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The longest pass of Randall Cunningham's career went for 95 yards and a touchdown. It was a play that many Eagles fans may remember. On December 2, 1990, with the Eagles playing on the road against the Buffalo Bills, Cunningham scrambled around the Eagles end zone, avoided Hall of Famer Bruce Smith, and aired one out deep. Wide receiver Fred Barnett leaped and made the catch at the Bills' 40-yard line and ran the rest of the way for the 95-yard score.
Also, wide receiver DeSean Jackson's best performance of 2013 was his 195-yard game against the Minnesota Vikings. Jackson hauled in a career-best 10 catches in the Week 15 matchup.
First Eagle To Wear 95: LB John Bunting (1972-1982)
Current Eagle To Wear 95: LB Mychal Kendricks (2012-present)
After eight seasons with the Houston Oilers, William Fuller was signed by the Eagles in March of 1994. Reggie White and Clyde Simmons had both departed via free agency, so the Eagles signed Fuller to help in the pass-rush department, and that's exactly what he did. Fuller recorded 35.5 sacks during his three seasons in Philadelphia, recording 13 sacks in each of his final two seasons with the team. The University of North Carolina product made the Pro Bowl in all three seasons in an Eagles uniform.
Fuller played two seasons with the San Diego Chargers before retiring after the 1998 season. Fuller is one of just 30 players in the history of the NFL to have 100 sacks in his career, as he finished his 13-year career with 100.5 quarterback takedowns.
A second-round draft pick in 2012, Kendricks emerged as a star-in-the-making in 2013. After finishing third on the team with 88 tackles in his 2012 rookie season, Kendricks boosted all of his numbers in 2013. In his first season as a 3-4 inside linebacker, Kendricks finished second on the Eagles with 137 total tackles, while leading the league with four fumble recoveries.
Kendricks had one of the best games of his career in the Eagles' biggest game of the regular season. With the NFC East title on the line against the Dallas Cowboys, Kendricks made 11 tackles, intercepted a Kyle Orton pass and forced a DeMarco Murray fumble. Under the tutelage of DeMeco Ryans, the sky is the limit for the young linebacker.