Randy Franck

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Randy Franck was a football player at Napa High School in 1979, 1980 and 1981. To those who saw him play, coached him, or played with or against him, this first sentence is a gross understatement. As a sophomore in 1979, Franck was a starting varsity linebacker. In his junior year, he was converted to tackle and was named to the All-Napa County team, the All-MEL team, and the All-Region team selected by the Vallejo Times Herald. In his senior year, Franck was the captain of one of Napa High’s all time great football teams, whose only loss was in the finals of the San Joaquin Section tournament. In addition to All-County and All-MEL First Team selections, Franck was named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-Northern California team and the Cal-Hi Sports All-State team. In 1980, Franck became the only interior lineman to ever be selected Player of the Year in the Monticello Empire League. Franck, together with fellow Hall of Famer Ricky Del Fiorentino, were arguably the best defensive tackle combination ever to play in this region. Franck’s coach, Les Franco, is quoted as saying, “Pound for pound, athlete versus athlete, Randy was the most dominant, most active of any lineman I coached at Napa High.” Franck was a good student who had many scholarship offers including an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy. He accepted a football scholarship to the University of Pacific where he played four years of football.