Canadian Football Legends
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Bill Frank bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Bill Frank

Playing Career

BC Lions
1962 - 1964

Toronto Argonauts
1965 - 1968

Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1968 - 1976

Awards and Honours

All-Eastern Offensive Tackle
1966 - 1968 (3)

All-Canadian Offensive Tackle
1966 - 1968, 1970 - 1973 (7)

All-Western Offensive Tackle
1970 - 1973 (4)

Grey Cup Participation
1963, 1964 (2)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1964 (1)

Career Highlights

  • Played 183 games over his 15-year career.

Bill Frank attended the University of Colorado before joining the Canadian Football League (CFL) with the BC Lions in 1962.
Frank played for three teams during his tenure in the CFL. For three years, as a member of the Lions, he would gain a reputation as a rough and tough offensive and defensive tackle, and helped the Lions win their first Grey Cup. In 1965, after a brief stint in the National Football League (NFL), he returned to Canada and joined the Toronto Argonauts, where he remained for four seasons. He returned to the west in 1969 as a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, where he remained until his retirement in 1977.

Some highlights of his career include being named CFL all-star seven times, eastern all-star three times and western all-star four times. He also won many other awards and honours recognizing his significant contributions to Canadian football during his career.

Bill Frank is also a member Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2001 as a player.

Class of 2001

Willie BurdenSidney ForsterBill FrankWarren MoonJames Parker

Football Reporters of Canada

Pierre Duffault
Frank, Bill
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