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Ferst, Frank

Frank W. Ferst

Ferst, who played as a back for Georgia and Georgia Teach, never encountered anti-Semitism from his teammates, but said, "an opponent called my Catholic teammate a dirty Jew, thinking he was me. My teammate slugged the guy with my regards. Then, in the days when spectators were permitted on the sidelines, one of them slurred my religion. I heard it and so did a teammate. We both demanded an apology and got it."

Birth and Death Dates:
b. January 30, 1899 - d. August 1985

Career Highlights:
Ferst, who grew in Savannah and attended Savannah High School, Ferst played at the University of Georgia in 1916, and then decided to transfer to Georgia Tech because he wanted to change majors. During Frank's four years as a quarterback with the Engineers, Tech had a combined record of 28-6-0. In 1921, Ferst was named Walter Camp All-America honorable mention.

Origin:
Savannah, Georgia

Career Dates:
Ferst played halfback and quarterback at the University of Georgia in 1916, and at Georgia Tech from 1918-1921.

Physical description:
5'8 1/2", 158 pounds


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References:
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)


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