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Former Eagles head coach Dick Vermeil named to 2022 Pro Football Hall of Fame class

A legendary Eagles coach is finally heading to the hall. Last night, former head coach Dick Vermeil was named a member of the 2022 Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Vermeil is a top-five coach in Eagles’ history, taking the franchise to their first Super Bowl appearance in 1981 against the Oakland Raiders. During his time with Philly, Dick Vermeil led the team to their first playoff appearance in 18 years and won Sporting News Coach of the Year in 1979. 

“His passion and love for the game, his players, and our city are among the reasons he remains a beloved figure in Eagles history to this day. Dick’s contributions to the game of football go far beyond his time in Philadelphia. 

His success as a head coach spanned more than three decades and included a Rose Bowl victory with UCLA and a Super Bowl Championship with the Rams. 

That is quite the resume and a testament to the type of man and leader he is. We could not be prouder of Dick, and we look forward to celebrating this tremendous occasion with him and his family in Canton.” – Jeffrey Lurie.

Although he was only with the franchise for six years, Vermeil is a member of the Eagles’ Hall of Fame and has been close to making Canton for the last few years. 

Outside of Philadelphia, Vermeil was the head coach of the St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs. Over his 30-year career, he was a Super Bowl champion, AP NFL Coach of the Year, and numerous other accolades. 

The 2022 NFL Hall of Fame ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 6th, in Canton, Ohio.

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