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WATCH FOR: 10, Adrian Burk, QB; 11, Bobby Thomason, QB; 17, Ken Keller, HB; 24, Don Schaefer, FB; 46, Ted Wegert, HB; 53, Bob Pellegrini, LB; 60, Chuck Bednarik, LB; 81, Ed Bell, DHB; 86, Norman Willey, E.
OFFENSE: The Eagles chugged through the 1955 season on one cylinder—fair passing. Hugh Devore, in his first season as a pro coach, faces a large task in rebuilding the aging Eagles. The running attack, once the stoutest in the league, should perk up with the help of Notre Dame's Don Schaefer, who gives the Eagles some of the rapid power of Steve Van Buren's day. Ted Wegert is a heady runner from halfback. With Dick Bielski providing the power, the improved running attack can give new impetus to the passing of veteran Quarterbacks Bobby Thomason and Adrian Burk. Lack of good offensive tackles may hurt.
DEFENSE: The addition of Old Pro Steve Owen, once of the New York Giants, to the coaching staff presages a tough Eagle defense. The 1955 edition had two of the strongest defensive ends in the league in Tom Scott and Norm Willey, plus a big, strong line backed up by ageless and immovable Chuck Bednarik. Maryland's Bob Pellegrini adds depth.
1956 SCHEDULE (1955 score):
Sept. 30—at Los
1955 RECORD: Won 4, lost 8. Finished sixth.
1956 EXHIBITIONS: Won 2, lost 3.
COACHES: Head—Walter Kiesling. Assistants—Bill Dudley, Charles Cherundolo, Nick Skorich, Bill McPeak, Russ Craft.