Clyde Scott

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Clyde Scott
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Date of birth: (1924-08-29) August 29, 1924 (age 89)
Place of birth: Dixie, LA
Career information
Position(s): Halfback
College: Arkansas
Navy
NFL Draft: 1948 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Organizations
As player:
1949-1952
1952
Philadelphia Eagles
Detroit Lions
Career stats
Playing stats at NFL.com
Olympic medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for the  United States
Silver 1948 London 110 m hurdles

Clyde Luther Scott (born August 29, 1924 in Dixie, Louisiana) is a retired American athlete who competed professionally in the National Football League and earned an Olympic medal in the 110 meter 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.

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.[1]

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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