Former Philadelphia players Brian Westbrook and Maxie Baughan will be inducted into the Eagles Hall of Fame this season. Both players will officially inducted when the Eagles play the New York Giants on Oct. 19 at Lincoln Financial Field. From the press release:
"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. I am appreciative how great of a representative he was and continues to be of our organization and he is well deserving of this honor."
"I have fond memories of watching Maxie Baughan growing up," said Lurie. "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. It is also an amazing feat for him to play a key role on the 1960 NFL Championship team as a rookie. We are excited to add to Maxie’s already storied legacy by inducting him into the Eagles Hall of Fame."
There's no doubt Westbrook and Baughan were some of the best players in franchise history. The honors are well deserved.