Former Razorback, Olympic medalist Clyde Scott dies at 93

By: Wally Hall
Published: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Clyde Scott poses in this 1947 file photo.
Photo by The Associated Press
Clyde Scott poses in this 1947 file photo.

Clyde "Smackover" Scott, a former two-sport athlete at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and a silver medalist in the 1948 Olympics, has died. He was 93.

Scott played football and ran track for the Arkansas Razorbacks and is one of only two Razorbacks to have his jersey number, No. 12, retired.

Scott lettered in football in 1946, 1947 and 1948 for the Razorbacks and played five seasons in the NFL.

He ran the 110-meter hurdles in track. He finished second to Bill Porter in the London Olympics.

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