The Philadelphia Eagles today announced that Eagles Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Sisemore will serve as the team's honorary alumni captain in Sunday's regular season home opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The two-time Pro Bowler will represent the Eagles alumni on the field for the coin toss followed by a special tribute at the end of the first quarter. Santander is the presenting partner of the Eagles Alumni Association.
The third overall pick in the 1973 NFL Draft, Sisemore played all 12 seasons in Philadelphia (1973-84) and is currently tied for sixth on the franchise's all-time list in number of seasons (12) and is eighth in games played (156). Sisemore helped anchor an offensive line that paved the way to an NFC Championship in 1980 and a berth in Super Bowl XV.
At the University of Texas from 1970-72, the three-year letterwinner and two-time consensus All-American helped lead the Longhorns to their third National Championship in 1970. He was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002.