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Frank Sinkwich
October 10, 1920 Francis Frank Sinkwich is born, Youngstown, Ohio
  Frank Sinkwich
November 28, 1942 Announcement of Frank Sinkwich as winner of the Heisman Trophy. A successful halfback for the University of Georgia Athens football team, Sinkwich would become a Detroit Lion the following year.
  Frank Sinkwich
October 22, 1990 Francis Frank Sinkwich dies after an extended battle with cancer, Athens, Georgia
  Frank Sinkwich


At a time when the university system was in a good deal of turmoil, Frank Sinkwich came to play football at the University of Georgia Athens. College football recognized 3 years of outstanding performance with the 1942 Heisman Trophy. After going to the Detroit Lions he severely injured his knee, ending his playing career. After a brief coaching career he returned to Athens, Georgia where he was a successful beer distributor.




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