Tyler Clutts

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Tyler Clutts
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Clutts in the 2011 NFL season.
No. 44     Dallas Cowboys
Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-11-09) November 9, 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth: Vallejo, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 254 lb (115 kg)
Career information
High school: Clovis (CA)
College: Fresno State
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2008 for the Edmonton Eskimos
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Receptions 9
Receiving yards 52
Receiving average 5.8
Receiving TDs 0
Stats at NFL.com

Tyler Clutts (born November 9, 1984) is an American football fullback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. 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 become 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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