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Tyler Clutts
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Clutts in the 2011 NFL season.
No. 40     Houston Texans
Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-11-09) November 9, 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth: Vallejo, California
High School: Clovis (CA)
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
College: Fresno State
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2008 for the Edmonton Eskimos
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Receptions     8
Receiving yards     48
Receiving average     6.0
Receiving TDs     0

Tyler Clutts (born November 9, 1984) is an American football fullback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He played college football at Fresno State, where he also played defensive end and recorded 23 ½ sacks.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Edmonton EskimosEdit

After going undrafted in the 2008 NFL Draft, Clutts signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.[2]

Utah BlazeEdit

After a two year career in the CFL, Clutts signed with the Utah Blaze of the Arena Football League for one year.[2]

Sacramento Mountain LionsEdit

Following his brief stay in the AFL, he played for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the UFL for a year, where he officially made the switch to fullback.[3][2]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

Clutts was signed to a future contract by the Cleveland Browns on January 5, 2011.[2] During the preseason finale against the Bears, Clutts attracted interest from Bears special teams coordinator Dave Toub, who felt that Clutts would be a decent addition to the team, which would lead to his signing with the Bears.[4]

Chicago BearsEdit

He was signed by the Chicago Bears from the Cleveland Brown's practice squad on September 7, 2011 to a three-year deal.[5] When long snapper Patrick Mannelly went down with an injury against the San Diego Chargers, Clutts filled in his role until the arrival of Chris Massey.[6] Clutts was eventually in the running for a spot on the NFC team for the 2012 Pro Bowl, but ultimately did not make it.[7]

Houston TexansEdit

On August 31, 2012 Clutts was traded to the Houston Texans for CB Sherrick McManis.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bears sign former Browns fullback Clutts - Chicago Tribune". Articles.chicagotribune.com. 2011-09-07. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-09-07/sports/chi-bears-sign-fullback-clutts-to-practice-squad-20110907_1_bears-re-sign-cornerback-joshua-moore-matt-toeaina. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Clutts hoping to find home at fullback for Bears - Chicago Tribune". Articles.chicagotribune.com. 2011-09-08. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-09-08/sports/chi-clutts-hoping-to-find-home-at-fullback-for-bears-20110908_1_arena-league-true-fullback-ufl. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
  3. "Clutts enjoying life as an NFL player". Chicagobears.com. 2011-10-31. http://www.chicagobears.com/news/NewsStory.asp?story_id=8304. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
  4. "What do coaches like about Clutts". Chicagobears.com. 2011-09-14. http://www.chicagobears.com/news/ChalkTalkStory.asp?story_id=8150. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
  5. "Chicago Bears sign FB Tyler Clutts to three-year contract - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN". Msn.foxsports.com. 2011-09-07. http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Chicago-Bears-sign-FB-Tyler-Clutts-to-three-year-contract-090711. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
  6. "Tyler Clutts clutch as fill-in long snapper - Chicago Sun-Times". Suntimes.com. http://www.suntimes.com/sports/8968516-419/clutch-clutts-steps-in-as-long-snapper.html. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
  7. "Nine Bears in Pro Bowl running". Chicagobears.com. http://www.chicagobears.com/DailyBlogs.asp?DAILY_BLOG_DATE=11/16/11. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
  8. Mayer, Larry. "Bears reach 53-man roster limit". Chicagobears.com. http://www.chicagobears.com/news/article-1/Bears-reach-53-man-roster-limit/d1ca7b2d-acca-46d6-b488-46f71f813615. Retrieved 2012-09-01.

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