NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
Michael Clayton 80 WR 2004-09 84 56
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
LSU 6-3 215 13-Oct-82
How acquiredHow left
1st round pick 2004 Camp cut 2010
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Profile
Had a stunning first season in 2004 being named to every All-Rookie team and it then went downhill from there in spite of receiving a lucrative contract extension in April 2009. Was finally released at the end of training camp in 2010 and went on to play parts of two seasons with the New York Giants before leaving the NFL for good. Was the Bucs' top draft pick in 2004 and the second receiver the franchise has ever selected in the first round (Reidel Anthony 1997). Left LSU after his junior season having helped the Tigers win the National Championship over Oklahoma.

2004 2005 200 2007 2008 2009
GamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStarts
16 13 14 10 12 9 14 4 15 9 13 11

Receiving
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
2004 80 1,193 14.9 75 7
2005 32 372 11.6 41 0
2006 33 356 10.8 27 1
2007 22 301 13.7 39 0
2008 38 484 12.7 58 1
2009 16 230 14.4 47 1
Total 221 2,936 13.3 75 10
Passing
Season Att Com Yards Int TD
2009 1 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0
Rushing
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
2004 5 30 6.0 15 0
2005 1 2 2.0 2 0
2006 5 41 8.2 27 0
2007 5 22 4.4 20 0
2008 2 5 2.5 4 0
Total 18 100 5.6 27 0
Kick Returns
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
2007 8 172 21.5 26 0
2008 3 69 23.0 29 0
Total 11 241 21.9 29 0
Punt Returns
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
2004 1 2 2.0 2 1
Total 1 2 2.0 2 1
Special Teams' Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
2005 1 1 2
2008 1 0 1
Total 1 0 1