Former Eagles legend, current Philadelphia radio host’s son dies in car accident – PennLive

Former Eagles defensive end Hugh Douglas, who went to Central State, had 54.5 sacks during his time in Philadelphia.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Hugh Douglas has been a staple in Philadelphia sports for nearly two decades.
Now, the one-time All-Pro defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles is receiving support from the City of Brother Love after suffering an unspeakable personal tragedy yesterday.
Morehouse College announced on Monday that Douglas’ son, Hugh Douglas Jr., along with fellow junior Christion Files Jr., passed away in a car accident on Labor Day.
“Morehouse mourns the loss of Hugh Douglas ‘25 & Christion Files Jr. ‘25, who were involved in a devastating car accident on Monday,” the school tweeted. “These young men leave a legacy of excellence, passion, and dedication that will continue to inspire us all.”
Douglas Sr., who is currently a talk radio host on 94 WIP in Philadelphia, has taken to social media to share photos and memories of his son, including a heartbreaking photo with the message “You were already a better man than me.”
His show’s account also tweeted a statement, reading “Our deepest condolences and prayers to Hugh Douglas @Bighugh53 and his family during this tragic time. Our family at WIP and the Midday Show sends their love and support.”
The older Douglas, 52, played 10 seasons in the NFL from 1995-2004, winning Rookie of the Year with the Jets in 1995 before becoming an All-Pro with the Eagles in 2000 and 2002. He is a Philadelphia Eagles Hall-of-Famer.
“Hugh Douglas was an exceptional student who displayed immense dedication and promise in pursuing a business administration degree with a concentration in finance,” Morehouse’s statement read. “He was a member of the Morehouse Business Association, an AltFinance Fellow, and a Goldman Sachs Fellow, demonstrating his commitment to excellence in his field. Over the summer, he interned at Ares Management Corporation in Los Angeles.”
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 21 Georgians died on the road over Labor Day weekend.
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