Carson Wentz

Carson James Wentz (born December 30, 1992) is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at North Dakota State University (NDSU) and was selected by the Eagles with the second overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, the highest selection ever for an FCS player.

During his time at NDSU, the team won five NCAA FCS national championships. In his first year with the Eagles, Wentz accumulated multiple NFL and Eagles rookie records, including most pass attempts by a rookie quarterback and most pass completions by a rookie. In the 2017 season, Wentz was crucial to the strong and powerful start which had the Eagles at an 11–2 record at the time he went down with an injury. He was 2nd in the NFL in touchdown passes with 33, as well as a media and fan favorite to win MVP but missed the last three games of the season due to a season-ending ACL injury in his left knee.[1] Led by Nick Foles, the Eagles would go on to win Super Bowl LII over the New England Patriots 41–33, the first in franchise history, earning Wentz a championship ring.

Carson Wentz
Wentz facing camera wearing Eagles uniform with #11
Wentz with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017
No. 11 – Philadelphia Eagles
Personal information
Born:December 30, 1992 (age 26)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:237 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school:Century
(Bismarck, North Dakota)
College:North Dakota State
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Completion percentage:63.7
Passing yards:10,152
Passer rating:92.5
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Early years

Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, Wentz moved to North Dakota with his family at the age of three.[2] He played quarterback and defensive back for the football team at Century High School in Bismarck, and also played basketball and baseball for the Patriots.[3] As a freshman, he was 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) in height, grew to 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) as a senior,[4] and graduated in 2011 as valedictorian of his class.[5]

College career

2011 season

Wentz attended North Dakota State, redshirting his first season with the Bison as they won their first FCS title under ninth-year head coach Craig Bohl.[6]

2012 season

As a redshirt freshman in 2012, Wentz was the backup quarterback to Brock Jensen and played in his first collegiate game on September 22. He completed all eight of his passes for 93 yards and threw his first touchdown in relief of Jensen in a 66–7 blowout victory over the Prairie View A&M Panthers.[7] Wentz finished the season completing 12-of-16 pass attempts for 144 passing yards and two touchdowns.[8]

2013 season

Wentz was again the second-string quarterback in 2013 and appeared in 11 games. He had his best game that season on October 13, against Delaware State, completing 10-of-13 attempted passes for 105 passing yards and a touchdown.[9] Wentz ended his redshirt sophomore season completing 22-of-30 passes for 209 yards and a touchdown.[10]

2014 season

Wentz became the Bison starting quarterback during his junior year in 2014. In his first start in the opener at Iowa State of the Big 12 Conference, he completed 18-of-28 pass attempts for 204 yards in a 34–14 victory on August 30.[11][12][13] During the game at Western Illinois on October 10, Wentz caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from running back John Crockett and helped lead the Bison to a 17–10 comeback victory.[14] Statistically, his best game that season was at Missouri State, where he threw for 247 yards and five touchdowns.[15]

Wentz led NDSU to a 15–1 record. On January 10, 2015, he started in his first national championship game against Illinois State and passed for 287 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 87 yards and scored a touchdown on a five-yard run to give North Dakota State the lead with 37 seconds left. NDSU won their fourth consecutive NCAA Division I Football Championship game, 29–27.[16][17] Wentz started all 16 games in 2014, completing 228 of 358 passes for 3,111 yards with 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He was also the team's second leading rusher, with 642 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns.[18]

2015 season

As a fifth-year senior in 2015, Wentz had one of the best games of his career on October 10 against Northern Iowa, when he passed for a career-high 335 yards.[19] The following week against South Dakota, Wentz suffered a broken wrist in the first half but managed to complete the game with 16-of-28 completions, 195 passing yards, and two touchdown passes as the Bison lost 24–21.[20] After starting the first six games of the season and completing 63.7 percent of his passes for a total of 1,454 yards and 16 touchdowns, he missed the next eight weeks of the season.[21] He returned to practice in the beginning of December and was cleared to play in the national championship. On January 9, 2016, Wentz led the Bison to its fifth straight FCS title, running for two touchdowns and throwing for a third.[22] He was named the NCAA Division I-AA Championship Game Most Outstanding Player for the second straight year.[23]

