Clarence Clemons Personal 1963 High School Yearbook
This 1963 yearbook, documenting the teenage years of Clarence Clemons was found in his personal possessions, in a storage facility several years after his passing.
As a youth, Clemons also showed potential as a football player, and graduated from Crestwood High School (now Crestwood Middle) before attending Maryland State College on both music and football scholarships. At 6′ 4″ and 240 pounds, he played as a lineman on the same team as Art Shell and Emerson Boozer and attracted the attention of the Cleveland Browns, who offered him a trial. Clemons also tried out for the Dallas Cowboys. However, the day before, he was involved in a serious car accident which effectively ended any plans of a career in the National Football League. He would eventually be posthumously inducted into the university’s Athletics Hall of Fame on February 24, 2012.