An autopsy on Max Runager has revealed that the former NFL punter died last Friday from a blood clot stemming from a recent injury. The injury, a fractured fibula, occurred at the family home back in May according to his father, Geb. Runager hurt himself while trying to get up from a chair using a walker. He needed the walker because he fell off his parents roof back in December and cracked a vertebrae but refused to have it treated.
Runager played in ten seasons (1979 – 1988) for the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns. He won Superbowls with the 1980 Eagles and 1984 49ers, the season they went 15-1. He finished his career with 661 punts, averaging 40.2 yards-per-punt.
His father told the papers: "He said he was NFL tough." And that his son refused to talk about injuries. Runager was found dead last Friday in his car in a parking lot in South Carolina.