Frank Seno

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Frank Seno
running back , defensive back
Jersey numbers:
20, 54
born February 15, 1921 in Mendota , Illinois
died on March 3, 1974 in Bellwood , Illinois
Career information
Active : 1943 - 1949
College : George Washington University

Career statistics
Games     67
Interception     19th
Touchdown     9
Stats at
Career highlights and awards

  • No notable successes

Frank Seno (born February 15, 1921 in Mendota , Illinois , † March 3, 1974 in Bellwood , Illinois) was an American American football player. He played as a running back and defensive back in the National Football League (NFL), including the Washington Redskins .


Frank Seno was already active in high school as a football and basketball player and as a track and field athlete . Because of his sporting achievements, he has received several awards from his school. In 1940 and 1941 he was nominated for the football state selection. After graduating from school, he received a scholarship from George Washington University . After two years of study, the college ceased gaming operations due to World War II . While still a student, he received a contract offer from the Washington Redskins , which he accepted. After two years playing in Washington, DC Seno moved to the Chicago Cardinals . For the 1947 and 1948 playing years, he joined the Boston Yanks to end his career after another season with the Redskins in 1949.

Seno was the holder of numerous best performances of the year. In 1944 he achieved a punt return in a game of the Redskins against the Boston Yanks, a space gain of 60 yards . In 1945 he achieved a gain of 408 yards as a player in the Chicago Cardinals with 19 kickoff returns. His furthest kickoff return, of 105 yards in 1946, was the NFL's best for ten years. In 1947 he was able to intercept ten passes of the opposing quarterbacks . In 1947, he was the first NFL player to score at least one interception in six consecutive games .

After the career

Frank Seno was a businessman in Bellwood after his career. He was married and had three children. Seno died of a heart attack and is buried in the Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Hillside , Illinois.

Individual evidence

  1. Frank Seno's grave

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