Lineman Gene Gossage, a member of the Eagles' 1960 NFL championship team, died Sunday in Old Saybrook, Conn., the team said. He was 76.

Gossage played guard, defensive end and defensive tackle during a 40-game NFL career, all with the Eagles.

He was selected in the 28th round of the 1958 draft out of Northwestern. He had been recruited by Ara Parseghian to Northwestern, where he would become a two-time All-Big Ten selection.

After his time with the Eagles, Gossage spent two seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Hamilton TigerCats.

Following his playing career, Gossage became vice president of the industrial hardware division of Stanley Industries.

He is survived by his wife, Jaqueline, a son, Gene Gossage, a daughter, Jennifer Carr, and a grandson, Hudson Carr. Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.