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Five Fun Facts About Eagles 2016 First Round Draft Pick Carson Wentz

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on April 30, 2016

Carson Wentz comes to the NFL out of North Dakota State. This isn’t usually thought of as an NFL hot bed of talent but the talent in this young quarterback is hard to ignore. The Eagles traded a lot away to be able to get up to the second overall pick and get him too. Here is a look at five fun facts about this upcoming quarterback.

North Dakota State’s NFL Draft History

North Dakota State had 35 players selected in the NFL Draft prior to the Eagles picking Carson Wentz. He was the first quarterback to come out of the school though and go on to be picked in the draft.

Carson Wentz, the Backup Quarterback

Prior to being named the starting quarterback at the beginning of his junior season, Carson Wentz was the backup QB for the North Dakota State Bison for two seasons. The starter in front of him was Brock Jensen. Jensen was undrafted when he came out of college, eventually signing with the Dolphins and later playing with Ottawa of the Canadian Football League.

Carson Wentz’s First TD Pass

Carson Wentz’s first college football touchdown pass came against Prairie View A&M as a freshman in 2012 when he came on late in a blowout win.

First Round Quarterbacks Drafted By The Philadelphia Eagles

Prior to taking Carson Wentz in the NFL Draft, the Eagles had only selected four quarterbacks in the opening round in their history. Those four were Davey O’Brien in 1939, Frank Tripucka in 1949, John Reaves in 1972, and Donovan McNabb in 1999. Like Wentz, McNabb was taken with the second overall pick.

Carson Wentz At The NFL Combine

At the NFL Combine held before the 2016 NFL Draft, Carson Wentz ran a 4.77 second 40 yard dash, had a 30.5 inch vertical leap, and a 9 foot 10 inch broad jump.

The Eagles Trade For A Rams Quarterback… Again???

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on March 10, 2015

Rams Quarterbacks Traded To The Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver Fun Facts – Infographic

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on December 26, 2014

Phil - WR

Five Fun Facts About The Philadelphia Eagles’ DeSean Jackson

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on November 29, 2013

DeSean Jackson is one of the most exciting players in the NFL. You just never know what’s going to happen when he gets his hands on the ball. Here is a look at five fun facts about this great wide receiver.

7th Overall

DeSean Jackson was drafted in 2008 by the Eagles with the 49th overall pick. There were six wide receivers taken before him: Donnie Avery, Devin Thomas, Jordy Nelson, James Hardy, Eddie Royal, and Jerome Simpson.

First 100 Yard Game

DeSean Jackson had his first 100 yard game in his very first NFL game. On September 7, 2008, in a 38-3 Philadelphia win over the Rams, he caught six passes for 106 yards.

Three Different Types!

DeSean Jackson scored each of his first three touchdowns in a different way. His first NFL touchdown came on a 22 yard pass from Donovan McNabb. His second touchdown came on a 68 yard punt return. His third touchdown then came on a nine yard run.

47 Yards!

The first time DeSean Jackson caught a pass in the NFL it was good for a 47 yard gain. It was thrown to him by Donovan McNabb and he was tackled by Tye Hill of the Rams.

More Than Anyone Else

The 2010 season saw DeSean Jackson lead the NFL by averaging 22.5 yards per reception.

5 Fun Facts About Philadelphia Eagles’ Nick Foles’ 7 TD Pass Game

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on November 4, 2013

Nick Foles lit the NFL world on fire yesterday when he threw 7 touchdown passes in a 49-20 victory over the visiting Oakland Raiders. Here’s a quick look at five fun facts regarding his amazing performance of a feat that had only been accomplished six times in history. The previous six QBs to pull this off were Sid Luckman in 1943, Adrian Burk in 1954, George Blanda in 1961, Y.A. Tittle in 1962, Joe Kapp in 1969, and Peyton Manning in 2013.

#1 – Once he tied the record, Nick Foles made the Philadelphia Eagles the first franchise to have two different quarterbacks toss 7 TD passes in a game as he joined Adrian Burk who’d done it back in 1954 against the Redskins.

#2 – Understandably overshadowed by his record tying performance was the fact that Nick Foles threw for more passing yards, a total of 406, than he had ever thrown for in one game before. He also became the sixth quarterback in Eagles history to have a 400 yard game, joining Sonny Jurgensen, Randall Cunningham, Donovan McNabb, Michael Vick, and Vince Young.

#3 – The 139 receiving yards put up by Riley Cooper in the victory over the Raiders was a career personal best for him as well. This topped his previous best of 120 yards just a few weeks earlier in a win over the Buccaneers and was the second 100 yard receiving game of his career.

#4 – Of the seven quarterbacks who have thrown 7 TD passes in one game, only three have done so without throwing a single interception: Y.A. Tittle, Peyton Manning, and Nick Foles.

#5 – Riley Cooper was a favorite in this performance, hauling in three of Nick Foles’ 7 TD passes. Just less than 50 years ago when Philadelphia’s Adrian Burk tossed his seven TD passes it was the Eagles’ Pete Pihos who had caught three of them for scores.

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