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Clifton Geathers

Clifton Geathers
No. 90     Philadelphia Eagles
Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-12-11) December 11, 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth: Georgetown, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)Weight: 340 lb (154 kg)
Career information
High school: Hemingway (SC) Carvers Bay
College: South Carolina
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 6 / Pick: 186
Debuted in 2010 for the Miami Dolphins
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2013

Clifton Geathers (born December 11, 1987) is an American football defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He played college football at the University of South Carolina. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts.

College career

After playing at Carvers Bay High School, Geathers attended the University of South Carolina, becoming a starter at defensive end as a junior and leaving school before his senior year.[1][2][3]

Professional career

Pre-draft

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 7½ in 299 lb37¾ in11⅛ in 4.98 s 1.72 s 2.87 s 7.69 s 36 in 9 ft 4 in 26 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Cleveland Browns

Geathers was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 6th round of the 2010 NFL draft.[4] He was released in their final cuts.

Miami Dolphins

On September 5, 2010, Geathers was awarded to the Miami Dolphins on waiver claims.[5] He was waived on November 26, 2010.

Seattle Seahawks

Geathers signed with the Seattle Seahawks on November 27, 2010. He was with the team until he was cut on December 7, 2010.

Dallas Cowboys

Geathers signed with the Dallas Cowboys on December 8, 2010. Geathers would appear in 6 games for the Dallas Cowboys recording 3 quarterback pressures. He would be released once again before being signed one last time by Dallas on April 20, 2012. He would again be waived August 31, 2012.

Indianapolis Colts

On October 3, 2012, Geathers was signed to the Indianapolis Colts practice squad.[6] He would replace former Baylor nose tackle Nicolas Jean-Baptiste. Geathers would spend 4 days total on Indianapolis' practice squad before being elevated to the active roster due to an injury to Colts' defensive end, Fili Moala.[7] He recorded a sack against the Houston Texans on 30 December 2012.

Philadelphia Eagles

Geathers was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for fullback Stanley Havili on March 28, 2013.[8]

Personal

His brother, Robert Geathers Jr., is a defensive end for the Cincinnati Bengals. His uncle, James Jumpy Geathers, played defensive end in the NFL. Clifton's father, Robert Geathers Sr., was a third-round pick in the 1981 NFL Draft, but an injury ended his career. His younger brother, Kwame Geathers, played college football at The University of Georgia and is currently a nose tackle for the San Diego Chargers. His cousin Clayton Geathers plays defensive back for the University of Central Florida.

References

External links

Biography portal
  • South Carolina Gamecocks bio
  • Cleveland Browns bio
  • Seattle Seahawks bio
  • Philadelphia Eagles bio
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