Reg Clarkson

Reg Clarkson was one of the most versatile athletes ever to come out of a city rich in sporting tradition. He led UBC to Western Canadian Inter-Collegiate football and Pacific Northwest basketball titles during a dazzling stint on the Point Grey campus in the 1940s. The Class-AA Seattle Rainiers signed Reg, a rare three-sport professional athlete and he ended up a minor league all-star in the Brooklyn Dodgers chain before a bad elbow forced him out of pro ball. Reg also played pro basketball with the Vancouver Hornets and pro football with the Edmonton Eskimos. As well, he was a goaltender in Senior A lacrosse and a Coast League soccer player with Victoria United. In the twilight of a tremendous and eventful career, he won the handicap division of the Island Open golf championships and made the overall Island Open final in 1968.

saveonABOUT THE GREATER VICTORIA
SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Victoria enjoys a stellar sports history and we celebrate the many athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to that history.  Our displays are seen at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.)  through Gate Three.

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