Frank Stojack
Birth nameFrank Nickolas Stojack
Born(1912-02-11)February 11, 1912
Wycliffe, British Columbia, Canada
DiedAugust 30, 1987(1987-08-30) (aged 75)

Frank Nickolas Stojack (February 11, 1912 – August 30, 1987) was a Canadian-born National Football League player, and a wrestler. He moved to Tacoma, Washington, as a child, and considered that his home town.

After graduating from Washington State, Stojack signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers of the National Football League, where he played for two seasons, and also played in the CFL and in 1940 for the Boeing Aero Mechanics semi pro football team. After his American football career was over, he became a professional wrestler. His favorite move was the airplane spin. In 1947 he won the first of four Pacific Coast Junior Heavyweight Championships. In the 1950s he was the light heavyweight champion of the world, defeating Gypsy Joe in Spokane, Washington, on April 10, 1953, and holding it until November 30, 1957, when he was stripped of the belt by the NWA. He continued to defend the belt for another year.

Political career

He was elected to the Tacoma City Council in 1953, but continued to wrestle even after his election. At the end of his term on the Tacoma City Council, he ran for, and was elected, Pierce County Sheriff. He served as sheriff until 1962.

Stojack died on August 30, 1987, from Alzheimer's disease. He was 75 years old. When he died, he left over $300,000 from his estate to the Boys & Girls Club of America.

Championships and accomplishments