Remembering Philadelphia Eagles Great, Frank Lemaster!
Last week, the Philadelphia Eagles organization lost a good one.
Frank Lemaster, a great linebacker for years with the Birds, passed away on Thursday at the age of 71.
Lemaster wore number 55 for the Eagles during his entire nine-year NFL career – all of which were spent as a member of the Eagles.
Talk about an Eagles lifer!
Not only did he play his entire NFL career on the field for the Birds, he never missed a game due to injury either!
How cool is that?
That is practically unheard of and quite frankly amazing considering he played a position like linebacker, which is right in the thick of the action on every snap.
Just think about all the hitting that goes on playing that position.
He without a doubt played through some tough times and laid it all on the line for his team and this city.
And we all know this city does not forget about players that do that.
In fact, those are the type of players Philly loves the most, and Lemaster was no exception!
Not only was he one of the city’s favorites, but he was also one of the head coach, Dick Vermeil’s favorites as well!
He was actually a key piece of the number one ranked defense in 1980 for an Eagles team that was NFC champions before falling short in the Super Bowl.
Writing that still stings considering what happened again just last month.
Throughout his career, #55 scored three total touchdowns on returns after interceptions.
I still remember it like it was yesterday!
Thanks for the great memories, #55!
Here’s to an amazing career, but more importantly an amazing life!
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