Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Tommy McDonald passes away

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Philadelphia Eagles. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport /

The Philadelphia Eagles organization is in mourning as one of their own, Tommy McDonald passed away on Monday at the age of 84.

Former NFL wide receiver Tommy McDonald was a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and one of the greatest Philadelphia Eagles of all time. On Monday, he passed away on at the age of 84.

The news came courtesy of an announcement on the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s website.

It wasn’t long before the Eagles organization offered their condolences to the McDonald family via social media.

Take a look:

The Eagles community looks back.

McDonald was a third-round selection of the Eagles in 1957. His NFL career consisted of stops with the Los Angeles Rams, the Atlanta Falcons, the Cleveland Browns, and one of Philly’s most hated rivals, the Dallas Cowboys.

It’s his time with the Eagles that we remember him for, however, and regardless of wherever else he played, Philly fans won’t ever speak of him with the idea of considering that he isn’t a member of the Eagles’ family forever.

He was a member of the Eagles’ 1960 NFL Championship team, a six-time Pro Bowl selection, a two-time first team All-Pro, a two-time second team All-Pro and he led the NFL in touchdown passes in both 1958 and 1961.

In addition to the Pro Football Hall of Fame nod he was given in 1998, McDonald was elected to the Eagles’ Hall of Fame. He was also a member of their 75th Anniversary Team.

Here’s part of the statement written by Pro Football Hall of Fame President and CEO David Baker:

"Tommy McDonald lived life like he played the game of football. He was charismatic, passionate and had fun. He was such a character. Heaven is a happier place today.The entire Hall of Fame family that includes his fellow Hall of Famers, the Board of Trustees and staff share our heartfelt condolences with the McDonald family. The flag at the Pro Football Hall of Fame will fly at half-staff in Tommy’s memory.Tommy’s legacy will forever live in Canton, Ohio through his bronzed bust that is a symbol of his many great accomplishments. His impact on the Game serves as inspiration to generations of fans."

ITI offers its’ condolences to the McDonald family. He’ll forever be missed in the Eagles community.