LeSean McCoy to Retire as a Eagle and be Recognized on Sunday
Running back LeSean McCoy is calling it a career after 12 NFL seasons and will retire as a member of the Eagles, the team announced Thursday.
McCoy, the franchise’s all-time leading rusher, will be recognized as the Eagles Legend of the Game in front of a sold-out crowd at Lincoln Financial Field this Sunday in front of his former coach Andy Reid.
Jeffrey Lurie, Philadelphia Eagles Chairman and CEO, through a press release by the team, stated:
LeSean possessed a unique combination of speed, elusiveness, and an exceptional playmaking ability that made him one of the most dynamic players in the league, and one of the most productive players in the history of our franchise. LeSean carried himself with a rare blend of confidence and youthful enthusiasm, but he also was driven by a desire to be one of the all-time greats at the running back position, and that’s what made him such an exciting player to be around and watch every week. He provided so many memorable plays and performances over the course of his career. We are honored to share in this special day with LeSean and look forward to recognizing him as the Eagles Legend of the Game on Sunday.
McCoy, 32, grew up in Harrisburg, PA, played collegiality at the University of Pittsburgh, and was drafted by the Eagles in the second round in 2009.
He spent his first six NFL seasons in Philadelphia, where he currently ranks first in rushing yards (6,792), second in rushing attempts (1,461), third in rushing touchdowns (44), and third in rushing average (4.7). As a member of the Eagles, he led the NFL with 1,607 rushing yards (single-season franchise record) and 2,146 scrimmage yards in 2013, and 17 rushing touchdowns (single-season franchise record) in 2011
He ended his career winning two Super Bowls in Kansas City and Tampa Bay in 2020.