By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Pro Football Hall of Famer Tommy McDonald died on Monday morning. He was 84.
“Tommy McDonald lived life like he played the game of football,” Pro Football Hall of Fame president and CEO David Baker said in a statement. “He was charismatic, passionate and had fun. He was such a character. Heaven is a happier place today.
The entire Hall of Fame family that includes his fellow Hall of Famers, the Board of Trustees and staff share our heartfelt condolences with the McDonald family. The flag at the Pro Football Hall of Fame will fly at half-staff in Tommy’s memory.
Tommy’s legacy will forever live in Canton, Ohio through his bronzed bust that is a symbol of his many great accomplishments. His impact on the Game serves as inspiration to generations of fans.”
He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the 1957 NFL Draft. He played college football with the Oklahoma Sooners.
During his NFL career, he went to six Pro Bowls. He also played seven of his total 12 seasons in the league in Philadelphia.
Five of the six Pro Bowls came as a member of the Eagles. The other came in 1966 with the Los Angeles Rams.
He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998.
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