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Frank Kuchta
No. 56, 52     
Center
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1936-09-18)September 18, 1936
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Date of death: November 24, 2017(2017-11-24) (aged 81)
Place of death: Lyndhurst, Ohio
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1958 / Round: 9 / Pick: 102
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Washington Redskins ( 1958 1959)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Games played     26
Fumble recoveries     1
Stats at NFL.com

Frank William Kuchta (September 18, 1936 – November 24, 2017) was an American gridiron football center and linebacker[1] in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins. He was also among the players of the inaugural Denver Broncos team in the American Football League (AFL).[2]

He played college football at the University of Notre Dame and was drafted in the ninth round of the 1958 NFL Draft.[3] During his career at the University of Notre Dame he played in the historic 1957 Notre Dame vs the University of Oklahoma game where the Irish broke Oklahoma's 47-game winning streak—a streak which stands to this day. He made a crucial tackle to help win the game and was awarded AP Lineman of the Week.

After leaving the NFL he played for a season with the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League (CFL).

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