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July 09, 2018

The Eagles (and other Philadelphia athletes) will be well-represented at the ESPYs

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"Philly Special" is nominated for "Best Play" of the year.

The ESPYs have been around since 1993, and most years there hasn't been much of a reason to watch them if you are a Philadelphia sports fan interested in seeing the local teams be honored nationally. When the 2018 ESPYs air on July 18th, the Eagles, as well as other local athletes and teams, will be well-represented.

Here are the categories where the Eagles and other local athletes are nominated:

Best Team

Philadelphia Eagles

Villanova Men’s Basketball

• Houston Astros

• US Women's Ice Hockey

• Notre Dame Women's Basketball

• Golden State Warriors

• Washington Capitals

Best College Athlete

Jalen Brunson, Villanova basketball

• Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma football

• Katie Ledecky, Stanford swimming

• A'ja Wilson, South Carolina basketball

Best Championship Performance

Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles, Super Bowl LII

Donte DiVincenzo, Villanova, NCAA basketball tournament

• George Springer, Houston Astros, World Series

• Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors, NBA Finals

Best Breakthrough Athlete

• Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers

• Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints

• Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz

• Sloane Stephens, Tennis

Best Play (I'll save you the trouble of searching for these on YouTube)

Eagles fourth down TD pass in Super Bowl (Philly Special)


• Arike Ogunbowale's buzzer beater for Notre Dame


• Jessie Warren's double play for Florida State


• Blake Peters' 80-foot buzzer beater


Julie Ertz, a soccer player and the wife of Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, is also nominated for "Best Female Athlete."

You can vote for all the winners on ESPN.com.


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