Clint Frank attended Yale University, where he was a member of Skull and Bones, 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. The runner-up in the 1937 Heisman contest was Byron White, a running back from the University of Colorado, who later became a U.S. Supreme Court justice.
"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. Armed with his degree in economics Clint tackled the expanding field of advertising, joining Blackett -Sample-Hummert in Chicago.
Frank Clint then served five years in the Air Force and attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Air and served 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.