Wentz graduated from NDSU with a degree in health and physical education, finishing with a 4.0 GPA and twice earning recognition as Academic All-American of the Year by the College Sports Information Directors of America, first for Division I football[24] and later for all Division I sports.[25]


Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2012 North Dakota State 12 16 75.0% 144 9.0 2 0 191.9 5 22 4.4 1
2013 North Dakota State 22 30 73.3% 209 7.0 1 0 142.9 10 70 7.0 0
2014 North Dakota State 228 358 63.7% 3,111 8.7 25 10 154.1 138 642 4.7 6
2015 North Dakota State 130 208 62.5% 1,651 7.9 17 4 152.3 63 294 4.7 6
Career 392 612 64.1% 5,115 8.4 45 14 153.9 216 1,028 4.8 13


Professional career

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Wentz playing against the Washington Redskins in 2016
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad Wonderlic
6 ft 5 14 in
(1.96 m)
237 lb
(108 kg)
33 14 in
(0.84 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
4.77 s 1.65 s 2.75 s 4.15 s 6.86 s 30.5 in
(0.77 m)
9 ft 10 in
(3.00 m)
All values from NFL Combine[28][29]

In February 2016, most analysts had Wentz projected to be selected in the mid-first round of the draft.[30][31][32] However, Wentz began to be regarded as a Top 10 prospect after his pro day. On January 30, 2016, he played in the 2016 Reese's Senior Bowl and finished the game completing 6 of 10 pass attempts for 50 yards.[33] At the NFL Scouting Combine, Wentz showcased his athleticism as he was in the top three in the 40-yard dash, the broad jump, and the three-cone drill among all quarterbacks. Wentz also reportedly scored a 40/50 on his Wonderlic test.[34]

2016 season: Rookie year

On April 28, 2016, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Wentz in the first round with the 2nd overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.[35] He is the first quarterback the Eagles selected in the first round of an NFL Draft since Donovan McNabb in 1999, who was also taken second overall.[36] He is also the first FCS quarterback taken in the first round since Joe Flacco was taken with the 18th overall selection in 2008, and the highest FCS quarterback taken in draft history.[37] The Eagles traded three top 100 picks in 2016, a first round pick in 2017, and a second round pick in 2018 in order to move up in the draft order and get him.[38] On May 12, 2016, Wentz signed a four-year deal worth $26.67 million, fully guaranteed, featuring a $17.6 million signing bonus.[39][40] He suffered a rib injury in the team's first preseason game of 2016,[41] but was fully healthy for the beginning of the 2016 regular season.

Originally intending to have Wentz sit and learn for the 2016 season, those plans changed when on September 3, 2016, the Eagles traded quarterback Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings.[42] The same day, it was also reported that the team planned to start Wentz for the 2016 season when he became healthy.[43] On September 5, Wentz was officially named the starter for the Eagles' 2016 season opener against the Cleveland Browns.[44] He made his first regular season start on September 11 against the Cleveland Browns, throwing for 278 passing yards and 2 touchdowns in the 29–10 victory.[45] He was named the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for Week 1.[46] Wentz threw for 190 yards and a touchdown in a 29–14 win over the Chicago Bears in Week 2.[47] He became the first rookie quarterback since 1970 to win his first two games of the season and not throw an interception.[48] In Week 3 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Wentz finished with 301 passing yards and 2 touchdowns as the Eagles won 34–3.[49] He was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Steelers.[50] In Week 9, against the New York Giants, he was 27-of-47 for a season-high 364 yards and two interceptions in the 28–23 loss.[51] In his rookie season, Wentz started all 16 games for the Eagles as they finished the season with a 7–9 record.[52] Wentz threw for a league-record 379 completions by a rookie, breaking the record of 354 held by former teammate Sam Bradford, who was with the St. Louis Rams at the time.[53] His 379 completions also set a single season franchise record, breaking the record of 346 also held by Bradford from the previous season. Wentz also set a single season franchise record with 607 pass attempts, the second highest attempts by a rookie in league history (Andrew Luck had 627 in the 2012 season).[54]

2017 season

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Wentz passing against the Redskins in Week 1, 2017

