Thursday, August 20, 2009
In 1943, Percy Clark of UCLA made the mistake during the Rose Bowl game of being tackled behind the goal line while attempting to return a punt against Georgia. UCLA lost the game, 2-0. One newspaper carried the headline "CLARK 2, UCLA 0." Clark was openly shunned by classmates, and, in despair, he quit college a week later. He moved to the woods in Oregon, where he spent many years as a recluse; but on a positive note, he did not wind up becoming another Unibomber.
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