|Date of birth:||July 3, 1947|
|Place of birth:||Portland, Oregon, U.S.|
|NFL Draft:||1969 / Round: 9 / Pick: 230|
New Orleans Saints
New England Patriots
Claxton Welch (born July 3, 1947 in Portland, Oregon) is a former NFL running back, that played for the Dallas Cowboys, the New Orleans Saints, and the New England Patriots. He played in Super Bowl V and Super Bowl VI.
He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1969 NFL Draft. As a rookie he was the fastest running back in training camp, but was waived and signed to the Cowboys taxi squad, before being activated to the roster. After his first season, he was sent to the New Orleans Saints for one game in 1970, before returning in 1971 and earning a Super Bowl ring as a member of the Super Bowl VI-winning Dallas Cowboys, under coach Tom Landry. He was out of the league the next year, before returning with the New England Patriots in 1973.
- Perkins, Steve. The Dallas Cowboys: Winning the Big One. Grosset & Dunlap, 1972. ISBN 0-448-02080-7
- Epstein, Eddie. Dominance: The Best Seasons of Pro Football's Greatest Teams. Dulles, VA: Brassey's Inc., 2002. 110. ISBN 1-57488-466-2
- Claxton Welch's stats at NFL.com
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