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Clarence McCarver
Clarence McCarver

Football (Inducted 1965)


Clarence McCarver ('33) played halfback for the GW Colonials. While playing against Iowa, The Hatchet wrote, "McCarver led the backfield with a performance that rivaled any seen in Washington in many years." In 1932, he received honors as an All-American honorable mention and was chosen for the All-District team. The Hatchet reported that "this fleet-footed back made gains through every line that he met ... when the announcer said `McCarver through tackle,' every writer knew he was good for anywhere from three to six yards." In December of 1932, he played in the most successful GW football season to date (6-2-1).

Known as the fastest man on the squad, he averaged 3.8 yards per rush, carried the ball 114 times and gained 435.5 total yards. He was hailed for being a "brilliant running and passing back who won two games virtually single-handed," according to The Hatchet. In an epic game in 1933, he led in a series of plays that netted 286 yards against Auburn for a GW victory, 19-6.

In 1934, he went on to become backfield coach at Texas Military Academy at Terrell, Tex.

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