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Today: Twitter Takeover With Chris Maragos

Posted Aug 26, 2014

A summer of social media takeover fun comes to an end today, and we’re wrapping up on a "super" note. Safety Chris Maragos joined the Eagles this offseason as a free agent and Super Bowl champion from the Seattle Seahawks. Get to know one of the Eagles’ new faces before 2014 football kicks off when Chris takes over our Twitter account @Eagles this afternoon after practice.

Special Teams Ace

Chris Maragos signed a three-year contract with the Eagles this spring, immediately bringing depth to the team’s secondary and leadership as a special teams captain. Picked up by San Francisco as an undrafted rookie in 2010, Maragos brought along his scrappy, can-do attitude that fits right in with the team chemistry Coach Chip Kelly is building in Philadelphia.

“I was very fortunate to have a very competitive environment at a young age and I really had to strive and grind and really focus on details," Maragos said. "So when it came down to a coach relying on somebody, I got the nod. As the doors kept opening, I kept taking advantage of my opportunities.”

Social Savvy

A native of Racine, Wis., Maragos said that “it was always a dream of mine to play at Wisconsin.” While he started his college career as a walk-on receiver at Western Michigan, Maragos' heart stayed in the Badger State and he kept up with the team through his brother Troy, who was the team’s mascot. Thanks to Bucky the Badger and Facebook, Maragos saw his shot and looked up Wisconsin’s starting wide receiver Luke Swann on the social network.

“I told him I played receiver and wanted a shot to play at Wisconsin. He responded and got my film in front of the coaches. Next thing I knew they were asking me to walk on. It was amazing how it worked out.”

Maragos spent his last two seasons playing defense for the Badgers and was named the school’s student athlete of the year following his senior season. Now that he’s found success in the NFL, Maragos continues to show love to Wisconsin, welcoming his Badger brothers to the league every spring during NFL Draft weekend.

City Of Brotherly Love

Chris Maragos’ arrival to Philadelphia marked his first cross-country move and he’s embraced the City of Brotherly Love wholeheartedly. Whether it was exploring the city with his family or bonding with his teammates off the field, Maragos made the most out of his first offseason on the East Coast.

The Kids Are More Than All Right

A four-sport high school athlete and Wisconsin’s Gatorade Player of the Year in 2004, Maragos knows first-hand the impact sports can have on a child’s success. He passes this lesson to kids of all ages through his work with the team’s Eagles Care program, his annual youth football skills camp and of course, to his own children, who can be found running around the team’s practice field following a hard day of work for Dad.

Fans First

Coming from San Francisco and Seattle, Maragos played for some passionate fan bases, but it is Eagles Nation he has been waiting for. All the hard work he put in with the team this offseason will be worth it once the games begin.

Make sure to follow the @Eagles on Twitter and use #AskAnEagle to ask questions during today’s Twitter Q&A with Chris Maragos. See you after practice in the Twittersphere.

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