Ken Frost

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Ken Frost
No. 79
Position: Defensive Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1938-11-17) November 17, 1938 (age 78)
Place of birth: Brentwood, Tennessee
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school: Franklin (TN)
College: Tennessee
Undrafted: 1961
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
NFL All-rookie team (1961)
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 17
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Carroll Kenneth Frost (born November 17, 1938) is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at the University of Tennessee.

Early years[edit]

Frost attended Franklin High School, before moving on to the University of Tennessee. He became a starter at right tackle as a senior, but was suspended after not meeting the school's academic requirements. He left school before his college eligibility was over, in order to join the NFL.[1][2]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Frost was signed as an undrafted free agent after the 1961 NFL draft. Although he was a backup, he was named to the NFL All-rookie team.[3]

He became a starter at defensive tackle in his second season,[4] but suffered torn ligaments in his right knee during the third game against the Los Angeles Rams and was lost for the year.[5] The injury would eventually end his career.

On May 13, 1963, he was traded to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a third round draft choice (#39-Roger Pillath).[6]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Frost was waived by the Cleveland Browns on September 3, 1963.[7]

Personal life[edit]

In 1963, he sued the Dallas Cowboys because of the medical treatment he received for his injured knee.[8]


  1. ^ "SEC Schools Lose Three Top Tackles". Retrieved October 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Floridian Puts Volts In The Vols". Retrieved October 25, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Pro League Frosh Make It On Quality". Retrieved October 25, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Dallas' Timetable Hits Snag". Retrieved October 25, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Frost On Reserve". Retrieved October 25, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Browns Acquire Tackle Frost From Cowboys". Retrieved October 25, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Pros Make Cuts Galor". Retrieved October 25, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Frost Sues Dallas Teams". Retrieved October 25, 2015.