Raymond Clayborn

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Raymond Clayborn
No. 26
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1955-01-02) January 2, 1955 (age 59)
Place of birth: Fort Worth, Texas
Career information
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 1977 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16
Debuted in 1977
Last played in 1991
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
INT 36
INT yards 555
Touchdowns 1
Stats at NFL.com

Raymond DeWayne Clayborn (born January 2, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas), is a former American Football cornerback who played for the New England Patriots (1977–1989) and Cleveland Browns (1990, 1991) in the 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 3 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, recording 6 interceptions and 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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