Lineman Gene Gossage, a member of the Eagles’ 1960 NFL championship team, died Sunday in Old Saybrook, Conn., the team said. He was 76.
Gossage played guard, defensive end and defensive tackle during a 40-game career, all with the Eagles. He was selected in the 28th round of the 1958 draft out of Northwestern, where he was a two-time All-Big Ten selection.
Following his playing career, Gossage became vice president of the industrial hardware division of Stanley Industries.
He is survived by his wife, Jaqueline, a son, Gene Gossage, a daughter, Jennifer Carr, and a grandson, Hudson Carr. Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.