Legends Trent Cole, Hugh Douglas to enter Eagles Hall of Fame

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On November 27th, plan for a party at Lincoln Financial Field. Two of the great characters in franchise history, two characters with enormous character rather, will enter the Philadelphia Eagles‘ Halll of Fame.

This time around, Hugh Douglas and Trent Cole get the nod. Somewhere, in football heaven, the late and great Jim Johnson is smiling.

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Here’s a trip down memory lane as we salute two great Eagles.

Cincinnati Bearcats football has been kind to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Birds have dipped their toe in that talent pool several times and come out as winners.

Jason Kelce is a former Bearcat. So is Brent Celek, and during the fifth round of 2005’s NFL Draft, Andy Reid rolled the dice on a defensive end, Cole, and came out as a winner. In 163 games with 153 starts (that includes eight playoff games), he racked up 614 tackles and 88 sacks.

Douglas first joined the Birds as a free-agent acquisition in 1998 after beginning his NFL career with the New York Jets. During two stints, 1998-2002 and the 2004 season, Hugh racked 238 tackles and 58.5 sacks during 92 games with 71 starts.

Cole found his way onto the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie Team in 2005. He earned two Pro Bowl nods (2007 and 2009). He earned a Second-Team All-Pro nomination in 2009.

Douglas, while with the Eagles, earned three Pro Bowl nods in succession following phenomenal showings during the 2000, 2001, and 2002 seasons. He was named a First-Team All-Pro in 2000 and a Second-Team All-Pro in 2002.

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Both will never be forgotten. Both gave us reasons to cheer during 16 combined seasons. If you’re planning on making an appearance at an Eagles home game, doing so during the Sunday Night Game versus the Green Bay Packers will be as good a time as any.

Cole and Douglas will be honored at halftime. Hopefully, the Birds will celebrate with a win in prime time.