Dick Vermeil announces he will join the Hall of Fame as a member of the Eagles
Hall of Fame inductee Dick Vermeil announced that he would be entering Canton as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles this past weekend.
“I’m going in as an Eagle. Philadelphia is my home team. It’s where I live and deeply identify with the community”
It’s customary for each inductee to choose which franchise they want to be recognized with when entering the Hall of Fame, and Vermeil chose his first home.
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, he led the team to their first playoff appearance in 18 years and won Sporting News Coach of the Year in 1979.
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.
It’s somewhat shocking that he chose Philly since he won a Super Bowl with the Rams, but the Eagles were his longest-tenured team.
The 2022 NFL Hall of Fame ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 6th, in Canton, Ohio.
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