Ralph Goldston, one of the first African-Americans to play for the Eagles, has died. He was 82.
Goldston played in 27 games for the Eagles between 1952-55. He died on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio, according to the team.
Goldston was a running back and defensive back. He played 10 seasons in the Canadian Football League after playing for the Eagles, and helped the Hamilton Tiger Cats win the Grey Cup in 1957 and 1963.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah, one son, Ralph Jr., three daughters, Ursula, Beverly and Monique, and five grandchildren.
Fan, follow and download: Get the latest from NBCPhiladelphia.com anytime, anywhere. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and NBC Philadelphia. Sign up for our sports newsletter. And, get breaking news delivered right to your mobile phone -- just text PHIBREAKING to 639710 to sign up. (Message and data rates may apply.)