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1942 - 8th Award
Frank Sinkwich
Georgia Back

Frank was in a Marine uniform when he accepted his Trophy. He still holds the Orange Bowl total offense record-382 yards rushing and passing. He also passed for 2,331 yards during his college career. His 13 passes for 243 yards and three touchdowns, rushing for 139 yards including a 43-yard TD run, for a total 382 yards, is still regarded as the greatest in any Orange Bowl Classic. Frank played several years in professional football and coached at the University of Tampa in Florida for the 1950-51 seasons. He then entered the wholesale beer distributor business in Asheville, North Carolina, and Athens and Gainesville, Georgia, and was elected President of the Georgia Beer Wholesalers in 1977. He was a member of the University of Georgia Presidents Club, Outstanding Alumni, and a member of the Athens Country Club and Chamber of Commerce. Frank passed away on October 22, 1990.

Frank was elected to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 1954.

The Voting







1Frank SinkwichGeorgiaSeniorHB1,059
2Paul GovernaliColumbiaSeniorQB218
3Clint CastleberryGeorgia TechFreshmanRB99
4Mike HolovakBoston CollegeSeniorRB90
5Bill HillenbrandIndianaSeniorHB86
6Angelo BertelliNotre DameJuniorQB75
7Dick WildungMinnesotaSeniorT71
8Gene FeketeOhio StateSeniorB65
9Glenn DobbsTulsaSeniorRB63
10Dave SchreinerWisconsinSeniorE60

It was a clean sweep for Georgia's Sinkwich, who was far in front in all five sections and became the first Heisman winner to lead the balloting in each section. Sinkwich made headlines the year before when he played with a special helmet and face guard to protect a broken jaw and became one of the first collegians to use a mask. Castleberry's third place finish was the highest by a freshman up to that point. Castleberry never got another chance as he was killed in action during World War II.

Number of registered electors: Unavailable
Date of announcement: November 28, 1942
Date of dinner: December 8, 1942

The positions within each region:






Far West

* Mobley of Hardin-Simmons
** Kennedy of Washington State
*** Mosley of Yale
**** Domnanovich of Alabama

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