Clyde Scott

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Clyde Scott
1950 Bowman Football card of Scott
Date of birth (1924-08-29) August 29, 1924 (age 92)
Place of birth Dixie, Louisiana, United States
Career information
Position(s) Halfback
College Arkansas
NFL draft 1948 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Career history
As player
1949–1952 Philadelphia Eagles
1952 Detroit Lions
Career stats
Olympic medal record
Men's athletics
Representing 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]

While at the University of Arkansas, he was initiated into the Xi Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.[2] 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.[3] The University of Arkansas retired Scott's football jersey number 12, one of only two numbers the school has ever retired.[4]