Imoan Claiborne
Free agent
Born: (1992-07-20) July 20, 1992 (age 31)
Alexandria, Louisiana
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight193 lb (88 kg)
CollegeNorthwestern State
High schoolAlexandria Senior (Alexandria, Louisiana)
Career history
As player
(2015)St. Louis Rams*
(2015)Tampa Bay Buccaneers*
2016–presentOttawa Redblacks
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Imoan Claiborne (born July 20, 1992) is a Canadian football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Northwestern State.

College career

Claiborne was an All-American cornerback who had four interceptions and three fumble recoveries last fall for the Demons. He had four-year totals of 103 tackles, six interceptions and 11 pass breakups in 37 games, 28 starts, 22 in his final two seasons. He made 48 tackles and a team-high seven pass breakups while playing in 10 ½ games as a senior. He was awarded the FCS All-America honors from The Sports Network and first-team All-Southland and All-Louisiana honors before playing in the 66th Annual Reese's Senior Bowl game.[1]

Professional career

St. Louis Rams

After going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft Claiborne signed with the St. Louis Rams of the NFL. In a joint practice with the Dallas Cowboys in August a brawl broke out and Imoan Claiborne punched Pro Bowl wide receiver Dez Bryant in the face.[2] Claiborne was released on September 1.[3]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Claiborne was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad on September 7, 2015.[4]

Ottawa Redblacks

On February 29, 2016, Claiborne signed with the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League.[5] On October 10, 2016, the Redblacks placed Claiborne on their practice squad.[6]


  1. ^ "Deon Simon drafted by Jets, Imoan Claiborne reaches free agent deal with Rams". Northwestern State University. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  2. ^ "Dez Bryant talks smack after getting punched in joint practice brawl". Sporting News. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  3. ^ "St. Louis Rams cut 13 players, including cornerback who punched Dez Bryant". Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  4. ^ Smith, Scott (September 7, 2015). "First Practice Squad Has Homegrown Feel". Retrieved 2015-09-07.
  5. ^ "RedBlacks lock up all-star centre Gott". Ottawa Sun. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  6. ^ "Ottawa Redblacks give quarterback Henry Burris starter's job back for key game against Hamilton Tiger-Cats". Ottawa Sun. Retrieved 2017-01-02.