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Another Shannon?
Another Shannon?
Item IDEgyptian19591009another.tif
TitleAnother Shannon?
AuthorDaily Egyptian
DescriptionOne of the most phenomonal high school football players in the country, Clarence Walker, from DcQuinc, La., has the SIU football camp gasping with enthusiasm.
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1959 October 9
Volume40
Issue72
SectionSports
Page(s)6
Digital File Format.TIF (Tagged Image Format)
Digital File PublisherSpecial Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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CollectionDaily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
TranscriptAnother Shannon?

Walker Thrills Fans With Brilliant Running

One of the most phenomonal high school football players in the country, Clarence Walker, from DcQuinc, La., has the SIU football camp gasping with enthusiasm.
Walker stands 6-2 and tips the scales at 205 pounds. lie gained an almost unbelievable total of 9, 000 yards rushing in high school. In four years (32 games) he scored 1 O6 touchdowns. Walker aweraged 28 yards per carry.
According to head coach Carmen Piccone Walker is now better than tle fabled Can'er Shannon at his peak.
"Shannon's records (he holds all rushing and scoring marks i-i the SRI book) will be in danger when Walker gets the feel ot our system, " Piccone predicts. I'll say without qualification he's the best looking back I ever The limb is now sawed off.
Clarence played all sport in Dc Quincy ‘there he astounded sports tans with his all-atound ability.
"The Bull', a name tagged him by the DeQuincy fans, was All-American (high school) for three years and All-State tor two years.
During his brlliant iihh school career, he ran the 100- yard dash in 10-flat and the 220 in 22. He also played guard on
the high school basktbdll squad.
Clarence plans to major in physical education at Southern.He likes to read and is also an avid rock-n-roll fan.
The powerful back gave Saluki fans a glimpse of what may be in store for the future Saturday night as he showed flashes of being one of the finest running backs SIU has seen I
a long time.
Walker saw only limited action in Southern's first two games of the season, but in three game,
has compiled a total of 139 yards rushing in 25 carries.
If Walker lives up to hi advance billing and continus to run with the authority and power he demonstrated Saturday night Southern's Football Salukis may have Found a successor to the grestest back in SIU history Carver Shannon. Shannon graduated last spring after setting
every scoring and yardage record in SIU's record book.
LanguageEnglish
TypeText
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