|Date of birth:February 24, 1910|
|Place of birth: Birmingham, Alabama|
|Date of death: August 20, 1998(aged 88)|
|Place of death: Birmingham, Alabama|
|Debuted in 1934 for the Washington Senators|
|Last played in 1939 for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Date of birth:||February 24, 1910|
|Place of birth:||Birmingham, Alabama|
|Date of death:||August 20, 1998(aged 88)|
|Place of death:||Birmingham, Alabama|
|College:||University of Alabama|
|NFL Draft:||1957 / Round: 12 / Pick: 140|
|Drafted by:||San Francisco 49ers|
Frederic William Sington (February 24, 1910 – August 20, 1998) was an American football player. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955. He would also play professional baseball as an outfielder with the Brooklyn Dodgers and Washington Senators. In 1930, Rudy Vallée wrote a song about Sington, entitled "Football Freddie", that would go on to become a nationwide hit. He is buried in Birmingham's Elmwood Cemetery. While in college he was a member of the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, Psi chapter at the University of Alabama.
References[edit | edit source]
- Groom, 2000, p. 57.
- Groom, Winston. The Crimson Tide - An Illustrated History. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 2000. ISBN 0-8173-1051-7.
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- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Fred Sington at Find a Grave
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