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. He attended [1 ] David W. Carter High School in Dallas, where he played for the Carter Cowboys [2 ] high school football team.
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,
and he played for the Buccaneers for a single season in [4 ] 1995. He also played for the [1 ] Chicago Bears in 1996 and the Carolina Panthers in 1997. In three NFL seasons, he appeared in nine regular season games. [1 ] [5 ]
He finished his pro football career with the Los Angeles Xtreme of the
XFL in 2001.
References [ edit ]
^ a b c National Football League, Historical Players, Clifton Abraham. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
^ databaseFootball.com, Players, Clifton Abraham. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
^ 2010 Division I Football Record Book, Award Winners and All-Americans, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, p. 10 (2010). Retrieved February 7, 2012.
^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1995 National Football League Draft. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
^ Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Clifton Abraham. Retrieved February 7, 2012.