In Week 1 against the Washington Redskins, Wentz finished with 307 passing yards, two touchdowns, and an interception from a pass tipped at the line of scrimmage as the Eagles won by a score of 30–17.[55] In Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs, Wentz threw for 333 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. In addition, he rushed for 55 yards in the 27–20 loss.[56] In a Week 5 34–7 rout over the Arizona Cardinals, Wentz finished the game with 304 yards and a career-high four passing touchdowns.[57] In the first five games of 2017, he passed for 1,362 yards and 10 touchdowns with three interceptions.[58][59] After this start, NFL insiders and reports ranked Wentz as a possible NFL MVP.[60] Wentz was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 7 after passing for 268 yards and a career-high tying four touchdowns in a 34–24 win over the Redskins on Monday Night Football.[61] During Week 9 against the Denver Broncos, Wentz finished with 199 passing yards and 4 touchdowns as the Eagles won 51–23.[62] During Week 14 against the Los Angeles Rams, Wentz left the game due to an apparent knee injury. He finished with 291 passing yards, 4 touchdowns, and an interception as the Eagles won 43–35.[63] The next day, an MRI revealed that his left knee had a torn ACL, keeping him out for the remainder of the season.[64][65] In 13 starts, Wentz finished the year with 3,296 passing yards, 33 touchdowns, 7 interceptions, a 60.2 completion percentage, and a 101.9 quarterback rating. On December 13, Wentz underwent successful surgery on his ACL.[66] Wentz was selected to his first Pro Bowl on December 19, but could not participate due to the aftermath of his recent knee surgery.[67][68] Led by Nick Foles, the Eagles would go on to defeat the New England Patriots 41–33 in Super Bowl LII, the first Super Bowl win in franchise history.[69]

2018 season

On June 25, 2018, prior to the start of the new season, Wentz was ranked third overall in the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.[70] It is the highest Top 100 debut ranking in the history of the league.[71]

Wentz missed the first two games in an effort to continue recovery from his ACL injury and Nick Foles remained as the starter. On September 17, Wentz was medically cleared and retained his starting quarterback role.[72] In his 2018 debut, Wentz would finish with 255 yards, one touchdown, and an interception in the Eagles' 20–16 win against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 3.[73] The Eagles' experienced mixed results with Wentz as starter. He finished with a 5–6 record and passed for 3,074 yards, 21 touchdowns, and seven interceptions.[74] Near the end of the season, Wentz had to deal with a back injury and the Eagles not wanting to risk further injury decided to shut him down for the season and put Nick Foles as the starter for the rest of the season. [75]

Career statistics

Denotes seasons in which Wentz won a Super Bowl
General Passing Rushing
Season Team GP GS W–L Comp Att Pct Yds Y/A Y/G TD Int Rate Sck Att Yds Y/A Y/G TD Fum
2016 PHI 16 16 7–9 379 607 62.4 3,782 6.2 236.4 16 14 79.3 33 46 150 3.3 9.4 2 14
2017 PHI 13 13 11–2 265 440 60.2 3,296 7.5 253.5 33 7 101.9 28 64 299 4.7 23.0 0 9
2018 PHI 11 11 5–6 279 401 69.6 3,074 7.7 279.5 21 7 102.2 31 34 93 2.7 8.5 0 9
Career 40 40 23–17 923 1,448 63.7 10,152 7.0 253.8 70 28 92.5 92 144 542 3.8 13.6 2 32
Source: [76]

Career awards and highlights

NFL records

  • Most pass completions by a rookie (379)
  • Most pass completions through the first 24 games of his career (540)[77]
  • Most consecutive games with 1+ TD pass with 1 INT or less (Current streak is 22 games surpassing Matt Ryan's 21 from December 2015– Sept. 2017)

Eagles franchise records

  • Most passing touchdowns in a season (33, 2017)[78]
  • Most pass completions in a season (379, 2016)[79]
  • Most pass attempts in a season (607, 2016)[80]
  • Most touchdown passes in the 1st quarter (3, 2017)[81]
  • Most touchdown passes in a calendar month (14, October 2017)[82]
  • Consecutive games with a touchdown pass (19, streak ongoing)[83]


Personal life

On February 6, 2018, two days after the Eagles' victory in Super Bowl LII, Wentz announced that he and his girlfriend, Madison Oberg, became engaged.[84] On July 16, 2018, Wentz and Oberg were married in Bucks County.[85] Wentz lives in Medford in southern New Jersey.[86]

Wentz is a Christian.[87] In 2017, Wentz launched the AO1 Foundation.[88][89] Wentz started a project in 2018 in conjunction with Mission of Hope Haiti to build a sports complex in the country.[90] Wentz held the first annual AO1 Foundation Charity Softball Game at Citizens Bank Park on June 1, 2018. It was announced that the game brought in over $850,000 when 25,000+ fans attended the event.[91]

Wentz is an avid hunter during the offseason, and frequently visits his home state of North Dakota.

