1961-1969
LARRY EISENHAUER   DE

Larry Eisenhauer played nine seasons for the Patriots from 1961 to 1969, was a four-time AFL All-Star selection, a three-time AFL All-Pro, and a member of the Patriots 1960s All-Decade Team.

He was born February 22, 1940, in Hicksville, New York. A graduate of Chaminade High School in Mineola, New York, he was a football standout at Boston College before being drafted by the Boston Patriots in the sixth round in 1961.

He went on to play defensive end for nine seasons for the Boston Patriots. He played 115 regular-season games and two playoff contests from 1961-1969 and earned four AFL Pro Bowl invitations (1962-1964, 1966), while being named to the AFL All-Pro Team three times (1962-1964). He totaled 47 1/2 sacks in his Patriots career, eighth-most in franchise history, and led the team in that category each year for four straight seasons (1962-1965).  In 1967, a knee injury limited his career but in his final season with the Patriots in 1969, he played in all 14 regular-season games, making 13 starts.

After his retirement from the Patriots, he owned and operated a computer hardware company in Boston.

Larry was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1978 and made the Patriots 1960s All-Decade team.

Larry Eisenhauer died January 29, 2020 of bone cancer in Jupiter FL. He was 79 years old.