Tuesday, February 22, 2010 is a date that will live in infamy in Philadelphia sports history as the end of the Brian Westbrook era.
One of the lynchpins of the Eagles' offense over the last decade, Westbrook was a beloved figure in the city’s sports world. And while his exit was long anticipated, it’s still one that will be bittersweet for most fans—many of whom may not have gotten over Brian Dawkins’ ouster in 2009.
But during his time in Philadelphia, Westbrook indelibly stamped his name into Eagles lore.
He leaves Philly as the franchise’s career and single-season leader in yards from scrimmage (with totals 9,785 and 2,104 respectively) as well as the record holder for most receptions in a season with 90.
Westbrook is also currently second in career rushing yards, third in career receptions and third in touchdowns in team history, and his total of 20 100-yard rushing games is tied for second most in team history.
Not a bad haul for a small, speedy back from a then-Division I-AA school.
Numbers aside, “No. 36” provided dozens of memorable runs, quotes and moments throughout his seven years in the City of Brotherly Love—but the five in the pages ahead are a quintet that will never be forgotten.