Philadelphia Eagles' NFL Record Holding WR Hank Baskett Yearns for More Action

Jim ReedContributor IJune 9, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 27: Hank Baskett #84 of the Philadelphia Eagles cannot come up with a catch in the end zone under pressure from Tyron Brackenridge #41 of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field on August 27, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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When you think of the “big play” wide-outs for Philly you instantly think Mike Quick.

He (along with Ron “Jaws” Jaworski) holds the longest pass play in Philadelphia Eagles History. It was a 99-yard touchdown pass On Nov. 10, 1985; it’s an amazing NFL Record that cannot be broken. This 99-yard touchdown pass was the 6th occurrence out of the 11 times it has occurred in the NFL.

But it’s been a long time since Jaws and Mike Quick have seen the field. So, who owns Philly’s second longest pass play? That would be a 91-yard touchdown pass from Donovan McNabb to Terrell Owens. This is the longest pass play for either player.(**UPDATE, I failed to notice that T.O. broke his record last year with a 98-yard touchdown. So close to being that 12th occurrence.)

Does anyone recall the third longest touchdown play for the birds? It was a close third and it’s held by a wide receiver that owns the NFL Record for the most 80-yard or more touchdown pass plays. That Wide Receiver is named

Hank Baskett .

He owns a 87-yard touchdown pass in 2006 against Dallas, an 90-yard touchdown pass in 2006 against the Falcons, and a 89-yard touchdown pass in 2008 against the Rams.

But Right now it's not the time for Baskett to reflect on records. Just as he and his celebrity wife Kendra are starting to settle from the lifestyle of the lights and start a family, a sex tape of an 18-year-old Kendra has surfaced.

This has been a huge distraction in a time where Hank needs time to focus. He is in the battle of his life. Right now, Hank is competing against Rookie Riley Cooper (of Florida Gators) as the big-target WR and No. 4 spot for the Eagles.

The Four biggest WRs on their roster are as Follows:

Pat Simonds (Rookie)            6-5     229

Hank Baskett (5th Season)    6-4    220

Riley Cooper (Rookie)           6-3    222

Jason Avant (5th Season)     6-0    212


Everyone that watches Eagles Football knows that Jackson and Maclin are No. 1 and 2, and that Jason Avant is safe as our 3rd wide-out. The Eagles have been known to keep more then five WRs and this year it may be the same case.

During an Interview from Dave Spadaro, The Philadelphia Eagles lead writer and Web Developer (and Champion Loogie Hocker ), Baskett said that he is happy to be back with the Eagles after his stint with the Colts because “There are many Familiar Faces.”

He also said that “There are things that you will miss about [No.] 5 (McNabb), He had a lot of intangibles.” He went on to say, “Everyone here has worked with Kevin (Kolb) and Mike (Vick). It is not like there is new guys coming in here. Everything is going so smooth because we are working with quarterbacks that we have worked with before.”

Hank went on to talk about some of the other talent on the team like Jackson, Maclin, McCoy, Weaver, Celek and said, “It’s going to hit you from all sides this season.”

From the Interview you can tell that Hank is pumped to be back with the Eagles. He is working hard and trying to stay focused to earn that No. 4 spot.

Being with a Superbowl quality team last year in the Colts, he knows that there is a chance that he will see it again really soon with Philly.



Pat Simonds was cut earlier today. (I would like to take him off of the poll and replace him with Chad Hall, Who I think will make the team, But unfortunatly we cannot edit the polls. If you vote "Other", Please add who you think will make the team to the comments field. Thanks!