BETHLEHEM -- As the Eagles wrapped up training camp at Lehigh, they announced the passing of one of their all-time greats, Hall of Fame receiver Pete Pihos.
Pihos, 87, died early this morning from Alzheimer's complications in Winston-Salem, N.C. He led the NFL in receptions in 1953, '54 and '55, and went to the Pro Bowl six times in his nine-year career, all of it spent with the Eagles.
"Our hearts and prayers go out to the Pihos family for the loss of Pete, who was one of the all-time great Philadelphia Eagles," head coach Andy Reid said. "He was a Hall of Famer, unbelievable person, and a great player."
Pihos played on the Eagles' 1948 and '49 NFL championship teams and caught the game-winning touchdown pass in the '49 title game against the Rams. He is survived by his ex-wife and caretaker, Donna Pihos, by four children, one stepson, and eight grandchildren.