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Friday, June 21, 2013

Frank Primus: Muni Hero a Former Stanford Football Star

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Muni passenger Dr. Frank Primus showed his chosen profession -- he's a resident surgeon at U.C. San Francisco -- fits his personality. Yesterday, he coolly and decisively stopped a runaway 43-Masonic bus when the driver was incapacitated.

But this isn't Primus' first Big Game experience. He was five-year member of the Stanford University football squad, graduating in 1999 after redshirting his freshman season.

Primus' colleagues at UCSF confirmed the surgery resident -- who is on duty at this very moment -- is the same Primus who graced the gridiron down on The Farm. They also added that he is an "extremely friendly and cool guy."

After four years as a reserve, Primus came into his own on the field in 1999, starting at cornerback for a Stanford squad that made the Rose Bowl.

The biology major's future wouldn't lie on the field, however, but in the field of medicine. And, thankfully, it put him on Muni yesterday.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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