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Bill Clarke bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Bill Clarke

Playing Career

Saskatchewan Roughriders
1961 - 1964

Awards and Honours

All-Western Defensive Tackle
1956, 1963 (2)

Stack Tibbs trophy for being the Most Valuable Canadian on the Saskatchewan Roughriders
1959, 1961 (2)

Grey Cup Participation
1951 (1)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)

Career Highlights

  • Played 204 games with the Roughriders.

Bill Clarke, a native of Regina, Saskatchewan played his amateur football in the city before moving up to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Clarke became one of the longest serving members of the squad, playing 14 seasons for them.

Clarke played offensive and defensive tackle and for eight seasons, where he was the defensive captain. After an all-star season in 1961, he suffered a knee injury which required surgery, but was back to winning form in 1963. That season, Saskatchewan defensive went five games without yielding a touchdown.

The Roughriders honoured Clarke's dedication with a life membership in the club in 1963.

Bill Clarke is also a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders Plaza of Honour, and the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1996 as a player.

Class of 1996

Al BenecickJerry CampbellBill ClarkeFrank GibsonDan Kepley

Football Reporters of Canada

Gordon CraigJP McConnell

Clarke, Bill
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