The Philadelphia Eagles presented former long snapper Jon Dorenbos with a Super Bowl ring on Thursday.
Dorenbos spent 11 of his 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles but was not part of the team during the 2017 championship season.
In fact, Dorenbos was traded to the New Orleans Saints during the preseason. During his team physical in New Orleans, doctors discovered an aortic aneurism that required open-heart surgery.
Dorenbos was overwhelmed by both his emotions and the size of the ring — “It’s huge!” — during Thursday’s ceremony. The team posted a video of Dorenbos receiving the ring on its official Twitter site.
“I was here a long time, so it’s really cool they did this,” said Dorenbos, per NBC Sports Philadelphia. “I’m honored to say the Eagles have given me a Super Bowl ring.”
Doberos, who played two seasons with Buffalo and part of two with Tennessee before joining Philadelphia in 2006, was a fan favorite in the City of Brotherly Love.
A magician on the side, Doberos overcame family tragedy as a child and went on play collegiately at Texas-El Paso before earning Pro Bowl honors twice with the Eagles.
Philadelphia owner Jeffrey Lurie invited Dorenbos to Minneapolis to watch Philadelphia beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. He promised Dorenbos beforehand that the Eagles would win and that he would get a Super Bowl ring.
In February, it was announced that Dorenbos’ life story is headed for Hollywood. Mike Tollin, a Philadelphia native, has plans to tell Dorenbos’ story. Tollin is the producer and director of such sports movies like “Varsity Blues” and “Coach Carter.”