Former Eagles right tackle Jon Runyan is set to watch the Hall of Fame enshrinement of his one-time rival Michael Strahan on Saturday. Instead of watching the ceremony from home, Runyan will travel to Canton, Ohio to watch the honor in person, according to FOX Sports reporter Jay Glazer, who will induct Strahan into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Runyan and Strahan battled from 2000-2007. Their rivalry was well-documented, as the two typically played each other twice a year and were easily one of the more consistently competitive matchups on the field. Runyan signed with the Eagles in 2000 and was likely brought in to handle Strahan, who played exclusively at left defensive end. The two met 15 times during their careers with Strahan recording 14.5 sacks in those contests, according to NJ.com's Jordan Raanan.
Strahan retired from the NFL after winning a Super Bowl at the conclusion of the 2007 season. Runyan followed shortly after in 2009 after a stint with the Chargers. Both men will likely be linked for the rest of their lives, with fans of both the Giants and Eagles remembering their unforgettable battles. Runyan's visit to Canton proves that he will never forget the impact that Strahan had on his career.