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American Football Database
Fred Sington
Personal information
Date of birth: (1910-02-24)February 24, 1910
Place of birth: Birmingham, Alabama
Date of death: August 20, 1998(1998-08-20) (aged 88)
Place of death: Birmingham, Alabama
Career information
Debuted in 1934 for the Washington Senators
Last played in 1939 for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Fred Sington
Date of birth: (1910-02-24)February 24, 1910
Place of birth: Birmingham, Alabama
Date of death: August 20, 1998(1998-08-20) (aged 88)
Place of death: Birmingham, Alabama
Career information
Position(s): T
College: University of Alabama
NFL Draft: 1957 / Round: 12 / Pick: 140
Drafted by: San Francisco 49ers
College Football Hall of Fame

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.[1] 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.


  1. 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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