Stuart Clarkson of the Chicago Bears
|Born||July 4, 1919
Corpus Christi, Texas
|Died||October 26, 1957
Sugar Land, Texas
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||217 pounds (98 kg)|
|College||Texas A&I University (Now Texas A&M-Kingsville)|
|NFL Draft||1942 / Round 22 / Pick 200|
|Jersey #(s)||36, 31|
|Awards||All-American 1938, 1939|
|Honors||Texas A&M-Kingsville Football Hall of Fame
Texas A&M-Kingsville All Century Team
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL)
Clarkson was a two-time Little All-American at Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M-Kingsville), 1938 and 1939. He was posthumously named to the Texas A&M-Kingville Football Hall of Fame, 1972, and was named to the Texas A&M-Kingsville Football Team of Century in 2000.
On October 26, 1957, while coaching during a game for the Sugar Land (Texas) High School football team, Clarkson suffered a heart attack and died on the side of the field. Sugar Land went on to beat Hitchcock High, 25-0. He was the father of American lawyer (and now United States Bankruptcy Judge) and documentary photographer Scott C. Clarkson.
- Chicago Daily Tribune (October 27, 1957). "Stu Clarkson, Former Bear, Dies in Texas". Chicago Daily Tribune, p. A-2.
- Chicago Daily Tribune (December 16, 1946). "Bears Win Seventh Title, 24-14". Chicago Daily Tribune, p. 37.
- Chicago Daily Tribune (May 7, 1952). "Clarkson To Join Winnipeg Staff". Chicago Daily Tribune, p. C-3.
- Pro Football Hall of Fame WWII Honor Roll http://www.profootballhof.com/history/general/war/worldwar2/honor_roll.jsp
- Scott Clarkson Photography http://www.scottclarksonphotography.com
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