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Adrian Clayborn
DE #94
Height:
6-3
Weight:
280
Age:
26
College:
Iowa
Hometown:
St. Louis, MO
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
1
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 109 74 35 13.0 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 5 0
2014 TB 1 1 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 TB 16 16 64 43 21 5.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
2012 TB 3 3 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 TB 16 16 42 29 13 7.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 3 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 CAR L 14-20 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS

  • Selected in the first round (20th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Has started all 36 games that he has played.
  • Tied for the NFL lead in run stuffs (14.5) in 2013, while his 19 tackles for loss ranked fourth in the NFL and his career-high 64 tackles were the fifth-most by a defensive end.
  • In 2013 season finale, posted career-high 10 tackles, including four for loss, and added a sack.
  • Finished fourth among rookies and second among rookie defensive linemen in sacks in 2011. Also recorded the second-most sacks by a rookie in Buccaneers history.
  • Recorded first NFL sack and forced fumbled vs. Atlanta (9/25/11).
  • Started in NFL debut vs. Detroit (9/11/11).

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Started all 16 games in return from a torn ACL and recorded career-high 64 tackles, including 19 for loss, six sacks and two forced fumbles.
  • His 19 tackles for loss ranked fourth in the NFL behind only Robert Quinn (23), J.J. Watt (22) and Lavonte David (20).
  • His 14.5 run stuffs tied for the NFL lead, along with teammate Lavonte David and Houston’s J.J. Watt, according to STATS, Inc.
  • His 64 tackles were fifth-most in the NFL by a defensive end.
  • In season opener at New York Jets (9/8), registering three tackles, including one for loss, and two quarterback hits.
  • Notched five tackles, one sack and one pass defensed vs. New Orleans (9/15).
  • Tied a career high with six tackles, including one for loss, and a sack at New England (9/22).
  • Recorded four tackles, including two for loss, vs. Philadelphia (10/13).
  • Posted two tackles in start at Atlanta (10/20).
  • Posted four tackles, including two for loss, and one sack vs. Carolina (10/24).
  • Notched two tackles and two quarterback hits at Seattle (11/3).
  • Recorded one tackle and one quarterback hit vs.Miami (11/11).
  • Recorded a career-high seven tackles, including two for loss, and two quarterback hits vs. Atlanta (11/17).
  • Collected five tackles, including three for loss, and one sack at Detroit (11/24).
  • Posted four tackles at Carolina (12/1).
  • Notched three tackles, including one for loss, vs. Buffalo (12/8).
  • Registered two tackles, including one for loss, and a sack vs. San Francisco (12/15).
  • Recorded three tackles, including two for loss, and a forced fumble at St. Louis (12/22).
  • Posted career-high with 10 tackles, including four for loss, and one sack at New Orleans (12/29).

 

COLLEGE

  • First player from the University of Iowa to be selected by the Buccaneers.
  • First defensive end in Iowa football history to be selected in the first round.
  • One of six defensive ends to be drafted in the first-round of the 2011 NFL Draft, tying for the most taken in the first round in league history.
  • Two-time team captain that started in 37-of-50 games played, including his last 30 games during his Iowa career (2007-10).
  • Recorded 192 tackles to go with 19.0 sacks, 37.5 tackles for loss, seven forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
  • Added eight passes defensed and 19 quarterback pressures as well as two blocked field goals and one blocked punt, returning the blocked punt 53 yards for a score.
  • Named to Leadership group as a sophomore, junior and senior.
  • All-Big Ten Conference first-team selection as a junior and senior.
  • Earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week vs. Penn State as a senior and Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Penn State and Big Ten co-Defensive Player of the Week vs. Michigan State as a junior.
  • As a senior, started all 13 games at right defensive end recording 52 tackles, 3.5 sacks, seven tackles for loss, six quarterback pressures and two passes defensed.
  • Became the 21st Iowa Hawkeye to earn Consensus All-American honors (AFCA, Walter Camp, AP) and the first since Leroy Smith in 1991.
  • Finalist for the Ted Hendricks (Top Defensive End) and Rotary Lombardi (Top Defensive Lineman) Awards and recipient of Iowa’s Hayden Fry “Extra Heartbeat” Award.
  • Started all 13 games at right defensive end as a junior, leading the Hawkeyes, ranking third in the conference and 10th nationally with 11.5 sacks
  • Led the team with 20 tackles for loss, the third-best total in the Big Ten and eighth-best in the country
  • Ranked fifth on the team with 70 tackles while also recording two passes defensed and nine quarterback pressures.
  • Earned third-team All-America honors from Phil Steele and honorable mention All-America from Pro Football Weekly.
  • Recognized by the College Football Performance Awards as the National Defensive Performer of the Year and received the Hawkeyes’ Hustle Team Award for defense.
  • Named MVP of the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl vs. Georgia Tech after recording nine tackles and two sacks.
  • As a sophomore, started 11-of-13 games played at right defensive end, ranking 10th on the team with 50 tackles while adding 2.0 sacks and ranking second on the Hawkeyes with 8.0 tackles for loss.
  • Majored in interdepartmental studies.

