Philadelphia, PA – Former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Norm Willey passed away at the age of 83 on Thursday.
Nicknamed "Wild Man," he played with the Eagles from 1950 until he retired in 1957 and appeared in 92 games. He earned All-Pro honors three times and was named to the Pro Bowl twice.
He was selected in the 13th round of the 1950 draft out of Marshall and was inducted in West Virginia's Hall of Fame for football and basketball.
In a game on October 26, 1952, he posted 17 tackles of New York Giants quarterback Charley Conerly behind the line of scrimmage. That would be an NFL record for most sacks in one game, but they were not recorded as an official statistic then.