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Frank Summers

Frank Summers
No. 38     Buffalo Bills
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-09-06) September 6, 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth: Oakland, California
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
College: UNLV
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 5 / Pick: 169
Debuted in 2009 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history

*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics

Frank Summers (born September 6, 1985) is an American football fullback for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at UNLV.

College career

Nicknamed "The Tank" due to his build and powerful running style, Summers signed with University of California out of high school, transferred to Laney Community College. He then chose UNLV over Southern California because the Rebels offered him a chance to remain at running back while the Trojans wanted him to move to fullback. Utah and Washington State also recruited him. An immediate starter for the Rebels as a junior, Summers started all 12 games, rushing for 928 yards and scoring six touchdowns in earning Mountain West Conference honorable mention accolades. His rushing total dropped to 740 yards in 2009, but he improved upon his scoring (eight touchdowns) and showed enough at the Texas vs The Nation game and in subsequent workouts to earn a late-round look.

Professional career

Pittsburgh Steelers

Summers was drafted in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers

After playing the first two games of the 2009 season as the Steelers' starting fullback, Summers was inactive for the Week 3 Game vs. the Cincinnati Bengals and was then placed on injured reserve, ending his rookie season.

During the 2010 preseason, he practiced at both halfback and fullback. Summers was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 4, 2010.

He was signed to the Steelers' practice squad on September 6, 2010.

San Diego Chargers

On February 16, 2011, Summers was signed by the San Diego Chargers.

Buffalo Bills

Summers signed with the Buffalo Bills on April 18, 2013.


His cousin, Martin Tevaseu, was a defensive tackle at UNLV.[1] Tevaseu currently plays for the Indianapolis Colts.


External links

  • UNLV Rebels bio
  • Athlete Chat: Pittsburgh Steeler Frank Summers - Access Athletes
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