Salute: Frank Clarke, former Dallas Cowboys receiver

Frank Clarke, one of the first to wear the star for the Dallas Cowboys, died at the age of 84 on Wednesday night.

Clarke, who had been living in McKinney, played for 11 seasons in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys. Clarke scored 50 NFL touchdowns, and caught 291 passes for 5,426 yards.

Clarke was drafted in 1956 out of college from Colorado, where he is honored in the Colorado Buffs Hall of Fame. His 31.3 yards per catch average in 1955 remains a school record.

Former Cowboys executive Gil Brandt said Clarke was a big-play receiver who was picked up from Cleveland in the supplemental draft when the NFL expanded to Dallas in 1960. Clarke was a key player for Dallas in the Green Bay “Ice Bowl” NFL Championship game, won by the Packers. That turned out to be his last game.

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After his NFL career, Clarke went on to sports broadcasting on WFAA Channel 8.

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Traffic alert via Plano Police

The Plano Police say be alert around Prestonwood for the funeral of Dallas Police Officer Earl “Jamie” Givens. The funeral begins at 11 a.m.

Officer Givens was a motorcycle officer who was killed while on duty at a funeral for another officer.

See this CNN story on Senior Cpl. Earl “Jamie” Givens

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Restaurants: Captain D’s opening in Plano TX along U.S. 75

15th Street in Plano, Texas, is becoming known for seafood.

What restaurant sells catfish and chicken on 15th?

What restaurant gets jammed with hungry folks every day for a fish dinner on 15th?

Who sells a McFish?

That old Brazilian Cowboy steakhouse is turning into a seafood spot known for its Tails?

So, who else wants to serve fish and shrimp on 15th on way to downtown Plano? That would be the fast casual seafood restaurant called Captain D’s at 15th off Central Expressway U.S. 75 in Plano.

Captain D’s opens Sept. 10th on 15th in Plano.

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