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Eagles Fans Praise Donovan McNabb During Retirement Ceremony

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The Philadelphia Eagles honored Donovan McNabb by retiring his No. 5 jersey during halftime of their Thursday night game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Eagles fans cheered loudly as the former NFL quarterback, who played 11 seasons in the city, entered the stadium.

“I appreciate everything you’ve done for me,” McNabb told the audience at Lincoln Financial Field. “No. 5 will always love you.”

The fans chanted “Donovan, Donovan” as some of them held up their No. 5 jerseys, which was followed by green fireworks which exploded in the air as a banner with McNabb’s name and number was unveiled.

Brian Dawkins, who played in Philadelphia with the QB for 10 years, amped up the fans and introduced McNabb.

“It was my pleasure going to war with you all those years,” Dawkins said. “From the bottom of my heart brother, I thank you.”

McNabb finished his Eagles’ career as the franchise’s all-time leader in passing yards, attempts, completions and touchdowns.

He was the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft back in 1999.

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