Today in Michigan History

September 7, 1963

Earl “Dutch” Clark entered the Professional Football Hall of Fame.

A rival coach of the Detroit Lions once said that if Earl “Dutch” Clark “stepped on the field with Red Grange, Jim Thorpe, and George Gipp, [he] would be the general.” Born in Colorado in 1906, Clark led the Lions to the National Football League championship in 1935. Clark was All-NFL six of the seven years he played for Detroit.

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