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Stuart Leonard "Stu" Clarkson
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Birth: Jul. 4, 1919
Corpus Christi
Nueces County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 26, 1957
Alvin
Brazoria County
Texas, USA

Stu Clarkson (July 4, 1919 October 26, 1957) was a linebacker for the Chicago Bears from 1942 to 1951. He was the last pick in the 1942 NFL Draft. Clarkson was a two-time Little All-American at Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M-Kingsville), 1938 and 1939[1]. He was posthumously named to the Texas A&M-Kingville Football Hall of Fame, 1972, and was named to the Texas A&M-Kingsville Football Team of Century in 2000. The 1946 NFL Championship team photo, Clarkson, #31, center top rowAs a member of the 1946 World Champion Chicago Bears, he received an equal players share of $1,975.82. Following his tenure with the Chicago Bears, Clarkson was line coach and player for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League from 1952 to 1953. From 1943 to 1945, Clarkson served with the United States Army in England, France and Germany. On June 6, 1944, Clarkson was part of the American forces landing at Utah Beach, Normandy, France. On October 26, 1957, while coaching during a game for the Sugar Land (Texas) High School football team, Clarkson suffered a heart attack and died on the side of the field. Sugar Land went on to beat Hitchcock High, 25-0. He was the father of American lawyer and documentary photographer Scott C. Clarkson.

 
 
Burial:
Seaside Memorial Park
Corpus Christi
Nueces County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: K
Record added: Jul 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54680295
Stuart Leonard Stu Clarkson
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Stuart Leonard Stu Clarkson
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