Alfred Earle Neale. . .Extensive college coaching career preceded entry into NFL in 1941. . .Quickly built second-division Eagles into a contender. . . Produced three straight Eastern Division crowns and NFL championships in 1948 and 1949. . . Both NFL titles came by shutout scores. . .Using an assumed name, played end with the pre-NFL Canton Bulldogs. . .Born November 5, 1891, in Parkersburg, West Virginia. . . Died November 2, 1973, at age of 81.Shop this Item
Peter Louis Pihos ... Indiana All-American, 1943 ... Fifth-round draft pick in 1945 even though he couldn't play until 1947 ... 60-minute star on Eagles title teams, 1948-1949 ... Caught winning TD pass in 1949 NFL championship ... All-NFL six times in nine seasons, once at defensive end, 1952 ... Played in six Pro Bowls ... Three-time NFL receiving champ, 1953-1955 ... Career record: 373 catches for 5,619 yards, 378 points ... Born October 22, 1923, in Orlando, Florida ... Died August 16, 2011, at age of 87.
Stephen Wood Van Buren ... No. 1 draft pick, 1944 ... All-NFL six straight years ... Provided Eagles a battering-ram punch ... Won NFL rushing title four times ... 1944 punt return, 1945 kickoff return champ ... Scored only TD in 7-0 title win, 1948 ... Rushed for then-record 196 yards in 1949 finale ... Career mark: 5860 yards rushing, 464 points scored. . .Surpassed 1,000 yards in rushing twice ... Born December 28, 1920, in La Ceiba, Honduras ... Died August 23, 2012, at age of 91.Shop this Item
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