Southern Arizona sports legend Enke dies at 89; was Tucson High, NFL standout

2014-04-14T12:20:00Z 2014-12-16T13:57:10Z Southern Arizona sports legend Enke dies at 89; was Tucson High, NFL standoutGreg Hansen Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 14, 2014 12:20 pm  • 

Fred W. Enke, a standout three-sport athlete at Tucson High School and at the University of Arizona, died Sunday in Casa Grande. He was 89.

Enke, son of UA Hall of Fame basketball coach Fred A. Enke, played seven seasons as an NFL quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions and Baltimore Colts.

At Tucson High School, he was the Arizona football Player of the Year in 1942. He went on to lead the NCAA in total offense as the UA's quarterback in 1947.

After retiring from football, Enke operated a farm in the Casa Grande and Maricopa areas until his retirement.


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