The Voice of the Eagles traveled a long, hard road to get to where he is. On Monday night, Merrill Reese will be inducted into the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame along with former linebacker Jeremiah Trotter. Click here or on the image below to learn more about the man who has brought Eagles games to life since 1977. And make sure to check back all week long for more great stories about the Class of 2016.
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Didinger: Irv Cross was a fixture in the NFL for several decades
Before his iconic broadcasting career, Cross was the last person to serve as a player-coach for the Eagles.
Pro Bowl CB and legendary broadcasting pioneer Irv Cross passes away at the age of 81
The first Black person to anchor a network sports show and earn the Pete Rozelle Award, Cross is remembered as 'the ultimate teammate.'
Where are they now? DE Derrick Burgess
Burgess' two-sack performance in the NFC Championship Game helped the Eagles reach the Super Bowl for the first time in 24 years.
Where are they now? WR Scott Fitzkee
The Pennsylvania native played high school, college, and pro football in the Keystone State. He was a part of two special Eagles teams.
Pain and progress: Ralph Goldston paved the way for Black players
Goldston was one of the first Black players to integrate the Eagles. Not everyone welcomed him with open arms.
Trailblazers: Ralph Goldston, Don Stevens paved the way for future Eagles
The two were the first Black players to suit up for the Eagles in 1952. Forty-three years later, the first Black head coach guided the Eagles to the playoffs.
Where are they now? DT Ed Khayat
A member of the 1960 NFL Championship team, Khayat not only played for the Eagles, but served later as a head coach.
Darren Sproles selected to the College Football Hall of Fame
The electrifying running back was selected after a legendary career at Kansas State.
Where are they now? TE Jimmie Giles
Coveted by Buddy Ryan, the Black College Football Hall of Fame selection mentored Keith Jackson.
In Memoriam: Honoring the Eagles Legends lost in 2020
Greg Brown, Timmy Brown, Dick Coury, Tom Dempsey, Dick Lucas, Howard Mudd, and Pete Retzlaff passed away in 2020.
Where are they now? LB Maxie Baughan
The Eagles Hall of Fame linebacker might have been a rookie in 1960, but he was an instrumental part of the NFL Championship Team.