- Position: Tackle
- School: Pittsburgh
- High School: Pittsburgh, PA (Penn Hills HS)
- Years: 1981-1984
- Inducted: 1999
- Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, PA
- Date of Birth: Oct 31, 1962
- Jersey Number: 79
- Height: 6-5
- Weight: 285
Member BiographyBill Fralic was a 4-year starter at tackle on offense
for Pittsburgh 1981-84. He was three-time All-America
1982-84, and was a unanimous choice the last two years.
He was eighth in the Heisman Trophy vote in 1983 and
sixth in 1984. In both years he was the highest
ranking interior lineman.
Pitt's record was 31-14-2 in his time. By years the
team was 11-1, 9-3, 8-3-1, and 3-7-1. In the
Associated Press national poll, Pitt ranked second in
1981, ninth in 1982, and twelfth in 1983. The Panthers
played in three straight bowls--the Sugar, Cotton,
and Fiesta Bowls.
Fralic played one year for Jackie Sherrill in 1981
and three years under Foge Fazio. He was co-captain
in 1984. Pitt retired his jersey, Number 79.
CBS named him Player of the Game in 1983 after the
Notre Dame game. The Sporting News in 1984 had
Fralic on the cover of its football preseason issue.
Fralic stood 6'5" and weighed in at 285 in his playing
days. He played pro football with Atlanta and
Detroit from 1985 to 1993.
Fralic was born October 31, 1962. He attended Penn
Hills High School in Pittsburgh. Two older
brothers, Mike and Joe, played college football.
After his football days, Fralic went into the
insurance business. He formed the Fralic Foundation,
which raises funds for youth groups in Pittsburgh.
The centerpiece of the foundation is the annual
Fralic Celebrity Golf Classic.