A day that was almost 40 years in the making has finally come to fruition, as the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced that Harold Carmichael will be enshrined into Canton as part of the 2020 Half of Fame Class.
Carmichael STILL leads the Eagles in receptions (589), receiving yards (8,978), and touchdowns (79). He is also 3rd in games played as an Eagle, and tied a team record for most consecutive games played at 162.
The tallest wide receiver in NFL history was a selected to the Pro Bowl four times, was a three-time All-Pro and named to the NFL All-Decade Team of the 1970s. He was inducted into the Eagles Hall of Fame in 1987.
Carmichael was the only NFL player from 1973-83 with 500 or more receiving yards in every season. Back then he set a then-NFL record for most consecutive games with a reception with 127 from 1972-80.
After getting his much-deserved recognition, former teammates and current Eagles alike all congratulated Carmichael for this honor. Of course the first one to congratulate him was his quarterback Ron Jaworski.
Carmichael will become the 22nd player to ever put on an Eagles uniform to be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.