Richard Clebert

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Richard Clebert
No. 93     Tampa Bay Storm
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-11-15) November 15, 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth: Queens, New York
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 312 lb (142 kg)
Career information
High school: Miami (FL) Edison
College: South Florida
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2009 for the New York Sentinels
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena football statistics as of 2014
Tackles 35
Sacks 12.5
Stats at

Richard Clebert (born November 15, 1985) is an American football center for the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League (AFL). He played college football at South Florida.

High school career[edit]

A native of Miami, Clebert attended Miami Edison Senior High School. He was part of the "Edison Five" who signed with South Florida in 2004, along with running back Chad Simpson, tackle Marc Dile, and receiver Jackie Chambers. Regarded as a three-star recruit, he was listed as the No. 50 defensive tackle available in his class.[1]

College career[edit]

Clebert was a three-year starter at nose tackle for South Florida. He had 22 tackles as a junior, and 31 as senior. Known for his weight room prowess, he reportedly bench-pressed 225 pounds 43 times.[2]

Professional career[edit]

2008 NFL Draft[edit]

Clebert was graded as the 31st defensive tackle available in the 2008 NFL Draft by Sports Illustrated.[3] In a draft that saw 18 defensive tackles selected, he went undrafted. In the off-season, he tried out for the New Orleans Saints but did not earn a contract.[4]

He was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 24, 2013, and was released on May 6, 2013.

Arena football[edit]

Clebert has played for four teams in the Arena Football League, and was the starting nose guard for two ArenaBowl winners. With the Spokane Shock in 2010, he recovered a fumble in ArenaBowl XXIII to set up a Spokane touchdown. He was also part of the Jacksonville Sharks team that won ArenaBowl XXIV in 2011.[5]


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