Family tree of Fred ENKE JR.

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AmericanBorn Frederick William ENKE

Former professional American football quarterback

Born on December 15, 1924 in Louisville, Kentucky , United States

Died on April 13, 2014 in Casa Grande, Arizona , United States

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Enke played in seven National Football League seasons from 1948-1954 for the Detroit Lions, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Baltimore Colts. He started for the Lions for two years. Enke played college football at the University of Arizona and was drafted in the seventh round of the 1948 NFL Draft.

Enke was inducted into the Arizona High School Sports Hall of Fame as an inaugural member in 2007. He graduated from Tucson High School as a three-sport star (football, baseball, basketball) in 1943 after starting a 52-game winning streak for the school as quarterback. He was a two-time All State quarterback leading the Badgers to the State Championship in all three sports during the 1942-1943 school year. He was the first Arizonan to starts as a quarterback in the NFL.


After leaving the NFL, Enke retired to Casa Grande, Arizona to become a cotton farmer.

His father Fred Enke was a college basketball coach.

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