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Countdown To The Draft: 14 Days


The clock is ticking, Eagles fans.

On April 30th, the NFL Draft will kick off from Chicago, as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces the latest class of NFL talent. To make sure that you're all set for when the Eagles are on the clock for the first time, we're counting down each day with look at each number from 100-1 and the significance that the number holds in Eagles history.

Without further ado, let's continue the countdown…


Josh Huff returned 15 kicks in 2014, returning them for 415 yards.

The highlight of Huff's rookie season was his franchise-record 107-yard return touchdown to start the Eagles' Week 12 victory over the Tennessee Titans. The future looks very promising for Huff, who displayed amble explosiveness and a nasty stiff arm in 2014. With Jeremy Maclin's departure to Kansas City, Huff should be an even bigger part of the Eagles' offense in 2015.


First Eagle to wear No. 14: B Swede Hanson (1933-37)

Eagle currently wearing No. 14: WR Riley Cooper (2010-present)


The Eagles have had seen their fair share of talented runners line up in the backfield over the years. From Steve Van Buren to Wilbert Montgomery to LeSean McCoy and now DeMarco Murray, all of the Eagles rushers are following in the footsteps of Swede Hanson, the first running back in franchise history.

Hanson was born in New Jersey and played collegiately at Temple. When the Philadelphia Eagles took the field for their inaugural season in 1933, Hanson was in the team's primary back. His best season came in 1934, when he led the NFL with 146 rushing attempts and finished second in the league with 805 rushing yards.

Hanson played five years with the Eagles, tallying 1,907 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. He even threw 28 passes during his time as an Eagle, completing 14 of them. Of course, in those days many players played both sides of the field, and Hanson was no exception. In 1934, Hanson tied for the NFL lead in interceptions returned for touchdowns (1).

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