Tom Brookshier, Former Philadelphia Eagles Star Dies at 78
Tom Brookshier, former Philadelphia Eagles star has died today at age 78 from cancer. Tom Brookshier died Friday night.
He played All-Pro defensive back for the Eagles in the 1960 championship and he earned All-Pro honors in 1959 and 1960.
He was also the announcer for CBS for NFL games.
His number for the Philadelphia Eagles number retired.
"Tom Brookshier is one of all-time greats, both for what he did on the field and for the kind of man he was off the field," Eagles head coach Andy Reid said in a team statement. "I will always remember him for his booming and bright personality. He had an uncanny love for life, a love for his family and a love for the game of football, especially for the Philadelphia Eagles. He bled green and I will always cherish our conversations and the relationship that we fostered throughout my tenure in Philadelphia."