Name Clyde Brock
Education Utah State University
CFL status International
Role American football player
|College Utah State|
Height 1.96 m
Drafted by Chicago Bears
High school Ogden (UT)
Weight 122 kg
|Date of birth (1940-08-30) August 30, 1940 (age 75)|
Place of birth Los Angeles, California
Clyde Vern Brock (born August 30, 1940) is a former professional Canadian football offensive tackle who played 12 seasons for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football League. He also played in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers. He played college football at Utah State University.
Brock attended Ogden High School before moving on to Utah State University, where he was a multi-sport athlete. He practiced football, basketball, baseball, wrestling and the shot put.
In football, he was a two-way tackle, playing behind Merlin Olsen and Clark Miller.
Brock missed the 1961 inaugural Gotham Bowl against Baylor University. It was claimed that he signed a contract with a professional team before the game, and the school suspended him for the contest to avoid any possible sanctions by the NCAA. Baylor won the game 24-9.
Brock was selected by the Chicago Bears in the second round (20th overall) of the 1962 NFL Draft. He was also drafted by the Houston Oilers in the eighth round (63rd overall) of the 1962 AFL Draft.
Even though he was a reserve in college, he was chosen by the Bears because of his measurables and performance as a blocker. On August 30, he was waived after struggling in the Shrine game against the Green Bay Packers.
On September 2, 1962, the Dallas Cowboys claimed him off waivers. He was a reserve player that appeared in 18 games before being released on October 14, 1963.
San Francisco 49ers
On October 16, 1963, he was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco 49ers. He was a backup player that appeared in 6 games before being released on August 25, 1964.
Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL)
It was only when Brock got to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1964 that he became a standout at right offensive tackle, playing his entire career with the Green Riders. He received CFL All-Star recognition in 4 consecutive years, from 1966 to 1969. He helped the franchise win its first Grey Cup championship in 1966, a 29-14 win over the Ottawa Rough Riders. He appeared in 159 games during his CFL career.