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Check Out Jordan Pugh’s Lineage

Posted by Andrew Walker on September 11, 2012 – 11:11 am

(AP photo)

Safety Jordan Pugh was officially named the newest member of the Washington Redskins Monday, signing with the team following the knee injury to rookie safety Jordan Bernstine.

Pugh, who was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in 2010 out of Texas A&M, appeared in 27 games with three starts in 2010-11. He amassed 22 tackles, one interception, three passes defensed and a forced fumble.

A quick look into Pugh’s background indicates it’s not too surprising to see him excelling at such a high professional level.

According to Pugh’s website, Pugh, 24, has two great-great uncles with impressive résumés.

One of Pugh’s great-great uncles, Marcus Clarkson, was a military pilot and World War II veteran. Pugh said he was among the famous Tuskgegee Airmen — the first group of African-American military pilots to fight during the war.

Another of Pugh’s great-great uncles, Buster “Buzz” Clarkson, enjoyed a long career as a professional baseball player and also is a World War II veteran.

(Buster “Buzz” Clarkson — via Baseball-Reference.com)

An infielder who could hit for average, Clarkson played in the Negro Leagues and in the Mexican League before signing to play in Major League Baseball, which had integrated at that point. In 1952, as a 37-year-old, Clarkson played in 14 games with the Boston Braves — starting four — and had five hits in 25 Major League at-bats.

How cool is that?

CHIME IN: Let’s give Jordan Pugh a proper welcome to Redskins Nation in the comments below.

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3 Responses to “Check Out Jordan Pugh’s Lineage”

  1. By Jon on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    Not only is it cool, but playing for the Boston Braves? How awesome as the Redskins were the Boston Braves (albeit football) as well. Kinda eerie

  2. By NYC Redskins Fan on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply


    Welcome to the Washington Redskins. I know you will be quite busy with various tasks like;
    – Learning the HTTR fight song (mandatory requirement for entry into Redskin Nation), which by the looks of it will hopefully be happening- VERY often.
    -Discovering the London Fletcher “Fountain of Youth” recipe so that you may also enjoy an ageless career. If you do find it, please share it!
    – Visiting the Sean Taylor Hall of Fame in the Redskin Locker Room, a feared safety we all dearly miss

    All kidding aside, welcome to the Skins and may you have a very prosperous career.

    NYCRedskin Fan isince the days of “The Over the Hill Gang” witnessing 5 super bowls and hungry for another trip!

  3. By poppyshoes on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    Welcome to Redskin Nation Jordan. We have a few rules here for you sir.

    1) WIN

    If you choose to accept these items listed… then you shall enjoy your stay here in the DMV.If you cross us, we can make your stay a nightmare. See Albert Haynesworthless piece of garbage on the planet earth! ***FOCUS***

    No, but all jokes aside just play hard every single chance you get in the game and you will have all of our attention. Maybe a PUUUUUUEEEE on big plays? Like our beloved Cooooley. HAVE FUN AND HTTR!!

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