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Football hero’s legacy extends to Snohomish | Taking Stock


Last updated 7/19/2017 at Noon

Carl Lane Clemans is virtually unknown around here, which is a little surprising since he was once the coach of the University of Washington football team. Maybe that’s because he was coach in 1897.

At Stanford, though, he is sort of famous. His fame goes back to 1892 when, as a player, Clemans was the first football hero in Stanford history. Clemans led underdog Stanford to victory with two touchdowns against the University of California in the first inter-collegiate football game played on the West Coast.

After college, Clemans drifted north to Washington. He settled in Snohomish, whe...

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