Eric Allen, Seth Joyner, Donovan McNabb and numerous other players and coaches who spent time with the Eagles are among 102 modern-era nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019, announced Thursday.
The initial list of 102 former players and coaches will be whittled down to 25 semifinalists in November and then 15 finalists in January before final voting at the Super Bowl in Atlanta in February.
Eric Allen, CB
Had 34 of his 54 career interceptions during his seven years with the Eagles. Added four more INTs in the postseason, three with the Eagles. Returned nine INTs for touchdowns, seventh most in NFL history.
Seth Joyner, LB
Only player in NFL history with at least 50 interceptions and 20 sacks. Joyner, now an analyst with NBC Sports Philadelphia, finished with 52 sacks and 24 INTs during his 13-year career, the first eight in Philly.
Randall Cunningham, QB
Including playoffs, threw for 32,405 yards and 219 touchdowns and rushed for 5,201 yards with a 6.3 average in 17-year career. Only player in NFL history with 30,000 passing yards and 5,000 rushing yards.
Donovan McNabb, QB
Led Eagles to the playoffs seven times from 2000 through 2009 and made six Pro Bowls. Ranks 12th in NFL history with nine playoff wins. Had 92-49-1 record in 11 years with Eagles. From 2000-04, had most wins of any NFL quarterback (53).
Ricky Watters, RB
Spent only 1995-97 with Eagles but piled up 3,794 rushing yards and 161 catches in those three seasons. Five-time Pro Bowler, twice with Eagles. One of only 14 players with 10,000 rushing yards and 400 catches. His 12 postseason TDs are sixth-most ever.
Troy Vincent, CB
Trenton, New Jersey, native spent eight years with the Eagles, going to five Pro Bowls and picking off 28 passes. Finished 15-year career with 47 interceptions and added four more in the postseason.
Herschel Walker, RB
After starting his pro career in the USFL, rushed for 8,225 yards and 61 TDs with 512 catches for 4,859 yards in 12 NFL seasons. Ran for 2,344 yards with 163 catches in three years with the Eagles in early 1990s.
Sean Landeta, P
Landeta had two stints with the Eagles during his 21-year career. Punted 1,401 times in 284 games for 60,707 yards and a 43.3 average.
Jeff Feagles, P
Played in 352 games, third most in NFL history, during 22-year career that brought him to the Eagles from 1990 through 1993. Had 73,633 career punt yards — about 42 miles of punts.
Brian Mitchell, PR-KR-RB
Had nine punt returns and four kick returns in 14-year career, two of each during his stint with the Eagles from 2000 through 2002.
Jeff Garcia, QB
Went 5-1 and won a playoff game for Eagles in 2006 after McNabb’s season-ending injury. Spent 11 years in NFL and made three Pro Bowls after five seasons in CFL.
Chris Warren, RB
Played only three games in an Eagles uniform at the end of his 11-year career, but in 2000 playoff win over Bucs he was 22 for 85 rushing, still the ninth-most rushing yards ever by an Eagle in a playoff game.
Mark Bavaro, TE
Spent most of his career with the Giants but finished with Eagles in 1993 and 1994, catching 60 passes for 696 yards and nine touchdowns. Was 351-4,733-39 in his career.
Takeo Spikes, LB
Played only one of his 15 seasons with the Eagles, starting 14 games in 2007. Started 215 games and made two Pro Bowls with the Bills.
Dick Vermeil, HC
Won a Super Bowl with the Rams in 1999, 19 years after taking the Eagles to their first Super Bowl in 1980. Had 120-109 career coaching record with Eagles, Rams and Chiefs.
Bill Cowher, AC
Cowher, who led the Steelers to the Super Bowl title after the 2005 season, began his career as an undrafted special teams player and reserve linebacker with the Eagles in 1979 and returned here in 1983 and 1984 before going into coaching.