Frank Juhan

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Frank Juhan
Frank Juhan.jpg
Juhan c. 1909
Sewanee Tigers
Position Center/Linebacker
Major Theology
Career history
College Sewanee (1908–1910)
Personal information
Born: April 27, 1887
Macon, Georgia
Died: December 31, 1967 (aged 80)
Sewanee, Tennessee
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg)
Career highlights and awards
College Football Hall of Fame (1966)

Frank Alexander "June" Juhan (April 27, 1887 – December 31, 1967) was an American football player and coach as well as an Episcopal bishop.

He played center for the Sewanee Tigers football team and was the first roving linebacker in the South, analogous to Germany Schulz's status in football history nationally. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1966, and is also a charter member of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame and a member of the Sewanee Athletics Hall of Fame.

In 1924, he was appointed the fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida.[1][2]

Early years[edit]

Juhan was born in Macon, Georgia. Soon after, his parents moved to Texas. He graduated from West Texas Military Academy in San Antonio, Texas, in 1907; another noted WTMA graduate was General Douglas MacArthur, Class of '97.[3]


Juhan also played baseball, ran track, and was a boxing champion at Sewanee: The University of the South, a small Episcopal school in the mountains of Tennessee.[4] Juhan was a member of the 1909 football team, which won a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA) title. That year, Juhan was put on Walter Camp's All-America honorable mention.

Juhan was selected for his position on George Trevor's all-time Sewanee football team.[5] He was nominated though not selected for an Associated Press All-Time Southeast 1869-1919 era team.[6]

The Juhan Gym, where Sewanee today plays basketball, is named after him. It was dedicated on June 8, 1957.[3] Juhan was a charter member of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.[7]


Juhan assisted his alma maters football team from 1913 to 1915.


After graduating from Sewanee, he was ordained in the Episcopal Church in 1911 and became the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Florida in 1924. He was the youngest diocesan bishop in the Episcopal Church at the time of his consecration, and the senior active bishop in the church when he retired in 1956. He was Director of Development for Sewanee after 1956.[8]