Former Eagles star Clarence Peaks, 71, died Saturday at a nursing home in Voorhees, the team announced yesterday.
The running back from Michigan State was the Eagles' first-round draft choice (the seventh choice overall) in 1957.
Mr. Peaks still ranks 10th on the Eagles' all-time rushing list with 2,927 yards in seven seasons. He finished his career in 1965 after two seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Mr. Peaks was an analyst for broadcasts of Eagles games on WIP-AM (610) as well as a TV analyst for ABC. Mr. Peaks followed his broadcasting career by becoming a financial consultant.