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Clarence 'Ace' Parker dies at 101

Updated: November 6, 2013, 4:31 PM ET
Associated Press

PORTSMOUTH, Va. -- Clarence "Ace" Parker, the oldest member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has died. He was 101.

Parker died Wednesday, according to Bryan Johnson of B.W. Foster Funeral Home in Portsmouth.

A Portsmouth native, Parker played football, basketball and baseball at Duke, then was a first-round draft choice of the National Football League's Brooklyn Dodgers in 1937. Instead of pursuing a career on the gridiron, Parker opted to play baseball for Connie Mack and ...

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