Philadelphia Eagles’ All-Time Rushing Leaders

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LeSean McCoy
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A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University, Timothy “Tim” Shields has provided software support for financial organizations for over 20 years and presently serves as a program manager for UBS. When he isn’t completing technology-related tasks for UBS, Tim Shields enjoys following his favorite National Football League (NFL) team, the Philadelphia Eagles.

Since 1933, 19 players have rushed for over 2,000 yards while representing the Eagles. Below are the franchise’s all-time leading rushers.

1. LeSean McCoy – Selected by the Eagles in the second round of the 2009 NFL draft, McCoy rushed for 6,792 yards and scored 44 touchdowns through six seasons as a member of the Eagles. He set a career-high in 2013 with 1,607 rushing yards.

2. Wilbert Montgomery – A sixth-round pick by the Eagles in the 1977 NFL draft, Montgomery accumulated 6,538 rushing yards over eight seasons in Philadelphia. He played seven games with the Detroit Lions in 1985 before retiring.

3. Brian Westbrook – Picked in the third round of the 2002 NFL draft, Westbrook also played eight seasons with the Eagles, during which time he recorded 5,995 rushing yards. He had the best year of his career in 2007, when he led the league in yards from scrimmage with 2,104 and scored seven rushing touchdowns and five receiving touchdowns.

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Eagles Enter 2017 Season With Revamped Wide Receiving Core

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A program manager for UBS in Chicago, Stanford University graduate Timothy “Tim” Shields has worked in the financial sector since 1993. When he isn’t completing long-term process projects such as modernizing UBS’ video conferencing assets, Tim Shields enjoys following his favorite National Football League (NFL) team, the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Eagles missed the playoffs in 2016 despite a decent rookie campaign by quarterback Carson Wentz. The second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft threw for 3,782 passing yards, yet only one of the team’s wide receivers finished within the top 50 league-wide in receiving yards. Jordan Matthews finished 48th, with 804 yards, while Dorial Green-Beckham was 124th, with 392 yards. Tight end Zach Ertz and running back Darren Sproles cracked the top 120, but it was clear the team needed help at the wide receiver position.

Recognizing that area of weakness, the Eagles management wasted little time in reaching out to free agents. On the morning of March 9, it was announced that the team signed Torrey Smith to a three-year, $15 million contract. The former San Francisco 49er ranks second among active wide receivers in yards per reception and should provide Wentz with a passing option down the field. The Eagles added an additional threat to its wide receiving core later that afternoon when it signed former Chicago Bear Alshon Jeffery to a one-year, $14 million contract. The 27 year old has acquired 4,549 receiving yards and 26 touchdowns since entering the league in 2012.