Tyler Clutts

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Tyler Clutts
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Clutts in the 2011 NFL season.
Free agent
Position: Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-11-09) November 9, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth: Vallejo, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Clovis (CA)
College: Fresno State
Undrafted: 2008
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Receptions: 9
Receiving yards: 52
Receiving average: 5.8
Receiving TDs: 1
Stats at NFL.com

Tyler Clutts (born November 9, 1984) is an American football fullback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Fresno State, where he also played defensive end and recorded 23 ½ sacks.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Edmonton Eskimos[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2008 NFL Draft, Clutts signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.[2]

Utah Blaze[edit]

After a two-year career in the CFL, Clutts signed with the Utah Blaze of the Arena Football League for one year.[2]

Sacramento Mountain Lions[edit]

Following his brief stay in the AFL, he played for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the UFL for a year, where he officially made the switch to fullback.[3][2]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Clutts was signed to a future contract by the Cleveland Browns on January 5, 2011.[2] During the preseason finale against the Bears, Clutts attracted interest from Bears special teams coordinator Dave Toub, who felt that Clutts would be a decent addition to the team, which would lead to his signing with the Bears.[4]

Chicago Bears[edit]

He was signed by the Chicago Bears from the Cleveland Brown's practice squad on September 7, 2011 to a three-year deal.[5] When long snapper Patrick Mannelly went down with an injury against the San Diego Chargers, Clutts filled in his role until the arrival of Chris Massey.[6] Clutts was eventually in the running for a spot on the NFC team for the 2012 Pro Bowl, but ultimately did not make it.[7]

Houston Texans[edit]

On August 31, 2012 Clutts was traded to the Houston Texans for CB Sherrick McManis.[8]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Clutts signed with the Miami Dolphins before the 2013 season. He was waived on October 1.[9]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Clutts signed with the Dallas Cowboys on December 3, 2013 after the injury of Lance Dunbar and became their only fullback.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bears sign former Browns fullback Clutts - Chicago Tribune". Articles.chicagotribune.com. 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Clutts hoping to find home at fullback for Bears - Chicago Tribune". Articles.chicagotribune.com. 2011-09-08. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  3. ^ "Clutts enjoying life as an NFL player". Chicagobears.com. 2011-10-31. Archived from the original on 2012-01-03. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  4. ^ "What do coaches like about Clutts". Chicagobears.com. 2011-09-14. Archived from the original on 2011-12-25. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  5. ^ "Chicago Bears sign FB Tyler Clutts to three-year contract - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN". Msn.foxsports.com. 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  6. ^ "Tyler Clutts clutch as fill-in long snapper - Chicago Sun-Times". Suntimes.com. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  7. ^ "Nine Bears in Pro Bowl running". Chicagobears.com. Archived from the original on 2011-12-10. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  8. ^ Mayer, Larry. "Bears reach 53-man roster limit". Chicagobears.com. Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  9. ^ Nogle, Kevin (2013-10-01). "Dolphins waive Tyler Clutts, Kelcie McCray". thephinsider.com. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 

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