American Football Database
Frank Winters
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Winters in 2015
No. 52     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1964-01-23) January 23, 1964 (age 58)
Place of birth: Hoboken, New Jersey
Career information
College: Western Illinois
NFL Draft: 1987 / Round: 10 / Pick: 276
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Cleveland Browns (19871988)
Career highlights and awards
* Pro Bowl selection (1996)
Games played     231
Games started     147
Fumble recoveries     5
Stats at

Frank Mitchell Winters (born January 23, 1964) is a former American football center in the National Football League for the Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Green Bay Packers.

Early life

Frank Mitchell Winters was born in Hoboken, New Jersey. He lived in Union City, and played football at Emerson High School.[1]


Winters played American football at Western Illinois University and was drafted in the tenth round of the 1987 NFL Draft.[citation needed]

Winters was the Packers' starting center serving for eight straight seasons (1993–2000). He played in the Pro Bowl and also earned USA Today All-Pro honors in 1999. His nickname was "Frankie Baggadonuts" or "Old Bag of Donuts".[citation needed]

On July 18, 2008, Winters was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. His ceremony was marked by heightened media interest because quarterback Brett Favre gave the induction speech amidst the developing saga regarding Favre's status with the Packers.[citation needed]

On May 20, 2009, Winters got an internship with the Indianapolis Colts.[citation needed]

He has part ownership in a popular Missouri bar and grill, Frankie & Johnny's.[citation needed]


  1. "Frank Winters - Class of 2012" Archived 2013-04-15 at, Hudson County Sports Hall of Fame. Accessed February 6, 2012. "A native of Hoboken, Winters is a former American football center in the National Football League for the Cleveland Browns (1987-88), New York Giants (1989), Kansas City Chiefs (1990-91), and the Green Bay Packers (1992-2002)."