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On this Date 1939 - HOF Claude "Hoot" Gibson Born

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program, 05/26/19, 5:00AM EDT

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Claude “Hoot” Gibson was born in Spruce Pine, NC.

May 26, 1939 - On this day in history in the NCSHOF, Claude “Hoot” Gibson was born in Spruce Pine, NC.  An outstanding football player at N.C. State, he went on to led the American Football League in punt returns as an Oakland Raider in 1963 and  ’64 and later was a head football coach at Tulsa and Mars Hill. He joined the NCSHOF in 2007.

Claude "Hoot" Gibson - NCSHOF