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Sam Francis

Full name: Harrison Samuel "Sam" Francis
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 207 lbs (94 kg)
Born: October 26, 1913 in Dunbar, Nebraska, United States
Died: April 23, 2002 in Springfield, Missouri, United States
Affiliations: Nebraska Cornhuskers, Lincoln (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Other SR Links: Pro-Football-Reference.com

Biography

Sam Francis was a shot putter who was NCAA champion in 1937 for the University of Nebraska, but he was better known as a football player. He was a running back for the Cornhuskers and in 1936 was runner-up in voting for the Heisman Trophy. Francis was a first round draft choice of the Philadelphia Eagles and played for four years in the NFL, but never for the Eagles, as they quickly traded him to the Chicago Bears. Francis later played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Brooklyn Dodgers. His career was interrupted by World War II, and he then served in the Army until 1966, retiring with the rank of colonel. He also spent one year as head football coach at Kansas State in 1947.

Personal Bests: SP – 16.30 (53-6) (1937).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA 4

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 4 15.45
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round One 4 15.45
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 4 15.09
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 4 15.09
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 4 foul
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 4 14.57
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 13.61
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Athletics United States Qualifying Round NP QU
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