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Raymond Clayborn
Jersey #(s)
Born January 2, 1955 (1955-01-02) (age 55)
Fort Worth, Texas
Career information
Year(s) 19771991
NFL Draft 1977 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16
College Texas
Professional teams
Career stats
INT 36
INT yards 555
Touchdowns 1
Stats at
Career highlights and awards

Raymond DeWayne Clayborn (born January 2, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas), is a former American Football cornerback who played for the New England Patriots (1977-1989) and Cleveland Browns (1990, 1991) in the NFL. Before his NFL career, he played for the University of Texas at Austin.

Clayborn had a superb career with the Patriots, making the Pro Bowl 3 times. As a rookie, he returned 28 kickoffs for 869 yards and a league leading 3 touchdowns, giving him an NFL best 31 yards per return average. His best season was in 1985, recording 6 interceptions and assisting his team to a championship appearance in Super Bowl XX, and recovered a fumble in the game.

Clayborn finished his career with 36 interceptions, which he returned for 555 yards and a touchdown. He also returned 57 kickoffs for 1,538 yards and 3 touchdowns, and recovered 4 fumbles. At the time of his retirement, his 36 interceptions were a Patriots record. He is currently the NFL Uniform Program Representative for the Houston Texans.

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