It’s a good morning for Eagles fans everywhere.
After decades of waiting, Eagles legend Harold Carmichael is finally heading to Canton, Ohio, as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The announcement came on Wednesday morning that Carmichael is one of 10 senior inductees for the 2020 class as a part of the NFL’s 100th anniversary.
To anyone who has ever met Carmichael, the outpouring of love and congratulatory messages on Wednesday morning are not surprising. Carmichael absolutely deserved to get to Canton based on merit, but he also happens to be just about the nicest guy in Philly.
Hearing him get the actual phone call is something else.
On Wednesday, the entire Eagles family has been reacting to the long overdue news that the Eagles’ record-holder for catches, yards and touchdowns is finally getting his gold jacket.
Here are a few of their reactions:
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Same home town Jacksonville FL. Same High School William M Raines. Same NFL Team, Philadelphia Eagles 🦅 . Now, same place in the Pro Football HOF!! Congratulations Harold. You helped pave the way for me for greater success, because I saw your excellence, coming out of Duval. Thank you for your example & wisdom!! #Ichiban #FlyEaglesFly #HOF2020 #BBTB
Congrats!! @lookitin 🦅✊🏾💪🏾 #17— Alshon Jeffery (@TheWorldof_AJ) January 15, 2020
Congratulations to a great individual who worked with me during my career in philly. Not only was @lookitin a great man, he cared for people, always gave you words of wisdom & had a heart of a lion. So proud they finally got this right. Long overdue pic.twitter.com/NnkQzX8LQb— Donovan McNabb (@donovanjmcnabb) January 15, 2020
"Angelo, I am so happy this morning. Words do not describe my feeling. At long last, Harold Carmichael has been named to the Hall Of Fame. This is so long overdue. Every Eagles fan right now, just had a great toast and rejoiced." — @mreeseeagles— SPORTSRADIO 94WIP (@SportsRadioWIP) January 15, 2020
Congratulations to Hall of Famer Harold Carmichael!— Ron Jaworski (@JawsCEOQB) January 15, 2020
Love you man!
Can’t wait for the trip to Canton!
I’m so PROUD and HAPPY right now!!!! This man is so humble and kind. Not to mention he was one of if not the BEST WR to play during his era. Met #HaroldCarmichael in 1998 when I first arrived in Philadelphia. He’s been a big bro, mentor and most importantly a friend. @lookitin pic.twitter.com/lswq7QryGv— @Ike58Reese (@Ike58Reese) January 15, 2020
This is a big day. My friend and brother finally gets his just due. Big H will have a bust in the Pro Football Hall of Fame— Mike Quick (@MikeQuickSix) January 15, 2020
Congratulations to my man Harold Carmichael!!!! pic.twitter.com/WyqqiTedBE— Tra Thomas (@72TraThomas) January 15, 2020
CONGRATS BRO YOU DESERVE IT!!!!!!! https://t.co/Xzu03MnR5I— Jeremiah Trotter (@JTrotter_54) January 15, 2020
Dictionary definition for Humble-Kind-Great = Harold Carmichael! @lookitin @Eagles Harold cared about every Eagle on the team. He was so helpful. Long overdue and totally deserving. Big hands, big heart, and now a bronze bust in Canton!! Congrats! pic.twitter.com/OfTWGMpPkf— Chad Lewis (@Chadlewis89) January 15, 2020
So happy for this deserving man. Great player and even better person. Congrats. https://t.co/th8jqry7DB— David Akers (@David2Akers) January 15, 2020