Eagles Hall-of-Fame receiver Pete Pihos dies at 87

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles officials say Hall of Fame receiver Pete Pihos, who helped the team to a pair of NFL championships, has died. He was 87.

The team says Pihos died early Tuesday at a nursing home in Winston-Salem, N.C., after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Pihos was a member of the Philadelphia teams that captured consecutive championships starting in 1948. He made the game-winning catch in the 1949 game against the Rams.

Pihos finished his nine-year career with 373 catches for 6,519 yards and 61 touchdowns. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1970.