Today is the anniversary of Chuck Bednarik’s Pro Football Hall of Fame induction. “Concrete Charlie” was the first Philadelphia Eagle to be tapped for this honor and what a first choice he was.
Bednarik played 14 seasons in the NFL and all of them were with the Eagles. He was drafted 1st overall by the Birds after being a 3 time All-American at the University of Pennsylvania. He was an immediate impact player for the Eagles at Linebacker on defense and Center on offense. As a 60 minute player, Bednarik was a 10 time All-Pro selection (including 8 straight from 1950-1957).
In addition to being a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Bednarik’s #60 jersey is retired by the Philadelphia Eagles and is only 1 of 7 retired numbers by the team. Look for Bednarik’s Mitchell & Ness jersey later this year at mitchellandness.com.