Craft; Former Player on Eagles Championship Teams, Dies at 89

William Russell “Russ” Craft, a member of the Eagles 1948 and 1949 championship teams who shares the NFL record of four interceptions in a game, died Tuesday at the age of 89. He was a 10-year NFL vet who also was a player and defensive coach with the Steelers. He died in Wellsburg, W.V., the Eagles said in a statement Thursday. No cause of death was immediately given.

Craft was a defensive back and halfback who played with the Eagles from 1946-53 and with the Steelers from 1953-55. The two-time Pro Bowl selection had 22 career interceptions, including four in a game against the Chicago Cardinals in September 1950. He shares that NFL record with 17 players.

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