Former NFL offensive lineman Todd Herremans is officially retiring with the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday, according to an announcement from the team. Herremans will serve as an honorary captain for the coin toss prior to the Eagles’ Week 5 home game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Herremans, who turns 36 this month (same age as Jason Peters), originally entered the league as a fourth-round draft pick out of Saginaw Valley State. He played for the Eagles from 2005 through 2014, making 124 starts in 127 games played.
After being released by Philadelphia, Herremans spent a portion of the 2015 season with the Colts before being cut. He then had a tryout with the Ravens during the 2016 offseason but Baltimore didn’t end up signing him.
Herremans never made the Pro Bowl but he was always a good player for the Eagles. He was a very valuable contributor due to his ability to play at both tackle and guard.
I’ve crossed paths with Todd on a few occasions in my time here at Bleeding Green Nation. He was the first Eagles player I ever interviewed. He was also the coach of the media flag football charity team I played on last year. Always been a cool/nice guy in my experiences.
Herremans has also been active in the community, as noted in the Eagles’ press release.
During his time in Philadelphia, he leveraged his influence and platform as a professional athlete to establish the Herremans Foundation with the mission of providing resources to various charitable organizations based on need and circumstances. His philanthropic efforts also extended to causes that raise awareness and funding for cancer, autism, Alzheimer’s and anti-bullying campaigns.
Congrats to Herrdawg, the only offensive lineman in Eagles franchise history to register two touchdown receptions, on calling it a career.