38,149
5 November 4 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 45–3
23,018
6 November 11 New York Giants W 38–17
30,047
7 November 18 Pittsburgh Steelers W 30–6
23,838
8 November 25 Washington Redskins W 16–0
37,306
9 December 2 at New York Giants L 28–21
45,372
10 December 9 Boston Yanks W 35–7
27,905

Game RecapsEdit

Week 2 @ Detroit LionsEdit

StandingsEdit

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Washington Redskins 8 2 0 .800 209 121 W-2
Philadelphia Eagles 7 3 0 .700 272 133 W-1
Boston Yanks 3 6 1 .333 123 211 L-5
New York Giants 3 6 1 .333 179 198 L-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 2 8 0 .200 79 220 L-3

1945 RosterEdit

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

= 1945 Pro All-Star[2]
  • + = 1st team All-Star
NO. Player AGE POS GP GS WT HT YRS College
Greasy Neale 53 Coach 1945
record

7–3–0
NFL-Eagles
Lifetime

23–25–4
5th West Virginia Wesleyan
Ben Agajanian26K 1 1 2156–0RookieNew Mexico
Bruno Banducci25G982165–11 1 Stanford
Jack Banta28HB511915–114USC
Mel Bleeker25HB441895–11 1 USC
Johnny Butler27HB-TB701855–102Tennessee
Larry Cabrelli28E-DB1081945–114Colgate
Rocco Canale28T-G302405–112Boston College
Jim Castiglia27FB112085–114Georgetown (DC)
Enio Conti32G2 12045–114Arkansas, and
Bucknell
Dick Erdlitz25HB701815–103Northwestern
Jack Ferrante29E-DE1081976–14 none
Terry Fox27FB-LB202086–14Miami (FL)
George Fritts26T10 12055–114Clemson
Charlie Gauer24FB-E702136–22Colgate
Jack Hinkle28B321956–05Syracuse
Dick Humbert27E-DE421796–14Richmond
Abe Karnofsky23QB-HB-DB821755–10RookieArizona
Bucko Kilroy24G-MG-T-DT902436–22Notre Dame, and
Temple
Ben Kish28B952076–05Pittsburgh
Vic Lindskog31C1062036–1 1 Stanford
Mike Mandarino24T-C-G502405–11 1 La Salle
Bap Manzini25C941955–11 1 St. Vincent
Duke Maronic24G822095–9 1 none
Flip McDonald24E922006–2 1 Oklahoma
Fred Meyer26E-DE801906–23Stanford
Eddie Michaels31G982055–119Villanova
Red Ramsey34E201966–07Texas Tech
John Rogalla28FB842156–0RookieScranton
Jack Sanders28G302196–05SMU
Vic Sears27T-DT1092236–34Oregon State
Allie Sherman22QB1011705–112Brooklyn
Abe Shires28T702206–2RookieTennessee
John G. Smith T102006–2RookieFlorida
Milt Smith26DB-QB501856–3RookieUCLA
Ernie Steele28HB-DB711876–03Washington
Gil Steinke26HB7 1 1756–0RookieTexas A&M-Kingsville
Bob Suffridge29G1012056–04Tennessee
Tommy Thompson29QB801926–15Tulsa
Steve Van Buren+25HB1092006–0 1 LSU
Buzz Warren29TB-HB101755–11RookieTennessee
Al Wistert+25T-G-DT10102146–12Michigan
Roy Zimmerman27QB-WB-K1082016–25San Jose State
41 Players
Team Average
26.3 10 201.5 6–0.1 2.5

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1945 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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