Birth Name: Frederick S. Biletnikoff
Place of Birth: Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 23, 1943
Fred Biletnikoff is an American gridiron football player and coach. He was voted Super Bowl MVP for Super Bowl XI (1977).
Fred is the son of Natalie “Nellie” (Karuba) and Ephriam Biletnikoff. His parents were born in Pennsylvania. All of his grandparents were Russian. His family are Old Believers, Eastern Orthodox Christians who maintain the church’s practices as they were pre-1600s reforms.
Fred’s paternal grandparents were named Sylvester/Selvester Biletnikoff and Frances Fomich/Panamerov/Panceroff.
Fred’s maternal grandparents were named Frederick “Fred” Karuba and Virginia Baranaw/Baranov/Baronov.
Sources: Marriage record of Fred’s parents – https://www.familysearch.org
Fred’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org