Frederick Jolley Sheffield
November 5, 1923
December 8, 2009
1939-40 Davis High School - Kaysville, UT (High School)
1940-41 Davis High School - Kaysville, UT (High School)
1941-42 Davis High School - Kaysville, UT (High School)
1942-43 University of Utah (College)
1943-44 University of Utah (College)
1944-45 University of Utah (College)
1945-46 University of Utah (College)
1946-47 Philadelphia Warriors (BAA)
Born to Frederick and Lydia Sheffield in Laysville, Utah, Fred starred on the court and the track team at Davis High School before heading to the University of Utah where he lead the Utes to the 1944 Collegiate basketball championship. He had received a deferment from serving in the armed forces during World War 2 due to his status as a pre-med student. After Utah, Sheffield attended medical school at Temple and also played a year with the Warriors. He entered the U.S. Army and attained the rank of colonel and retired in 1969. Specializing in physical medicine and rehabilition and moved to Tustin, California, where he died in 2009.
He was married to Kari and had two daughters and a son.
His older brother Val also played basketball at Utah.
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