Clyde Scott

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Clyde Scott
Date of birth: (1924-08-29) August 29, 1924 (age 90)
Place of birth: Dixie, Louisiana, United States
Career information
Position(s): Halfback
College: Arkansas
NFL Draft: 1948 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
As player:
Philadelphia Eagles
Detroit Lions
Career stats
Playing stats at
Olympic medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for the  United States
Silver medal – second place 1948 London 110 m hurdles

Clyde Luther Scott (born August 29, 1924) is a retired 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.

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 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. In 2014 Scott was inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame.[2]