The Philadelphia Eagles are saddened to learn of the passing of former linebacker Chuck Weber, who died on Sunday at the age of 87. He is survived by his four sons, Charlie, Wayne, Bruce, and Scott; daughter, Tracey; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A seven-year NFL veteran, Weber spent his final three seasons in Philadelphia (1959-61) where he played in 38 games and helped the Eagles capture the 1960 NFL Championship. He ranked second on the team with six interceptions that year, which still stands as the second-most interceptions by a non-defensive back in a single season, trailing only William Thomas (seven in 1995). Three of those six interceptions came in a Week 2 matchup at Dallas, which also ranks second all time in club history for interceptions in a single game.
Following his playing career, Weber coached in the NFL for 21 years with the Boston Patriots (1964-67), San Diego Chargers (1968-69), Cincinnati Bengals (1970-75), St. Louis Cardinals (1976-77), Cleveland Browns (1978-79), Baltimore Colts (1980-81), and the San Diego Chargers (1982-85).
Weber was a two-sport athlete at West Chester University, competing in both football and wrestling. He was the first student-athlete to be inducted into the program's Hall of Fame in 1960.