Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Famer Jim Gallagher has passed away at 88 years old.
Gallagher spent 46 years with the Eagles, working in football operations and on the business side starting in 1949. He worked in public relations, as a personnel director and worked in sales and marketing. Gallagher retired in 1995, the same year he was inducted into the team Hall of Fame.
“Jim was one of the kindest and most remarkable men you could ever meet,” said Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie. “His dedication to this organization went far beyond the 46 years he spent here, and his impact was far reaching. Everyone who was fortunate enough to meet Jim knows how much he loved the Eagles, but also how much he truly cared for and invested in the lives of others. To borrow one of his famous phrases, Jim was a ‘first-round pick.’ On behalf of the entire Eagles family, I would like to extend our condolences to the Gallaghers.”
He was present during two NFL Championship wins (1949 and 1960) and one Super Bowl appearance.
Our thoughts go out to his wife, six children and 16 grandchildren, who he is survived by.