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.