Sebastian Clovis

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Sebastian Clovis
Born: (1979-09-01) September 1, 1979 (age 38)
London, England
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) FS
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 206 lb (93 kg)
University Saint Mary's
CFL draft 2005 / Round: 4 / Pick: 34
Drafted by BC Lions
Career history
As player
2005–2007 BC Lions
2008 Saskatchewan Roughriders
Awards 2006 Grey Cup Champion, 2003 and 2004 CIS All-Canadian, 2001 and 2002 Vanier Cup Champion and OFSAA gold medalist
Career stats
  • Playing stats at (archive)

Sebastian James Clovis (born September 1, 1979) is a Canadian home renovation television personality, DIYer and former Canadian Football League player. Clovis is the co-host of Canada's Tackle My Reno which is formerly aired on HGTV. In the show, Clovis and his co-host Sabrina Smelko help homeowners accomplish thrifty renovation projects. Clovis has also appeared in all 3 seasons of Home To Win on HGTV.


Born in London, England, Clovis migrated to Canada with his family when he was 6 years old. He grew up in the east end of Toronto, in his family home where he was first introduced to carpentry and building. He is the eldest of 5 siblings.

Clovis attended the all-boys Catholic high school, Neil McNeil High School, where he was a competitive athlete in track & field and football, which he pursued after school with the Scarborough Thunder Football Club. In his final year of high school, he attended Senator O'Connor College School where he played on the senior boys football team.

College career[edit]

Clovis received a scholarship to Mississippi State University and later transferred to Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he played for their football team, the Huskies.

CFL career[edit]

Clovis was drafted by the BC Lions in the 2005 CFL draft. After being sidelined with a torn ACL in the 2005 season, he came back to play all 18 games with the Lions during their 2006 Grey Cup winning season. Suffering another season-ending injury midway through the 2007 season, he was forced to rehabilitate from a second ACL tear. Returning from reconstructive knee surgery for a second time, he signed on with the Saskatchewan Roughriders where he played a season before ending his football career.


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