Clifton Geathers

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Clifton Geathers
Clifton geathers redskins.jpg
Geathers playing for the Redskins in 2014.
No. 96 Pittsburgh Steelers
Position: Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-12-11) December 11, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: Georgetown, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight: 325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school: Hemingway (SC) Carvers Bay
College: South Carolina
NFL draft: 2010 / Round: 6 / Pick: 186
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Injured Reserve
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Tackles: 24
Sacks: 1.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Stats at

Clifton Geathers (born December 11, 1987) is an American football defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of South Carolina.

He has also played for the Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins.

College career[edit]

After playing at Carvers Bay High School, Geathers attended the University of South Carolina, becoming a starter at defensive end as a junior and leaving school before his senior year.[1][2][3]

Professional career[edit]


Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 7½ in 299 lb 37¾ in 11⅛ in 4.98 s 1.72 s 2.87 s 7.69 s 36 in 9 ft 4 in 26 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[4]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Geathers was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 6th round of the 2010 NFL draft.[5] He was released in their final cuts.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On September 5, 2010, Geathers was awarded to the Miami Dolphins on waiver claims.[6] He was waived on November 26, 2010.

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Geathers signed with the Seattle Seahawks on November 27, 2010. He was with the team until he was cut on December 7, 2010.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Geathers signed with the Dallas Cowboys on December 8, 2010. Geathers would appear in 6 games for the Dallas Cowboys recording 3 quarterback pressures. He would be released once again before being signed one last time by Dallas on April 20, 2012. He would again be waived August 31, 2012.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

On October 3, 2012, Geathers was signed to the Indianapolis Colts practice squad.[7] He would replace former Baylor nose tackle Nicolas Jean-Baptiste. Geathers would spend 4 days total on Indianapolis' practice squad before being elevated to the active roster due to an injury to Colts' defensive end, Fili Moala.[8] He recorded a sack against the Houston Texans on December 30, 2012.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Geathers (#90 on right) pursuing Robert Griffin III in 2013.

Geathers was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for fullback Stanley Havili on March 28, 2013.[9]

Washington Redskins[edit]

Geathers signed with the Washington Redskins on March 14, 2014.[10] He was released on November 1, 2014.[11]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Geathers signed a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 1, 2014, following an injury to Brett Keisel. He was a game-day inactive for each of the 5 (4 regular season and 1 postseason) games he was on the Steelers roster.

Geathers signed another one-year contract with the Steelers on April 1, 2015. On August 7, 2015, he was placed on season-ending injured reserve.


His brother, Robert Geathers Jr., is a defensive end for the Cincinnati Bengals. His uncle, Jumpy Geathers, played defensive end in the NFL. Clifton's father, Robert Geathers Sr., was a third-round pick in the 1981 NFL Draft, but an injury ended his career. His younger brother, Kwame Geathers, played college football at The University of Georgia and is currently a nose tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals. His cousin Clayton Geathers plays defensive back for the Indianapolis Colts.


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