Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Frank Carideo

Frank Carideo


  • Position: Quarterback
  • School: Notre Dame
  • High School: Mount Vernon, NY (Mount Vernon HS)\rFranklin, MA (Dean Academy)
  • Years: 1928-1930
  • Inducted: 1954
  • Place of Birth: Mount Vernon, NY
  • Date of Birth: Aug 04, 1908
  • Place of Death: Ocean Springs, MS
  • Date of Death: Mar 17, 1992
  • Jersey Number: 24
  • Height: 5-7
  • Weight: 175

Member Biography

Frank Carideo quarterbacked Knute Rockne's last two Notre Dame teams, 1929- 30, and was a unanimous All-America both years. He stood 5-7, weighed 175, and was known for his signal-calling, passing, punting, and defensive play. Against Army in 1929 he punted 11 times, and 6 times the ball was downed inside the 3-yard line. Against Northwestern in 1930 he punted 4 times in the fourth quarter, and all 4 kicks were downed on the 1-yard line. Against Navy in 1929 he completed a 25-yard touchdown pass to Jack Elder while being knocked on his back. His scoring plays included a 75- yard punt return against Georgia Tech and 85-yard pass interception run against Northwestern in 1929, a 70-yard pass interception run against Southern Methodist in 1930. Carideo was assistant coach at Purdue, 1931, head coach Missouri 1932-34, assistant at Mississippi State 1936-38, and at Iowa 1939-42, 1946-49. He was a lieutenant in the Navy between Iowa assignments. He moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and was in the insurance business 1950-71. Carideo was born August 4, 1908, in Mount Vernon, New York; died March 17, 1992, in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. In 1969, the veteran Chicago sports writer, Warren Brown, wrote: "Carideo is the best quarterback I ever saw."