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Ex-Eagle Peoples dies at 67

Woody Peoples, a starting guard for the 1980 Eagles in the Super Bowl, died Tuesday evening in his hometown of Birmingham, Ala, the Eagles announced. He was 67 years old.

Ex-Eagle Peoples dies at 67

Woody Peoples, a starting guard for the 1980 Eagles in the Super Bowl, died Tuesday evening in his hometown of Birmingham, Ala, the Eagles announced. He was 67 years old.

A member of the Eagles 1980 NFC championship team, Peoples played in 168 career games in the NFL with the Eagles and San Francisco 49ers from 1968-80.

He spent three seasons and in 47 games for Philadelphia from 1978 to '80. He earned Pro Bowl honors with the 49ers twice (following the 1972 and ’73 seasons).

Peoples was originally signed by the 49ers as a free agent from Grambling State, where he earned his degree in business administration and played under legendary coach Eddie Robinson. He played one season of semi-pro football with the Richmond Rebels of the Continental League in 1965 and spent two years in the Army before joining the 49ers in 1968.

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Peoples signed with the Eagles as a free agent during the 1978 preseason and won the starting right guard job.

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