 

COMMUNITY

  • Sponsors the “Clayborn’s Rising Stars” Front Row Fans section to provide a special gameday experience at Raymond James Stadium for local charities.
  • In May 2014, hosted a family fun day for 50 children and families at the NFL YET Center of Tampa to raise awareness for Brachial Plexus injuries.
  • In March 2013, participated in the “Fashion Funds for the Cure” fashion show benefitting the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
  • In April 2013, visited patients and handed out teddy bears to children at Shriners Hospital for Children.
  • Along with the defensive line, purchased toys and hosted a surprise shopping spree for underprivileged families in the “D-Line Does Christmas” event in December 2013.
  • Helped teammate Gerald McCoy host a free screening of Marvel’s “The Avengers” for Buccaneers fans in May 2012.
  • Greeted fans and signed autographs at the Buccaneers Official Draft Party, presented by Miller Lite, in April 2012.
  • Greeted fans, signed autographs and spoke about the upcoming season at the Chamber of Commerce “Chalk Talk” luncheon in September 2011.
  • Joined Buccaneers teammates and more than 100 UnitedHealthcare employees to pack food boxes at Feeding America Tampa Bay in September 2011.
  • Helped teach football drills and spoke on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle to South London school students in October 2011.
  • Visited patients at All Children’s Hospital and sang Christmas carols to residents of Westminster Palms Retirement Home in December 2011.

 

PERSONAL

  • Attended Webster Groves High School (St. Louis, Missouri), where he was a four-year letterman and team captain in football for head coach Cliff Ice.
  • The two-time first-team all-state and all-conference selection recorded 240 tackles, five sacks, four forced fumbles and three interceptions on defense in his career, while adding 42 receptions for 691 yards (16.45 ypc) and 10 touchdowns on offense.
  • Racked up 103 tackles with three sacks, a forced fumble and an interception as a senior while earning all-state and all-conference honors as a linebacker and tight end.
  • Named the Missouri and conference Player of the Year as a senior.
  • Also a four-year letterman as a power forward on the basketball team.
  • Given a four-star rating by Scout.com, which listed him as the 18th-best defensive end in the country and rated a four-star prospect by Rivals.com, who ranked him as the eighth-best strongside defensive end in the nation and the second-best recruit in the state of Missouri.
  • Son of Tracie and Richard Clayborn.
  • Born Adrian Clayborn on July 6, 1988, in St. Louis.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS

  • Selected in the first round (20th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Has started all 36 games that he has played.
  • Tied for the NFL lead in run stuffs (14.5) in 2013, while his 19 tackles for loss ranked fourth in the NFL and his career-high 64 tackles were the fifth-most by a defensive end.
  • In 2013 season finale, posted career-high 10 tackles, including four for loss, and added a sack.
  • Finished fourth among rookies and second among rookie defensive linemen in sacks in 2011. Also recorded the second-most sacks by a rookie in Buccaneers history.
  • Recorded first NFL sack and forced fumbled vs. Atlanta (9/25/11).
  • Started in NFL debut vs. Detroit (9/11/11).

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Started all 16 games in return from a torn ACL and recorded career-high 64 tackles, including 19 for loss, six sacks and two forced fumbles.
  • His 19 tackles for loss ranked fourth in the NFL behind only Robert Quinn (23), J.J. Watt (22) and Lavonte David (20).
  • His 14.5 run stuffs tied for the NFL lead, along with teammate Lavonte David and Houston’s J.J. Watt, according to STATS, Inc.
  • His 64 tackles were fifth-most in the NFL by a defensive end.
  • In season opener at New York Jets (9/8), registering three tackles, including one for loss, and two quarterback hits.
  • Notched five tackles, one sack and one pass defensed vs. New Orleans (9/15).
  • Tied a career high with six tackles, including one for loss, and a sack at New England (9/22).
  • Recorded four tackles, including two for loss, vs. Philadelphia (10/13).
  • Posted two tackles in start at Atlanta (10/20).
  • Posted four tackles, including two for loss, and one sack vs. Carolina (10/24).
  • Notched two tackles and two quarterback hits at Seattle (11/3).
  • Recorded one tackle and one quarterback hit vs.Miami (11/11).
  • Recorded a career-high seven tackles, including two for loss, and two quarterback hits vs. Atlanta (11/17).
  • Collected five tackles, including three for loss, and one sack at Detroit (11/24).
  • Posted four tackles at Carolina (12/1).
  • Notched three tackles, including one for loss, vs. Buffalo (12/8).
  • Registered two tackles, including one for loss, and a sack vs. San Francisco (12/15).
  • Recorded three tackles, including two for loss, and a forced fumble at St. Louis (12/22).
  • Posted career-high with 10 tackles, including four for loss, and one sack at New Orleans (12/29).

