Frank Kuchta

Frank Kuchta
No. 56, 52
Position: Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1936-09-18) September 18, 1936
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1958 / Round: 9 / Pick: 102
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 26
Fumble recoveries: 1
Player stats at

Frank William Kuchta (born September 18, 1936) is a former gridiron football center and linebacker[1] in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins. He was also among the players of the inaugural Denver Broncos team in the American Football League (AFL). He played college football at the University of Notre Dame and was drafted in the ninth round of the 1958 NFL Draft.[2] During his career at the University of Notre Dame he played in the historic 1957 Notre Dame vs the University of Oklahoma game where the Irish broke Oklahoma's 47-game winning streak—a streak which stands to this day. He made a crucial tackle to help win the game and was awarded AP Lineman of the Week. After leaving the NFL he played for a season with the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League (CFL).


  1. Troup, T. J. (2014). The Birth of Football's Modern 4-3 Defense: The Seven Seasons That Changed the NFL. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. p. 296. ISBN 9781442237964. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  2. Marder, Keith; Spellen, Mark; Donovan, Jim (2001). The Notre Dame Football Encyclopedia: The Ultimate Guide to America's Favorite College Team. Kensington Publishing Corporation. p. 288. ISBN 9780806521084. Retrieved 11 June 2016.

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