Frank Garcia (offensive lineman)
Date of birth: (1972-01-28) January 28, 1972 (age 45)
Place of birth: Phoenix, Arizona
Career information
Position(s): Center
Offensive Guard
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 4 / Pick 132
 As player:
Carolina Panthers
St. Louis Rams
Arizona Cardinals
Playing stats at

Frank Garcia (born January 28, 1972 in Phoenix, Arizona[1]) is a former American football player in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the 1995 NFL Draft.[2] He has also played for the St. Louis Rams and the Arizona Cardinals.[3] Frank Garcia was suspended from the NFL for the first 4 games of the 2003 season after testing positive for the banned substance ephedra,[3] and has not played since that season.[1] He was commonly known among football circles as "False Start Frank". Mr. Garcia played college football at the University of Washington,[1] including the Huskies 1994 upset of the University of Miami.[4] He now has his own radio show in Charlotte and coaches football at Charlotte Catholic High School under head coach and local legend Jim Oddo. He recently won the title of Mr. Argumentative 2012 by beating out Skip Bayless in the Finals.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Player profile, NFL, retrieved 2010-02-27.
  2. NFL Draft, Team-By-Team, Washington Post, April 24, 1995.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Cardinals' Garcia suspended: ephedra, Sports Illustrated, August 7, 2003.
  4. Leadership Allowed Huskies to Keep Cool Heads in Big Win, The News Tribune, September 27, 1994.

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