Eagles to award Super Bowl ring to Former UTEP player despite trading him
Despite never playing a down for the Philadelphia Eagles this season, former UTEP Football player Jon Dorenbos will join the handful of Miners who've earned a Super Bowl ring.
Dorenbos, who played for UTEP from 2000-2002, spent 11 seasons in Philadelphia as the team's long snapper before being traded to New Orleans last August. A physical by Saints doctors ultimately revealed an aortic aneurysm that required immediate surgery and effectively ended his career.
But despite not being a member of the team this season, Dorenbos says Eagles owner Jeff Lurie promised him a Super Bowl ring. The former special teamer told the New Orleans Advocate Lurie invited him to attend the Super Bowl game as an honorary teammate.
Mr. Lurie called me and said he wants me to be a part of it, said I was here a long time and he said, ‘We're going to win this, and you're going to get a ring.’
That is so cool. What an awesome, heartwarming gesture by the Eagles owner. To that I say, 'Dilly, dilly Philly.'