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1937 - 3rd Award
Clinton Frank
Yale Back

Clinton Frank and 1936 Heisman Memorial Trophy winner Larry Kelley were Bulldog heroes for three years. " The best back Yale ever had," according to veteran coach Earl "Greasy" Neale. Frank, twice all-America and Yale's captain, gained a mile and a quarter on the gridiron for Yale in rushing and passing. Yale's greatest ball carrier, was gifted with power and 10-second hundred-yard dash speed. This combined to make him a constant threat. His durability was awesome. Armed with his degree in economics Clint tackled the expanding field of advertising, joining Blackett -Sample-Hummert in Chicago. Then came five years in the Air Force serving under General Doolittle in bomber groups in Italy, Africa and England. In 1949, he formed his own advertising agency which in 1976 was sold to Interpublic. He was Chairman of Bridlewood Corporation, a private holding corporation, and was Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Brain Research Foundation of Chicago and Trustee of the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Boston. He was elected to the National Football Hall of Fame in 1988. Clint passed away in July of 1992.

Clint was elected to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 1955.

The Voting

Place

Name

School

Class

Position

Points

1Clinton FrankYaleSeniorQB524
2Byron WhiteColoradoSeniorHB264
3Marshall GoldbergPittsburghJuniorRB211
4Alex WojciechowiczFordhamSeniorC-LB85

Frank's voting again blanketed the nation and he won on all fronts, capturing the decision over Whizzer White, who later had a part in many more important decisions as a member of the United States Supreme Court. Goldberg, who many old-timers feel was the greatest of all Pitt players, ran a close third. Fordhams' Wojciechowicz again placed third in the voting.

No. of registered electors: 531
Date of announcement: December 1, 1937
Date of dinner: December 7, 1937

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