Posted: Jan 17, 2014 8:11 AM by Hunter Robinson
Updated: Jan 17, 2014 8:11 AM
BATON ROUGE - Former LSU wide receiver Michael Clayton joined JP on 2une In Friday to talk about his autobiography "Chasing my Rookie Year: The Michael Clayton Story".
Clayton played in 39 games for the Tigers from 2001-2003. He had 182 catches for 2,582 yards and 22 touchdowns over the course of his career. He's also the only player in LSU history to have 700 receiving yards in three straight seasons. His best year was 2003 when he led the SEC in receptions (78) and yards (1079) while finishing second in touchdowns (10) on the way to LSU's BCS National Championship.
After that stellar season, Clayton was drafted in the first round (15th overall) by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He recorded 1,193 receiving yards his rookie season, the fifth best total by a rookie in NFL history. He spent six seasons with Tampa Bay before signing with the New York Giants prior to the 2010 season.
There Clayton was a member of the 2011-2012 Super Bowl Championship team. He retired after that season, finishing his career with 223 catches for 2,955 yards and ten touchdowns.
Since announcing his retirement in 2013, Clayon has worked as a sports analyst for the Big Ten Network, CBS Tampa, and serves as motivational speaker for several non-profit organizations. You can get your hands on a copy of his book on his website.