Clarence Beck

Born(1896-03-13)March 13, 1896
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
DiedAugust 20, 1962(1962-08-20) (aged 66)
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight200 pounds (91 kg)
Position(s)Offensive Lineman
CollegePenn State
Jersey #(s)15
* Pro Football Reference
Union Quakers of Philadelphia
Pottsville Maroons

Clarence Robert Beck (March 13, 1896 – August 20, 1962)[1] was a professional football player from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Beck attended high school at Harrisburg Tech where he scored a 105 yard touchdown for Tech against their rival Steelton. After high school, Beck attended Pennsylvania State University where he became a star offensive tackle.[2] Beck made his professional debut in the National Football League in 1925 with the Pottsville Maroons. He played in the NFL for one season. Prior to that, he played for the independent Union Quakers of Philadelphia in 1921.[3]

In 1924 Beck helped the Maroons win the 1924 Anthracite League championship. This move placed Clarence with his brother, Carl, on the Maroons team. In 1925 the Maroons entered the NFL. That year Clarence played on the Maroons team that won the 1925 NFL Championship, before it was stripped from the team due to a disputed rules violation.[4]


Name Beck, Clarence
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Date of birth 1894-10-3
Place of birth Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Date of death 1962-8-20
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