I was a nerd, not a jock, one year behind Frank at Saint Ignatius High School. The University of Michigan was one of 5 colleges where I submitted an application. I went to visit one weekend and Frank welcomed me with open arms. I thought it was cool to hang out with a football player. He had to be the most relaxed,friendly, welcoming human being I had ever met.
To make a long story short, I did attend the University of Michigan from 1969-1973. During those four years, I never missed a football game. I loved watching Frank, "the Wolf Man," play defense on the field. He showed the "greatest team in the country" what it was all about, being vital in defeating Ohio State, 24-12, my freshman year.
What I remember most was Frank's hospitality and friendliness during my visit the year before.
I'm sorry to learn so late of his passing. But what a tribute to Saint Ignatius High School, to the University of Michigan, and to a life well lived for others. My prayers are with him and his family.
Michael Grusenmeyer, M.D.
Saint Ignatius High School, 1969
University of Michigan, 1973