Former Philadelphia Eagles LB Bill Bergey will serve as the team’s Honorary Captain for Sunday’s game against the Washington Commanders, as per Eagles Nation.
Bergey played for the Eagles from 1974-1980. He was a member of the 1980 team that went to the Super Bowl. Bergey starred for Dick Vermeil’s Eagles teams in the late 1970’s.
Bergey was a second round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 1969. He was traded from the Bengals to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 1977 first-round selection and first- and second-round picks in 1978 on July 10, 1974.
With the Eagles, Bergey was a four-time All-Pro. He set the NFL record for most interceptions by a linebacker and Eagles MVP status three times.
Bergey retired from the NFL in 1981. He is in the Philadelphia Eagles Roll of Honor in 1988 and is the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.
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