Clint Didier
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Didier in 2010.
No. 86, 80
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1959-04-04) April 4, 1959 (age 63)
Connell, Washington, U.S.
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school:Connell (WA)
College:Portland State
NFL Draft:1981 / Round: 12 / Pick: 314
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:1,923
Player stats at · PFR

Clinton Bradley Didier (born April 4, 1959) is a professional American football player and politician. He played for the Washington Redskins and Green Bay Packers, and later sought elected office on four occasions. Didier was finally elected to political office in 2018, as a Franklin County Commissioner.

Early life and education

Didier was born to Don and Alice Didier in Connell, Washington. Very little information about his early life is recorded, but his mother gave an interview to Robert Franklin on July 12, 2016 for the Hanford Oral History Project at Washington State University - Tri-Cities. Didier earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University.[1]



Didier was a tight end in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins from 1982 to 1987 and for the Green Bay Packers from 1988 to 1989. Didier won two Super Bowl rings as a member of the Redskins, in Super Bowl XVII and Super Bowl XXII. He was also the Redskins' second leading receiver in Super Bowl XVIII, catching five passes for 65 yards in their 38-9 loss. He scored a touchdown in Super Bowl XXII. He finished his NFL career with 141 receptions for 1,923 yards and 21 touchdowns in 105 games.[2]

He was inducted into the Portland State Football Hall of Fame in 2000, and into the Central Washington Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

Didier coached high school football at Connell High School from 1999-2009. Didier was the team's offensive coordinator and also briefly coached the freshmen team and defensive ends. During his tenure as offensive coordinator Connell won six league titles and two State championships in 2002, and 2009 respectively. The team also finished 2nd twice in 2006 and 2007 losing to Meridian and Royal City during those seasons. Didier's teams typically ranked near the top in scoring in the SCAC. Didier stepped down from his position as offensive coordinator in 2009 after helping lead Connell to 14-0 season and a state championship.[3]


Didier ran unsuccessfully run for office on four occasions over a six-year period: for United States Senate in 2010, for Washington Commissioner of Public Lands in 2012, and for United States House of Representatives in 2014 and, again, in 2016.[4]

In 2018 he announced a run for the Franklin County Commission, District 3.[5] He made it through the primary and faced Democrat Zahra Roach in the November election[6] He was elected to his first office with 56% of the vote,[7] was sworn in on January 2, 2019, and participated in his first meeting the same day.[8]


Didier owns various real estate property businesses including farmland in Franklin County, Washington.[9]


  1. ^ "Profile: Clint Didier". Yakima Herald-Republic.
  2. ^ "Clint Didier". August 17, 2015. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  3. ^ Ringer, Sandy. "Didier's Advice Rings True for Connell," Seattle Times, December 5, 2009.
  4. ^ Connelly, Joel (May 20, 2016). "Clint Didier, three-time loser, makes another run for Congress". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  5. ^ "Political perennial Didier jumps into local race". Tri-cityherald. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  6. ^ "Didier, Roach leading in Franklin County commissioner race". Tri-cityherald. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  7. ^ "Franklin County November 6, 2018 General Election".
  8. ^ "New Franklin County commissioner Clint Didier sworn in | Tri-City Herald". Archived from the original on January 11, 2019. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  9. ^ "TerraScan TaxSifter - Franklin County Washington".