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Eagles To Honor Cunningham, Wistert

The Eagles will add former greats Randall Cunningham and Al Wistert to the franchise's Honor Roll when the team plays Kansas City on September 27 at Lincoln Financial Field.

Wistert, a tackle and two-way player with the Eagles from 1943-51, played his entire NFL career with the Eagles and was named an All-Pro eight times. He was selected to play in the league's first Pro Bowl, in 1950. Wistert was a team captain and was recognized as a dominating player in the league during his time.

Wistert was a linchpin for the Eagles in their two World Championship seasons of that era, in 1948 and 1949. His uniform number 70 was retired by the Eagles in 1952.

Cunningham played in 122 games with the team from 1985-95. and earned Pro Bowl selections from 1989-91. His three Pro Bowls rank second behind Donovan McNabb (5) in team history at quarterback. In his 11 seasons, Cunningham passed for 22,877 yards, 150 touchdowns and 105 interceptions to rank third in franchise history behind McNabb and Ron Jaworski.

Dubbed "The Ultimate Weapon," when he graced the cover of *Sports Illustrated, *Cunningham was a unique talent who combined great athletic ability that allowed him to run the football like few quarterbacks in the history of the game -- he ranks fifth in club history with 4,482 yards on the ground -- and to suceed in the passing game with a cannon for an arm. Cunningham was the recipient of the prestigious Bert Bell Award as an Eagle in 1988 and 1990, was an All-Pro three times (1989, 1990, 1992) and was the United Press International's NFC Player of the Year in 1990. Also that season, Cunningham was named by The Pro Football Writers Association as the league's MVP when he threw for 30 touchdowns and also ran for 942 yards.

Cunningham was named the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year in 1992 as well.

-- Posted by Dave Spadaro, 8:02 p.m., September 17

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