Herbert Joseph Franta (March 10, 1905 – August 3, 1950) was a tackle and guard in the National Football League.


Franta was born on March 10, 1905 in Minnesota.[1] His nickname was "Chief".


Franta played with the Minneapolis Red Jackets during the 1929 NFL season before splitting the following season between the Red Jackets and the Green Bay Packers. As such, he was a member of the 1930 NFL Champion Packers. He Died in a car crash in 1930 when heading to his next game.

He played at the collegiate level at the University of St. Thomas.[2]

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