EAGLES 1981 SUPER BOWL PUNTER MAX RUNAGER DEAD AT 61

By Julie Glass

Max Runager, the Eagles punter on the losing 1981 Super Bowl team and who helped the San Francisco 49ers win the 1985 Super, is dead at 61.

The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg, S.C., reported he was found dead Friday in his car in a parking lot in South Carolina. No foul play is suspected.

Runager played 11 seasons in the NFL after being drafted out of South Carolina by the Birds in the eighth round in 1979. He spent his first five years with the Eagles, losing the Super Bowl following the 1980 season before joining San Francisco in 1984.

The Niners went 15-1 his first season and beat Miami for the title. Runager played four seasons for San Francisco and came back for one game in 1988. He also played four seasons for Cleveland.

Runager finished his career with 661 career punts and a 40.2 yards-per-punt average.

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