Mark Gregory Clayton biography

Mark Gregory Clayton

Wide receiver, American football player

1961 –

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Who is Mark Gregory Clayton?

Mark Gregory Clayton is a former American football wide receiver who played most of his career with the Miami Dolphins, entering the league in 1983 with the Dolphins and playing there until 1992. He finished out his career with the Green Bay Packers, playing a single season with them in 1993. He attended the University of Louisville.

A favorite target of Dan Marino, he paired with Mark Duper to form the popular "Marks Brothers". He was a five time Pro Bowl player in 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988 and 1991. Clayton finished his 11 year career with 582 receptions for 8,974 yards, along with 108 rushing yards, 40 kickoff return yards, and 485 punt return yards. He also scored 88 total touchdowns

He is in the NFL top 50 in receiving yards and receiving TDs. He holds Dolphins records for career pass receptions and TDs, as well as receiving yards in a single season. At one point in time, the Dan Marino-Mark Clayton tandem was the most prolific in NFL history.

His 1984 single season record of 18 touchdown catches was broken in 1987 by Jerry Rice and is still tied for the third highest total in NFL history.

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Born
Apr 8, 1961
Indianapolis
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Oklahoma
Lived in
  • Indianapolis

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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