Chuck Bednarik : Philadelphia Eagles legend Dies at Age 89

Chuck Bednarik : Philadelphia Eagles legend Dies at Age 89

Chuck Bednarik, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and one of the last great two-way NFL players, died early Saturday, the Philadelphia Eagles said. He was 89.

Bednarik is obviously one of the most prolific players not only in Eagles history but the history of American football itself. Bednarik’s highly-decorated career featured eight Pro Bowl selections, 10 All-Pro selections, and two NFL championships. He was a key figure on the last championship won by the Eagles all the way back in 1960.

Bednarik was one the game’s last two-way players; he lined up at both center and linebacker. He even spent time as a punter.

Before he started his football career, Bednarik went off to war at the young age of 18 and survived over 30 missions in the Air Force. He was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1949 NFL Draft upon his return home to the United States.