Frank Beede III graduated from Antioch High School in 1991 where he lettered in three sports: football, wrestling and track. He became the BVAL heavyweight wrestling champion in his senior year. Frank pursued football in college, playing on the offensive line as a guard for three seasons at U.C. Berkeley. He started in the 1993 Alamo Bowl and earned honorable mention for the All-Pac 10 Conference in 1994. Frank transferred his senior year to Oklahoma Panhandle State University where he was named to the NAIA All-America second team and All-Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference first team.
Frank began his pro career with the Seattle Seahawks in 1996 becoming the first free agent rookie to become a starter in franchise history. Frank played five years with the Seahawks before joining the Arena Football League, playing center for the San Jose Sabercats for an additional six years. During his years with the Sabercats, he was part of a team that won three Arena Bowl titles: 2002, 2004, and 2007. Frank retired from football in 2007 and returned to East County to become a history teacher and football coach. In 2010 Frank was honored by the NFL as its Teacher of the Year recipient.