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|Date of birth:September 18, 1936|
|Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio|
|Date of death: November 24, 2017(aged 81)|
|Place of death: Lyndhurst, Ohio|
|College: Notre Dame|
|NFL Draft: 1958 / Round: 9 / Pick: 102|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
| * Washington Redskins ( 1958– 1959)
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Frank William Kuchta (September 18, 1936 – November 24, 2017) was an American gridiron football center and linebacker 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).
He played college football at the University of Notre Dame and was drafted in the ninth round of the 1958 NFL Draft. 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.
- ↑ Troup, T. J. (2014). The Birth of Football's Modern 4-3 Defense: The Seven Seasons That Changed the NFL. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. p. 296. ISBN 978-1-4422-3796-4. https://books.google.com/books?id=vX5jBAAAQBAJ&pg=PA296. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
- ↑ "Former Broncos center Frank Kuchta passes away at 81". https://247sports.com/nfl/denver-broncos/Bolt/Former-Broncos-center-Frank-Kuchta-passes-away-at-81-111902044. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
- ↑ Marder, Keith; Spellen, Mark; Donovan, Jim (2001). The Notre Dame Football Encyclopedia: The Ultimate Guide to America's Favorite College Team. Kensington Publishing Corporation. p. 288. ISBN 978-0-8065-2108-4. https://books.google.com/books?id=LDqZHM-LUtMC&pg=PA288. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
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