The Philadelphia Eagles had former players, Trent Cole and Hugh Douglas officially inducted to their Hall of Fame.
The enshrinement ceremony was done at the Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday Night when the team plays the Green Bay Packers.
Former players David Akers and Brian Dawkins were also at the venue for this event.
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In the season’s first pre-season game against the New York Jets on August 13, Hugh Douglas and Trent Cole were named as the Eagles’ Hall of Fame inductees for 2022, as announced by team owner Jeffrey Lurie.
Douglas was a member of the Eagles from 1998 to 2002 before returning for the 2004 Super Bowl run after spending the previous season in Jacksonville.
Douglas was a key fixture of the Jim Johnson defenses in the early part of the 2000s that helped build the Eagles into perennial contenders, amassing 54.5 sacks during his time in midnight green, including a single-season high of 15 in 2000.
Cole was drafted in the fifth round by the Eagles in 2005 and spent a decade in Philadelphia as a consistent threat on the defensive line. He was a consistent member of the team from the late 2000s to the mid-2010s, as the team transitioned into the Donovan McNabb-Andy Reid era and then into Chip Kelly’s first two years.
The “Sack Master” had double-digit sacks in four seasons (2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011), and his 85.5 sacks as an Eagle are second only to Reggie White.
The Eagles Honor Roll was established in 1987. Players are considered for induction three years after retiring from the NFL, and as of 2022, there have been 51 inductees into the Eagles Hall of Fame.
Despite winning the Super Bowl just once in franchise history in 2017, the Eagles are one of the storied teams in the NFL. The team has won 11 divisional titles, the second most in the NFC East.