Clyde Scott

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Clyde Scott
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1950 Bowman Football card of Scott
No. 20, 27
Position: Halfback
Personal information
Born: (1924-08-29)August 29, 1924
Dixie, Louisiana, United States
Died: January 30, 2018(2018-01-30) (aged 93)
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 174 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school: Smackover (AR)
College: Arkansas
NFL Draft: 1948 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Clyde Luther Scott (August 29, 1924 – January 30, 2018)[1] was an 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.


Olympic medal record
Men's athletics
Representing the  United States
Silver medal – second place 1948 London 110 m 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.[2]

While at the University of Arkansas, he was initiated into the Xi Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.[3] 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.[4][5] The University of Arkansas retired Scott's football jersey number 12, one of only two numbers the school has ever retired (the other is number 77, retired in honor of Brandon Burlsworth).[6]

Scott died on January 30, 2018, at the age of 93.[7]