American Football Database
Willie Clay
Date of birth: (1970-09-05) September 5, 1970 (age 51)
Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s): Cornerback
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
College: Georgia Tech
High school: Linsly School
(Wheeling, West Virginia)
NFL Draft: 1992 / Round: 8 / Pick:221

Willie James Clay (born September 5, 1970) is a former American football safety in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions, New England Patriots, and New Orleans Saints.

Clay attended Linsly High School in Wheeling, West Virginia where he earned twelve varsity letters playing football, basketball, and baseball.

While in college at Georgia Tech, he made 16 career interceptions to break the school record (formerly 14)[1] and was part of the 1990 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team that won the NCAA national championship.

Clay is the nephew of Dwight Clay who was a basketball player for the University of Notre Dame. Dwight Clay was nicknamed "The Iceman" and is famous for hitting the game winning jump shot that ended UCLA's NCAA all-time record 88-game winning streak on January 19, 1974.