Clint Didier

Clint Didier

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Didier in 2010.
No. 86, 80
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1959-04-04) April 4, 1959
Place of birth: Connell, Washington
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school: Connell (WA)
College: Portland State
NFL Draft: 1981 / Round: 12 / Pick: 314
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Clint Bradley Didier (born April 4, 1959) is a former professional American football player. He was a tight end in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins from 1982 to 1987 and for the Green Bay Packers from 1988 to 1989. He was inducted into the Portland State Football Hall of Fame in 2000, and into the Central Washington Football Hall of Fame in 2002. Today, he owns a farm in Central Washington, and is a perennial candidate for political office in Washington state.

He was a candidate for the United States Senate in the U.S. state of Washington in the 2010 mid-term elections. He then ran unsuccessfully for Public Lands Commissioner in 2012. He was also a candidate for the United States House of Representatives in Washington's 4th congressional district in 2014.

Pro football career

Didier won two Super Bowl rings as a member of the Redskins, in Super Bowl XVII and Super Bowl XXII. He was also the Redskins' second leading receiver in Super Bowl XVIII, catching five passes for 65 yards in their 38-9 loss. He scored a touchdown in Super Bowl XXII. He finished his NFL career with 141 receptions for 1,923 yards and 21 touchdowns in 105 games.[1]

High school football coaching career

Didier coached high school football at Connell High School from 1999-2009. Didier was the teams offensive coordinator and also briefly coached the freshmen team and defensive ends. During his tenure as offensive coordinator Connell won six league titles and two State championships in 2002, and 2009 respectively. The team also finished 2nd twice in 2006 and 2007 losing to Meridian and Royal City during those seasons. Didier's teams typically ranked near the top in scoring in the SCAC. Didier stepped down from his position as offensive coordinator in 2009 after helping lead Connell to 14-0 season and a state championship.[2]

2010 candidacy for U.S. Senate

Didier has become active in the Tea Party protests and officially announced his run for U.S. Senate as a Republican against Democratic incumbent Patty Murray.

During the campaign against Dino Rossi, Didier was endorsed by outside political figures such as former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and former Congressman Ron Paul.[3] He finished third in Washington's top-two primary, getting 12.76% of the vote.[4]


Didier does not believe people should rely on government handouts. He has said that businesses should be allowed to fail in the free market and social programs for the poor should be slashed.[5]

Didier advocates a non-interventionist foreign policy, similar to that of Ron Paul. Didier says: "I subscribe to Jefferson’s view, and favor a non-interventionist philosophy. We need to stop trying to police the world and telling other nations how to manage their affairs. It is depleting our wealth and draining our national spirit. America is a republic; therefore let's stop trying to spread 'democracy.'"[6]


  1. "Clint Didier". 2015-08-17. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  2. Ringer, Sandy. "Didier's Advice Rings True for Connell," Seattle Times, December 5, 2009.
  3. "Ron Paul Endorses Clint Didier for Senate". Business Wire. 2010-07-09. Retrieved 2010-08-11.
  4. "U.S. Senator". 2010-08-17. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  5. Brunner, Jim (2010-07-21). "Clint Didier: 'Rugged individualism' and blunt, angry rhetoric". Archived from the original on 2010-08-18. Retrieved 2010-08-11.
  6. "Clint Didier for U.S. Senate". Archived from the original on 2011-08-11. Retrieved 2016-09-25.
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