Athlete. A 1917 graduate of Wakefield High School where he played football, basketball and baseball. He was a freshman starter on the football team. At the University of Nebraska, Swanson was a four-year letterman on the football team. He set a school record for career touchdown receptions (17) that stood until after his death in 1970. He was a second-team All-American in 1921. The university’s Clarence E. Swanson Memorial Award “for outstanding contributions to UNL and the Husker athletic department” bears his name.
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