Clyde Scott

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameClyde Luther•Scott
Used nameClyde•Scott
Born29 August 1924 in Dixie, Louisiana (USA)
Died30 January 2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 77 kg
AffiliationsArkansas Razorbacks, Fayetteville (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


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 Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Clyde Scott
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) United States DNS

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