Eagles set to honor alumni Sunday at the Linc

Eagles set to honor alumni Sunday at the Linc
July 27, 2013, 9:30 am
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Chuck Bednarik, right, Brian Dawkins, middle, and Donovan McNabb, right, are among the numerous former Eagle stars tentatively scheduled to appear Sunday at the Linc. (AP)

All-time Eagles greats Chuck Bednarik, Tommy McDonald, Brian Dawkins, Hugh Douglas, Mike Quick, Donovan McNabb and Irving Fryar are among the numerous former Eagle stars tentatively scheduled to appear Sunday at the Linc during the Eagles’ first open training camp practice in Philadelphia in 70 years.

Bednarik and McDonald are members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and Dawkins is a possible future inductee.

Fryar, McNabb and Quick were five-time Pro Bowl picks and Douglas was a three-time Pro Bowler.

Other members of the Eagles’ Hall of Fame who the Eagles said Saturday morning are tentatively scheduled to appear are Bill Bergey, Harold Carmichael, Ron Jaworski and Pete Retzlaff.

Recent all-pro Eagles John Runyan, Brian Westbrook and Tra Thomas, all locks to one day join the Eagles Hall of Fame, are also on the list.

Also scheduled: Fred Barnett, Maxie Baughan, James Betterson, Barrett Brooks, Garry Cobb, Ken Dunek, Gerry Feehery, A.J. Feeley, Riley Gunnels, Ben Hawkins, Vaughn Hebron, Ron Jaworski, Jim Kelly, Sean Landeta, Reno Mahe, Joe Pagliei, Vince Papale, Joe Pisarcik, Ike Reese, Kevin Reilly, Jody Schulz, John Spagnola, Duce Staley, Hollis Thomas, Markus Thomas and William Thomas.

The Eagles plan to honor their alumni prior to the team’s open practice, which is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Linc.

About 65,000 free tickets were distributed for Sunday’s practice, one of five scheduled for the Linc this summer. This is the first time since 1943 the Eagles have held training camp within the Philadelphia city limits.

Several of the alumni will be available to sign autographs in the Headhouse Plaza area just outside the north end of the stadium.

According to the Eagles, Mahe, Bergey, Schulz and Spagnola are tentatively scheduled to sign from 10:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m., and Papale, Landeta, Hollis Thomas and William Thomas are slated to sign from 11:15 a.m. until noon.

The Eagles will also be practicing at the Linc Aug. 5, Aug. 11, Aug. 17 and Aug. 26.

There are no remaining tickets available for Sunday, but free general admission tickets to the remaining practices are available by going to the www.PhiladelphiaEagles.com or Ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.

Gates to the Headhouse Plaza are scheduled to open at 10:30 a.m. Sunday and the inside gates to the stadium will open at 11:30 a.m. Parking is free, with lots opening at 9:30 a.m.

Concessions will be available. Alcohol will not be sold.

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