Clifton Abraham

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Clifton Abraham
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Position: Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-12-09) December 9, 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 184 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school: Dallas (TX) Carter
College: Florida State
NFL draft: 1995 / Round: 5 / Pick: 143
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
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Clifton Eugene Abraham (born December 9, 1971) is a former American college and professional football player who was a defensive back in the National Football League (NFL) for three seasons. He played college football for Florida State University, and was recognized as an All-American. He played professionally for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers of the NFL.

Early years[edit]

Abraham was born in Dallas, Texas.[1] He attended David W. Carter High School in Dallas,[2] where he played for the Carter Cowboys high school football team.

College football[edit]

While attending Florida State University, Abraham played for the Florida State Seminoles football team from 1991 to 1994. As a junior, he received honorable mention All-American recognition from United Press International in 1993. As a senior in 1994, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American, having received first-team honors from the American Football Coaches Association, the Associated Press, College Football News, The Sporting News, United Press International and the Walter Camp Foundation.[3]

Professional career[edit]

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Abraham in the fifth round (143rd overall pick) of the 1995 NFL Draft,[4] and he played for the Buccaneers for a single season in 1995.[1] He also played for the Chicago Bears in 1996 and the Carolina Panthers in 1997.[1] In three NFL seasons, he appeared in nine regular season games.[5]

He finished his pro football career with the Los Angeles Xtreme of the XFL in 2001.


  1. ^ a b c National Football League, Historical Players, Clifton Abraham. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  2. ^, Players, Clifton Abraham. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  3. ^ 2010 Division I Football Record Book, Award Winners and All-Americans, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, p. 10 (2010). Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  4. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1995 National Football League Draft. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  5. ^, Players, Clifton Abraham. Retrieved February 7, 2012.