Fred Sheffield

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Fred Sheffield
Fred Sheffield.jpg
Sheffield from the 1944 Utonian
Personal information
Born(1923-11-05)November 5, 1923
Kaysville, Utah
DiedDecember 8, 2009(2009-12-08) (aged 86)
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight165 lb (75 kg)
Career information
High schoolDavis (Kaysville, Utah)
CollegeUtah (1942–1946)
Career history
1946–1947Philadelphia Warriors
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Frederick Jolley Sheffield (November 5, 1923 – December 8, 2009) was an American basketball player. He won an NCAA championship with the University of Utah in 1944 and played one season for the Philadelphia Warriors in the Basketball Association of America (BAA).

Sheffield, a 6'2 forward and center, played for Utah and, as a sophomore, was a member of the Utes' 1944 national championship team. While many college athletes were called to serve for the military during World War II, Sheffield had a deferment as a pre-medicine major. Also an accomplished track athlete, Sheffield was also the men's collegiate champion in the high jump in 1943 and 1945 and the national champion in 1943.[1]

After the conclusion of his collegiate career, Sheffield played for the Philadelphia Warriors in the BAA for the 1946–47 season. Sheffield averaged 3.4 points in 22 games in a reserve role, but was cut by the team before the Warriors went on to win the inaugural BAA championship.[2] Sheffield became a doctor, practicing for most of his adult life. Sheffield died on December 8, 2009.[3]

BAA career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played
 FG%  Field-goal percentage
 FT%  Free-throw percentage
 APG  Assists per game
 PPG  Points per game

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1946–47 Philadelphia 22 .199 .615 .2 3.4
Career 22 .199 .615 .2 3.4


  1. ^ Utah The First Cinderella, accessed August 14, 2011
  2. ^ [1], accessed August 14, 2011
  3. ^ [2], accessed August 14, 2011