Former Eagles owner Jerry Wolman dies at 86

Former owner of the Philadelphia Eagles and co-founder of the Philadelphia Flyers, Jerry Wolman, passed away Tuesday at age 86

Wolman bought the Eagles in 1963 with partner Earl Foreman. He was only 36 at the time, and is subsequently the youngest person to own an NFL team. 

 

Wolman did not have much luck with the team though, winning only two games in the 1963 season and six the next year. 

He then founded the Flyers with Ed Snider in 1967 but quickly lost interest and sold the team to Snider.

Wolman died in Potomac, Md., and is survived by his second wife, two children, two siblings, and seven grandchildren.

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