Fred Enke (American football)
Enke on a 1948 Bowman football card
|Date of birth||December 15, 1924|
|Place of birth||Louisville, Kentucky, United States|
|Date of death||April 13, 2014(aged 89)|
|Place of death||Casa Grande, Arizona|
|NFL Draft||1948 / Round: 7 / Pick: 47|
Frederick William Enke (December 15, 1924 – April 13, 2014) was a professional American football quarterback who played in seven National Football League seasons from 1948–1954 for the Detroit Lions, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Baltimore Colts. He started for the Lions for two years. Enke played college football at the University of Arizona and was drafted in the seventh round of the 1948 NFL Draft.
Enke was inducted into the Arizona High School Sports Hall of Fame as an inaugural member in 2007. He graduated from Tucson High School as a three-sport star (football, baseball, basketball) in 1943 after starting a 52-game winning streak for the school as quarterback. He was a two-time All State quarterback leading the Badgers to the State Championship in all three sports during the 1942–1943 school year. He was the first Arizonan to start as a quarterback in the NFL.
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