Frank Boucek (’64) – Football
Frank Boucek, class of 1964 was a three year letterman in football and becomes the 5th member of his graduating class to be inducted. He joins his classmates, Jim Cox, Tito Gomez, Jim McKirchy and Julio Travieso.
And it seems especially appropriate that Frank should join Tito Gomez and Jim Cox because Frank literally helped pave the way for those two into our hall of fame.
As the dominant offensive lineman on the 1963 football team, Frank helped Tito and Jim become offensive stars. Both players scored 5 touchdowns that season. Tito Gomez led the Explorers in rushing and Jim Cox led the team in pass receiving. Both will tell you that their success had much to do with the efforts of offensive guard Frank Boucek. In fact, it was Tito Gomez who nominated his teammate for the hall of fame.
At the end of the 1963 season, Frank also started at linebacker and was named first team All-City, first team All-Catholic, and first-team all conference.
After Columbus, Frank received his undergraduate degree from Tulane University and later attended medical school at the University of Florida. He graduated there in 1972.
Today, he is cardiologist working and living in Naples with his wife Susan. They have been married 31 years and they have 2 children.