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Frank Albert
Personal Information
Born (1920-01-27)January 27, 1920
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)Weight: 166 lb (75 kg)
Died September 5, 2002(2002-09-05) (aged 82)
Career information
Year(s) 19461952
NFL Draft 1942 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
College Stanford
Professional teams
Career stats
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Career highlights and awards

  • Pro Bowl selection (1950)
  • 4× All-Pro selection (1946, 1947, 1948, 1949)
  • Led AAFC with 29 passing TDs in 1948
  • Led AAFC with 27 passing TDs in 1949

Frank Cullen "Frankie" Albert (January 27, 1920 – September 5, 2002) was a quarterback in the AAFC and the NFL.

Frankie Albert, who was born in Chicago, started at Glendale High School, Glendale, California, and at Stanford University where he was coached by T formation apostle Clark Shaughnessy. At Stanford he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. In the 1942 NFL Draft he was drafted by the Chicago Bears as a 10th overall pick. After quarterbacking the Los Angeles Bulldogs of the Pacific Coast Football League in 1945, he played seven seasons for the San Francisco 49ers. Albert, a left-handed scrambler, was credited for inventing the bootleg play and he was named AAFC co-Most Valuable Player with Otto Graham in 1948. He played his last two seasons competing with Y. A. Tittle. Albert played one final season with the Canadian Football League's Calgary Stampeders. After his retirement, he became the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. He coached the 49ers for 3 seasons with a 19-16-1 record. He died on September 5, 2002, from Alzheimer's disease. Many who saw him in action credit him as being the greatest left-handed quarterback to ever play the game.[1]


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