Frank Deford


Birthday December 16, 1938

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Maryland

DEATH DATE May 28, 2017 (78)

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Wrote the novel Everybody's All-American in 1981, which was adapted into film starring Dennis Quaid

Before Fame

He graduated from Princeton in 1962 and then picked up a brief job with Sports Illustrated as a researcher.


He was a senior contributing writer for Sports Illustrated and a commentator on NPR.

Family Life

He married Carol Penner Deford in 1965, and they had two grandchildren. 

Associated With

He was a correspondent with Bryant Gumbel on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.