Philadelphia Eagles legendary running back Brian Westbrook has been named a 2016 nominee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This is the first year Westbrook has been eligible to be nominated for the honor.
6335 career rush yds 2 Pro Bowls In his 1st yr of eligibility, former @Eagles RB @36westbrook is a #PFHOF16 nominee! pic.twitter.com/UVHCRs01GZ— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) September 17, 2015
Westbrook is predictably very excited about the big news:
WOW WHAT AN HONOR!! https://t.co/I9RhTIK8Kv— Brian Westbrook (@36westbrook) September 17, 2015
Philadelphia honored Westbrook earlier this offseason by announcing they will be inducting him into the Eagles' Hall of Fame. Westbrook, along with Maxie Baughn, will be officially inducted into the Eagles' Hall of Fame when the Birds play the New York Giants on Oct. 19 at Lincoln Financial Field.
Westbrook finished his nine-year career in Philadelphia 5,995 yards (third-most in team history), 37 touchdowns (fourth-most) and 4.58 yards per carry (fourth-most). The Villanova alumnus was a huge favorite with the fans.