Birchrunville Resident, Former Eagles Linebacker Remembered for ‘Never Missing a Game’
Frank LeMaster, a Birchrunville resident and Eagles Super Bowl linebacker who played for the Birds for nine seasons, died on March 23 at 71, writes Reuben Frank for NBC10 Philadelphia.
“You know how many games he missed? He didn’t miss any,” said Dick Vermeil, of East Fallowfield, former Eagles head coach. “Didn’t miss a game his entire career. If he was hurt? If he was banged up? Never complained. Just went out there and played.”
LeMaster played college football at Kentucky before he was drafted by the Eagles in the 4th round in 1974. He spent his rookie year as a backup and moved into the starting lineup the following season. He did not leave the Eagles until he retired from playing in 1982.
He played 129 of a possible 129 games from 1974 through 1982, as well as 136 in a row including the playoffs. He has the fourth-most starts among the team’s linebackers in the history of the Eagles.
After retiring from football, he returned to the Philadelphia area. He then worked for FieldTurf, a company that manufactures and installs athletic fields, for over a decade.
Read more about Frank LeMaster at NBC10 Philadelphia.
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