Love and tears formed the foundation of Dick Vermeil’s hard-driving coaching methods.
It should come as no surprise, then, that both were aplenty when Vermeil was recently notified by Kurt Warner — the quarterback who led their team, the St. Louis Rams, to a victory in Super Bowl XXXIV — that he’d be joining him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The above video captures the moment when Warner and a camera crew arrived in the morning at Vermeil’s home in East Fallowfield Township, described as “The Hills of Pennsylvania.”
Vermeil, 85, coached the Eagles from 1976-82, leading them to a berth in Super Bowl XV.
Vermeil’s official enshrinement as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022 will be held in August.
Check out VISTA Today’s Chester County Leadership Profile on Dick Vermeil.