DeVone Claybrooks

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DeVone Claybrooks
No. 93, 92, 95     Calgary Stampeders
Date of birth (1977-09-15) September 15, 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Martinsville, Virginia
Career information
CFL status International
Position(s) Defensive Coordinator
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 300 lb (140 kg)
College East Carolina
Career history
As coach
20122015 Calgary Stampeders (DL coach)
2016–present Calgary Stampeders (Defensive coordinator)
As player
2001* Green Bay Packers
2001* Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2001 Cleveland Browns
2002 Rhein Fire
2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2003 San Francisco 49ers
2004* Atlanta Falcons
2004* Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2004 Dallas Cowboys
2005* Arizona Cardinals
20072008 Montreal Alouettes
20092011 Calgary Stampeders
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
CFL West All-Star 2010
Career stats

Natravis DeVone Claybrooks (born September 15, 1977) is a former professional American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys. He also served as the defensive coordinator for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He played college football at East Carolina.

Claybrooks has also been a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals and Montreal Alouettes.

Early years[edit]

Claybrooks played high school football at Bassett High School as a running back, before accepting a scholarship from East Carolina University.

He was converted into a defensive tackle, finishing his career with 41 games (18 starts), 100 tackles (13 for loss), 11 sacks, 5 passes defensed, 3 fumble recoveries and one interception.

Professional career[edit]

Claybrooks was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Green Bay Packers after the 2001 NFL Draft. He was waived on September 2.

He was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the practice squad but was released on October 17. On October 31, he was by the Cleveland Browns to the practice squad and was promoted to the active roster on November 7.

In 2002, he was allocated by the Cleveland Browns to the Rhein Fire of the NFL Europe League. On July 26, he was waived injured by the Browns.

On November 6, he was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to their practice squad and on November 15 he was promoted to the active roster. He was cut three days later and re-signed to the practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on November 26. He was a part of the Super Bowl XXXVII winning team. He was released on August 31.

On October 1, 2003, he was signed as a free agent by the San Francisco 49ers.

On December 8, 2003, he was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as a free agent. He was waived on March 9, 2004.

On April 27, 2004, he was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After having a good camp he suffered a high ankle sprain in the preseason game against the Miami Dolphins. He was waived injured on August 31.

On October 5, 2004, the Dallas Cowboys signed him to the practice squad. On November 3, he was promoted to the active roster, appearing in 8 games as the backup to La'Roi Glover and Leonardo Carson at defensive tackle.[1] He wasn't re-signed after the season.

On July 30, 2005, he signed with the Arizona Cardinals. He suffered a knee injury during training camp and was waived injured on August 19.

In 2007, he signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. The next year, he made 39 tackles (2 for loss) and 4 quarterback sacks.

On August 22, 2009, he signed as a free agent with the Calgary Stampeders, registering 17 tackles (one for loss), 2 passes defensed and one forced fumble.[2] In 2010, he was named to the CFL Western All-Stars team, after playing a key role in his team's run defense, while posting 27 tackles (3 for loss), 4 quarterback sacks and 2 passes defensed.[3] He announced his retirement on January 18, 2012.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

From 2012 to 2015 he was the defensive line coach for the Calgary Stampeders. In 2015, he was named the defensive coordinator for the Calgary Stampeders.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Claybrooks is a restaurant owner. His cousin Shawn Moore was a second-team All-American and played quarterback in the NFL.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cowboys Waive DT Cooper". Retrieved September 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Stamps sign three players". Retrieved September 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ "All-Star Claybrooks signs new deal". Retrieved September 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Claybrooks announces retirement". Retrieved September 4, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Defensive coordinator bio". Retrieved September 4, 2016. 

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