Caleb Fraser

Barnstable High School

Class of 1952

Varsity Letterman — 6 Times
Football, Track & Field
Co-Captain, Football, 1951
Boston Herald All-Scholastic, Offensive Lineman, Football, 1951

Cape Cod Standard Times All-Cape & Islands, 1st Team, Football, 1951

Most Valuable Player, Football, 1951

Member of Undefeated BHS Football Team of 1951 (9-0)

Inducted Into the BHS Athletic Hall of Fame, 2009

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A Falmouth native, Caleb Fraser transferred to Barnstable High School to take advantage of its technological course of studies but little did many Red Raider fans know how critical the hulking football player's presence would be when the autumn of 1951 rolled in.

     Quickly inserted into W. Leo Shields' powerful offensive set and one of the greatest Red & White defensive squads ever put together, Fraser brought instant leadership to one of the best teams in school history. Named co-captain of Shields' famed gridiron 11, along with fellow hall of famer Don "Ducky" Nickula (at left, No. 77), Fraser (No. 85) led a defensive unit that allowed just 32 points on the season and he paved the way for All-American running back Ray Hostetter out of a vaunted Red & White backfield that included hall of famers Hostetter, Jack Aylmer, Nickula and Paul Thomas. Of equal importance was Fraser's role in the discus & shotput events on Coach Shields' track team. During and long after World War II, high school track & field in the spring fell by the wayside but it was Shields who rebuilt the sport and made it relevant once again on the Cape & Islands and he did it with the help of such top athletes as Fraser.

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