1936 Philadelphia Eagles season
The 1936 Philadelphia Eagles season was their fourth in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous output of 2–9, winning only one game. Being shut out in six of their twelve games, the team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.
|1936 Philadelphia Eagles season|
|Head coach||Bert Bell|
|Home field||Philadelphia Municipal Stadium|
|Division place||5th NFL Eastern|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
- The Eagles moved their training camp, after the first 2 years in Atlantic City, New Jersey and last year in Philadelphia at the Chestnut Hill Academy, to Temple University in Philadelphia. The Eagles would place 7 former Temple Owls on the team
- Eagles would move games to larger Philadelphia Municipal Stadium.
- Bert Bell convinced the league to hold a college players draft to stock league with talent.
The 1936 NFL Draft was held in Philadelphia and The Eagles had the first pick. Jay Berwanger a Halfback from the University of Chicago was selected. He selected not to play in the NFL. Later in year he was traded to the Chicago Bears and still refused to play NFL football.
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 ||= Hall of Famer|
|1||1||Jay Berwanger ||Halfback||University of Chicago|
|2||10||John McCauley||Back||Rice University|
|3||19||Wes Muller||Center||Stanford University|
|4||28||Bill Wallace||Back||Rice University|
|5||37||Harry Shuford||Back||Southern Methodist University|
|7||55||Jac Weller||Guard||Princeton University|
|8||64||Pepper Constable||Back||Princeton University|
|9||73||Paul Pauk||Back||Princeton University|
|1||September 13, 1936||New York Giants||W 10–7|
|2||September 20, 1936||Boston Redskins||L 26–3|
|3||September 27, 1936||Chicago Bears||L 17–0|
|4||October 4, 1936||at Brooklyn Dodgers||L 18–0|
|5||October 11, 1936||Detroit Lions||L 23–0|
|6||October 14, 1936||at Pittsburgh Pirates||L 17–0|
|7||October 18, 1936||at Boston Redskins||L 17–7|
|8||October 25, 1936||at New York Giants||L 21–17|
|9||November 5, 1936||Pittsburgh Pirates||L 6–0|
|10||November 8, 1936||at Chicago Cardinals||L 13–0|
|11||November 22, 1936||Chicago Bears||L 28–7|
|12||November 29, 1936||Brooklyn Dodgers||L 13–7|
|NFL Eastern Division|
|New York Giants||5||6||1||.455||3–3–1||115||163||L1|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
(All time List of Philadelphia Eagles players in franchise history)
The Eagles had 12 rookies and 8 players with 2 years experience or less on their roster. Eleven of the 26 members on the team went to school within 15 miles of Philadelphia.
|Bert Bell||41||Coach||1936 record
|Art Buss||25||T||12||12||219||6–3||2||Michigan State|
|Rudy Gollomb||26||G||4||0||205||5–11||Rookie||Carroll (WI),Wisconsin|
|Don Jackson||23||TB-DB||10||2||184||5–11||Rookie||North Carolina|
|Carl Kane||23||B||1||0||195||5–11||Rookies||St. Louis|
|Jim Leonard||26||B||10||10||204||6–0||2||Notre Dame|
|Max Padlow||24||E||1||0||199||6–1||1||Ohio State|
|Joe Pivarnik||24||G||6||0||217||5–9||Rookie||Notre Dame|
|Stumpy Thomason||30||B||12||9||189||5–7||6||Georgia Tech|
- 1936 Philadelphia Eagles
- Pro Football Hall of Fame. "1936 NFL Draft sorted by team".
- Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
- Jay Berwanger, First winner of the Heisman Trophy award in 1935"Heisman Trophy". Archived from the original on June 15, 2009. Retrieved August 4, 2008.