Clarence "Pug" Manders

American football player (1913–1985)
American football player
Clarence "Pug" Manders
Personal information
Born:(1913-05-05)May 5, 1913
Milbank, South Dakota, U.S.
Died:January 13, 1985(1985-01-13) (aged 71)
Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
Career information
Position:Fullback / Halfback
NFL draft:1939 / Round: 2 / Pick: 11
Career history
  • Brooklyn Dodgers/Tigers (1939–1944)
  • Boston Yanks (1945)
  • New York Yankees (AAFC) (1946)
  • Buffalo Bills (1947)
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts-yards:742-2712

Clarence Edward "Pug" Manders (May 5, 1913 – January 13, 1985) was a National Football League running back for the Brooklyn Dodgers/Tigers from 1939 through 1944. He was drafted in the second round of the 1939 NFL Draft.[1] He led the NFL in rushing in 1941 and is the younger brother of Jack Manders. His nickname was Pug.


  1. ^ "1939 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved 2023-03-27.
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