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Zora Clevenger


Zora Goodwin Clevenger

Inducted 1968

Date of Birth



Muncie, IN


Indiana University (1900-1903)


As a brilliant halfback at Indiana at the turn of the 20th Century, Zora Clevenger was known for his darting quickness and competitive spirit. He was a team leader serving as team captain in 1903. Although IU football struggled in those early days of the 1900's, Clevenger's talents set him apart and drew wide-spread recognition for the fleet-footed back. He played baseball and basketball at Indiana as well, and followed graduation by serving as head coach in those two sports. From Indiana, Clevenger moved on to the head football coaching job at Tennessee and, in 1914, brought the Volunteers their first undefeated season. After serving as athletic director at Missouri and Kansas State, Clevenger returned to his alma mater and became its athletic director, holding that position for 23 years before retiring in 1946. He continued his devotion to athletics as he served on the numerous rules and conference committees. Clevenger was also a founder of the annual East-West Shrine football game.


Height 5'7

Weight 145

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