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John Clay
No. 78, 77
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1964-05-01) May 1, 1964 (age 59)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school:Cedar Hill (MO) Northwest
NFL Draft:1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:12
Games started:10
Player stats at · PFR

John Gregory Clay (born May 1, 1964) is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for two seasons during the late 1980s. Clay played college football for the University of Missouri, and thereafter, played professionally for the Los Angeles Raiders and the San Diego Chargers of the NFL.

Clay was born in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was drafted by the Los Angeles Raiders in the first round (15th pick overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft.[1]

After his rookie season, the Raiders traded Clay to the San Diego Chargers in exchange for star offensive lineman Jim Lachey.

On 1/5/2016, John Gregory Clay was officially named as the head coach of the Cahokia Comanche football team.


  1. ^ "1987 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved 2023-09-25.