Rod Franz

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Rod Franz
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1925-02-08)February 8, 1925
San Francisco, California
Died November 27, 1999(1999-11-27) (aged 74)
Sacramento, California
Playing career
1946–1949 California
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1955 UC Riverside
Head coaching record
Overall 0–1
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1977 (profile)

Rodney Thomas Franz (February 8, 1925 – November 27, 1999) was an American football player and coach. He played college football as a guard at the University of California, Berkeley from 1946 to 1949. As a senior, he was a unanimous selection on the 1949 College Football All-America Team. Franz was the first head football coach at University of California, Riverside, serving for one season in 1955. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as player in 1977.


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