Delroy Clarke

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Delroy Clarke
No. 18     Free agent
Date of birth: (1982-12-29) December 29, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth: Kingston, Jamaica
Career information
Status: Injured List
CFL status: National
Position(s): CB
Height: 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
University: Ottawa
High school: West Hill
CFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 4 / Pick: 29
Drafted by: Toronto Argonauts
As player:

Toronto Argonauts
Edmonton Eskimos
Ottawa Redblacks*

*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career stats
Playing stats at

Delroy Clarke (born December 29, 1982) is a Canadian football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2008 CFL Draft by the Toronto Argonauts. He played CIS Football for the Ottawa Gee-Gees.

Early years[edit]

Clarke was born in Kingston, Jamaica, moved to Scarborough in the city of Toronto, Ontario, as a teenager, and attended West Hill Collegiate Institute for grades 10, 11, and 12. He was an all-around athlete in school, playing varsity soccer, rugby, and track and field for West Hill. He first played football in the twelfth grade, after a serious leg injury cost him a soccer United States college athletics scholarship. Upset and not wanting to play soccer anymore, friends convinced him to try football. In his only year of high school football, he made enough of an impact to earn United States Division II scholarship offers but opted to stay in Canada and play for the University of Ottawa.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Clarke was drafted in the fourth round of the 2008 CFL Draft by the Toronto Argonauts. He played for three seasons in Toronto before he was traded to the Edmonton Eskimos for a fourth round draft pick in the 2012 CFL Draft.[2] Following two seasons with the Eskimos, he was released and sat out of football in 2013. He was later signed by the expansion Ottawa Redblacks on January 13, 2014.[3] He was released by the Redblacks on June 4, 2014.[4]


  1. ^ Nelson, Norm (2009-08-11). "Cornerback didn't play football until Grade 12". Toronto Community News. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  2. ^ Esks acquire Canadian DB Clarke from Argos
  3. ^ Ottawa signs former Gee-Gee Delroy Clarke
  4. ^ "Transactions - 2014". Retrieved January 6, 2015. 

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