MOORESTOWN, N.J. (WTXF) - A special celebration was held in Moorestown for Philadelphia’s hometown hero, Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson.
Eagles fans are still bleeding green three weeks after the Super Bowl win.
The crowd of Birds fans was hanging out on the front lawn of the Moorestown Community House in New Jersey to honor two local sports heroes, Moorestown own, Doug Pederson and Eagles assistant coach Eugene Chung.
They took the stage to receive township honors for bringing home the Lombardi Trophy.
“Hereby proclaim February 24 to be Coach Doug Pederson day!” said Moorestown Mayor Stacey Jordan.
An honor for the modest and down-to-earth championship coach.
“Never had a day before. Never had a day,” said Pederson.
While the crowd snapped photos and posted on social media, they smiled as they listened to Coach Pederson’s inspiring message about overcoming adversity during the 2017 season.
“I kept telling them week in and week out it’s not about one person. One person can make a difference, but a team can make a miracle,” Pederson said.
He said those words helped to bond the team mid-season. A Super Bowl victory has united the entire Delaware Valley.
“It was amazing how the city came together, how the town has come together. It’s just great, so exciting,” said fan Lisa Burt.
“My husband got his hat signed by the one beautiful, to-be admired Doug Pederson and all the Eagles. What he talks about, a team makes a miracle. It’s so inspiring" said Carol Jones.
Green hearts, green hair.
“I’m gonna keep it this way for a while. Probably till next season,” said Nick Edelschein, sporting green hair.
Green hometown hype that’s not going away anytime soon.
“This is gonna be an energy for a long time to come,” said fan Alicia Wright.