The Philadelphia Eagles announced Tuesday that former running back Brian Westbrook will officially retire as an Eagle on Wednesday.
Westbrook, a two time Pro Bowler, finished his career with the Eagles in 2009 after eight seasons with the team, posting 9,875 total yards from scrimmage. He is one of six players in NFL history to post 30-plus rushing (41) and receiving touchdowns (30) in a career.
The Eagles will honor Westbrook on Dec. 23 at Lincoln Financial Field during halftime against the Washington Redskins.
Eagles Chairman/CEO Jeffrey Lurie on Westbrook: “I will always remember Brian for the electrifying, game-changing plays he made during his great career in Philadelphia. He was one of those players you knew could score from anywhere on the field and one of the most exciting players I have ever watched. He was a great runner, receiver and returner and was certainly a fan favorite. We are thrilled to have him retire as an Eagle and we look forward to honoring him at Lincoln Financial Field on December 23 against the Redskins in what should be a very exciting atmosphere.”
Last year Westbrook attributed the Eagles struggles to Michael Vick's inability to take care of the ball.
“Turnovers. It was a basic story of too many turnovers at the wrong time,” Westbrook said. “Michael Vick was a part of a lot of them – fumbles, interceptions, turnovers – when you have that, you can’t win football games.”