Bill Frank

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Bill Frank
Date of birth: (1938-04-13) April 13, 1938 (age 76)
Place of birth: Denver, Colorado
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: Import
Position(s): OT
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
College: Colorado
AFL Draft: 1963 / Round: 24 / Pick: 186
Drafted by: San Diego Chargers
NFL Draft: 1963 / Round: 18 / Pick: 244
Drafted by: Dallas Cowboys
As player:
BC Lions
Dallas Cowboys (NFL)
Toronto Argonauts
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973
CFL East All-Star: 1966, 1967
CFL West All-Star: 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973
Career stats
Playing stats at

William B. Frank, Jr. (born April 13, 1938 in Denver, Colorado) is a retired American and Canadian football offensive tackle in the Canadian Football League and with the University of Colorado, who also briefly played in the National Football League. He is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

College career[edit]

Frank played college football at San Diego Junior College in 1959, and was named onto the junior college All-American team.

He played two years on the University of Colorado's football team, until he was declared ineligible when the school was placed on probation.[1][2] He was named a member of Colorado's all-time all-star team. He was also a competitive college wrestler.[citation needed]

Professional career[edit]

Frank began his 15-year CFL career with the BC Lions in 1962 and played in the 1963 Grey Cup.[3]

He was an 18th round draft pick (244 overall) in the 1963 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, but the team had to send halfback Amon Bulloochs and a player to be named later to the BC Lions for his rights.[4][5] He played four games with the team in 1964, before being released on September 7.[6]

He returned to the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts from 1965 to 1968 and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1968 to 1976. He was an all-star seven times.[3] Frank was named to the Argonauts' quarter-century team, the Blue Bombers' all-time dream team,[citation needed] and in November 2006 was voted one of the CFL's Top 50 players (#49) of the league's modern era by Canadian sports network TSN.[7]

Awards and honors[edit]