Eagles to award Super Bowl ring to Jon Dorenbos

Eagles to award Super Bowl ring to Jon Dorenbos

Forced to retire from the NFL in September, former Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos was there with his teammates at Super Bowl LII. Even better, owner Jeffrey Lurie will reward Dorenbos for his 12 seasons of service the best way imaginable — with a ring.

The Eagles actually traded Dorenbos to the Saints at the conclusion of training camp, but his physical revealed an aortic aneurysm. The 37-year-old needed immediate heart surgery that would end his football career.

Despite playing the most obscure position, Dorenbos was always extremely popular with Eagles fans and among those in the organization. So when Lurie had an opportunity to bring him back for the biggest game in franchise history, it was a no-brainer.

But Lurie would do one better, promising Dorenbos a Super Bowl ring if — ultimately when — the Eagles won.

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