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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Philadelphia Eagles star Tom Brookshier has died at 78.

The Eagles said he had cancer and died Friday night.

Brookshier was an All-Pro defensive back who played on the Eagles' 1960 championship team. He had 20 interceptions in seven seasons with the team, earning All-Pro honors in 1959 and 1960.

After he retired, Brookshier announced NFL games for CBS. He is one of seven Eagles to have his number retired.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press
Published on Philly.com on Jan. 30, 2010
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