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George Clark
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 12/14/2005
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Duke's 1945 Sugar Bowl game with Alabama has been called one of the most exciting bowl games ever. Blue Devil halfback George Clark had a great deal to do with that excitement, as he scored the winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter of the seesaw contest to give Duke a 29-26 victory and its first bowl championship.

Clark earned seven varsity letters during his career at Duke, picking up four for his may football exploits and another three as an outstanding baseball player for the Blue Devils.

During the 1944 football season, Clark rushed for over 500 yards and scored six touchdowns, getting two scores in the climatic Sugar Bowl contest. He again rushed for over 500 yards and scored seven times in 1945 and earned both all-conference and All-America honors. In 1946 he was Duke's most valuable player and ranked among the national leaders in punt returns.

Clark, a native of Wilson, N.C., also excelled on the baseball field where he hit over .300 for his baseball career and led the league in hitting with a .467 mark in 1945. After college Clark began a career as an insurance agent.

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