Eagles CEO and Chairman Jeffrey Lurie
"With the passing of Chuck Bednarik, the Eagles and our fans have lost a legend. Philadelphia fans grow up expecting toughness, all-out effort and a workmanlike attitude from this team and so much of that image has its roots in the way Chuck played the game. He was a Hall of Famer, a champion and an all-time Eagle. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones during this time."
Eagles president Don Smolenski
"So many of the timeless moments in Eagles history are associated with Chuck Bednarik. He played his entire career in Philadelphia, college and pro, and he lived his entire life here and in the Lehigh Valley. He was a proud competitor and a dedicated and devout family man who loved Eagles fans as much as they loved him. He left his mark on this team and will forever be a legend within this organization."
Eagles head coach Chip Kelly
"I have had the opportunity to spend time with Chuck Bednarik, who is truly one of the most unique players that this game has ever seen. The foundation of this organization and this league is built on the backs of past greats, with Chuck at the forefront. The way he played the game with an endless passion and tenacity helped establish the standard of excellence that this organization stands for; one that we strive to achieve each and every day."
RIP, Chuck Bednarik. Here’s why he’s the best Eagle of all-time. http://t.co/AJHDjw1fWv— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) March 21, 2015
People argue over whether Bednarik, Steve VanBuren or Reggie White was the greatest #Eagle, but they certainly are the top 3. Now all gone.— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) March 21, 2015
Coach Kelly: Foundation of this organization and league is built on backs of past greats, with Chuck at the forefront pic.twitter.com/UjEQz23hB6— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 21, 2015
Air Medal in World War II, All-American at Penn, HOF & champion with the Eagles, 67-year marriage and 10 grandchildren. That's a full life.— Sheil Kapadia (@SheilKapadia) March 21, 2015
Concrete Charlie was an Army war hero. Flew 30 missions as a B-24 waist gunner in World War II & was awarded the Air Medal. He was the man.— Reuben Frank (@RoobCSN) March 21, 2015
My favorite Chuck Bednarik story, relayed by a family friend (Jim Manley) who played w him at Penn: Kicker was agonizing over technique. (1)— T.J. Quinn (@TJQuinnESPN) March 21, 2015
Bednarik wandered over & asked what the problem was. Kicker explained he was trying to figure out the best approach. Bednarik grimaced. (2)— T.J. Quinn (@TJQuinnESPN) March 21, 2015
Bednarik said, "You know what you do? You run up and kick the shit out of it." End of lesson. (3)— T.J. Quinn (@TJQuinnESPN) March 21, 2015
Forever an Eagle. pic.twitter.com/RK194kFdNS— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 21, 2015