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Clyde Scott

Full name: Clyde Luther Scott
Nickname(s): Smackover
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: August 29, 1924 in Dixie, Louisiana, United States
Affiliations: Arkansas Razorbacks, Fayetteville (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

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Clyde Scott of the University of Arkansas beat [Bill Porter] to take the 1948 NCAA 110m hurdles, but Porter won all their subsequent meetings that year, including the Olympic final. Scott graduated from Arkansas in 1949 with a degree in business.

Scott also played football at Arkansas and was drafted in the first round of the 1949 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. Scott played for four years in the NFL, 3½ with the Eagles, and part of his final season with the Detroit Lions. He was a running back and defensive back who appeared in 28 career games. He later became a life insurance agent.

Personal Best: 110H – 14.0y (1948).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles United States USA 2 Silver

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) ATM L T(A 1/10)
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Final 2 14.1 at 0.04 6
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 14.2 at 0.00
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 1 QU 14.8 14.8
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