Played football at Carnegie Tech when the Skibos were a national power. A 1938 graduate of Carnegie, Lehmann starred as fullback as well as linebacker for three years. It was in 1937, his senior year, that Fred earned the most honors - All-East, Notre Dame and Temple both named his to their all-opponents teams and All-American honorable mention by the Associated Press and United Press International. He was extended an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine game, but declined. He came to Akron to work for Goodrich Tire and coached bantam teams to four championships in five years. Established a distance mark for all Hall of Famers by flying from Germany to be inducted in 1977.