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Former Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl linebacker Frank LeMaster dies at 71

Feb 12, 2023; Glendale, AZ, USA; A general view of the Philadelphia Eagles logo in the end zone before Super Bowl LVII against the Kansas City Chiefs at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Frank LeMaster has died at the age of 71.

The Eagles announced Saturday that LeMaster died on Thursday. There were no details regarding the cause of his death.

LeMaster spent all nine seasons of his NFL career with Philadelphia after being selected by the Eagles in the fourth round (89th overall) of the 1974 draft. He was a Pro Bowl selection in 1981, one season after helping Philadelphia reach its first ever Super Bowl before losing to the Oakland Raiders.

In 129 career games (115 starts), LeMaster recorded 10 interceptions and seven fumble recoveries. He scored three defensive touchdowns, two of which were pick-6s, and never missed a game in his career — starting every game in each of his final eight seasons.

LeMaster played one season at Kentucky (1971) and was inducted into the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007.

–Field Level Media

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