 

COLLEGE

  • First player from the University of Iowa to be selected by the Buccaneers.
  • First defensive end in Iowa football history to be selected in the first round.
  • One of six defensive ends to be drafted in the first-round of the 2011 NFL Draft, tying for the most taken in the first round in league history.
  • Two-time team captain that started in 37-of-50 games played, including his last 30 games during his Iowa career (2007-10).
  • Recorded 192 tackles to go with 19.0 sacks, 37.5 tackles for loss, seven forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
  • Added eight passes defensed and 19 quarterback pressures as well as two blocked field goals and one blocked punt, returning the blocked punt 53 yards for a score.
  • Named to Leadership group as a sophomore, junior and senior.
  • All-Big Ten Conference first-team selection as a junior and senior.
  • Earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week vs. Penn State as a senior and Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Penn State and Big Ten co-Defensive Player of the Week vs. Michigan State as a junior.
  • As a senior, started all 13 games at right defensive end recording 52 tackles, 3.5 sacks, seven tackles for loss, six quarterback pressures and two passes defensed.
  • Became the 21st Iowa Hawkeye to earn Consensus All-American honors (AFCA, Walter Camp, AP) and the first since Leroy Smith in 1991.
  • Finalist for the Ted Hendricks (Top Defensive End) and Rotary Lombardi (Top Defensive Lineman) Awards and recipient of Iowa’s Hayden Fry “Extra Heartbeat” Award.
  • Started all 13 games at right defensive end as a junior, leading the Hawkeyes, ranking third in the conference and 10th nationally with 11.5 sacks
  • Led the team with 20 tackles for loss, the third-best total in the Big Ten and eighth-best in the country
  • Ranked fifth on the team with 70 tackles while also recording two passes defensed and nine quarterback pressures.
  • Earned third-team All-America honors from Phil Steele and honorable mention All-America from Pro Football Weekly.
  • Recognized by the College Football Performance Awards as the National Defensive Performer of the Year and received the Hawkeyes’ Hustle Team Award for defense.
  • Named MVP of the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl vs. Georgia Tech after recording nine tackles and two sacks.
  • As a sophomore, started 11-of-13 games played at right defensive end, ranking 10th on the team with 50 tackles while adding 2.0 sacks and ranking second on the Hawkeyes with 8.0 tackles for loss.
  • Majored in interdepartmental studies.

 

COMMUNITY

  • Sponsors the “Clayborn’s Rising Stars” Front Row Fans section to provide a special gameday experience at Raymond James Stadium for local charities.
  • In May 2014, hosted a family fun day for 50 children and families at the NFL YET Center of Tampa to raise awareness for Brachial Plexus injuries.
  • In March 2013, participated in the “Fashion Funds for the Cure” fashion show benefitting the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
  • In April 2013, visited patients and handed out teddy bears to children at Shriners Hospital for Children.
  • Along with the defensive line, purchased toys and hosted a surprise shopping spree for underprivileged families in the “D-Line Does Christmas” event in December 2013.
  • Helped teammate Gerald McCoy host a free screening of Marvel’s “The Avengers” for Buccaneers fans in May 2012.
  • Greeted fans and signed autographs at the Buccaneers Official Draft Party, presented by Miller Lite, in April 2012.
  • Greeted fans, signed autographs and spoke about the upcoming season at the Chamber of Commerce “Chalk Talk” luncheon in September 2011.
  • Joined Buccaneers teammates and more than 100 UnitedHealthcare employees to pack food boxes at Feeding America Tampa Bay in September 2011.
  • Helped teach football drills and spoke on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle to South London school students in October 2011.
  • Visited patients at All Children’s Hospital and sang Christmas carols to residents of Westminster Palms Retirement Home in December 2011.

 

PERSONAL

  • Attended Webster Groves High School (St. Louis, Missouri), where he was a four-year letterman and team captain in football for head coach Cliff Ice.
  • The two-time first-team all-state and all-conference selection recorded 240 tackles, five sacks, four forced fumbles and three interceptions on defense in his career, while adding 42 receptions for 691 yards (16.45 ypc) and 10 touchdowns on offense.
  • Racked up 103 tackles with three sacks, a forced fumble and an interception as a senior while earning all-state and all-conference honors as a linebacker and tight end.
  • Named the Missouri and conference Player of the Year as a senior.
  • Also a four-year letterman as a power forward on the basketball team.
  • Given a four-star rating by Scout.com, which listed him as the 18th-best defensive end in the country and rated a four-star prospect by Rivals.com, who ranked him as the eighth-best strongside defensive end in the nation and the second-best recruit in the state of Missouri.
  • Son of Tracie and Richard Clayborn.
  • Born Adrian Clayborn on July 6, 1988, in St. Louis.