Geathers with the Washington Redskins
|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||December 11, 1987|
|Place of birth:||Georgetown, South Carolina|
|Height:||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Weight:||325 lb (147 kg)|
|High school:||Hemingway (SC) Carvers Bay|
|NFL draft:||2010 / Round: 6 / Pick: 186|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2015|
Clifton Geathers (born December 11, 1987) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. 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.
After playing at Carvers Bay High School, Geathers accepted a scholarship from the University of South Carolina. As a sophomore he appeared in 13 games (one start) and recorded 29 tackles. The next year he played in 12 games, posting 41 tackles (8.5 for loss), 3.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
He declared for the NFL draft before his senior season. He finished his college career with 72 tackles (12 tackles for loss), 6 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and one fumble recovery, while playing in 36 games.
|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.|
Geathers signed with the Seattle Seahawks on November 27, 2010. He was with the team until he was cut on December 7, 2010.
On December 8, 2010, he was claimed off waivers by the Dallas Cowboys. He appeared in one game and was declared inactive for three others. He was released on August 31, 2012.
On October 3, 2012, Geathers was signed to the Indianapolis Colts practice squad. 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. He recorded a sack against the Houston Texans on December 30, 2012.
Geathers signed a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a free agent 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.
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.
- South Carolina Gamecocks player bio for Clifton Geathers
- CBS Sports: Clifton Geathers
- NFL Mocks: Andrew Melnick, South Carolina DE Clifton Geathers Headed to the NFL
- NFL Draft Scout Profile
- Cleveland Browns take South Carolina Clifton Geathers in sixth round of NFL Draft 2010
- Miami Herald, September 5, 2010
- Eagles Trade For DE Clifton Geathers
- Redskins Make Clifton Geathers Official
- Florio, Mike. "Washington dumps Clifton Geathers". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
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