Frank Winters

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Frank Winters
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Winters in 2015
No. 52
Personal information
Born: (1964-01-23) January 23, 1964 (age 60)
Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school:Emerson
College:Western Illinois
NFL draft:1987 / Round: 10 / Pick: 276
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:231
Games started:147
Fumble recoveries:5
Player stats at · PFR

Frank Mitchell Winters (born January 23, 1964) is an American former professional football player who was a center in the National Football League (NFL) for the Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Green Bay Packers. He played college football for the Western Illinois Leathernecks.

Early life[edit]

Frank Mitchell Winters was born in Hoboken, New Jersey. He lived in Union City, and played football at Emerson High School.[1]


Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
273 lb
(124 kg)
32+14 in
(0.82 m)
9+14 in
(0.23 m)
5.10 s 1.79 s 2.98 s 4.79 s 25.5 in
(0.65 m)
8 ft 4 in
(2.54 m)
20 reps

Winters played American football at Western Illinois University and was drafted in the tenth round of the 1987 NFL Draft.[2]

Winters was the Packers' starting center serving for eight straight seasons (1993–2000). He played in the Pro Bowl and also earned USA Today All-Pro honors in 1999. His nickname was "Frankie Baggadonuts" or "Old Bag of Donuts".[citation needed]

On July 18, 2008, Winters was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.[3] His ceremony was marked by heightened media interest because quarterback Brett Favre gave the induction speech amidst the developing saga regarding Favre's status with the Packers.[citation needed]

On May 20, 2009, Winters got an internship with the Indianapolis Colts.[citation needed]

He has part ownership in a popular Missouri bar and grill, Frankie & Johnny's.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Frank Winters - Class of 2012" Archived 2013-04-15 at, Hudson County Sports Hall of Fame. Accessed February 6, 2012. "A native of Hoboken, Winters is a former American football center in the National Football League for the Cleveland Browns (1987-88), New York Giants (1989), Kansas City Chiefs (1990-91), and the Green Bay Packers (1992-2002)."
  2. ^ "1987 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved 2023-10-01.
  3. ^ Christl, Cliff. "Frank Winters". Archived from the original on June 4, 2023. Retrieved September 20, 2023.