Eagles Hall of Fame member and broadcaster Mike Quick chosen as PSWA Living Legend
One of the finest wide receivers in Philadelphia Eagles’ history will become part of the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association’s history as well – Mike Quick has been named as this year’s Living Legend. Quick will receive the honor at the annual PSWA Awards Dinner, taking place at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill on Monday Jan. 21, 2019 (tickets on sale now here).
A first-round 1982 draft choice from North Carolina State, Quick led the NFL with 1,409 receiving yards in 1983. He was selected for the Pro Bowl every season from 1983 through 1987. In 1985, he caught a 99-yard touchdown pass from Ron Jaworski in overtime for a victory over the Atlanta Falcons. He played nine seasons in the NFL, all with the Eagles, collecting 6,464 receiving yards and scoring 61 touchdowns. In 1995, he was added to the Eagles Hall of Fame.
Since 1998, Quick has been the color commentator on Eagles radio broadcasts with Merrill Reese. Reese, a PSWA member, will also be on hand to present Quick with this prestigious award. Past Living Legend honorees include many of Philadelphia’s all-time sports greats, including Chuck Bednarik, Jim Bunning, Wilt Chamberlain, Eric Lindros and 2018 recipient Garry Maddox.
Mike Quick joins Pro Athlete of the Year and Cy Young Award finalist Aaron Nola of the Phillies, Stan Hochman award-winner and legendary sportswriter Ray Didinger and many others to be revealed at this year’s 115th annual dinner. Over the next few days and weeks, a number of other award winners will be announced. The PSWA’s signature event, the Most Courageous Athlete, will be announced at the conclusion of the dinner.
The public is encouraged to attend – tickets on sale here – just $95! For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org