Clem Neacy

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Clem Neacy
No. 26, 33
End, tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1898-07-19)July 19, 1898
Place of birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Date of death: March 19, 1968(1968-03-19) (aged 69)
Place of death: Palos Verdes Estates, California
Career information
College: Colgate University
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Rush Medical College
Debuted in 1924
Last played in 1928
Career history

Clement Francis "Clem" Neacy (July 18, 1898 – March 19, 1968) was an American football end and tackle in the National Football League. He played professionally for the Milwaukee Badgers, Duluth Eskimos, Chicago Bears, and the Chicago Cardinals.

Early life[edit]

Neacy was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[1] He played college football at Colgate University[2] and the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.[3] He graduated from Colgate University in 1924,[4]

Professional career[edit]

In 1924, he began playing in the NFL with the Milwaukee Badgers. He played five seasons in the NFL, playing his last game with the Milwaukee Badgers in 1928.[5]

In 1930, Neacy played for the Milwaukee Nighthawks, an American football team trying to became part of the NFL franchise. In 1931, the team ended and Neacy retired from professional football.[6]

Life after the NFL[edit]

Neacy graduated from Rush Medical College in 1930, and became a surgeon with the Veterans Administration. He worked at the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Milwaukee, the Veterans Administration Hospital in Togus and the Wood Veterans Hospital in Milwaukee.[7]

Neacy died in Palos Verdes Estates, California on March 19, 1968, and is interred at the Wood National Cemetery in Milwaukee.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Clem Neacy". Pro-Footabll-Referencecom. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ "NFL Players who attended Colgate University". Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ "NFL Players who attended University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee". Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ "ANNOUNCEMENTS". Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Clem Neacy". NFL Enterprises LLC. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Requiem for the Nighthawks". THE COFFIN CORNER. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Clem Neacy: All-Pro Guard, Boxer and Surgeon". The Coffin Corner. Retrieved February 5, 2014.