5'6" and 144lbs, he was slightly below average size for a
football player of his day. However, when Bertram Clark
stepped onto the Hornets football field, he was far from
average. Clark started in the Hornets backfield for four years
from 1918 thru 1921, playing both Quarterback and Running
Back. Clark was a threat from anywhere on the field, scoring
by the run, the pass, special teams and even by the rare field
goal. In a 1921 romp over Pattonsburg, Clark had five rushing
touchdowns, three receiving touchdowns, one punt return
touchdown and passed for one touchdown.
After graduation, Clark headed to Principia Junior College then transferred to University of Missouri at Columbia where he lettered in 1925, 26 and 27. In 1996,Clark was inducted into the University of Missouri Hall of Fame. This is what
MU website says about Chillicothe's
"A native of Chillicothe, Clark was an all-conference and
honorable mention all-America halfback in 1926. He holds
special distinction, having scored all of his touchdowns in
three consecutive upset victories over Nebraska- 9-6 in 1925,
14-7 in 1926, and 7-6 in 1927. He later spent 44 years as a
coach, athletic director and college administrator at
Principia College in Elsah, Ill., where the football stadium
is named for him. His grandson, Tim, was an all-conference
infielder on the Missouri baseball team in the mid-1980s.
Clark, who was a gold medalist at the Senior Olympics in 1985,
lived in St. Louis until his death in 2001."
After graduation from Mizzou, Clark returned to Principia college
where his 1933 football team went undefeated, untied and un-scored
upon for the season. Clark was inducted into
Principia's hall of fame in 2006.