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Longtime Eagles Executive Harry Gamble Passes Away

Harry Gamble

Harry Gamble, the longtime Eagles executive and former Penn coach, has died, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. He was 83.

Mr. Gamble served as the team president of the Eagles from 1986-1994, and as general manager from 1985-1995.

He originally joined the Eagles in 1981 as a volunteer assistant coach under Dick Vermeil. In 1982, he became a full-time staff member, coaching special teams and tight ends. Gamble then became an assistant for both the coaching and personnel staffs in 1983 before being named director of football operations in 1984.

He was named general manager in 1985 by owner Leonard Tose, and his teams were 96-78-1 during his tenure, including 2-5 in the playoffs.

“He was an excellent football coach, executive and philanthropist, but he will be remembered most for his warm personality, his strong character and his love for his family. He will be sorely missed,” Eagles owner Jeff Lurie said in a statement released by the team.

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