LeSean McCoy to remove an eagle
PHILADELPHIA – One of the best running backs in franchise history will officially retire as a member of the Eagles on Friday.
Six-time Pro Bowl and two-All-Pro selected LeSean McCoy is the franchise’s all-time best rusher. He’ll call it a career at the NovaCare complex on Friday morning and then be honored in front of fans at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday when Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs visit.
McCoy, of course, spent his best seasons playing for Reid with the Eagles from 2009-2012 and he also played for the future Hall of Fame coach in Kansas City during the 2019 season where he won the first. of two consecutive Super Bowl rings.
McCoy ended his career as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season.
“LeSean possessed a unique combination of speed, elusiveness and exceptional playing ability that made him one of the most dynamic players in the league and one of the most productive players in the history of our franchise, âsaid Jeffrey, CEO of the Eagles. Lurie.
“LeSean behaved with a rare blend of confidence and youthful enthusiasm, but he was also driven by a desire to be one of the greatest of all time at running back, and that’s what which made him such an exciting player to be around and watch every week.
“He has provided so many memorable plays and performances over the course of his career. We are honored to share this special day with LeSean and look forward to recognizing him as the Eagles’ gaming legend on Sunday.”
Originally a second-round selection (No.53 overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft in Pittsburgh, the Harrisburg, Pa. Native spent 12 seasons in the NFL, amassing 15,000 yards of scrimmage ( 11,102 rushing; 3,898 catches) and 89 total touchdowns (73 rushing; 16 receiving) in 170 regular season games.
McCoy spent his first six seasons in the NFL with the Eagles (2009-14) where he currently ranks first in franchise history for rushing yards (6,792), second in attempts on the ground (1461), third for touchdowns on the ground (44) and third on average on the ground (4.7).
He led the NFL with 1,607 rushing yards (the Eagles’ single-season franchise record) and 2,146 scrum yards in 2013, and 17 rushing touchdowns (also a single-season franchise record) in 2011.
McCoy was named to the 2010 Professional Football Hall of Fame Team of the Decade. He played 23 career games over 100 rushing yards during his tenure in Philadelphia (second all-time), culminating in a 217-yard rushing performance against Detroit on December 8, 2013.
From 2009-19, McCoy was second among all active running backs in rushing yards (11,071) and rushing touchdowns (73).
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