Tommy McDonald gives a thumbs up to the camera after a ceremony honoring the 1960 NFL Championship team at halftime of the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Green Bay Packers at Lincoln Financial Field.

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Public viewing Friday for Eagles legend Tommy McDonald

McDonald died Monday at the age of 84.

September 26, 2018 - 12:53 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A public viewing will be held on Friday, Sept. 28, for Philadelphia Eagles legend Tommy McDonald.

McDonald, known as one of the greatest pass catchers in franchise history, passed away Monday at the age 84.

The viewing will take place at the Mother of Divine Providence Church on 333 Allendale Road in King of Prussia from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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McDonald was a key member of the 1960 World Championship Eagles. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998 after catching 495 passes in a 12-year NFL career including 84 touchdowns. Seven of those years were spent with the Eagles. 

"Tommy McDonald played the game with a passion and energy that was second to none," said Eagles chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie in a statement on Monday. "He will be remembered as one of the most exciting players ever to play his position, but what really separated him and made him so unique was the infectious personality and charisma that he brought to his everyday life. He had a genuine love for this team, for the Philadelphia community, for the fans, and of course his family. He was a man of character, both on and off the field, who exemplified all the qualities that we hope to represent as an organization."

Today, five-and-a half decades after he last played for the Eagles, McDonald still ranks second in franchise history with 66 touchdown receptions, behind only Harold Carmichael, who caught 79.

Details of McDonald's passing were not immediately disclosed.