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Frank Pokorny

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Like many youngsters on the sandlot football fields of western Pennsylvania, Frank Pokorny dreamed of playing for the Steelers. For Frank, a Center High School football star, it was a dream that became reality. While playing for the Trojans from 1978 to 1980, Frank was a three year letterman and a starter at wide receiver for two years. As a senior, he caught 32 passes, including five for touchdowns and was named first team on the Midwestern Athletic Conference All Star Team. After finishing his scholastic career, Frank moved on to Youngstown State University on a football scholarship, lettering three years at tight end, while starting as a junior and senior. During his career with the Penguins, he caught 93 passes, including 12 for touchdowns and as a senior was named first team All Ohio Valley Conference and was also an Honorable Mention Division I-AA All American. After graduating from YSU, Frank latched on with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent and spent the 1985 and 1986 seasons with the Steelers, primarily as a special teams player, before injuries cut short his career.