Frank Primus: Muni Hero a Former Stanford Football Star

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Primus in 1999...
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.

And Primus in 2013

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Denise Miyajima
Denise Miyajima

What was it that Salt-N-Pepa said? "Whatta man, whatta man, whatta man, whatta mighty good man"!

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