John Frakes (1920)
John Frakes was a key man for
enormously successful Champaign teams through 1920. A 1920 graduate, he
won four letters in football on clubs that never suffered a defeat.
Playing fullback and halfback, he won All-State honors in 1918 and 1920.
Frakes also won three letters in basketball on teams that went to the
state finals every season, advancing to the Elite Eight in 1919 and to
the Sweet Sixteen in 1920. He captained the team his final two years.
Frakes earned Honorable Mention All-District recognition as a junior and
All-District honors in his final season. A quarter-miler in track,
Frakes won two letters and captained the squad as a senior.