On a scale of true importance, this probably ranks as maybe a 0.3 out of 10, but it’s a niche Philadelphia Eagles sports story and it must be reported. You won’t find the mainstream fake news media reporting on this one.
The guy who wears the shoulder pads to every Eagles game, you know him, right? Shaun Young. He’s been everywhere for years now. He’s a staple.
Young is taking the pads and and hanging ’em up, literally. He went on Facebook and revealed that his days as the shoulder pad guy are done:
Young is from Delco. He had been doing this shoulder pad routine since 1995, which is crazy. 26 years!
Best part about him is that he does a lot of positive community work. I found this from an AP article dating back to 2015:
But don’t misunderstand Young’s passion for boorish behavior. Underneath the gruff exterior, Young is a guy who goes out of his way to appear at charity events across the city. He’ll do whatever he can to help a great cause.
Young started a program called “Drugs Are Nasty.” He goes to schools and speaks to students from kindergarten through fifth grade about the dangers of drugs and how to avoid people selling them.
After being inducted into the Pro Football Ultimate Fan Association’s Hall of Fame in 2009, Young attends Hall of Fame weekend each year in Canton, Ohio. The PFUFA members donate school supplies, team memorabilia and other items to a boys and girls recreation center in Canton.
Shout out to Shaun Young. Eagles for life! Wooooooooooooooooooooo!