Clayton Beauford
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1963-03-01) March 1, 1963 (age 58)
Place of birth: Palatka, Florida
Career information
College: Auburn University
NFL Draft: 1985 / Round: 10 / Pick: 258
(By the Detroit Lions)
Debuted in 1987 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1987 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
* Cleveland Browns (1987)
Career highlights and awards
Games played     1
Kick returns     1
Yards     22
Stats at NFL.com

Clayton Maurice Beauford (born March 1, 1963) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver in 1987 for the Cleveland Browns. Beauford graduated from Palatka High School in Palatka, Florida in 1981. He played college football for Auburn University from 1981 to 1984. In October 1982, he scored a touchdown on a 60-yard pass play against Georgia Tech.[1] In 1984, he was the subject of an investigation in which it was alleged that his high school records had been altered to allow him to attend Auburn on a football scholarship.[2] The principal, assistant principal, a masonry teacher and another person at the high school were later charged with official misconduct, filing false reports, or perjury in the matter.[3][4] Beauford was drafted by the Detroit Lions but spent the 1985 season on the injury list after sustaining a broken kneecap in the 1985 Senior Bowl. He was released by the Lions in August 1986.[5] Beauford also played in the USFL for the Birmingham Stallions. In 1987, he played for the Cleveland Browns, appearing in only one game with a kick return of 22 yards.

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