He is particularly noted for his friendship with Major League Baseball player Mike Trout, and gave him a ball as a gift after a touchdown in a win against the Dallas Cowboys on January 1, 2017.[92]


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Further reading

External links

2015 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game

The 2015 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game was a postseason college football game that determined a national champion in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision for the 2014 season. It was played at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, on January 10, 2015, with kickoff at 1:00 p.m. EST, and was the culminating game of the 2014 FCS Playoffs. With sponsorship by Northwestern Mutual, the game was officially known as the NCAA FCS Championship presented by Northwestern Mutual.

2016 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game

The 2016 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game was a postseason college football game that determined a national champion in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision for the 2015 season. It was played at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, on January 9, 2016, with kickoff at 12:00 noon EST, and was the culminating game of the 2015 FCS Playoffs. With sponsorship from Northwestern Mutual, the game was officially known as the NCAA FCS Football Championship Presented by Northwestern Mutual.

2016 Philadelphia Eagles season

The 2016 Philadelphia Eagles season was the franchise's 84th season in the National Football League and the first under head coach Doug Pederson. The Eagles named 2nd overall pick Carson Wentz the starting quarterback for Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns. The Eagles started 3–0 including a 34–3 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Following their Week 4 bye week, the Eagles lost nine of their final 13 games, including a 2–4 record against their divisional rivals and after losing to the Ravens, were eliminated from playoff contention for the third consecutive season and fourth time in five seasons.

2017 Philadelphia Eagles season

The 2017 Philadelphia Eagles season was the franchise's 85th season in the National Football League, the 15th playing their home games at Lincoln Financial Field, and the second under head coach Doug Pederson. Philadelphia won its first-ever Super Bowl title, as well as the franchise's first NFL Championship since 1960.

The Eagles improved their 7–9 record from 2016, reaching a record of 13–3, and tying their 2004 season for the highest winning percentage in franchise history. Their win against the Los Angeles Rams allowed them to clinch the division title for the first time since 2013, but came with the loss of Carson Wentz to a torn ACL. A close win against the New York Giants in Week 15 helped the Eagles clinch a first-round bye for the first time in 13 years, and a Christmas Night home win over the Oakland Raiders allowed the Eagles to clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs for the first time since 2004.

The Eagles defeated the Atlanta Falcons 15–10 in the Divisional Round and routed the Minnesota Vikings 38–7 in the NFC Championship. The win against the Falcons in the divisional round was their first playoff win since 2008. The Eagles were the first No. 1 seed in the playoffs since 1980 to be an underdog in the Divisional Round, as well as in the Conference Championship. In total, six Eagles players were selected for the Pro Bowl, including four first-time recipients. However, none of them participated due to preparations for Super Bowl LII.

The Eagles defeated the New England Patriots by a score of 41–33 in Super Bowl LII for their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history. It was also their fourth NFL Championship, and their first league title since 1960. This was the second time the Eagles and Patriots battled in a Super Bowl; when they met in Super Bowl XXXIX, the Patriots won 24–21. Backup quarterback Nick Foles was named Super Bowl MVP and became the first backup to receive this award since his opponent, Tom Brady, did in Super Bowl XXXVI. The Eagles defeated both Super Bowl teams from the previous NFL season (the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons) in the playoffs. They also defeated both teams who had beaten them in their only two previous Super Bowl appearances. They defeated the Oakland Raiders in the regular season, who beat them in Super Bowl XV and the Patriots in the Super Bowl, who previously beat them in Super Bowl XXXIX.

2018 Philadelphia Eagles season

The 2018 season was the Philadelphia Eagles' 86th season in the National Football League and their third under head coach Doug Pederson.

