At halftime of Friday’s 24-21 preseason loss to the Jets, the Eagles announced the enshrinement of two all-time greats to their Hall-of-Fame during the 2022 season.
Trent Cole (2005-2014) and Hugh Douglas (1998-2002, 2004) will be inducted into the Eagles’ Hall of Fame on Sunday, November 27, 2022, when the team hosts the Green Bay Packers at 8:20 pm.
The official announcement was made during a special halftime ceremony Friday as part of the team’s Legends Homecoming Game in which many of the franchise’s greats returned to celebrate their time with the team.
Their impact on the Eagles
Trent Cole was drafted by the Eagles in the fifth round (146th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft and went on to enjoy a 10-year career in Philadelphia.
“The Hunter” ranks second in team history with 85.5 career sacks and made two-time Pro Bowls. Cole compiled double-digit sacks in four separate seasons, which also ranks second in team history behind Reggie White (eight double-digit sack seasons). His 155 games played in an Eagles uniform is third all-time among defensive linemen and 14th among all players in franchise history.
Douglas on the other hand was drafted by the New York Jets in 1995 and was acquired by Philadelphia in a trade during the 1998 offseason.
As a member of the Eagles, he earned three consecutive trips to the Pro Bowl (2000-02) and a first-team All-Pro selection in 2000. Douglas totaled three seasons with double-digit sacks, including a career-best 15 in 2000.
After playing elsewhere in 2003, he returned to Philadelphia for his final NFL season in 2004, where he helped lead the team to Super Bowl XXXIX. Douglas is sixth on the all-time list in Philadelphia history in sacks.
The franchise honors their own
“Trent and Hugh were both high-impact pass rushers and consummate teammates,” said Jeffrey Lurie, Philadelphia Eagles Chairman, and CEO. “It will be an honor to officially enshrine them both in the Eagles’ Hall of Fame this season.”