Frank Stukus

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Frank Stukus
Date of birth 1918 (1918)
Place of birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date of death 2001 (aged 82–83)
Career information
Position(s) FB
College Central Technical School
Career history
As player
1938–39, 41 Toronto Argonauts
1942 Toronto Indians
1943–44 Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
1945–46 Toronto Indians
Honours Grey Cup champion - 1938

Frank Stukus (1918 – 2001) was a Canadian football fullback and a Grey Cup champion.[1]

Only 19 years old when he joined his brothers with the Toronto Argonauts, Stukus won a Grey Cup in 1938. He played 3 seasons with the Boatmen, playing 18 regular season and 7 playoff games.[2] Though suffering with a long time knee injury, he played in the Ontario Rugby Football Union with the Toronto Indians and the Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers. He finished his career the Toronto Indians, buying the team and playing 2 more seasons.[3]

Frank was one of the famed Stukus brothers. Both Annis Stukus and Bill Stukus were Grey Cup champions. Indeed, while with the Argonauts all three played in the backfield at the same time, and won the Grey Cup together in 1938.[4]

He later became active in the Progressive Conservative Party. Frank Stukus died July 2001, age 83, pre-deceased by his first wife Anna and his son Frank Jr., and survived by wife Audrey, daughter Maureen and grandchildren Robert and Anna.[5]