Eagles induct Trent Cole, Hugh Douglas into franchise Hall of Fame

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It’s been said often that the City of Brotherly Love is a tough place to play and the Philadelphia Eagles are a tough team to play for. It’s also been said that Philly is home to some of the zaniest and most demanding fans on Planet Earth. Guess what? No one remembers who first made that statement, but they weren’t lying.

Here’s what gets left out of that critique. Birds fans are also tremendously loyal. Play your heart out. Give it everything you have, and they’ll love you forever. Just ask Jason Kelce who has now played in 170 games as a member of the Birds (more than any other offensive lineman in franchise history). You can also ask Trent Cole and Hugh Douglas.

They were inducted into the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame during halftime of Philly’s Week 12 contest versus the Green Bay Packers. They may not have suited up in a while, but there isn’t a Birds fan walking that doesn’t smile when he or she hears one of their names.

Hold on. Trent Cole and Hugh Douglas aren’t in the Eagles Hall of Fame already?

Philly’s Hall of Fame is loaded with some awe-inspiring names. We can officially add two beloved characters to this collection of legends… because they also had character

There was only one Trent Cole. Hugh Douglas was truly one of a kind. We could spend hours discussing how much fun they were to watch, but how about a hand for the Eagles’ social media team for doing the job for us?

Raise your hand if you just assumed that these two were in the team’s hall of fame already. Don’t be shy. No one would blame you if you did.

Take a look at some of their induction ceremony.

Their final numbers as Eagles (playoff stats included)…

Hugh Douglas: 92 career games, 71 starts, 238 total tackles, 58.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles, eight pass breakups, one interception

Trent Cole: 163 career games, 153 starts, 614 total tackles, 88 sacks, 19 forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, 17 pass breakups, one interception, one defensive touchdown

If there was only some way that we could fire up the hot tub time machine and put them on the current roster. You could almost hand the Vince Lombardi trophy to the Birds if we had that option.

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