For the basketball player, see Sam Clancy, Jr..
Sam Clancy
Date of birth: (1958-05-29) May 29, 1958 (age 62)
Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s): DE/DT
College: Pittsburgh
NFL Draft: 1982 / Round: 11 / Pick: 284
 As player:
Seattle Seahawks (NFL)
Pittsburgh Maulers (USFL)
Memphis Showboats (USFL)
Cleveland Browns (NFL)
Indianapolis Colts (NFL)
Playing stats at
Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Men's basketball
Pan American Games
Gold 1979 San Juan Team competition

Sam Clancy (born May 29, 1958 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a former defensive end in the National Football League. He played for the Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns, and Indianapolis Colts. He also played for the Pittsburgh Maulers and the Memphis Showboats of the United States Football League.

Prior to his professional football career, he was a standout college basketball player for the University of Pittsburgh and played a season in the Continental Basketball Association for the Billings Volcanos in 1981-82, averaging 11.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.[1] He did not play football in college.

He has been an assistant coach for the Barcelona Dragons of NFL Europe, as well as the New Orleans Saints and Oakland Raiders.


His son, Sam Clancy, Jr., is a professional basketball player. As of October 2006, he is signed with Vive Menorca in the Spanish pro basketball league. He starred collegiately at the University of Southern California. Other children are Samantha, Samario, Selfopromotio, Samarcus, and one stepson, Evann. One grandchild, Samia.


  1. 1982-83 CBA Official Guide, page 76

External links

Template:United States Men Basketball Squad 1979 Pan American Games

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