Former long snapper Jon Dorenbos didn’t play for the Eagles this season, but his former team still honored him with a Super Bowl ring.
Even though most of the players received their rings during a ceremony on June 15, the Eagles made sure Dorenbos was still remembered and gave him one Thursday.
His reaction was pretty priceless as he opened the box that contained the ring, which contains 219 diamonds. Take a look:
This one’s for you, @JonDorenbos.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/tGJBkpmkVU
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) June 21, 2018
“I was here a really long time so it’s really cool they did this,” Dorenbos said. “I”m honored to say the Eagles have given me a Super Bowl ring. So it is official.”
Dorenbos spent 11 seasons with the Eagles before he was traded to the Saints. However, his football career was cut short after he failed a routine physical following the trade in 2016. It was discovered Dorenbos had an aortic aneurysm and he had to undergo open-heart surgery.
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie invited him to Minneapolis to watch the Eagles take on the Patriots in Super Bowl 52. After Philadelphia won 41-33, Dorenbos was asked if he had any regrets of being traded right before the Eagles’ historic season, which saw the team win its first Super Bowl title.
“My fate was what it was,” Dorenbos said in February. “I’m just happy to be around guys I played with for so long.”