89 John Frank

John Frank Ohio State
usaUnited States
Mt. Lebanon, PA
High School
Mt. Lebanon
Past Teams
Ohio State
1980, 1981, 1982, 1983

Post-OSU Update: John Frank was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the 56th overall pick (2nd round) of the 1984 NFL Draft. Frank had a five-year NFL career, all with the 49ers, playing 66 games (22 starts). He tallied 662 receiving yards and ten touchdowns. (updated: Jan. 2024)

Major: Pre-medicine (1981-83)

Weight: 218 (1983), 223 (1981)

1983 Media Guide: One of the top tight ends in Ohio State history … his 76 career receptions rank first among all Buckeye tight ends and sixth among all Ohio State receivers … an honor student each of nine quarters at Ohio State … one of the top tight ends in college football … started all 12 games in 1981 and 1982 … elected co-captain of the 1983 Buckeyes.

1982: A first-team Academic All-American and a first-team all-Big Ten selection.

1982 Media Guide: An honor student with a 3.91 GPA (4.0 is perfect) … has sure hands and the ability to break tackles once he catches the ball … ambition is to start in a Rose Bowl game … runs the 40 in 4.59 … an exceptional downfield blocker.

1981: His 45 pass receptions were the most of any Ohio State tight end in history … started all 12 games and played 216.5 minutes … an honor student.

1981 Media Guide: Timed at 4.65 in the 40 … an exceptional downfield blocker.

1980: Began the season as a fourth team tight end but advanced to the second team by mid-season … played in 11 games for a total of 70.5 minutes … caught five passes for 65 yards.

High School: Won all-Pennsylvania honors at Mt. Lebanon High … lettered in three sports in high school … caught passes for 804 yards and seven touchdowns in 1979.

Personal: Hobbies are skiing, tennis and swimming … father is an attorney … runs the 40 in 4.57 … the only boy in a family of four.



SeasonTeamGGSRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLng2 Pt ConvFumLostFRKRKR YdsKR TD
1981Ohio State1212454499.93320NANA0240
1982Ohio State12122632612.52460NANA0130
1983Ohio State12124564114.24390110000