Clint Frank Wins Heisman Trophy
Clinton E. Frank (September 13, 1915 - July 7, 1992) was an American football player.
He played halfback for Yale University.
Frank attended Yale University and graduated with a degree in economics. In football, he was a two-time team captain and All-American, and as a senior in 1937, he won the Heisman Trophy and the Maxwell Award.
Frank attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Air Corps, serving as an aide to General Jimmy Doolittle during World War II. Following the war he resumed his career in advertising. In 1954 Frank established Clinton E. Frank Inc., a Chicago based advertising agency which was sold to Campbell-Ewald Co. of Detroit in 1976.
Frank died in Evanston, Illinois.
Described as the best back to don a Yale uniform, Clint Frank’s 1937 Heisman winning season made it two in a
row for the Bulldogs. The two-time All-America product used blazing speed and durability to beat opponents with
his passing and rushing skills.
Clint Frank, one of the greatest backs ever to play for Yale, will receive the John W. Heisman Memorial Trophy at a dinner in the Downtown Athletic Club on Tuesday night. The annual award, first made two years -ago, goes to the player who, in the- opinion of 600sports editors, writers and radio announcers, proves himself most valuable to his team.