Larry Eisenhauer

Lawrence Conway Eisenhauer (February 22, 1940 – January 29, 2020) was an American professional football defensive end. A graduate of Chaminade High School in Mineola, New York, he was a college football standout at Boston College and was one of several Boston-area athletes to join the American Football League's Boston Patriots. He was nicknamed "Wildman" by his Patriot teammates because of his unpredictable antics, such as running out onto Kansas City's snow-covered Municipal Stadium field clad in only his helmet and athletic supporter, hitting his head on metal locker doors or ramming his forearms through locker room walls to motivate himself. Eisenhauer was an AFL All-Star in 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1966, and is a member of the Patriots All-1960s (AFL) Team.

Larry Eisenhauer
No. 72
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born:(1940-02-22)February 22, 1940
Hicksville, New York
Died:January 29, 2020(2020-01-29) (aged 79)
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Chaminade
(Mineola, New York)
College:Boston College
AFL draft:1961 / Round: 6 / Pick: 42
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • AFL All-Star (1962, 1963, 1964, 1966)
  • Boston Patriots 1960s All-Decade Team
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Eisenhauer is in the Boston College Athletic Hall of Fame.

He died on January 29, 2020, aged 79.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Williams, Charean (January 29, 2020). "Former Patriots defensive end Larry Eisenhauer dies at 79". ProFootballTalk. Retrieved February 6, 2020.