Frank Juhan
Frank Juhan
Frank Juhan.jpg
Juhan c. 1909
Sewanee Tigers
Position Center/Linebacker
Career history
College Sewanee (1908-1910)
Personal information
Date of birth April 27, 1887
Place of birth Macon, Georgia
Date of death December 31, 1967 (aged 80)
Place of death Sewanee, Tennessee
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg)
Career highlights and awards
College Football Hall of Fame (1966)

Frank Alexander "June" Juhan (April 27, 1887 - December 31, 1967) was an American football player and coach. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1966, and is also a member of the Sewanee Athletics Hall of Fame and Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.

Early years

Juhan graduated from West Texas Military Academy in San Antonio, Texas, in 1907; another noted WTMA graduate was General Douglas MacArthur, Class of '97.[1]

Playing years

Frank Juhan was an American football and baseball player, track athlete, and boxing champion at Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He was the first roving linebacker in the South, analogous to Germany Schulz's status in football history nationally. Juhan was a member of the 1909 team, which won a SIAA title. The Juhan Gym, where Sewanee today plays basketball, is named after him. It was dedicated on June 8, 1957.[1] Juhan was a charter member of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.[2] He was nominated though not selected for an Associated Press All-Time Southeast 1869-1919 era team.[3]

After Sewanee

Juhan assisted his alma maters football team from 1913 to 1915.

After graduating from Sewanee, he was ordained in the Episcopal Church in 1911 and became the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Florida in 1924. He was the youngest diocesan bishop in the Episcopal Church at the time of his consecration and the senior active bishop in the church when he retired in 1956.

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