Sam Clancy
No. 84, 91, 76
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1958-05-29) May 29, 1958 (age 64)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight:288 lb (131 kg)
Career information
NFL Draft:1982 / Round: 11 / Pick: 284
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Medal record
Men's basketball
Representing  United States
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1979 San Juan Team competition

Sam Clancy (born May 29, 1958 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a former defensive end in the National Football League. He played for the Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns, and Indianapolis Colts. He also played for the Pittsburgh Maulers and the Memphis Showboats of the United States Football League.

Prior to his professional football career, he was a standout college basketball player for the University of Pittsburgh and member of the Gold Medal winning 1979 U.S. Pan American Games Mens Basketball team;[1] he played a season in the Continental Basketball Association for the Billings Volcanos in 1981–82, averaging 11.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.[2] He did not play football in college.[3]

He has been an assistant coach for the Barcelona Dragons of NFL Europe, as well as the New Orleans Saints and Oakland Raiders.


He has 2 sons, Sam Clancy Jr., who is a professional basketball player, Samario Clancy, who was a collegiate basketball player, and a daughter, Samantha Clancy.


  1. ^ "Eighth Pan American Games – 1979".
  2. ^ 1982–83 CBA Official Guide, page 76
  3. ^ Mihoces, Gary (April 20, 2005). "NFL seeks best players on the court or mat". USA Today. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2013.