Hall of Famer Clarence “Ace” Parker Dies At 101

Source: Michael David Smith, NBC Sports Pro Football Talk

Ace_ParkerClarence “Ace” Parker, a Pro Football Hall of Famer who was the oldest living former NFL player, has died at the age of 101.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced that Parker died this morning.

After an All-American career as a single-wing tailback at Duke, Parker was drafted by the NFL’s Brooklyn Dodgers in 1937. He played with the Dodgers for five seasons, and calling him a two-way player doesn’t quite do justice to everything he could do on the football field: Parker played offense, defense and special teams, and in 1938 he was reported to have played 656 minutes of the 660 minutes of that 11-game season.