Two former Eagles assistants die

The Eagles announced the death of two former assistant coaches.

Ken Iman, an offensive line coach from 1976-86 under three head coaches, died Saturday at his home in Springfiedl, Pa. He was 71.

Lew Carpenter, the wide receivers coach from 1990-94 under two head coaches, died this morning in Texas. He was 78.

Both were members of the 1961 and 1962 NFL champion Packers as players.

Iman played 15 seasons as a center with the Green Bay Packers (1960-64) and the Los Angeles Rams (1965-1974). He played in three consecutive NFL championship games with the Packers from 1960-62. Iman, who started 140 straight games from 1965-1974, was voted team MVP by the Rams in 1972. He was traded to from the Packers to the Rams in 1964 for quarterback Zeke Bratkowski, who later became offensive coordinator of the Eagles.

During his time with the Eagles, he was instrumental in the development of two Pro Bowl tackles in Jerry Sisemore and Stan Walters. He was an assistant coach on the 1980 NFC championship squad. Following his coaching career, Iman served as an Eagles sales account executive for 10 years.

Iman is survived by his wife, Joyce, an accountant with the Eagles. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Carpenter had a 10-year career as a running back in the NFL, with Detroit (1953-55), Cleveland (1957-58) and Green Bay (1959-63). He played on the 1953 NFL title team with the Lions as well as the two Packers title teams. He was third in the league in 1955 with 44 receptions. For his career, he played in 123 games, rushing 468 times for 2,025 yards and 16 touchdowns. He caught 87 passes for 782 yards and four TDs.

After he playing career, he began a 30-year career as an assistant coach with eight teams, the last of whicch was the Eagles, retiring in 1994.


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