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Philadelphia Eagles' Jon Dorenbos brings magic act to The Wellwood

02/24/2015 03:51PM ● By Steven Hoffman

Philadelphia Eagles fans are well aware of Jon Dorenbos' accomplishments on the football field, where he is an all-pro as a long snapper. But Dorenbos has also garnered national acclaim for his abilities as a professional magician. He has shared his unique story on HBO, True Hollywood Story, ABC, ESPN, and many other news outlets. On Saturday, March 7, Dorenbos will be bringing his magic act to The Wellwood in Charlestown, Md.

“To me, when I was a kid, magic was just cool,” Dorenbos explained during a conference call promoting the show last week.

Dorenbos entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2003, earning a spot on the Buffalo Bills' roster. He spent more than two years with the Bills and almost two full seasons with the Tennessee Titans before landing with the Eagles in 2006. He has made two Pro-Bowl appearances since joining the Eagles and has developed into one of the best long snappers in the game.

Long snappers don't usually get a lot of attention in the NFL, but Dorenbos' takes center stage with his magic. He has performed in places like Las Vegas and Hollywood, and also utilizes his talents for Philadelphia Eagles' charity events.

Dorenbos said that being a magician is a good way to break the ice when he is meeting new people, including teammates. He also likes performing for an audience because magic is a fun way to connect with a room full of people.

“I'm excited to do this event,” Dorenbos said. “I hope people have fun. That's what it's all about.”

At the March 7 event, The Wellwood will also feature comedic hypnotist Graham Phillips.

The dinner menu for the evening includes a salad bar, Wellwood's fried chicken, baked ziti, mashed potatoes, corn bread, dessert, tea, soda, and coffee.

Tickets for the dinner and show are $50 for adults and $25 for children in advance, or $55 and $28 during the day of the show.

The Wellwood is located at 523 Water Street in Charlestown, Md.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 410-287-6666 or visit