Daily Archives: December 27, 2013

Former Raider Clem Daniels’ impact goes well beyond football

I was struggling for an article to post last evening.  I had bounced around for a while on YouTube, and in frustration, began Googling names of AFL All-Time Team members.  I got through a few of them before typing in “Clem Daniels.”  Jackpot.

I have long known about Daniels’ exploits on the field; he is the AFL’s career rushing leader, All-Time Team member, and a back who deserves hall of fame consideration.  But I didn’t know much about Daniels as a person.  Fortunately, I found a great article by Monte Poole, called Former Raider Clem Daniels’ Impact Goes Well Beyond Football.   It is an informative piece that discusses what motivated Daniels to greatness, and how he has lived his life as a man who helped implement change and better conditions for African-Americans. read more