Alumni Focus: Bill Bergey

Bill Bergey is one of the most beloved Eagles of all time.  His play embodied what the city of Philadelphia stood for and still does to this day.  Bergey was tough, hard-nosed, reliable – if he could walk he was in uniform on game day.  Not to mention he was a solid linebacker in the NFL for 12 years.  7 with the Eagles and 5 with the Bengals.

The Bengals selected Bergey in the 2nd round, 31st overall in the 1969 draft.  During his 5 year Bengals career he played in 68 career games starting 53.  He also recorded 9 interceptions and 6 fumble recoveries.  After being traded to the Eagles Bergey played in 91 games starting all 91.  While wearing kelly green, Bill Bergey had a knack for finding the football.  He totaled 18 interceptions and 15 fumble recoveries.  Bergey’s Eagles career was culminated with a trip to the SB against the Oakland Raiders after the 1980 season.  He was voted to the AP All Pro team in 1974 and 75 and was also inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.

Bill Bergey is still a fixture in the community and with the Eagles.  He is often involved in Eagles Charities and still finds time to visit Lincoln Financial Field on game days.

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