Frank Marchlewski
No. 52, 53, 56, 57
Born:(1943-10-14)October 14, 1943
New Kensington, Pennsylvania
Died:October 27, 2016(2016-10-27) (aged 73)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s)Offensive lineman
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight240 lb (110 kg)
CollegeMinnesota
AFL draft1965 / Round: 19 / Pick: 152
Drafted byBuffalo Bills[1]
NFL draft1965 / Round: 5 / Pick: 60
Drafted byLos Angeles Rams
Career history
As player
1965, 1968–1969Los Angeles Rams
1966–1968Atlanta Falcons
1970Buffalo Bills

Frank Marchlewski (October 14, 1943 – October 27, 2016) was a professional American football player who played offensive lineman for six seasons for the Los Angeles Rams, Atlanta Falcons, and Buffalo Bills.[2]

Buffalo Bills

As a member of the Bills in his final year (1970), he became their starting center,[3] replacing Al Bemiller. However, the Bills fielded a poor team that year, with a record of 3-10-1, scoring only 204 points (14.6 points/game), 23rd of 26 teams in the NFL, despite the presence of second year pro O. J. Simpson in the backfield, who only rushed for 488 yards. The following year, Marchlewski was replaced by rookie Bruce Jarvis. He died on October 27, 2016 from heart problems, aged 73.[4]

References

  1. ^ "1965 AFL Draft". Archived from the original on February 25, 2017. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  2. ^ Frank Marchlewski NFL & AFL Football Statistics - Pro-Football-Reference.com
  3. ^ "1970 Buffalo Bills Starters, Roster, & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com.
  4. ^ "Welcome".