Year Inducted: 1973
Nominated By: Sollie Raso
Sports Competed In: Football
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach

Earl "Dutch" ClarkEarl "Dutch" Clark

High School:
Born Oct. 11, 1906, on a farm near Fowler, Colorado...Attended Pueblo Central H.S., graduating in 1926.

Achievements:
High School:
● Earned 16 letters in five sports (football, basketball, baseball, track and tennis) as a Wildcat from 1923-26.
● Named All-American in basketball.

College:
● Scheduled to enroll in the University of Michigan, but decided to attend Northwestern University.
● Left Northwestern because of homesickness and enrolled in Colorado College (CC).
● Attended CC for four years and graduated in 1930.

Achievements:
College:
● Earned 12 letters from 1926-30 for the Tigers at CC.
● Quarterbacked CC to a 14-8 record in 1927-29
● Rushed for 1,349 yards in 135 carries in 1928
● Named state's first All-American and selected to the National Football Foundation’s Hall of Fame (1928).
● Captain of the 1930 West team in the Shrine game at San Francisco, CA.
● All-Rocky Mountain Conference in football, basketball, baseball and track.
● Finished fourth in the hammer throw at Amateur Athletic Union's (AAU) national meet in 1930.

Achievements:
Professional Football:
● Played professional football for seven seasons.
● Started with Portsmouth Spartans (1931-1932), then traded to the Detroit Lions (1934-1938).
● Named All-Pro quarterback six times.
● Led NFL in scoring three times.
● Led Lions to NFL championship in 1935.

Coaching Career:
● Assistant coach at CC a year following his graduation (1931).
● Coached professionally for seven years with the Detroit Lions, Cleveland Rams and Los Angeles Dons.

Honors:
● Named one of 17 charter members in the pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963.
● Inducted into the Colorado Hall of Fame in 1965.

Occupations:
● Professional football player and coach.
● Athletic Director at the University of Detroit for five years.

Personal:
Lived in Canon City, CO with his wife, Dorothy Schroeder... Passed away Aug. 5, 1978.


GPSA "C" By The Numbers

LEGEND: p = awarded posthumously; ^= attended first meeting; * = deceased;+ = charter member (placed after year inducted)

 1
Attended H.S. Outside Colorado
Chester W. "Bill" Corder (1987)
Kansas City H.S., Kansas City, MO

Attended Pueblo East H.S.
Alan E. Colglazier (2011)

Atended Pueblo South H.S.
Louie D. Carleo (2003)

Attended Roncalli H.S./P. Central H.S.
Michael J. "Mike" Cunico (2000)

Cross Country/Track
Steven J. Cathcart (2004)

Boxing
Joseph "Joe Awful" Coffee (1974*)

Lifetime Member of the GPSA
Samuel J. "Sam" Corsentino (1980 LM)

Softball
Alan E. Colglazier (2011)

Sports Director TV 5/30
Douglas L. "Lee Douglas" Cooley (2005*)

Tennis
Herb Casebeer (1977*)

U.S. District Judge
Hatfield "Judge" Chilson (1976*)

 

2
Athlete
Jerry C. Cunico (2004)
Michael J. "Mike" Cunico (2000)

Athlete/Contributor
Steven J. Cathcart (2004)
Herb Casebeer (1977*)

Contributor
Douglas L. "Lee Douglas" Cooley (2005*)
Vernon T. Cochran (1975*)

3
Athlete/Coach/Contributor
Samuel Joseph "Sam" Corsentino (1980 LM)
Ken Coatney (1976*>)
Joseph "Joe Awful" Coffee (1974*)

Attended Pueblo County H.S.
Carol L. Cosby (2017)
Steven J. Cathcart (2004)
Samuel Joseph "Sam" Corsentino (1980 LM)

Entrepreneur
Steven J. Cathcart (2004)
Herb Casebeer (1977*)
Ken Coatney (1976*>)

Track
Gregory Norman Critchett (2017)
Jerry C. Cunico (2004)
Michael Gene "Mike" Chorak (1997)

 

4
Baseball
Walter E. "Walt" Clay (2005*)
Michael J. "Mike" Cunico (2000)
Darrell Bruce Colvin (1994)
Samuel Joseph "Sam" Corsentino (1980 LM)

Wrestling
Jerry C. Cunico (2004)
Louie D. Carleo (2003)
Michael Gene "Mike" Chorak (1997)
Chester W. "Bill" Corder (1987)

 

5
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Jerry C. Cunico (2004)
Michael Gene "Mike" Chorak (1997)
Herb Casebeer (1977*)
Joseph "Joe Awful" Coffee (1974*)
Earl Harry 'Dutch' Clark (1973+*)

 

 

6
Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
Gregory Norman Critchett (2017)
Douglas L. "Lee Douglas" Cooley (2005*)
Darrell Bruce Colvin (1994)
Norman G. Colglazier (1987)
Hatfield "Judge" Chilson (1976*)
Ken Coatney (1976*>)

Basketball
Carol L. Cosby (2017)
Walter E. "Walt" Clay (2005*)
Norman G. Colglazier (1987)
Chester W. "Bill" Corder (1987)
Samuel Joseph "Sam" Corsentino (1980 LM)
Hatfield "Judge" Chilson (1976*)

Football
Gregory Norman Critchett (2017)
Walter E. "Walt" Clay (2005*)
Jerry C. Cunico (2004)
Louie D. Carleo (2003)
Michael Gene "Mike" Chorak (1997)
Hatfield "Judge" Chilson (1976*)
Ken Coatney (1976*>)
Earl Harry 'Dutch' Clark (1973+*)

 

9
Athlete/Coach
Carol L. Cosby (2017)
Gregory Norman Critchett (2017)
Alan E. Colglazier (2011)
Louie D. Carleo (2003)
Michael Gene "Mike" Chorak (1997)
Darrell Bruce Colvin (1994)
Norman G. Colglazier (1987)
Chester W. "Bill" Corder (1987)
Earl Harry 'Dutch' Clark (1973+*)

Honorees Deceased
Sam O. Clay, Jr. (2007*)
Walter E. "Walt" Clay (2005*)
Douglas L. "Lee Douglas" Cooley (2005*)
Herb Casebeer (1977*)
Ken Coatney (1976*>)
Hatfield (Judge) Chilson (1976*)
Vernon T. Cochran (1975*)
Joseph "Joe Awful" Coffee (1974*)
Earl Harry 'Dutch' Clark (1973+*)

 

23
Honorees in "C" Section

Remembering Our Fallen GPSA Inductees

The Greater Pueblo Sports Association (GPSA) has announced a list of honorees that have passed since the 2022 induction ceremony on Nov. 16.

 

Dennis TrujilloDennis Trujillo
11/28/2022
Class of 2007