The Eagles entered the season as the defending champions of Super Bowl LII, and attempted to become the first team since the 2004 New England Patriots to repeat as Super Bowl Champions. They opened the season with the NFL Kickoff Game on September 6, beating the Atlanta Falcons 18–12. A vast majority of their Super Bowl-winning squad from the 2017 season was retained, although some notable losses included tight end Trey Burton (who contributed to the Philly Special in the Super Bowl), defensive end Vinny Curry, and cornerback Patrick Robinson. Franchise quarterback Carson Wentz, who had been injured late in the 2017 season, returned as a starter in Week 3, but a back injury would bump him down as the number 3 quarterback instead of being placed on injured reserve, and Nick Foles would start in his place for the remainder of the season.

The Eagles struggled through the first three months of the season to a 4–6 record, with inconsistent play and multiple injuries to players such as safety Rodney McLeod and running back Jay Ajayi. With a 21–17 loss to the Carolina Panthers in Week 7, the Eagles failed to improve or match their record from the previous season. With a 48–7 loss to New Orleans in Week 11, the Eagles set a new record for the largest loss by a defending Super Bowl champion. The Eagles proceeded to win 5 of their last 6 games, including two division wins over the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins to move to 9–7. A three game win streak to end the season which included wins over the Rams, Texans, and Redskins help the Eagles make the playoffs with a Vikings loss to the Bears. This is the first time the Eagles made the playoffs in back to back seasons since the 2008–10 seasons.

The Eagles played in their first NFL Kickoff Game and their first game at London's Wembley Stadium in franchise history.

In the playoffs, the Eagles upset the third-seeded Chicago Bears 16–15 in the Wild Card round to advance to the divisional round, where they lost 14–20 to the top-seeded New Orleans Saints, ending their hopes of defending their Super Bowl title.

AO1 Foundation

The Audience of One Foundation, commonly referred to as the AO1 Foundation, is an American non-profit foundation for underprivileged youth, the physically disabled and veterans.

Bobby Thomason

Robert Lee "Bobby" Thomason (March 26, 1928 – November 5, 2013) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers, and the Philadelphia Eagles. He was selected to three Pro Bowls. Thomason played college football at Virginia Military Institute and was drafted in the first round of the 1949 NFL Draft.

Thomason married Jean Pierce in 1951. They had one daughter. Both survived him, as, in 2013, he died of heart failure at the age of 85.

Carson (given name)

Carson is a given name. It comes from an Irish and Scottish surname, which is of unknown meaning. It may refer to:

Carson Daly, American television host

Carson Kressley, American fashion expert

J. Carson Mark, American mathematician

Carson McCullers, American writer

Carson K. Miller, former President of Washington State Community College in Ohio

Carson Palmer, American football player

Carson Robison, American country music singer and songwriter

Carson Wentz, American football player

Dallas Goedert

Dallas Clayton Goedert (born January 3, 1995) is an American football tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at South Dakota State, and was drafted by the Eagles in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Jared Goff

Jared Thomas Goff (born October 14, 1994) is an American football quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at California and was a first-team All-Pac-12 quarterback in 2015. He was selected by the Rams with the first overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. He started his rookie season as the backup to Case Keenum, eventually taking over as the starter during the later half of the season. In 2018, Goff helped lead the Rams to a 13–3 record and a trip to Super Bowl LIII, the franchise's first Super Bowl appearance since the 2001 season. He has been selected to two Pro Bowls.

List of Football Academic All-America Team Members of the Year

List of Football Academic All-America Team Members of the Year is a list of the annual selection by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and its Academic All-America sponsor of the individual athlete selected as the most outstanding of the annual Football Academic All-America selections. From 1996 to 2011 one winner each was chosen from both the College and University Divisions for all twelve Academic All-America teams including football. The Academic All-America program recognizes combined athletic and academic excellence of the nation's top student-athletes. The University Division team included eligible participants from National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I member schools, while the College Division team included scholar-athletes from all of the following: NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Canadian universities and colleges and two-year schools. Currently, each team selects Academic All-District honorees in eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. First team All-District honorees make the All-America team ballots. All twelve Academic All-American teams (Men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's track & field, men's baseball, women's softball, men's football, women's volleyball and men's and women's at-large teams) had one Academic All-American of the Year each for both the College and University divisions. One of these twelve sport-by-sport Academic All-Americans of the year is selected as the Academic All-America Team Members of the Year for each division. The most recent football players to win the all-sports honor are Carson Wentz of North Dakota State University and Jason Vander Laan of Ferris State University, respectively winners of the Division I and Division II awards for the 2015–16 academic year (with the football awards designated as 2015 awards and the overall awards presented for 2016).In 2011, the Academic All-America program was expanded from two to four divisions. NCAA Divisions II and III were separated into their own divisions, while the College Division now consists only of non-NCAA institutions.

