The Philadelphia Eagles announced this week two new members, a former player and an announcer to their franchise Hall of Fame.
Middle Linebacker, Jeremiah Trotter will be entering the Eagles Hall of Fame this autumn.
Trotter was a 3rd Round Draft Pick in 1998, from Stephen F. Austin and was used sparingly in his rookie season. Trotter would become a starter in his sophomore season under new Head Coach, Andy Reid, and would proceed to lead Philadelphia in Tackles in three seasons in a row.
In 2000, Trotter would be named to the First Team All Pro and make his first Pro Bowl. He would go to the Pro Bowl again the following season. Unfortunately for the Eagles fans, he was unable to work out a contract extension and would become a free agent, signing a two year deal with the NFC East rival, the Washington Redskins. It would only be two seasons in red for Trotter as he would sign back with the Eagles following that stint.
Returning to Philadelphia in 2004, he would again go to the Pro Bowl and again in 2005. He would sign with Tampa Bay in 2007 and returned to the Eagles for his third and final run with the team for one season in 2009.
Trotter finished his Eagles career with 116 Games, 7 Interceptions, 2 Defensive Touchdowns, 11 Quarterback Sacks and 564 Tackles. Arguably, Trotter was a key factor to Philadelphia’s last Super Bowl appearance.
The Linebacker will be joined into the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame with Broadcaster, Merrill Reese who will be entering his 40th season broadcasting for the team.
The ceremony for the new Eagles Hall of Fame class will take place during their November 28th home game against the Green Bay Packers.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate both Jeremiah Trotter and Merrill Reese for earning this prestigious honor.