Delroy Clarke

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Delroy Clarke
No. 18     Free agent
Date of birth (1982-12-29) December 29, 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Kingston, Jamaica
Career information
Status Injured List
CFL status National
Position(s) CB
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg)
University Ottawa
High school West Hill
CFL draft 2008 / Round: 4 / Pick: 29
Drafted by Toronto Argonauts
Career history
As player
20082010 Toronto Argonauts
20112012 Edmonton Eskimos
2014 Ottawa Redblacks*
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career stats

Delroy Clarke (born December 29, 1982) is a Canadian football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2008 CFL Draft by the Toronto Argonauts. He played CIS Football for the Ottawa Gee-Gees.

Early years[edit]

Clarke was born in Kingston, Jamaica, moved to Scarborough in the city of Toronto, Ontario, as a teenager, and attended West Hill Collegiate Institute for grades 10, 11, and 12. He was an all-around athlete in school, playing varsity soccer, rugby, and track and field for West Hill. He first played football in the twelfth grade, after a serious leg injury cost him a soccer United States college athletics scholarship. Upset and not wanting to play soccer anymore, friends convinced him to try football. In his only year of high school football, he made enough of an impact to earn United States Division II scholarship offers but opted to stay in Canada and play for the University of Ottawa.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Clarke was drafted in the fourth round of the 2008 CFL Draft by the Toronto Argonauts. He played for three seasons in Toronto before he was traded to the Edmonton Eskimos for a fourth round draft pick in the 2012 CFL Draft.[2] Following two seasons with the Eskimos, he was released and sat out of football in 2013. He was later signed by the expansion Ottawa Redblacks on January 13, 2014.[3] He was released by the Redblacks on June 4, 2014.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nelson, Norm (2009-08-11). "Cornerback didn't play football until Grade 12". Toronto Community News. Retrieved 2009-08-19. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Esks acquire Canadian DB Clarke from Argos
  3. ^ Ottawa signs former Gee-Gee Delroy Clarke
  4. ^ "Transactions - 2014". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on January 6, 2015. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 

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