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Frank Stanczak

Football, Basketball, & Baseball (Inducted: 2003-04)


Frank  Stanczak

Frank Stanczak `49 was a three-sport letterwinner at Lafayette in baseball, basketball and football, and the 30th multi-sport inductee in the Hall of Fame. Stanczak's greatest accomplishments came on the gridiron where he was moved from fullback to quarterback in the middle of the 1946 season.

As a quarterback in the vaunted "T" formation he went on to lead the Leopards in rushing in 1947 on a team that went 6-3, including a victory over archrival Lehigh. In fact, Stanczak never lost to Lehigh in football, going a perfect 4-0. Stanczak was a winner on the baseball diamond as well. Lafayette complied a 53-33 record in his four years on College Hill, and Stanczak played third base and catcher for a Leopard baseball team that advanced to the 1948 NCAA Eastern Finals with playoff wins over West Virginia and national powers Illinois and North Carolina. Stanczak resides in nearby Palmer Township.