Thirty-five years ago the Eagles beat the New York Giants thanks to a last-play fumble recovery and return for a touchdown by cornerback Herman Edwards that was so remarkable it was deemed, as we all know, The Miracle Of The Meadowlands. On Tuesday night, exactly 35 years to the day after the Miracle, the play was celebrated at the 15th Annual Otho Davis Scholarship Foundation Awards Dinner. Nearly a dozen former Eagles who played in that game, plus head coach Dick Vermeil, were on hand to honor Davis, the former head athletic trainer of the Eagles from 1973 through the 1995 season. Davis passed away in 2000.
Edwards was the keynote speaker of the program, which awarded two $10,000 college scholarships. The dais included former Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski, wide receiver Harold Carmichael, quarterback Joe Pisarcik, Vermeil, former general manager Carl Peterson, agent Jim Solano and emcee Sal Paolantonio.
Also on hand was current Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, who spent the night enjoying the stories and the memories of the remarkable play and game, one that helped turn Vermeil’s Eagles into Super Bowl contenders.