PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – As the Eagles try to break their 10-game home losing streak, they’re bringing back an all-time great for good luck.
Former Eagles tight end Keith Jackson will serve as an honorary captain for Sunday’s game against Washington at Lincoln Financial Field.
A first-round draft pick (13th overall) of the Eagles in 1988, Jackson played nine seasons in the NFL and registered 5,283 receiving yards on 441 receptions, and 49 touchdowns. In four seasons with the Eagles from 1988-91, he totaled 242 receptions, 2,756 yards and 20 touchdowns. Jackson burst onto the scene as a rookie as he went on to finish sixth in the league in receptions (81) en route to his first of three consecutive Pro Bowl appearances and three first-team All-Pro nods in Philadelphia. His 81 receptions in 1988 currently stands as the single-season all-time high for tight ends in franchise history.