Franklin Clarke

Franklin Clarke

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Franklin Clarke (born February 7, 1934 in Beloit, Wisconsin) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys. He was named after Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States. Clarke was the first African-American varsity football player at the University of Colorado at Boulder (and the first to letter), joining the Buffaloes in September 1954 after attending Trinidad State Junior College (Colo.) for two years where he had a brilliant career (he had to sit out the '54 season after transferring). He was joined by John Wooten the following year. Because this was before the civil rights movement, the pair often had to endure open racism outside of Boulder. Clarke amassed 532 yards receiving, ending his career fifth at the time in receiving yards at Colorado.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 249g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134919306
  • 9786134919302