Sam Clancy

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For the basketball player, see Sam Clancy, Jr.
Sam Clancy
Date of birth (1958-05-29) May 29, 1958 (age 58)
Place of birth Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s) DE/DT
College Pittsburgh
NFL draft 1982 / Round: 11 / Pick: 284
Career history
As player
1983 Seattle Seahawks (NFL)
1984 Pittsburgh Maulers (USFL)
1985 Memphis Showboats (USFL)
1985–1988 Cleveland Browns (NFL)
1989–1993 Indianapolis Colts (NFL)
Career stats
Sam Clancy
Medal record
Representing  United States
Men's basketball
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1979 San Juan Team competition

Sam Clancy (born May 29, 1958 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a former defensive end in the National Football League. He played for the Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns, and Indianapolis Colts. He also played for the Pittsburgh Maulers and the Memphis Showboats of the United States Football League.

Prior to his professional football career, he was a standout college basketball player for the University of Pittsburgh and played a season in the Continental Basketball Association for the Billings Volcanos in 1981-82, averaging 11.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.[1] He did not play football in college.[2]

He has been an assistant coach for the Barcelona Dragons of NFL Europe, as well as the New Orleans Saints and Oakland Raiders.


He has 2 sons, Sam Clancy, Jr., who is a professional basketball player, Samario Clancy, who was a collegiate basketball player, and a daughter, Samantha Clancy.


  1. ^ 1982-83 CBA Official Guide, page 76
  2. ^ Mihoces, Gary (April 20, 2005). "NFL seeks best players on the court or mat". USA Today. Archived from the original on October 28, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2013. 

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