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Eagles Mourn Passing Of Former Line Coach Dale Haupt


The Philadelphia Eagles are saddened to learn of the passing of former defensive line coach Dale Haupt, who died on Tuesday, April 3 at the age of 88. Dale is survived by his wife, Frances, his son, Mac, his daughter, Helen, and his sister, Carol, along with nine grandchildren.

Dale enjoyed a 16-year coaching career in the NFL, splitting time with the Chicago Bears (1978-1986) and in Philadelphia. He served as the Eagles defensive line coach from 1986-1994 before retiring. During his time with the Eagles, Haupt coached Jerome Brown, Clyde Simmons, and Reggie White and served alongside head coaches Buddy Ryan and Rich Kotite, while helping lead the Eagles to four postseason runs.

The Manitowoc, Wisconsin native played semi-pro football in Wisconsin, where he is enshrined in the Manitowoc Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame. He played college football at the University of Wyoming, where he graduated in 1954 after being a team captain, team MVP, and all-conference selection.

Services will be held on Friday, April 20 at the First Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. at 2 p.m. with a family visitation and memorial celebration to follow at the NCSU University Club. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Mary Claire Kaufman Scholarship Endowment, Care of: The University of Wyoming Foundation, 222 South 22nd Street, Laramie, Wyoming 82070. Online memorial gift via card can be made on this secured webpage.

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