Clarence Self
No. 11, 28
Position:Defensive back/Halfback
Personal information
Born:(1925-10-25)October 25, 1925
Birmingham, Alabama
Died:January 21, 2012(2012-01-21) (aged 86)[1]
Elburn, Illinois
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:181 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school:Sterling High School
Cicero, Illinois
NFL Draft:1948 / Round: 12 / Pick: 105
Career history
* Chicago Cardinals (1949)
Career NFL statistics
Games played:62
Rushing attempts-yards:7-46
Player stats at

Clarence Elbert Self is a former professional American football defensive back and halfback who played in the National Football League. He played six seasons for the Chicago Cardinals (1949), the Detroit Lions (1950–1951), and the Green Bay Packers (1952, 1954–1955).[2]

1948 Football card reads: All-Star Football Gum 78 ---CLARENCE SELF (TRIGGER) Halfback -Wisconsin Weight-170 lbs. Age-22 Height-5'10" Year-Senior

Scored six TDs last season in 9 games. Carried ball 75 times for 526 yards and an outstanding 7.01 average. Ran 78 yards vs. Iowa for TD and 65 yrds vs. California for TD. Derived his nickname for his explosive drives through opposition lines. Won 165 lb. Western conference wrestling crown last year. Was unbeaten until Olympic tryouts.


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