Clyde Turner

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“Bulldog”

Clyde Turner

13 seasons
7 All-NFL
17 career interceptions
298 return yards
138 career games played

13

seasons

7

All-NFL

17

career interceptions

298

return yards

138

career games played
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"I was such a good blocker, that the men they put in front of me—and some were stars who were supposed to be making a lot of tackles—they would have their coaches saying, 'why ain’t you making any tackles?’ they’d say, 'that bum Turner is holding.’ Well that wasn’t true…I could handle anybody that they’d put in front of me.”

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(Hardin-Simmons)...6'1'', 237...Clyde Douglas Turner ... Hardin-Simmons Little All-American ... Bears' No. 1 draft pick, 1940 ... Rookie starter at age of 20 ... Terrific blocker, superb pass defender, flawless ball-snapper ... Had halfback speed ... Led NFL with eight interceptions, 1942 ... Stole 17 passes in career ... All-NFL seven times ... Anchored four NFL championship teams ... Intercepted four passes in five NFL title games ... Born March 10, 1919, in Plains, Texas ... Died October 30, 1998, at age of 79.