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Former Eagles president Harry Gamble passes away

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Former Eagles executive Harry Gamble passed away on Tuesday morning, the club announced.

Gamble, 83, was the Eagles’ G.M. in 1985 and its president from 1986 through 1994. He also coached the University of Pennsylvania’s football team from 1971 through 1980.

Said Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie: “Harry is a legendary football figure in the city of Philadelphia and South Jersey. He was an excellent football coach, executive and philanthropist, but he will be remembered most for his warm personality, his strong character and his love for his family. He will be sorely missed.”

Gamble’s son, Tom, is the Eagles’ vice president of player personnel.

Harry Gamble is survived by three grandchildren, two children and his wife, Joan.

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6 Responses to “Former Eagles president Harry Gamble passes away”
  1. thepftpoet says: Jan 28, 2014 3:04 PM

    R.I.P

    Poor guy never got to see a Super Bowl win.

  2. dcstinks says: Jan 28, 2014 3:12 PM

    He got his wings.

  3. vusnu says: Jan 28, 2014 3:26 PM

    Harry was a class act. He moved on to the league office after leaving the Eagles.

  4. sumkat says: Jan 28, 2014 3:30 PM

    Football aside, had the pleasure of meeting him on a few occasions, and was a great man. Will be missed

    On the football end, he never did get to see his Eagles win a SB, but he did see them win some championships (albeit before he was a member of the organization). For his personal accomplishments, he was a major part in putting together the greatest defense of all time.

    The Eagles D from the early 90′s doesn’t get the publicity, because the team didn’t have post-season success (a combo of Randall not wanting to learn how to play QB, and Buddy Ryan not caring about offense). But i’ll put that defense with Reggie/Brown/Golic/Simmons (pitts backup) on the line, Seth Joyner/Byron Evans/Small at the LB, and Db’s of Eric Allen/Ben Smith (before he blew out his knee), Wes Hopkins and Andre Watters against any defense in the history of the game and IMO come out on top. There hasn’t been another defense to lead the league in EVERY category before or since

  5. whatnojets says: Jan 28, 2014 4:01 PM

    Welcome to the NFL Heaven, Harry!

    Leon Hess

  6. laxman1944 says: Jan 28, 2014 4:12 PM

    “Fly…..Harry…..Fly”……..

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