Defensive back Raymond Clayborn of the New England Patriots (left) and Buffalo Bills wide receiver Trumaine Johnson go up for the ball during a game at Rich Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. The Bills won the game, 23-20. (Getty Images)

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Longhorn great Raymond Clayborn joins New England Patriots Hall of Fame

Posted May 23rd, 2017


With 36 interceptions in 13 seasons a New England Patriot, retired Pro Bowl defensive back and Longhorn great Raymond Clayborn will join the Patriots’ team Hall of Fame this year.

Drafted in 1977 with the 16th pick, Clayborn made three Pro Bowls, three All-Pro teams and helped the Patriots reach Super Bowl XX.

His 36 interceptions as a Patriot is still a team record.


At Texas, Clayborn played running back and defensive back following a standout career at Green B. Trimble Technical High School in the north Texas area. he was a two-time All-American and two-time All-Southwest Conference player. He was named the team MVP in 1976. On the track, Clayborn was a part of the SWC championship relay teams in the 440-yard relay and mile relay.

This isn’t the first team Hall of Fame Clayborn is joining. In 1991, he joined the Longhorn Hall of Honor.



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