Sure, he played for other NFL teams, Green Bay and Carolina, and also in the USFL for the Memphis Showboats, but few, if any, seemed more fitting to wear to the Eagles' iconic Kelly Green uniform than defensive end Reggie White.
White passed away on December 26, 2004. Two years later, he was posthumously enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. On that day in Canton, Ohio, he was presented by his son, Jeremy.
When the Eagles don the Kelly Green throwback uniforms and host Miami on Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field, Jeremy will represent his dad once again, this time as the game's Honorary Captain.
"I will be soaking every moment in because I hope to be able to leave a similar, if not greater, impact than he left on this world," White says. "And to be able to be representative of him and knowing he will be proud of where I've come, is going to be something special."
Reggie White was truly something special. A six-time All-Pro and seven-time Pro Bowl selection during his eight seasons with the Eagles, he is the team's all-time leader with 124 sacks in 121 games.
And he was an All-Pro off the field as well.
"One of the things I remember is that the City of Philadelphia loved him so much and still loves him," White says. "The high-intensity energy of the games, I always remember just the fans being so into the Eagles.
"And then a separate part of that was seeing that my dad was able to use his fame and his popularity for his values that he had, where he would go and minister in the streets of Philadelphia. He used to bring me and my sister (Jecolia) along, so part of the recollection of remembering him as a football player is also remembering what he did for the City of Philadelphia."