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Former Pro Bowl NFL Player Has Passed Away

An old Eagles helmet on the sideline

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 05: A helmet belonging to a Philadelphia Eagle player is seen prior to the game against the Denver Broncos at Lincoln Financial Field on November 5, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

A former NFL safety and Pro Bowler has passed away. The Philadelphia Eagles confirmed on Friday afternoon that former standout safety Wes Hopkins passed away Friday morning at the age of 57.

The former Eagles defensive back spent his entire career in Philadelphia. He was named to the Pro Bowl and named to the All-Pro team in 1985 after racking up six interceptions - one of which he took back for a touchdown.

Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie released a statement on Hopkins passing.

"Wes Hopkins is one of the best safeties in the history of our franchise and played a major role in the team’s success during his time here in Philadelphia....

Wes will be forever remembered as an Eagles Legend and somebody who helped build the foundation for our organization’s success. Our thoughts are with his family during this time."

Hopkins still ranks fifth all-time in Eagles' franchise history with 30 career interceptions. He also sits third in career starts for a defensive back.

Philadelphia drafted Hopkins in the second round of the 1983 NFL draft after a standout career at SMU where he played alongside Eric Dickerson.

Our thoughts are with the Hopkins family.