August 29, 1924
Clyde Luther “Smackover” Scott was born in Dixie, Louisiana. His father was a gang manager for Liberty Oil Company. Clyde was the third of ten children—one of four boys, all with athletic backgrounds. Scott’s family moved to Smackover (Union County) in 1925. “Smackover” Scott, who received his nickname and his notoriety as a football player from the town he grew up in, became legendary at the University of Arkansas (UA) in Fayetteville (Washington County). An Olympian and a two-sport star for the Razorbacks, he was named the state’s athlete of the century by readers of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in 2000. Scott was a three-time Southwest Conference player and an All-American in football in 1948.