BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Eagles Hall of Fame wide receiver Pete Pihos died early Tuesday morning at the age of 87 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Pihos passed away at 1:40 am this morning at Grace Healthcare in Winston-Salem, N.C., according to 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," coach Andy Reid said. "Again, condolences to his family. A Hall of Famer, man, unbelievable. Unbelieveable person and a great player."
Pihos was a member of the Eagles' 1948 and 1949 NFL Championship teams. He caught the winning touchdown in the '49 game, a 14-0 win over the Los Angeles Rams. In 1948 the Eagles topped the Chicago Cardinals, 7-0.