Frank Clark is a 2015 NFL Draft second round contender for the Seattle Seahawks, playing the defensive end position. The former University of Michigan star, who has struggled with a number of off-field problems in the past, some of which led to his arrest, maybe better known among non-soccer observers as the player who offered to hire Bleacher Report writer Natalie Weiner as a cleaner for his fish tanks after she reported on one of his past cases.
Frank Clark is the son of Teneka and Frank Clark III. He was born on June 14, 1993, in Bakersfield, California, where he lived until he was 12 years old before his mother sent him to Cleveland to live with family members.
In Cleveland, Clark attended Glenville High School, where he was a star player on the soccer team and played in various positions: as an outside linebacker, on defense, in the tight end and insecurity. He was also a remarkable track and field athlete who competed in sprints, jumps, and hurdles. As a high school graduate of the soccer team, Clark took 70 tackles and 19 sacks in defense, while also taking 12 pass receptions and 3 touchdowns in attacking games.
The young athlete’s accomplishments earned him a three-star national ranking and he pledged to attend the University of Michigan. In 2011, Frank Clark’s first year with the Wolverines soccer team, he completed a total of 12 games as a linebacker, scoring a total of 6 tackles and 1 interception that led directly to a touchdown in the Sugar Bowl. In his second year, although he was confined to a home for a while due to second-degree burglary, Clark scored 25 tackles (16 solo tackles), 9 tackles for defeat, and 2 quarterback sacks.
As a junior, Clark gained massive weight but still managed to maintain his speed. He was then moved to the defensive end position where he picked up 42 tackles (19 solo), 12.5 tackles for loss, and 5 sacks. His performance earned him a second-team, which was selected by the coaches as the “All-Big Ten”, but only received one honorable mention by the media. He continued to perform well into his final year of college, where he managed 41 tackles (29 solo), 13 tackles for loss, and 4 sacks in just 10 games before being kicked off the team for domestic violence due to an alleged incident with his girlfriend.
Despite all the negativity that his off-field play had brought him, Frank Clark was named the 63rd overall candidate for the Seattle Seahawks’ 2015 NFL Draft in the second round.
Who is Frank Clark’s Girlfriend?
Frank was in the news in late 2014 after he was arrested for domestic violence and assaulting his girlfriend at the time, Diamond Hurt, with whom he was vacationing with her younger siblings in a hotel in Sandusky, Ohio.
According to the police report, a fight broke out between the two as they lay down on the bed together. The argument soon developed into an argument when Hurt said she threw a remote control at Clark. The soccer player responded by tying her to the bed, which caused her to bite his nose. When Clark finally released Hurt and got out of bed, the confrontation escalated, causing Clark to allegedly punch her in the face as she fell backward and broke a lamp in the room. She responded to the blow by throwing an alarm clock at him as he left the room.
The hotel staff and guests had by this time already heard noises from the argument and called the police to the scene. Hotel manager Stephanie Burkhardt said in her statement to the police that when she approached the college athlete, he threatened to beat her like his girlfriend. After questioning everyone involved, Clark, who claimed he did not beat his girlfriend, was taken away in handcuffs and committed to Erie County jail, although Ms. Hurt had no intention of pressing charges so as not to jeopardize her friend’s chances of getting into the NFL, which runs a campaign against domestic violence.
In response to the incident, the Michigan soccer team fired Frank Clark the following day. A few months later, even before the NFL Draft 2015, the prosecution reduced the charges to disorderly conduct, for which Clark pleaded guilty. In addition, he was sentenced to a fine of $250.
Height, Weight, Body Measurements
Frank Clark’s measurements before the design were: a height of 1.88 m or 1.88 m, at which he weighs 123 kg or 271 pounds. He has an arm length of 34 3/8 inches (0.87 m), while the hand size is 10 1/8 inches (0.26 m). His other body measurements, such as biceps, chest, and waist circumference, were not yet publicly announced at this time.