Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Frank Emanuel

Frank Emanuel


  • Position: Linebacker
  • School: Tennessee
  • High School: Newport News, VA (Warick HS)
  • Years: 1963-1965
  • Inducted: 2004
  • Place of Birth: Clio, SC
  • Date of Birth: Dec 04, 1942
  • Jersey Number: 50
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 228

Member Biography

One year after his head coach Doug Dickey was honored, linebacker great Frank Emanuel will take his place in the College Football Hall of Fame. A great competitor on the field and equally as involved in the community, Emanuel played an intricate role in rejuvenating the Tennessee football program. A consensus First Team All-America selection, Emanuel showed immense leadership as captain of the Volunteers in 1965. Named Most Valuable Lineman, he guided the team to an 8-1-2 record and a Bluebonnet Bowl victory � their first bowl appearance in eight years. A First Team All-Southeastern Conference pick, Emanuel will become the 18th Tennessee player to be inducted. Following his graduation in 1966, Emanuel was the first draft choice of the Miami Dolphins and found his way onto the cover of Sports Illustrated as an example of the bidding war between the rival NFL and the AFL. Always community minded, Emanuel remains active as a Tampa YMCA board member, Downtown Rotary member and board member of the General Agents Managers Association. A former Outback Bowl Selection Committee member, he is a past president of the NFL and University of Tennessee Alumni Associations.
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