Frank Stams

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Frank Stams
No. 50, 55
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1965-07-17) July 17, 1965 (age 52)
Akron, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school: Akron (OH) St. Vincent–St. Mary
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 191
Sacks: 2.0
Interceptions: 2
Player stats at

Francis Michael Stams (born July 17, 1965) is a former American football defensive lineman who played at the University of Notre Dame. He played on the 1988 National Championship team. He would later play in the NFL, where he was converted to linebacker.

[1] "Football/basketball/baseball standout Frank Stams helped St. Vincent-St. Mary win back-to-back Division III state football championships in 1981 and '82, a Class AA state basketball title in 1984 and was also an All-American on Notre Dame's 1988 NCAA national championship football team. Notre Dame's storied program has not won a national title since Stams' senior year.

Stams earned a bachelor's degree in history at Notre Dame, then played three seasons with the Los Angeles Rams and four seasons with the Browns.

"When I got to Notre Dame, [coach] Gerry Faust had me running the ball a lot, but I was moved to defense when Lou Holtz became the coach," said Stams, a 1984 SVSM graduate. "I really missed not carrying the ball but the move turned out to be a blessing."

Stams resides in Stow with his wife, Mari, and their son and daughter, and now works as vice president at Evans Insurance Agency in Akron, participates as a high school/Mid-American Conference football analyst for SportsTime Ohio, and is a volunteer for the Cleveland Browns Alumni Department. The former linebacker, who is 6-3 and weighed 240 pounds during his playing days, can be found on the golf course in his spare time, coaching youth football, basketball and baseball or fishing with his children."[2]


  1. ^ By Bob Fortuna, The Plain Dealer on November 28, 2012 9:10 p.m.
  2. ^ By Bob Fortuna, The Plain Dealer on November 28, 2012 9:10 p.m.

By Bob Fortuna, The Plain Dealer on November 28, 2012 9:10 p.m.