- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - Hall of Famer Chuck Bednarik is being remembered as a major figure in the history of the NFL and one of the Philadelphia Eagles’ greatest players.

The Easton Express-Times (https://bit.ly/1EYY7aM ) reports that Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie was among the mourners at a public viewing Thursday for Bednarik in Bethlehem.

Lurie described Bednarik as someone who exhibited toughness, love of the game, pride and humility. He says the Eagles are working on plans to honor him next season.

Bednarik was known as “Concrete Charlie.” The star linebacker and center played for the Eagles from 1949 to 1962.

He helped the Eagles win the 1960 NFL championship, tackling Green Bay’s Jim Taylor on the final play to seal the victory.

The Bethlehem native died Saturday at an assisted living facility at the age of 89.


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