Former Eagles star Norm 'Wild Man' Willey dies

Norm Willey, a former Pro Bowl defensive end with the Philadelphia Eagles, has died.

Known as the “Wild Man” when he played from 1950 to 1957, Willey was a standout performer for the Eagles and was a three-time All-Pro selection. Newspaper accounts credited him with an unthinkable 17 sacks in one game vs. the New York Giants on Oct. 26, 1952.

Following his football career, he worked as a teacher for three decades at Pennsville High School in New Jersey where he also coached basketball and tennis. Willey was a World War II veteran and is in the Marshall Athletics Hall of Fame.

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