Eagles Legend Tom Brookshier Dies
The Eagles said he had cancer and died Friday night.
"Tom Brookshier is one of all-time greats, both for what he did on the field and for the kind of man he was off the field. I will always remember him for his booming and bright personality," Eagles coach Andy Reid said. "He had an uncanny love for life, a love for his family and a love for the game of football, especially for the Philadelphia Eagles. He bled green and I will always cherish our conversations and the relationship that we fostered throughout my tenure in Philadelphia. Our deepest condolences go out to his wife, Barbara, and the rest of the Brookshier family."
Brookshier was an All-Pro defensive back who played on the Eagles' 1960 championship team. He had 20 interceptions in seven seasons with the team, earning All-Pro honors in 1959 and 1960.
After he retired, Brookshier announced NFL games for CBS. He is one of seven Eagles to have his number retired.
- Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.