Herb Franta

Herbert Joseph Franta (March 10, 1905 – August 3, 1950) was an American football player, 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 1950 on his way to Chicago to move his family.

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

See also


  1. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/F/FranCh20.htm
  2. ^ http://www.nfl.com/players/chieffranta/careerstats?id=FRA606418
University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)

The University of St. Thomas (also known as St. Thomas) is a private, Roman Catholic, liberal arts, and archdiocesan university located in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1885 as a Catholic seminary, it is named after Thomas Aquinas, the medieval Catholic theologian and philosopher who is the patron saint of students. St. Thomas currently enrolls nearly 10,000 students, making it Minnesota's largest private, non-profit university. Julie Sullivan became its 15th president in 2013.

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