Frank Sinkwich, the 1942 Heisman Trophy winner from Georgia, died Monday. He was 70 and had been in ill health for some time. Mr. Sinkwich was the first player from the Southeastern Conference to win the coveted Heisman, given annually to the college football player voted the best in the nation.
A halfback, Mr. Sinkwich led Georgia to an 11-1 record in 1942 and a 9-0 victory over UCLA in the Rose Bowl. That year, his senior season, Mr. Sinkwich rushed for 795 yards and 17 touchdowns and completed 84 of 166 passes for 1,392 yards and 10 touchdowns.
During his three-year career, he ran for 2,271 yards and 30 scores and passed for 2,331 yards and 30 touchdowns.
He owned a beer and wine distributor business in Athens.