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Clarence Swanson


Clarence Emanuel Swanson

Inducted 1973

Date of Birth



Wakefield, NE


University of Nebraska (1918-1921)


In his final collegiate game, Nebraska end Clarence Swanson ignited the Cornhuskers offense that buried Colorado State,70-7. Captain Swanson set a school record when he caught three touchdown passes in that game. And his record stood for 50 years before All-America great and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rogers matched it in a 1971 game against Minnesota. Swanson made third- team All-America in 1920 and second-team in 1921. That year the only team to beat the Cornhuskers was powerful Notre Dame, 7-0. During Swanson's four varsity seasons in a Cornhusker uniform, Nebraska was 17-10-4.


Height 5'10

Weight 167

Career Highlights

  • 1921 Second Team All-America
  • 1920 Third Team All-America
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