A fan favorite who helped the Philadelphia Eagles advance to their first Super Bowl will join the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the centennial class.
Harold Carmichael, who played wide receiver for the Eagles from 1971-1983 and for the Dallas Cowboys in 1984, was revealed Wednesday morning as one of the special centennial selections celebrating the NFL’s 100th season. Former coaches Bill Cowher and Jimmy Johnson were revealed as selections over the weekend.
The rest of the selections are being revealed on the NFL Network.
Other centennial class members include Duke Slater, one of the NFL’s first black players, and NFL Films pioneer Steve Sabol.
Here’s what the NFL.com announcement had to say about Carmichael:
“There are prototypical wide receivers and there is Harold Carmichael, a Philly favorite who boasted a 6-foot-8, 225-pound frame. A four-time Pro Bowler, three-time All-Pro and NFL 1970s All-Decade Team honoree, the big-bodied Eagle produced three 1,000-yard seasons and proved pivotal in Philadelphia advancing to its first Super Bowl in 1980. He ended his days with the Eagles as the career leader in every major receiving statistic and for his career had 590 catches for 8,985 yards and 79 touchdowns.”