Frank Dancewicz
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Dancewicz on a 1948 Bowman football card
No. 22
Personal information
Born:(1924-10-03)October 3, 1924
Lynn, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died:June 26, 1985(1985-06-26) (aged 60)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:187 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school:Lynn Classical (Lynn, MA)
College:Notre Dame
NFL Draft:1946 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Career history
Career NFL statistics
QB Rating:40.1
Player stats at · PFR

Francis Joseph "Boley" Dancewicz (/ˈdænsəwɪts/ DAN-sə-wits;[1] October 3, 1924 – June 26, 1985) was an American football quarterback who played professionally in the National Football League. He was the first overall pick in the 1946 NFL Draft by the Boston Yanks.

He was a quarterback at Notre Dame and later played three seasons of pro football.

His son, Gary Dancewicz, played at Boston College. Grandson Chris Pizzotti was a quarterback at Harvard.[2]


  1. ^ "Navy Ties Notre Dame in Annual Football Rivalry". Archived from the original on December 15, 2021. Retrieved July 20, 2020.
  2. ^ "Francis Dancewicz". Go Crimson. Retrieved June 5, 2012.[permanent dead link]