2004 All Star East


Frank Lietke

Offensive Tackle

6’3″ 260 lbs.

High School Coach: Chuck Apap

High School, Class: Walled Lake Central, A

College: Wayne State University


Frank was a three-year starter for the Walled Lake Central Vikings under Coach Chuck Apap. Frank played center his sophomore year and tackle and defensive end his junior and senior years. He was team captain for the Vikings in both his junior and senior seasons.

In addition to football Frank played basketball his freshman and sophomore years and was a state champion power lifter his junior and senior years. He was ranked number one in the nation in his weight class as a power lifter by USA Power Lifting in 2003 and won the National Power Lifting Championship in 2004. He also threw shot put and discs for the Viking track team. Frank was the treasurer of Students Against Drunk Driving, a member of the National Honor Society, a peer mediator in Positive Peer Intervention and a four-year member of the Viking weightlifting club. Frank earned eight varsity letters at Walled Lake Central.


Academically, Frank maintained a 3.5 GPA and was on the Honor roll all eight semesters in high school and graduated in the top 20 % of his class.


Frank thanked his father, mother and family for their continued support throughout the years. He thanked all his coaches, “who made a tremendous positive impact on my life. Particularly, Coaches Chuck Apap, Tony Jankowski, Bob Meyer, Jim Calhoun and Bob Guttovz. Their support and guidance throughout high school, on the field, in the classroom and in life was very important.” Thanks also went to all of his teammates and friends that supported him throughout everything. “Above all and most important, I would like to thank God for giving me the ability and love for the game.”



All Oakland County Honorable Mention, 2002

All Conference, 2002 and 2003

All Division, 2001 and 2002

All County Dream Team, Oakland Press, 2003

Lakes Area Dream Team, Spinal Column, 2002 and 2003

All Metro Detroit North 1st Team, Detroit Free Press, 2003

All State 1st Team, Detroit Free Press, 2003

Tremendous 26 in Michigan, High School Sports Publications, 2003

USA National Football Award, 2002