Reaction to the death of former Eagles star tight end Pete Retzlaff at 88 on Friday was swift and heartfelt on social media.
They don't teach QBs to backpedal like this anymore. Both Snead and Frank Ryan did it frequently in this game. The great Pete Retzlaff with the catch. @Ol_TimeFootball @NFL_Journal @1970sNFL @1960sSports @nflthrowback pic.twitter.com/cvuwLJN61C— Eagles Over the Years (@EaglesOrtheYear) April 8, 2020
Sad to hear of the passing of Pete Retzlaff. He drafted me in 1971. Pete was a real gentleman. Prayers for Pete’s family.— Harold Carmichael (@lookitin) April 10, 2020
Pete Retzlaff helped shape our franchise both on and off the field.— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) April 10, 2020
SDSU Athletics mourns the passing of Jackrabbit legend Palmer "Pete" Retzlaff. He won NAIA national track and field titles in the shot put and discus, and posted consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons in football before going on to a stellar career with the Philadelphia Eagles. pic.twitter.com/tBWdfhqeL2— #GoJacks (@GoJacksSDSU) April 10, 2020