Frank Sinkwich was a two-time All-America selection and led the Bulldogs to an 11-1 season in 1942, capturing the Southeastern Conference Championship and a victory over UCLA in the 1943 Rose Bowl. That same year, the Washington D.C. Touchdown Club honored Sinkwich as "back of the year", and he was overwhelmingly voted the Number 1 athlete for 1942 in the annual poll by the Associated Press over second-place finisher Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox.
In his three-year college career, Sinkwich rushed for 2,271 yards, passed for 2,331 yards, and accounted for 60 touchdowns-30 rushing and 30 passing. He was the leading NCAA rusher in his junior season of 1941 with 1,103 yards. During his Senior year of 1942, Sinkwich set the NCAA single-season total offense record of 2,187 yards.
Frank was in a Marine uniform when he accepted the 1942 Heisman Trophy. He still holds the Orange Bowl total offense record-382 yards rushing and passing. Frank had 13 passes for 243 yards and three touchdowns, rushed for 139 yards including a 43-yard TD run, for a total 382 yards and is still regarded as the greatest in any Orange Bowl Classic.
Frank Sinkwichís 1942 Heismain Trophy victory was a clean sweep and was far in front in all five sections. He became the first Heisman winner in heisman trophy history to lead the balloting in each section.
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