Former Eagles offensive lineman Woody Peoples, 67, died Tuesday evening in his hometown of Birmingham, Ala.

Mr. Peoples started at guard for the Eagles' 1980 Super Bowl team. He played three seasons and in 47 games for Philadelphia from 1978 to 1980.

He came to the Eagles from the San Francisco 49ers, where he was twice a Pro Bowler. His NFL career spanned 13 years, from 1968 to 1980.

Former Eagles wide receiver Harold Carmichael, now the team's director of player development, described Mr. Peoples as a quiet teammate.

"Woody did not talk a lot, he did not talk a lot at all," Carmichael said. But the experienced linemen helped out the younger Eagles with his veteran presence, according to Carmichael.

"People that have that type of experience, a lot of times they don't have to say anything. You learn by what you see them do," he said.

Mr. Peoples played 168 career games in the NFL with the Eagles and 49ers.

He signed with the 49ers as a free agent out of Grambling State, where he earned his degree in business administration and played under legendary coach Eddie Robinson.

He played one season of semipro football with the Richmond Rebels in 1965 and spent two years in the Army before joining the 49ers in 1968.

Mr. Peoples signed with the Eagles as a free agent during the 1978 preseason and won the starting job at right guard.

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