1942 Philadelphia Eagles season

1942 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Greasy Neale
Home field Shibe Park
Record 2–9
Division place 5th NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify

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.


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

NFL Draft

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 Selections

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
13Pete KmetovicHalfbackStanford University
213Vic LindskogCenterStanford University
318Ted WilliamsBackBoston College
428Gordon PaschkaGuardMinnesota
533Ernie BlandinTackleTulane
643Earl YoungloveEndWashington
753Billy SewellBackWashington State
863Bill HalversonGuardOregon State
973Ray GravesCenterTennessee
1083Jack StackpoolBackWashington
1193Noble DossBackTexas
12103Fred MeyerEndStanford
13113Bob BrentonTackleMissouri
14123John WyhonicGuardAlabama
15133O'Dell GriffinGuardBaylor
16143Bill SmaltzBackPenn State
17153Arnie MeinersEndStanford
18163Bill BraunTackleSanta Clara
19173Charley DvoracekBackTexas Tech
20183Marv TommervikBackPacific Lutheran


Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 13, 1942 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 24–14
2 September 20, 1942 at Cleveland Rams L 24–14
3 September 27, 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers L 35–14
4 October 4, 1942 Washington Redskins L 14–10
5 October 11, 1942 at New York Giants L 35–17
6 October 18, 1942 Pittsburgh Steelers L 14–0
7 October 25, 1942 at Chicago Bears L 45–14
8 November 1, 1942 at Washington Redskins L 30–27
9 November 8, 1942 New York Giants L 14–0
10 November 15, 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers W 14–7
11 November 29, 1942 Green Bay Packers L 7–0


NFL Eastern Division
Washington Redskins 10 1 0 .909 7–1 227 102 W9
Pittsburgh Steelers 7 4 0 .636 5–3 167 119 L1
New York Giants 5 5 1 .500 4–4 155 139 W2
Brooklyn Dodgers 3 8 0 .273 2–6 100 168 L6
Philadelphia Eagles 2 9 0 .182 2–6 134 239 L1

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

1942 Roster

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

= 1942 Pro All-Star[3]
NO.″ Player AGE POS GP GS WT HT YRS College
Greasy Neale51Coach1941


2ndWest Virginia Wesleyan
Len Barnum *30B1052006–04West Virginia Wesleyan
John Binotto23HB201855–10RookieDuquesne
Leo Brennan23T1122106–0RookieHoly Cross
Larry Cabrelli25E-DB11111945–111Colgate
Bill Combs22E-DB1001835–11RookiePurdue
Enio Conti29G11102045–111 Arkansas,and
Leon Cook22T202456–0RookieNorthwestern
Bob Davis28HB-FBQB-P1061806–14Kentucky
John Eibner28T1072286–21Kentucky
Dick Erdlitz22HB1011815–10RookieNorthwestern
Joe Frank27T102176–11Georgetown (DC)
Woody Gerber22G1192236–01Alabama
Ray Graves24C1162056–1RookieTennessee,and
Tennessee Wesleyan
Irv Hall29FB832106–0RookieBrown
Bill Halverson23T802426–3RookieOregon State
Ken Hayden25C952056–0RookieArkansas
Frank Hrabetin27T712336–4RookieLoyola Marymount
Billy Jefferson24HB502086–21Mississippi 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-C712206–28NYU
Bob Masters31HB302005–115Baylor
Fred Meyer23E-DE10101906–2RookieStanford
Bert Milling21G201855–10RookieRichmond
Rupert Pate25G702056–12Wake Forest
Bob Priestley22E901925–11RookieBrown
Bosh Pritchard23HB641645–11RookieGeorgia Tech, and
Vic Sears24T-DT11112236–31Oregon State
Jack Smith25DE-E602006–1RookieStanford
Jack Stackpool25FB842076–1RookieWashington
Ernie Steele25HB-DB1011876–0RookieWashington
Len Supulski22E901756–0RookieDickinson
Al Thacker23G302005–10RookieMorris Harvey College, Charleston (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-LB501935–11RookieAuburn
40 Players
Team Average


  1. 1942 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 1942 Pro All-Star.
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.