Visitors to the Pro Football Hall of Fame can now get a close look at the jersey, cleats and gloves worn by Eagles running back LeSean McCoy during his record-setting performance against the Lions this past Sunday.
McCoy’s gear from his franchise-record 217-yard rushing game was put on display Thursday at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
It now sits in a case in the Hall of Fame’s Pro Football Today exhibition gallery, just a few feet away from the display commemorating Nick Foles’ NFL-record-tying seven-touchdown game against the Raiders in Oakland last month.
McCoy broke Steve Van Buren’s Eagles single-game rushing record of 205 yards, set on Nov. 27, 1949, in a game against the Steelers at Shibe Park.
It was the oldest franchise single-game rushing record still on the books.
McCoy ran for 145 yards in the fourth quarter, including 127 yards in the first three minutes of the quarter. He became the fourth player in NFL history with two TD runs of 40 yards or more in a fourth quarter and extended his NFL record of career fourth-quarter TD runs of at least 40 yards to seven.
Because the record was 64 years old, because Van Buren is a Hall of Famer and because the game was played in heavy snow, Hall officials deemed McCoy’s 217-yard performance Hall of Fame worthy.
McCoy leads the NFL with 1,305 rushing yards and 1,744 yards from scrimmage.