Franklin Meadows '33
Year Inducted: 1995
The 1932 Brown team ranks with the 1916, 1926 and the 1928 teams as one of the great early Bruin Elevens of that era. The late Frank Meadows played end on that team. Grantland Rice noted that Frank Meadows "seemed to get through on almost every play." The 1932 team, captained by Bill Gilbane, finished the season 7-1. Frank Meadows was placed on the Associated Press' All-American third team. Frank was also chosen to play in the annual East-West Game in San Francisco. He and Tom Gilbane made the long trip and carried off their parts in the all-star cast with great ability. Grantland Rice chose Frank and Bob Chase honorable mention All-American. Frank was also selected second team All-American by the Boston Record, and received an All-American rating from the New York Sun. Frank Meadows played on teams that compiled 20 wins, 6 losses and 1 tie over three years and was known by all as "a great competitor that could have played with any team in the country." Frank spent most of his career as a film executive with United Artists. Frank retired to Florida. Unfortunately, Frank passed away in 1989.