Raymond Clayborn

Raymond Clayborn
No. 26
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1955-01-02) January 2, 1955
Place of birth: Fort Worth, Texas
Career information
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 1977 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Interceptions: 36
INT yards: 555
Touchdowns: 1
Return Yards: 1,538
Return TDs: 3
Player stats at NFL.com

Raymond DeWayne Clayborn (born January 2, 1955) is a former American Football cornerback who played for the New England Patriots (1977–1989) and Cleveland Browns (1990, 1991) of the National Football League (NFL). Before his NFL career, attended Green B. Trimble Technical High School[1] and played for the University of Texas at Austin.[2]

Clayborn had a superb career with the Patriots, making the Pro Bowl three times. As a rookie, he returned 28 kickoffs for 869 yards and a league-leading 3 touchdowns, giving him an NFL-best 31 yards per return average. His best season was in 1985, when he recorded six interceptions, assisting his team to a championship appearance in Super Bowl XX, and recovered a fumble in the game.

Clayborn finished his career with 36 interceptions, which he returned for 555 yards and a touchdown. He also returned 57 kickoffs for 1,538 yards and 3 touchdowns, and recovered 4 fumbles. At the time of his retirement, his 36 interceptions were a Patriots record. He is currently the NFL Uniform Program Representative for the Houston Texans.


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