Heartwarming Reason Why El Paso Street is Named After Eagles QB
When you look at the fan base for El Paso, you'll find many people are fans of the Steelers, the Raiders, the Patriots & of course the Cowboys. But if you've traveled the street, Randall Cunningham Ave, you'll know that name rings very familiar: Randall Cunningham is a former quarterback most known for playing with the Philadelphia Eagles. El Paso has a street named after him & there's a very good reason why.
Who is Randall Cunningham & who has he played for?
While Randall has spent a decade playing with the Philadelphia Eagles (between 1985-1995).
But that wasn't the only team: he's also known for playing with the Minnesota Vikings (1997-1999),
the Baltimore Ravens (2001). And of course... he DID play for the Cowboys too during the 2000 season.
So why does El Paso have a street named after an Eagles quarterback?
Back in 2011, Randall came to the El Paso Marriott to give a speech for the El Paso chapter of the Drowning Prevention Coalition. This was a year after his 2 year old tragically drowned at his home. As a sign of extreme gratitude (and respect) for Randall coming to El Paso, Randall was given a key to the city & a street was named after him, his son Christian, and another El Paso boy (Christian Castle) who also drowned at the age of 4. You can find these streets between Edgemere & Pebble Hills (and all 3 streets are next to each other. And if you need another landmark, look for the Spanish Castle Park; that's where you'll find all 3.
Now you know why we have an appreciation for this player & most importantly, the lives of 2 innocent souls that we lost way too soon.