Eagles Great Chuck Bednarik Hospitalized

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker and Hall of Famer Chuck Bednarik was admitted to a hospital Wednesday after experiencing shortness of breath.

Bednarik was taken to a hospital in the Lehigh Valley after feeling faint and suffering shortness of breath.

Hospital officials did not comment on Bednarik’s condition, but reports said he was sitting up and talking with family members at the hospital.

Bednarik, who lives in the Lehigh Valley, will turn 86 this coming May.

Bednarik is credited with helping to lead the Eagles to a championship in 1960 and is perhaps the last notable player to play both offense and defense during the same game.

He was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967.

Reported By Steve Beck, CBSPhilly.com; Al Novack, KYW Newsradio

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  1. Bill Grotefend says:

    I saw a college game I believe in 1946 in Philadelphia U of Pennsylvania versus Penn State. He must have made half the tackles against Penn State that afternoon. He played both ways. He was great! I wish him a speedy recovery.

  2. Milton M. Adler says:

    Hurry and get well Charlie.

  3. Frank Graff says:

    Hope you get better Charlie. You were the best.

  4. OUR PRAYERS FOR "THE ROCK" says:

    NOTHING MORE.. THAN GET WELL QUICKLY

    HH OF OXFORD VALLEY

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