If you recall last off season we did a blog series called “Alumni Focus.” It’s pretty self explanatory but every week we would do a bio on a past Eagles player. During the season we elected not to do it because there were more pressing needs such as game info and daily team blogs. From now until the start of the 2016 season we will be doing our alumni focus blog. Every week we will pose the question on twitter through our @Eagles_Focus account asking who should we feature. This week we will take a look at Jerry Sisemore.
The Eagles selected Sisemore out of Texas with the 3rd pick in the 1st round of the 1973 draft. Sisemore had an outstanding collegiate career earning first team all conference and All American selections in 1971 and 1972. In 2002 Jerry Sisemore was inducted into the College Football HOF.
Sizemore, Texas born and bread was born in the town of Olton. Following his outstanding career at Texas he would anchor the Eagles offensive line for the next 12 years from 1973 – 1984. In my opinion he is the best OL in the history of the franchise. Sisemore was as durable as they come. Out of a possible 156 games Jerry Sisemore started 153. Put that in comparison to Sam Bradford. The highlight of Sisemore’s career like most Eagles during his decade was Super Bowl XV in 1980, a game they would ultimately lose to the Raiders.
This Eagles team needs more guys like Jerry Sisemore!
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