Frank Clark (American football)
|No. 55 Seattle Seahawks|
|Date of birth:||June 14, 1993|
|Place of birth:||Bakersfield, California|
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|High school:||Cleveland (OH) Glenville|
|NFL draft:||2015 / Round: 2 / Pick: 63|
|Roster status:||Unsigned draft pick|
|Career highlights and awards|
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Frank Clark (born June 14, 1993) is an American football defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks. Clark was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the second round, 63th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. He played in college for the Michigan Wolverines football team before his dismissal for charges relating to domestic violence. As a junior, he was a 2013 All-Big Ten second team selection by the coaches and honorable mention selection by the media for the 2013 team.
In high school, Clark played numerous positions for head coach Ted Ginn, Sr. at Glenville High School, but he was least interested in playing the position that Ginn felt he was most naturally suited to play (outside linebacker/rush defensive end). The position he was most interested in playing was safety. As a senior, he recorded 70 tackles and 19 sacks on defense, and caught 12 passes, including three for touchdowns on offense.
In track & field, Clark competed in events ranging from sprints, hurdles and jumps. He had bests of 23.5 seconds in the 200-meter dash, 15.53 seconds in the 110m hurdles, 39.55 seconds in the 300m hurdles, 1.88 meters (or 6-2) in the high jump, 6.37 meters (20-5) in the long jump and 13.07 meters (42-7.75) in the triple jump. He also ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds.
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| Frank Clark
|Cleveland, Ohio||Glenville High School (OH)||Script error: No such module "convert".||Script error: No such module "convert".||Feb 2, 2011|
|Scout:75px Rivals:75px 247Sports: N/A ESPN grade: 77|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 33 (TE) Rivals: 52 (OLB) ESPN: 83 (DE), 46 (OH)|
As a freshman for the 2011 Wolverines, Clark had an interception that set up one of Michigan's two touchdowns in the January 3, 2012 Sugar Bowl. In the following offseason leading up to the season opener for the 2012 team against Alabama, Clark was suspended from the team for felony second-degree home invasion, for alleged theft of a MacBook Air. He was allowed to return to practice a few weeks later. He eventually pled guilty to the felony charge after missing one week. He was subject to punishment not more than 15 years in prison and $3,000 fine, but was eligible for sentencing under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, which would expunge the record upon satisfaction of probation requirements. Clark had quarterback sacks in each of the team's two final regular season games against Iowa and Ohio State.
In Clark's first two years at Michigan he added over Script error: No such module "convert"., without losing any speed. On September 21, he had 1.5 sacks against Connecticut, including one on third down during Connecticut's final possession as the 2013 Wolverines clung to a 24–21 lead. He also had two sacks against Penn State on October 12 and ran back a fumble recovery for a touchdown, although it was not enough to help Michigan avert its first loss of the season. Following the regular season, he was recognized as a second team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and an honorable mention selection by the media. On Sunday November 16, 2014, Clark was arrested for domestic violence and dismissed from the football team.
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|6 ft 2 in||271 lb<td align="center">343⁄8 in</td><td align="center">101⁄8 in</td>||4.64 s||3.05 s||7.08 s||39.11 in||9 ft 10 in||19 reps|
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- "Frank Clark Game By Game Stats (2013)". ESPN. Retrieved 2013-12-03.
- "(15) Michigan 24 (4-0, 1-0 away); Connecticut 21 (0-3, 0-3 home) (Play-By-Play)". ESPN. 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2013-12-03.
- "Bill Belton's 2-yard TD run puts Penn St. by No. 18 Michigan in 4 OTs". ESPN. 2013-10-12. Retrieved 2013-12-03.
- "Lewan, Funchess Earn Top Big Ten Position Awards". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2013-12-03.
- "2013 Big Ten Individual Award Winners" (PDF). CSTV.com. 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2013-12-03.
- "Wolverines dismiss DE Frank Clark". ESPN. 2014-11-17. Retrieved 2014-11-19.
- "DL098 Frank Clark DE Michigan", NFL.com, retrieved 2015-02-24.
- "2015 NFL Draft Central". BigTen.org. CBS Interaction. 2015-05-02. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
- "Funchess Selected by Panthers; Clark Goes to Seahawks in Second Round". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. 2015-05-01. Retrieved 2015-05-05.