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 Thomas A. Franckhauser

Thomas A. Franckhauser

Birth
Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA
Death 17 Apr 1997 (aged 59)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Plot Garden Of Peace
Memorial ID 9649 · View Source
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Professional Football Player. Drafted from Purdue University by the Los Angeles Rams in 1959, he came to Dallas in 1960 to play on the first Cowboys football team under Coach Tom Landry. He returned the opening kickoff for the team in its first regular season games, making him the first Cowboy to touch the ball in an official contest. He retired in 1963 when an injury cut short his career.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 3 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9649
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas A. Franckhauser (26 May 1937–17 Apr 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9649, citing Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .