Believe it or not, the beginning of the 2014 season is rapidly approaching. Players will report back to the NovaCare Complex on April 21 for the start of the Eagles offseason program. Join us as we count down until the Eagles are back in town ...
It was not until McCoy’s second year, in 2010, that he took over as the full-time starter and truly established himself. The story of that season was the resurgence of
First Eagle To Wear 72: OT/DT Hodges West (1941)
Current Eagle To Wear 72: DE
The Eagles’ first-round pick, 11th overall, in the 1998 NFL Draft, William “Tra” Thomas played 11 seasons in Philadelphia from 1998-2008 and emerged as a cornerstone piece of the franchise’s rise to prominence during the early 2000s under Andy Reid.
A mountain of a man at 6-foot-7, 349 pounds with a sleek build, rare movement skills and athleticism, Thomas was the all-important left tackle who protected quarterback Donovan McNabb’s blind side. He was a model of durability (starting 166 of a possible 176 games) and consistently ranked as one of the NFL’s best at his position.
Thomas was selected to the Pro Bowl three times (2001, '02 and '04) and made one All-Pro team (2002), as well as the Eagles’ 75th Anniversary Team in 2007.