September 6, 1985 |
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||248 lb (112 kg)|
|High school:||Oakland (CA) Skyline|
|NFL Draft:||2009 / Round: 5 / Pick: 169|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
Frank Edward Summers (born September 6, 1985) is an American football fullback and special teamer who is currently a free agent. He was drafted in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at UNLV.
Nicknamed "The Tank" due to his build and powerful running style, Summers signed with University of California out of high school, transferred to Laney Community College. He then chose UNLV over Southern California because the Rebels offered him a chance to remain at running back while the Trojans wanted him to move to fullback. Utah and Washington State also recruited him. An immediate starter for the Rebels as a junior, Summers started all 12 games, rushing for 928 yards and scoring six touchdowns in earning Mountain West Conference honorable mention accolades. His rushing total dropped to 740 yards in 2009, but he improved upon his scoring (eight touchdowns) and showed enough at the Texas vs The Nation game and in subsequent workouts to earn a late-round look.
After playing the first two games of the 2009 season as the Steelers' starting fullback, Summers was inactive for the Week 3 Game vs. the Cincinnati Bengals and was then placed on injured reserve, ending his rookie season.
He was signed to the Steelers' practice squad on September 6, 2010.
San Diego Chargers
On February 16, 2011, Summers was signed by the San Diego Chargers. He was released on September 3, 2011.
Summers signed with the Buffalo Bills on April 18, 2013. He scored his first touchdown against the New York Jets, on November 17, 2013. On December 16, 2014 the Buffalo Bills announced they had released Summers.