Alumni Players & Eagles PersonnelThe Inaugural Philadelphia Eagles Fan Cruise will host 10 of your favorite Eagles alumni, 10 current Eagles players, plus David Spadaro, Eagles Insider, and Merrill Reese, Eagles Hall of Fame broadcaster, and other members of the Philadelphia Eagles front office. Enjoy the vacation of a lifetime experiencing fun-filled days and a wide array of activities such as flag football and beach volleyball with your favorite Eagles legends of the past. Actual list of players and alumni taking part in the Fan Cruise is subject to change based on availability
(1996 – 2008)
Nicknamed “Weapon X” for his ferocious and energetic style of play, Brian Dawkins was the unquestioned leader of the Eagles defense for 13 seasons. A nine-time Pro Bowler, Dawkins finished his Eagles career in 2008 as the franchise’s all-time leader in games played (183) and interceptions (34). A second-round pick out of Clemson in 1996, Dawkins was recognized as a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s, was voted the starting safety on the Eagles 75th Anniversary Team by the fans and was a five-time All-Pro selection. A self-proclaimed “free-lance safety”, he helped redefine the safety position, notching 26 sacks and 37 forced fumbles in his career, becoming one of five players in NFL history to record at least 30 interceptions and 20 sacks in a career. Dawkins was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018 and the Eagles Hall of Fame in 2012.
(1998 - 2001, 2004, 2006, 2009)
Trotter played 8 of his 11 seasons in Philadelphia as a linebacker earning four All-Pro berths. Nicknamed the “Axe Man,” Trotter is one of only four linebackers in franchise history to earn Pro Bowl honors at least four times. He helped guide the team to three NFC East crowns and five playoff appearances, including two NFC Championship Games and a berth in Super Bowl XXXIX. Trotter was inducted into the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame in 2016. He continues to lead a number of business ventures from car washes to barbershops in the South Jersey area.
(1998 - 2004)
Ike Reese played seven years with the Philadelphia Eagles as a linebacker, earning Pro Bowl honors as a special teams player following the 2004 season. He was also voted as the special teams captain for the 2004 NFC Championship Team. He recorded 196 tackles, 6.5 sacks and two interceptions during his time with the Eagles. He is currently a radio personality for the Philadelphia-based Sportsradio 94WIP with Jon Marks & Ike Reese Afternoon Show.
(1971 - 1983)
At six-foot-8, Carmichael is one of the tallest to ever play the game. He played 13 seasons as a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles and owns the team records for receptions, yards receiving and touchdowns. He was inducted into the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame in 1987.
(2006 - 2013)
Avant played eight seasons as a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles. He totaled 3,646 received yards, averaged 12.3 yards per reception and scored 12 touchdowns during that time. He was named the Eagles’ Ed Block Courage Award recipient in 2010. Avant currently owns three Launch franchises, a premier indoor trampoline park in the South Jersey area.
(2003 - 2010)
Mikell played eight years as a safety for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was named the Eagles special teams MVP in both the 2005 and 2006 seasons. Mikell also earned Pro Bowl and Second-Team All-Pro Honors following the 2008 season. He totaled 10 interceptions and seven forced fumbles during his career in Philadelphia.
(1982 - 1990)
Quick was one of the most graceful wide receivers to ever play the game. A former first-round draft choice of the Philadelphia Eagles from North Carolina State University, he etched his name into the team’s record books, ranking among the club’s all-time career and single-season receiving leaders in terms of catches (363), yards (6464), and TD’s (61). He earned five consecutive trips to the Pro Bowl in Hawaii from 1983-1987. Quick was inducted into the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame in 1995. He is part of the 94WIP Eagles radio broadcast alongside fellow Eagles Hall of Famer Merrill Reese”
(1976 - 1978)
Papale played three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles as a wide receiver. After having no collegiate playing experience, he earned a spot on the Eagles as a 30-year-old rookie in 1976. Papale played in 41 games over his three-year career. His unlikely story inspired the 2006 Hollywood blockbuster, Invincible.
(1995 - 1998)
Brooks was drafted in the second round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. He played offensive tackle for four years with the Eagles during the 1995-1998 seasons. He is currently a sports analyst and regular contributor on NBC Sports Philly’s “Philly Sports Talk” and “Quick Slants.”
(1998 - 2010)
Recognized as the greatest kicker in franchise history, Akers earned five Pro Bowl nods as an Eagle and established regular-season and postseason team records in points (1,323; 134) and field goals made (294; 31). Akers played 12 seasons with the Eagles and played in 188 regular season games. He ranked second in the NFL in points and field goals made. His recognition as one of the league’s best kickers earned him a spot on the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000’s. He was inducted into the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame in 2017.
(1977 - Present)
Considered one of the most recognizable and influential figures in all of sports broadcasting, Merrill Reese has been the “Voice of the Eagles” since 1977. As the longest-tenured NFL play-by-play announcer at the time of his induction–which coincided with his 40th season in the radio booth–Reese has called many of the franchise’s most unforgettable moments and games alongside his colleague and fellow Eagles Hall of Fame inductee, Mike Quick. Reese has been honored as a two-time Pennsylvania Sportscaster of the Year by the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters, Broadcaster of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters and was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.
(1997 - Present)
Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro, is one of the best-known reporters covering the Eagles. He joined the Philadelphia Eagles 22 years ago in 1997 when he was named the Director of New Media, where he oversaw Eagles Digest, the team yearbook, Game Day Magazine and the development of the Eagles team website which was voted as the best in the entire NFL for three consecutive years in a row. He is responsible for the ground-breaking way other NFL teams report on all things coming and going within the organization. Spadaro widely refers to what he does as “Sports Entertainment”, as he can be seen hosting game shows, emceeing events, or leading chalk talks with team coaches and players. As his unique position developed over the years, other teams have followed suit, hiring their own inside team reporter.