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Encyclopedia > Mark Clayton
Mark Clayton
Position(s):
Wide Receiver
Jersey #(s):
83
Born: April 8, 1961 (1961-04-08) (age 46)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Career Information
Year(s): 19831993
NFL Draft: 1983 / Round: 8 / Pick: 223
College: Louisville
Professional Teams
Career Stats
Receptions     582
Receiving Yards     8,974
Touchdowns     84
Stats at NFL.com
Career Highlights and Awards

Mark Gregory Clayton (born April 8, 1961 in Indianapolis, Indiana) 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. This article is about the Ravens wide receiver. ... A diagram showing typical football positions In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... In team sports, the squad number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players outfit. ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Indianapolis redirects here. ... In an organised sports league, a season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session. ... The 1983 NFL season was the 64th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1993 NFL season was the 74th regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1983 National Football League Draft is also frequently known as the Quarterback class of 1983, because of the six quarterbacks taken in the first round. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Louisville (also known as U of L) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach liljimjim Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present... The 1983 NFL season was the 64th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1992 NFL season was the 73th regular season of the National Football League. ... Packers redirects here. ... The 1993 NFL season was the 74th regular season of the National Football League. ... In American football, a reception is a type of play in which the ball is received (caught) by a player. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both codes). ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The 1985 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 27, 1985 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1986 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 2, 1986 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1987 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 1, 1987 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1989 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 29, 1989 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1992 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 2, 1992 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Indianapolis skyline Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach liljimjim Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present... Packers redirects here. ... The University of Louisville (also known as U of L) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. ...


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 (87 receiving and 1 punt return) Daniel Constantine Marino, Jr. ... Duper on the cover of Sports Illustrated Mark Duper (born 1959 in Moreauville, Louisiana) is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Miami Dolphins(1982-1992) of the NFL and for two games in 1994 with the Miami Hooters of the AFL. Duper before his first game... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ...


He is in the NFL top 50 in receiving yards (tied for 39th) and receiving TDs (tied for 13th). 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. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Daniel Constantine Marino, Jr. ...


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. This article is about the year. ... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ...


In 2003, he entered the Miami Dolphins Ring of Honor, along with fellow "Marks Brother", Mark Duper.


In 2005 he helped punctuate Marino's Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech by running through the crowd and catching one last pass from the legend thrown from the stage. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ...


He is the only player in the history of the NFL who has caught a touchdown pass from both Dan Marino and Brett Favre during the NFL regular season.


In February 2007, The Miami Herald reported Clayton suffers from chronic headaches and right arm numbness that he attributes to hits suffered during his career. Clayton, living in Houston says he can hardly lift anything either and is struggling to get the NFL to help cover his medical expenses. The Miami Herald is a daily newspaper owned by The McClatchy Company. ... A headache is a condition of mild to severe pain in the head; sometimes upper back or neck pain may also be interpreted as a headache. ... Houston redirects here. ...


References

  • "Mark Gregory Clayton". Marquis Who's Who TM. Marquis Who's Who, 2004.

Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale. 2005. http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/sports/football/16620065.htm


Clayton is not the only player to catch a TD from both Favre and Marino. He is one of 3 players to do so. The others are Mark Ingram and Keith Jackson.


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Daniel Constantine Marino, Jr. ... Michael William Charles (born September 23, 1962 in Newark, New Jersey) is a former American professional football player who played nine seasons in the National Football League. ... Reginald Henry Roby (born July 30, 1961 in Waterloo, Iowa — died February 22, 2005 in Nashville, Tennessee,) was an American-born National Football League punter and a three-time Pro Bowler. ... Anthony Carter (born September 17, 1960 in Riviera Beach, Florida) was an American football wide receiver. ... In the National Football League, a Perfect Season has only been accomplished by the 1972 Miami Dolphins, who had an undefeated campaign led by coach Don Shula and notable teammates Bob Griese, Earl Morrall and Larry Csonka (among many others). ... Richard Paul Anderson (born February 10, 1946) is a former American Football defensive back for the American Football Leagues and NFLs Miami Dolphins, where he played for his entire ten year career from 1968 to 1977 missing two of those seasons with a major knee injury. ... Nicholas Anthony Buoniconti is a former AFL and NFL Hall of Fame linebacker, who played for the Boston Patriots and Miami Dolphins. ... Duper on the cover of Sports Illustrated Mark Duper (born 1959 in Moreauville, Louisiana) is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Miami Dolphins(1982-1992) of the NFL and for two games in 1994 with the Miami Hooters of the AFL. Duper before his first game... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Duper on the cover of Sports Illustrated Mark Duper (born 1959 in Moreauville, Louisiana) is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Miami Dolphins(1982-1992) of the NFL and for two games in 1994 with the Miami Hooters of the AFL. Duper before his first game... Robert Allen Griese (born February 3, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana) is a former American football quarterback who earned All-American honors with the Purdue Boilermakers before being drafted in 1967 by the American Football Leagues Miami Dolphins. ... Robert John Kuechenberg (born October 14, 1947 in Gary, Indiana) is a former National Football League offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins for fourteen seasons between 1970 and 1983, spending the 1984 season on injured reserve. ... James John Langer (Born May 16, 1948 in Little Falls, Minnesota) is a former american football center for the National Football League Miami Dolphins. ... Lawrence Chatmon Little (Born November 2, 1945, in Groveland, Georgia) is a former American Football offensive guard who played for the 1967-68San Diego Chargers and then traded to the Miami Dolphins 1969. ... Daniel Constantine Marino, Jr. ... Nat Moore (born 1951) is a former American football wide receiver for the National Football League Miami Dolphins, the only team he played for in his 13 year career. ... Joseph Joe Robbie (July 7, 1916 - January 7, 1990) was an American lawyer and entrepreneur. ... Donald Francis Shula (born January 4, 1930 in Grand River, Ohio) is a former professional football coach for the National Football League. ... Dwight Stephenson is a former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fames class of 1998. ... Richmond Jewel Webb (born January 11, 1967) was a offensive tackle in the NFL. He was the eighth overall pick by the Miami Dolphins in the 1990 NFL Draft. ...

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