Frank Anderson (Canadian football)

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Frank Anderson
Born:(1928-05-24)May 24, 1928
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Died:September 28, 1983(1983-09-28) (aged 55)
Edmonton, Alberta
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Position(s)DE
CollegeOklahoma
NFL draft1951 / Round: 11 / Pick 128
(By the Detroit Lions)
Career history
As player
1952–1957Edmonton Eskimos
Career highlights and awards
HonorsGrey Cup champion (1954–1956)

Frank G. Anderson (May 24, 1928 – September 28, 1983) was an American gridiron football player. He played professional Canadian football with the Edmonton Eskimos and college football at the University of Oklahoma. At Oklahoma, Anderson played under head coach Bud Wilkinson. The Sooners lost only three games during Anderon's tenure, from 1947 to 1950. The Sooners won consecutive Sugar Bowls in 1949 and 1950. Anderson was named All-American in 1950.

Anderson joined fellow Sooner Claude Arnold in Edmonton for the 1952 season. Anderson played from 1952 to 1957 with the Edmonton Eskimos, during which time, he earned the nickname "Blood & Guts" for his tough on field performance. During his time with the Eskimos, Anderson was a five-time defensive All-star. During his tenure, the Eskimos played in the 1952 Grey Cup, losing to the Toronto Argonauts. From 1954 through 1956, the Eskimos won three Grey Cups in a row; all were played against the Montreal Alouettes led by quarterback Sam Etcheverry. Anderson was inducted posthumously onto the Commonwealth Stadium Wall of Honour in October 1985, the 8th former player honored.

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