Brian Westbrook, Baughan to Be Inducted Into Eagles Hall of Fame
Brian Westbrook will have one more historic moment against the New York Giants.
Westbrook along with linebacker Maxie Baughan will be enshrined into the Eagles Hall of Fame on October 19th on Monday Night Football, the team announced today.
Westbrook, a 2x Pro Bowler with the Eagles, spent seven years with the franchise and is still the all-time leader in yards from scrimmage with 9,785 yards.
“Brian Westbrook was an electrifying player who had that rare ability to change the course of a game with one play,” said Eagles Chairman/CEO Jeffrey Lurie. “Several of those plays are forever engrained in my memory bank. He could do it all from the running back position and what I most respected about him is that he did it with class and professionalism."
Westbrook is also one of just six players in NFL history with 30+ rushing touchdowns and 30+ receiving touchdowns.
But it was what he did against the Giants in his rookie season that put a stamp on his Eagles legacy forever:
Baughn, 77, is regarded as one of the Eagles best linebackers making 9 Pro-Bowls and selected as an All-Pro four times.
“I have fond memories of watching Maxie Baughan growing up,” said Lurie in a statement. “He was regarded as one of the top linebackers in the game and deservedly so. To be honored as a Pro Bowler nine times in one decade is certainly a testament to his dominance on the field."
The inductions will take place at halftime.