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Earl "Dutch" Clark

Inducted 1965


One of the most versatile players in Colorado football history. A native of Fowler, Colorado, Clark was the quarterback of the Associated Press All-American team in 1928. In 1930, he served as the basketball and backfield football coach at Colorado College.

From 1931-33, Clark played in the NFL with the Portsmouth Spartans (now the Detroit Lions). He was named All-Pro both seasons.

A coach for Colorado School of Mines in 1933, he returned to the NFL Spartans from 1934-38, and acted as player-coach of the team in 1937.

From 1939-1943, Clark coached the Cleveland Rams and was the football coach at the University of Detroit in 1951.

During his career, Clark received All-Pro honors six times and was the NFL scoring champion three times. Considered one of the top iron men of his time, Clark was inducted into the National Football Hall of Fame in 1963.


Inducted into both the College Football and Professional Football Hall of Fame.