|Alabama Crimson Tide No. 43|
|Date of birth||February 24, 1910|
|Place of birth||Birmingham, Alabama|
|Date of death||August 20, 1998(aged 88)|
|Place of death||Birmingham, Alabama|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
February 24, 1910|
|Died: August 20, 1998
|September 23, 1934 for the Washington Senators|
Last MLB appearance
|June 16, 1939 for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Runs batted in||85|
Sington was a prominent tackle for Wallace Wade's Alabama Crimson Tide football teams. While in college he was a member of the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, Psi chapter at the University of Alabama. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955. Sington was chosen for an Associated Press Southeast Area All-Time football team 1920–1969 era.
In 1930, a year in which Alabama won the national championship and Sington was an All-American, Rudy Vallée wrote a song about Sington, entitled "Football Freddie", that would go on to become a nationwide hit.
Death and burial
He is buried in Birmingham's Elmwood Cemetery.
- "Did You Know That". Freeport Journal-Standard. December 5, 1929. p. 16. Retrieved March 13, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- "All-Time Football Team Lists Greats of Past, Present". Gadsden Times. July 27, 1969.
- Alan Gould (1930-12-06). "MIDDLE WEST HOLDS EDGE IN SELECTION OF 1930 ALL-AMERICAN GRID TEAMS: POLL BY ASSOCIATED PRESS SELECTS STARS FOR MYTHICAL ELEVEN". Evening Independent.
- Groom, 2000, p. 57.
- Groom, Winston. The Crimson Tide – An Illustrated History. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 2000. ISBN 0-8173-1051-7.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Fred Sington at Find a Grave
- Fred Sington at the College Football Hall of Fame
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