This don’t really come to much of a surprise. But Brian Westbrook has gone down as one of the best running backs in Eagles history. He was also considered one of the top backs in the NFL during his time in Philadelphia. And the numbers prove it.
One of the game’s most electrifying and tough players, Westbrook played in 107 games (85 starts) in eight seasons with the Eagles from 2002-09. He currently ranks second in franchise annals in rushing yards (5,995), and third in receptions (426) and total touchdowns (68). Among Eagles running backs all-time, he tops the list in receptions, receiving yards (3790) and receiving touchdowns (29). In addition, Westbrook played in 11 playoff games with the team, ranking first in club history in career rushing yards (591) and total touchdowns (6).
Not only a dynamic player on offense, Westbrook also finished his career ranked fourth on the team’s all-time list with a 12.8 yard average on punt returns. He returned two punts for touchdowns in his career, including a highlight reel, game-winning, 84-yard return for a score with 1:34 remaining against the New York Giants on October 19, 2003. He played in 14 games (5 starts) for the San Francisco 49ers in 2010, tallying 490 yards from scrimmage (340 rushing, 150 receiving) and five total touchdowns.
It becomes official tomorrow. B-West36. One of the best to run the ball for the Eagles. I’m glad I was able to follow his career.
The Philadelphia Eagles are proud to announce that Brian Westbrook, one of the greatest running backs in franchise history, will officially retire as an Eagle tomorrow, Wednesday, August 29 at 11:30 AM at the NovaCare Complex.
In addition, Westbrook will be honored in front of the fans at Lincoln Financial Field on December 23 during halftime against the Washington Redskins.