ⓘ Frank Deford

Frank Deford

ⓘ Frank Deford

Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Deford III was an American sportswriter, novelist and health activist. Over his 40 year career, he was a regular sports commentator on NPRs Morning Edition radio program.

Deford was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He studied at Princeton University. He was married to Carol Penner until his death in 2017. They had three children.

Deford wrote for Sports Illustrated magazine from 1962 until his death in 2017, and was a correspondent for the Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel television program on HBO. He wrote 18 books, nine of them novels such as Everybodys All-American 1981.

Deford died on May 28, 2017, at the age of 78, at his home in Key West, Florida.


1. Other websites

  • Frank Deford, NPR Biography
  • Frank Deford articles at Byliner
  • Frank Deford Archived 2004-10-18 at the Wayback Machine at Yahoo!
  • Frank Deford on IMDb
  • Frank Defords Insider Archive also at SI
  • Frank Deford Archive at SI