Clyde Brock
No. 67, 77, 75
Born: (1940-08-30) August 30, 1940 (age 81)
Los Angeles, California
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL statusAmerican
Position(s)OT
Height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight268 lb (122 kg)
CollegeUtah State
High schoolOgden (UT)
AFL draft1962 / Round: 8 / Pick: 63
NFL draft1962 / Round: 2 / Pick: 20
Career history
As player
19621963Dallas Cowboys
1963San Francisco 49ers
19641975Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1966, 1967, 1968, 1969
CFL West All-Star1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969
Career stats

Clyde Vern Brock (born August 30, 1940) is a former professional Canadian football offensive tackle in the Canadian Football League for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He also was a member of the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League. He played college football at Utah State University. He is a member of the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame.

Early years

Brock attended Ogden High School before moving on to Utah State University, where he was a multi-sport athlete. He practiced football, basketball, baseball, wrestling and the shot put.[1]

In football, he was a two-way tackle, playing behind Merlin Olsen and Clark Miller.[2]

Brock missed the 1961 inaugural Gotham Bowl against Baylor University. It was claimed that he signed a contract with a professional team before the game, and the school suspended him for the contest to avoid any possible sanctions by the NCAA.[3][4] Baylor won the game 24-9.[5]

Professional career

Chicago Bears

Brock was selected by the Chicago Bears in the second round (20th overall) of the 1962 NFL Draft and by the Houston Oilers in the eighth round (63rd overall) of the 1962 AFL Draft.

Even though he was a reserve for most of his college career, he was chosen by the Bears because of his measurables and performance as a blocker. On August 30, he was waived after struggling in the Shrine game against the Green Bay Packers.

Dallas Cowboys

On September 2, 1962, the Dallas Cowboys claimed him off waivers. He was a reserve player on both offense and defense. In 1963, he focused on being a defensive tackle, before being released on October 14.

San Francisco 49ers

On October 16, 1963, he was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco 49ers.[6] He was a backup offensive lineman that appeared in 6 games before being released on August 25, 1964.

Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL)

It was only when Brock got to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1964 that he became a standout at right offensive tackle, playing his entire career with the Green Riders. He received CFL All-Star recognition in 4 consecutive years, from 1966 to 1969.

He helped the franchise win its first Grey Cup championship in 1966, a 29-14 win over the Ottawa Rough Riders. He appeared in 159 games during his CFL career and retired after the 1975 season.

Personal life

His son Matt Brock also played in the National Football League.

References

  1. ^ "Ute Set 5 Marks, But Lose To Aggie Trackmen". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  2. ^ "Clyde Brock Inks Bear Pact". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "Utah State Tackle Claims He Didn't Sign With Pros". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "Oilers Owner Says Bears Jumped Gun". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "Baylor Is Upset Gotham Bowl Victor". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  6. ^ "Another Try With Vikings". Retrieved February 3, 2018.