Clifton Alapa

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Clifton Alapa
Date of birth December 14, 1954
Place of birth Kahuku, HI
Career information
Position(s) Defensive Line
College Arizona State
Career history
As player
1977–78 Montreal Alouettes
1978 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1983 Los Angeles Express (USFL)
Career highlights and awards
Honors 1977 - Grey Cup Champion

Clifton Alapa is a former Canadian Football League defensive lineman and Grey Cup champion.

Alapa was born in Kahuku, Hawaii, the hometown of CFL all-star Junior Ah You. They are both of Samoan descent, went to the same university and were friends when they played together in Montreal.

Alapa joined the Montreal Alouettes in 1977, playing 12 games and was part of their Grey Cup championship. He played 10 more games for the Larks in 1978, joining the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for the last 4 games of the 1978 season.[1] He made a comeback in 1983 with the Los Angeles Express of the USFL, registering 1.5 sacks.


  1. ^ Maher, Tod; Gill, Bob (2013). The Canadian Pro Football Encyclopedia: Every Player, Coach and Game, 1946–2012. Maher Sports Media. p. 141. ISBN 978-0983513667. 

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