Clarence Verdin
No. 2, 83, 89
Position:Wide receiver / Punt returner
Personal information
Born: (1963-06-14) June 14, 1963 (age 59)
Dulac, Louisiana
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:160 lb (73 kg)
Career information
High school:Bourg (LA) South Terrebonne
College:Southwestern Louisiana
Supplemental draft:1984 / Round: 3
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:118
Games started:25
Receiving yards:1,329
Return yards:6,580
Total Touchdowns:12
Player stats at · PFR

Clarence Verdin (born June 14, 1963) is a former American football wide receiver and kick returner in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins, Indianapolis Colts and Atlanta Falcons. He also was a member of the Houston Gamblers in the United States Football League and the BC Lions in the Canadian Football League. He played college football at the University of Southwestern Louisiana

Early years

Verdin attended South Terrebonne High School. He accepted a football scholarship from the University of Southwestern Louisiana.

Professional career

Verdin was selected by the Houston Gamblers in the 17th round (356th overall) of the 1984 USFL Draft. He was also selected by the Washington Redskins in the third round (83rd overall) of the 1984 NFL Supplemental Draft of USFL and CFL Players.

In 1986, he signed with the Washington Redskins after the USFL folded. During his time with the Indianapolis Colts, he was famous for his end-zone celebration known as "The Verdance". He was selected for two Pro Bowls as a punt returner.

In 1996, he signed as a free agent with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League, but was released after five games.