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Clarence "Ace" Parker 1963

Football star at Duke and in the pros. Second-team all-American back in 1935 and first-team in 1936. Had 105-yard kickoff return against UNC in 1936. Also played baseball at Duke. Played both sports at professional level. Major league baseball career was brief. Football career with NFL Brooklyn Dodgers, 1937–1941, and Boston Yankees, 1945. In 1946 played for AAFC New York Yankees. All-league in 1938 and 1940. NFL MVP in 1940. Passed for 4,701 yards in pro career. Coached Duke baseball team into 1953, taking it to College World Series in 1961. Assistant football coach at Duke and player-manager of Durham Bulls. Member of National Football Foundation Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame. Born May 17, 1913, in Portsmouth, Va.

 

 

 

 


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