Former Eagles HC, Dick Vermeil selected to the Hall of Fame

PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 22: Philadelphia Eagles helmet sits on a cart during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagle on December 22, 2019, at Lincoln Financial Filed in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

Former Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach, Dick Vermeil has been selected to the 2022 Pro Football Hall of Fame this evening as a part of the NFL Honors show.

Vermeil coached the Eagles from 1976-1982, building a run-down organization into a Super Bowl contender. Before Vermeil went to Philly, the Eagles had gone 15 years without securing an above .500 record. Vermeil quickly built the Eagles up, leading the team to the playoffs in his third season, and the super bowl in his fifth. He compiled a 54-47 record with the team.

Vermeil went on to retire after the 1982 season, came back to football in 1997, and ended up winning a Super Bowl with the St. Louis Rams in 1999. After the Super Bowl, Vermeil would take a year off until deciding to coach the Kansas City Chiefs for four years and one playoff berth.

Prior to his stint with the Eagles, Vermeil was the Head Coach at UCLA for two seasons and winning a Rose Bowl game over Ohio State in 1975.

Vermeil is seen as the architect of the first golden age of Eagles football in the Super Bowl era, and holds the distinction of being named Coach of the Year on the high school, junior college, collegiate, and professional levels of football.

A well-deserved congratulations to the Vermeil family!

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