List of Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterbacks

These quarterbacks have started at least one game for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. They are listed in order of the date of each player's first start at quarterback for the Eagles.

Nick Foles

Nicholas Edward Foles (born January 20, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Arizona and was drafted by the Eagles in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He has also played for the St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs.

Foles played his first game with the Eagles in Week 10 of the 2012 season after Michael Vick left with an injury. Foles then made his first start the following week. In Week 9 of the 2013 season, he became the second quarterback to post a perfect passer rating (158.3) while passing for more than 400 yards, and also the first quarterback in NFL history to post a perfect passer rating and throw seven touchdowns in a single game. It was the 60th time in NFL history that a perfect passer rating was achieved overall.

After stints with the Rams and the Chiefs, Foles returned to the Eagles in 2017. After Carson Wentz was injured late in the regular season, Foles led the Eagles to the franchise's third Super Bowl appearance. The Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII for their first Super Bowl title, and Foles was named the game's MVP.

Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) East division. In the 2017 season the team won Super Bowl LII, their first Super Bowl win in franchise history and their fourth NFL title overall, after winning the Championship Game in 1948, 1949, and 1960.

The franchise was established in 1933 as a replacement for the bankrupt Frankford Yellow Jackets, when a group led by Bert Bell secured the rights to an NFL franchise in Philadelphia. Bell, Chuck Bednarik, Bob Brown, Brian Dawkins, Reggie White, Steve Van Buren, Tommy McDonald, Greasy Neale, Pete Pihos, Sonny Jurgensen, Terrell Owens, and Norm Van Brocklin have been inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The team has an intense rivalry with the New York Giants. This rivalry is the oldest in the NFC East and is among the oldest in the NFL. It was ranked by NFL Network as the number one rivalry of all-time and Sports Illustrated ranks it amongst the Top 10 NFL rivalries of all-time at number four, and according to ESPN, it is one of the fiercest and most well-known rivalries in the American football community. They also have a bitter rivalry with the Dallas Cowboys, which has become more high-profile since the 1960s, as well as a historic rivalry with the Washington Redskins. Their rivalry with the Pittsburgh Steelers is another bitter rivalry known as the battle of Pennsylvania, roughly dating back to 1933, that mostly arises from the two teams' statuses as being from opposite ends of the same state.The team consistently ranks among the best in the league in attendance and has sold out every game since the 1999 season. In a Sports Illustrated poll of 321 NFL players, Eagles fans were selected the most intimidating fans in the NFL.

Red Kirkman

Roger Randolph "Red" Kirkman (October 17, 1905 – November 30, 1973) was a professional American football player for the Philadelphia Eagles. He attended high school in Akron, Ohio. He attended Washington & Jefferson College and Western Reserve University (now known as Case Western Reserve University).

Ryan Kerrigan

Patrick Ryan Kerrigan (born August 16, 1988) is an American football outside linebacker for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Purdue, where he was recognized as a unanimous All-American, and was drafted by the Redskins in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He is the all-time leader for consecutive starts by a left outside linebacker in NFL history.

Ryan Lindley

Ryan George Lindley (born June 22, 1989) is an American football coach and former quarterback who is the current quarterbacks coach for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at San Diego State, and was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Lindley has also been a member of the San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts and Ottawa Redblacks.

Scott Tinsley

Scott Tinsley (born November 14, 1959) is a former American football quarterback who played for one season in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1987. He was signed by the Los Angeles Rams as an undrafted free agent in 1984. He played college football at USC.


Wentz is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Pete Wentz, bassist for the band Fall Out Boy

Eiji Wentz, singer for the band WaT

Lewis Haines Wentz, oil businessman

Siegfried Wentz, track and field athlete

Walter Evans-Wentz, anthropologist

Earl Wentz, American composer and pianist

Carson Wentz, American football player

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