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Former Eagle Sutton Passes Away

Posted Nov 13, 2012

The Philadelphia Eagles are saddened to learn that former defensive back and halfback Joe “Bud” Sutton passed away yesterday at the age of 88.

Sutton played in three seasons with the Eagles from 1950-52, notching 13 interceptions in 30 games. He led the team with eight interceptions in his first year with the club in 1950. He also played one season with the Buffalo Bills in 1949 prior to joining the Eagles.

Born on April 24, 1924, in Philadelphia, Sutton attended Northeast Catholic High School and helped lead the football team to a city championship in 1942. Upon graduating from high school, Sutton served in the army in the 131st battalion in World War II. He attended Temple University after he returned from service.

Sutton is survived by his wife, Patricia, and their three children; son, Jack and daughters, Cheryl and Nancy.

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