Born on August 12, 1926
St. Joseph, MI
February 22, 2011.
Inducted On
May 21, 2000
Location Inducted
Merrillville, IN
Region Number
Hammond Clark
George Rogers Clark, Hammond, IN
1st team All-State junior and senior years; broke punting, rushing, and touchdown records; All-Area, All-County in four sports - football, basketball, baseball, and track; received a full scholarship to Purdue University.After high school, served in US Navy during WW II.
Purdue U, then U of San Franciso
4-year starter on both offense and defense at PU and U of SF; held records for rushing yards, touchdowns scored, and punting average; held record for longest punt in air in 1948; named to several All-American Teams; also played basketball at U of SF, breaking school record by scoring 45 points in a game.
One of first professional players to also work full-time during his career, doing so with IBM.
Wife, Marilyn; children, Cindy, Laurie, Robert.
Professional Athletic Background: Played offense and defense at linebacker, fullback, and kicker positions for All-American Football League Chicago Hornets 1949; played for Baltimore Colts and led team with 6 interceptions, and set an NFL record for an interception return for a touchdown of 99 yards 1950; played offense and defense for Washington Redskins 1951-1952.