Another former Eagles player has received the ultimate football honor. Former Philadelphia defensive end Claude Humphrey was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. He was one of seven former players to receive the honor in Canton, Ohio.
Humphrey was inducted by his daughter Cheyenne Humphrey-Robinson, who gave him an awesome introduction at the ceremony. He was one of four inductees to choose a family member as a presenter. The pair had the honor of revealing Humphrey's bust to the crowd.
The 70-year old spent the majority of his 13-year career with the Atlanta Falcons but played his final three seasons in Philadelphia. He was selected by the Falcons with the 3rd overall pick in the 1968 NFL Draft and won the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in his first season. He was selected to several All-Pro teams and made six Pro Bowl appearances.
Humphrey was traded to the Eagles towards the end of his career. He appeared in a total of 44 games for Philadelphia from 1979-1981 and played in the Eagles first Super Bowl appearance in 1981 against the Oakland Raiders. While he retired before sacks were considered an official statistic by the NFL, he was known for bringing down opposing quarterbacks.
Read this interesting SB Nation profile of Humphrey here. Did you know he appeared in a 1979 episode of "Dukes of Hazzard"?
Click here to learn about Humphrey's amazing sense of humor.