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| name = Clyde Scott
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| caption = 1950 Bowman Football card of Scott
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| birth_place = [[Caddo Parish, Louisiana|Dixie]], [[Louisiana]], United States
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'''Clyde Luther Scott''' (August 29, 1924 January 30, 2018)<ref>https://www.seccountry.com/arkansas/former-arkansas-football-player-clyde-scott-dies-age-93</ref> was an American athlete who competed professionally in the [[National Football League]] and earned an Olympic medal in the [[110 meter hurdles]]. He was born in [[Caddo Parish, Louisiana|Dixie, Louisiana]].
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==Biography==
 
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Scott grew up in [[Smackover, Arkansas]] and participated in both [[Track and field athletics|track]] and [[American football|football]] at the [[Arkansas Razorbacks|University of Arkansas]] and the [[US Naval Academy]]. He has been inducted into the [[College Football Hall of Fame]], and the [[Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame]]. He competed for the United States in the [[Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics|1948 Summer Olympics]] held in [[London]], [[Great Britain]] in the 110 meter hurdles where he won the silver medal.<ref>[https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/sc/clyde-scott-1.html Biography and Statistics at Sports-Reference.com]</ref>
'''Clyde Luther Scott''' (born August 29, 1924 in [[Caddo Parish, Louisiana|Dixie, Louisiana]]) is a retired [[United States|American]] athlete who competed professionally in the [[National Football League]] and earned an Olympic medal in the [[110 meter hurdles]].
 
   
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While at the University of Arkansas, he was initiated into the Xi Chapter of the [[Kappa Sigma Fraternity]].<ref>Xi Chapter: Century of Tradition at the University of Arkansas</ref> Scott's nickname while at the University of Arkansas was "Smackover", after his hometown. Scott was a three-time All-SWC player at RB and DB, and an All-American in 1948. He helped Arkansas win the 1946 [[Southwest Conference]] championship, as well as leading the Razorbacks to their first-ever bowl victory, beating [[College of William & Mary|William & Mary]] 21-19 in the [[1948 Dixie Bowl]] on January 1, 1948. Scott was also a track star at the UA, competing in the 100-yard dash and 110-meter hurdles.
Scott grew up in [[Smackover, Arkansas]] and participated in both [[Track and field athletics|track]] and [[American football|football]] at the [[Arkansas Razorbacks|University of Arkansas]] and the [[US Naval Academy]]. He has been inducted into the [[College Football Hall of Fame]].
 
   
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Scott was the eighth player overall chosen in the [[1948 NFL Draft]]. Scott played five seasons in the [[National Football League]] for the [[Philadelphia Eagles]] and the [[Detroit Lions]], appearing on two NFL championship teams. Scott had a career game on October 6, 1951 against the 49ers when he caught two touchdown passes (3 catches for 85 yards), and had a 40 yard run in the Eagles 21-14 upset win<ref>{{Cite news|url=https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=hX9QAAAAIBAJ&sjid=FhAEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5880%2C5307900|title=Eagles Upset 49ers 21-14|last=Associated Press|first=|date=October 7, 1951|work=Milwaukee Journal|access-date=August 21, 2018}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/195110060phi.htm|title=San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles, Oct. 6, 1951|last=|first=|date=|website=Pro Football Reference|access-date=August 18, 2018}}</ref>. The Eagles finished 4-8-0. The 49ers, at 7-4-1, finished 1/2 game behind the Conference Champion Rams. Scott was forced to retire in 1953 after suffering a knee injury.
He competed for the United States in the [[Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics|1948 Summer Olympics]] held in [[London]], [[Great Britain]] in the 110 meter hurdles where he won the silver medal.<ref>[http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/sc/clyde-scott-1.html Biography and Statistics at Sports-Reference.com]</ref>
 
   
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In 2014 Scott was inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame.<ref>{{cite web|title=9 Razorbacks to be Inducted into SWC Hall of Fame|url=http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/9-razorbacks-to-be-inducted-into-swc-hall-of-fame/201340639|website=arkansasmatters.com|accessdate=December 16, 2017|location=Little Rock, AR}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web |url=http://nashvillesportsmix.com/2014/08/nine-razorbacks-to-be-inducted-into-swc-hall-of-fame/ |title=Archived copy |access-date=August 28, 2014 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20160329065439/http://nashvillesportsmix.com/2014/08/nine-razorbacks-to-be-inducted-into-swc-hall-of-fame/ |archive-date=March 29, 2016 |dead-url=yes }}</ref> The University of Arkansas retired Scott's football jersey number 12, one of only two numbers the school has ever retired (the other is number 77, retired in honor of [[Brandon Burlsworth]]).<ref>[http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=2761 ''Encyclopedia of Arkansas'' Clyde Luther "Smackover" Scott]</ref>
The 8th player overall chosen in the [[1948 NFL Draft]], Scott played five seasons in the [[National Football League]] for the [[Philadelphia Eagles]] and the [[Detroit Lions]], appearing on two NFL championship teams.
 
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Scott died on January 30, 2018, at the age of 93.<ref>[https://www.seccountry.com/arkansas/former-arkansas-football-player-clyde-scott-dies-age-93 Former Arkansas football player Clyde Scott dies at age of 93]</ref>
   
 
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Revision as of 10:07, 17 March 2019

Clyde Scott
refer to caption
1950 Bowman Football card of Scott
No. 20, 27
Position:Halfback
Personal information
Born:(1924-08-29)August 29, 1924
Dixie, Louisiana, United States
Died:January 30, 2018(2018-01-30) (aged 93)
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:174 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school:Smackover (AR)
College:Arkansas
NFL Draft:1948 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Career history
* Philadelphia Eagles (1949–1952)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Clyde Luther Scott (August 29, 1924 – January 30, 2018)[1] was an American athlete who competed professionally in the National Football League and earned an Olympic medal in the 110 meter hurdles. He was born in Dixie, Louisiana.

Biography

Olympic medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for the  United States
Silver 1948 London 110 m hurdles

Scott grew up in Smackover, Arkansas and participated in both track and football at the University of Arkansas and the US Naval Academy. He has been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, and the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame. He competed for the United States in the 1948 Summer Olympics held in London, Great Britain in the 110 meter hurdles where he won the silver medal.[2]

While at the University of Arkansas, he was initiated into the Xi Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.[3] Scott's nickname while at the University of Arkansas was "Smackover", after his hometown. Scott was a three-time All-SWC player at RB and DB, and an All-American in 1948. He helped Arkansas win the 1946 Southwest Conference championship, as well as leading the Razorbacks to their first-ever bowl victory, beating William & Mary 21-19 in the 1948 Dixie Bowl on January 1, 1948. Scott was also a track star at the UA, competing in the 100-yard dash and 110-meter hurdles.

Scott was the eighth player overall chosen in the 1948 NFL Draft. Scott played five seasons in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Detroit Lions, appearing on two NFL championship teams. Scott had a career game on October 6, 1951 against the 49ers when he caught two touchdown passes (3 catches for 85 yards), and had a 40 yard run in the Eagles 21-14 upset win[4][5]. The Eagles finished 4-8-0. The 49ers, at 7-4-1, finished 1/2 game behind the Conference Champion Rams. Scott was forced to retire in 1953 after suffering a knee injury.

In 2014 Scott was inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame.[6][7] The University of Arkansas retired Scott's football jersey number 12, one of only two numbers the school has ever retired (the other is number 77, retired in honor of Brandon Burlsworth).[8]

Scott died on January 30, 2018, at the age of 93.[9]

References

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Template:Footer USA Track & Field 1948 Summer Olympics


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