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Morris Claiborne

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CB
Height: 
5-11

Weight:

192

Age

27
LSU
5 Years Pro

2016 Season

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COLLEGE: The Dallas Cowboys traded up eight spots in the 2012 NFL Draft in order to select the top defensive player available in the draft in Morris Claiborne. In Claiborne, Dallas gets the 2011 Jim Thorpe Award winner who proved himself not only in man coverage, but also with his ability to handle kick return duties. Claiborne started the last 26 games he played at Louisiana State, tallying 95 tackles, 11 interceptions with one returned for a touchdown while averaging 25.38 yards-per-kickoff return, returning 24 for 609 yards with a touchdown.

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COLLEGE: The Dallas Cowboys traded up eight spots in the 2012 NFL Draft in order to select the top defensive player available in the draft in Morris Claiborne. In Claiborne, Dallas gets the 2011 Jim Thorpe Award winner who proved himself not only in man coverage, but also with his ability to handle kick return duties. Claiborne started the last 26 games he played at Louisiana State, tallying 95 tackles, 11 interceptions with one returned for a touchdown while averaging 25.38 yards-per-kickoff return, returning 24 for 609 yards with a touchdown. His knack for intercepting passes should come as no surprise as Claiborne was recruited to play wide receiver, but moved to defensive back prior to his freshman season due to the recommendation of former teammate Patrick Peterson, who was taken by Arizona just one spot higher than Claiborne in the 2011 NFL Draft. Through his three collegiate seasons, Claiborne put his athletic talents on display. He has the innate ability of jumping routes and is capable of making quick reads and reacting to the ball. He excels in man coverage, and his quick hands and reaction time allow him to play the ball in the air. In teaming up with former first round pick Mike Jenkins (2008), Orlando Scandrick (2008) and 2012 free agent Brandon Carr, the Cowboys expect Claiborne to be a big force in their now deep cornerback group.

 

TRANSACTION SUMMARY:

4/26/12: Drafted in the first round (sixth overall) by Dallas.

 

2011:

• Won the Jim Thorpe Award along with the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, All-America first-team honors from multiple outlets and was a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy.

• Started all 14 games and finished with 51 tackles, one tackle for a loss, and ranked third in the conference with six interceptions with one returned for a touchdown.

• Tallied 173 interception return yards for the third-most in a season in school history.

• Returned 22 kickoffs for 552 yards with one for a 99-yard touchdown. His 25.09-yard average was seventh in school history.

• Had a season-high six tackles in each of the first two games against Oregon at Cowboys Stadium and against Northwestern State.

• Notched five-tackle games on three other occasions, including against Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game.

• Notched his second career multiple interception game with two picks at Mississippi State.

• Had three kickoff returns for 154 yards, including a 99-yard return for a touchdown, at West Virginia.

• Returned an interception a career-long 89 yards at Tennessee.

 

2010:

• Started 12-of-13 contests, missing one game with a concussion, en route to All-SEC second-team honors starting opposite Jim Thorpe winner Peterson.

• Finished the year eighth on the squad with 37 tackles while adding 11 pass break ups – second in the conference – with five interceptions and two kickoff returns for 57 yards.

• Had a then career-high five tackles in the opener against North Carolina in Atlanta, only to top that figure with a career-best eight stops against Ole Miss after returning from the concussion.

• Had his first career multi-interception game at Mississippi State.

• Became the first Tiger since LaRon Landry in 2006 to intercept a pass in consecutive games when he had one at Florida followed by one against McNeese State.

 

2009:

• Played in only seven games as a reserve true freshman and posted seven tackles.

• Came into fall camp as a receiver and moved to cornerback one week in.

• Served as a backup right cornerback to Peterson.

• Had his first career tackle against Vanderbilt then had a season-best three tackles against Tulane.

 

PERSONAL:

• Starred at quarterback, defensive back and wide receiver at Fair Park High School in Shreveport, La.

• Accounted for more than 2,000 all-purpose yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior quarterback.

• Three-time all-district selection also lettered in basketball, baseball and track.

• Captured the Class 4A state title in the 100-meters with a 10.76 time as a senior.

• Was a general studies major at LSU.

 

COMMUNITY:

• 2012 Rookie Club presented by UnitedHealthcare.

• 2012 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesdefense
seasonteamggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2016DAL77262420-51---001
2015DAL1111373070-7-----0-
2014DAL437520-21---00-
2013DAL107262420-51---001
2012DAL15155543120081---012
TOTAL1511262500274---014

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
17@PHIL 13-270------------
16DETW 42-210------------
15TBW 26-200------------
14@NYGL 7-100------------
13@MINW 17-150------------
12WASW 31-260------------
11BALW 27-170------------
10@PITW 35-300------------
9@CLEW 35-100------------
8PHIW 29-234400-0-----0-
6@GBW 30-161100-1-----01
5CINW 28-143300-2-----0-
4@SFW 24-177610-11---00-
3CHIW 31-176600-1-----0-
2@WASW 27-235410-0-----0-
1NYGL 19-200------------

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2016DAL7262420-510272727
2015DAL11373070-7-----
2014DAL47520-210-8-8-8
2013DAL10262420-5100-0
2012DAL15554312008100-0
TOTAL 471511262500274019-27

fumbles

yearteamgfumlostffown fropp frown ydsopp ydstdoobsftytb
2016DAL7----1-0----
2015DAL11-----------
2014DAL4-----------
2013DAL10----1-0----
2012DAL15----2-11---
TOTAL 4700-04011000

preseason

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
108/12/2017@NYJ-110------------
TOTAL 110------------

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Baltimore Ravens00----------
Chicago Bears16600-1-----
Cincinnati Bengals13300-2-----
Cleveland Browns00----------
Detroit Lions00----------
Green Bay Packers11100-1-----
Minnesota Vikings00----------
New York Giants10----------
Philadelphia Eagles14400-0-----
Pittsburgh Steelers00----------
San Francisco 49ers17610-110272727
Tampa Bay Buccaneers00----------
Washington Redskins15410-0-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division4171610-510272727
vs AFC Teams13300-2-----
vs NFC Teams6232120-310272727
vs Own Division39810-0-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December00----------
January00----------
November00----------
October4151410-410272727
September3111010-1-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
AT&T Stadium4131300-3-----
FedExField15410-0-----
FirstEnergy Stadium00----------
Heinz Field00----------
Lambeau Field11100-1-----
Levi's Stadium17610-110272727
Lincoln Financial Field00----------
MetLife Stadium00----------
U.S. Bank Stadium00----------

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses10----------
Wins6262420-510272727

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays00----------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)00----------
Sundays7262420-510272727

fumbles splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Baltimore Ravens0------
Chicago Bears1------
Cincinnati Bengals1------
Cleveland Browns0------
Detroit Lions0------
Green Bay Packers1----1-
Minnesota Vikings0------
New York Giants1------
Philadelphia Eagles1------
Pittsburgh Steelers0------
San Francisco 49ers1------
Tampa Bay Buccaneers0------
Washington Redskins1------

fumbles splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Outside Own Division4----1-
vs AFC Teams1------
vs NFC Teams6----1-
vs Own Division3------

fumbles splits - split by MONTH

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
December0------
January0------
November0------
October4----1-
September3------

fumbles splits - split by STADIUM

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
AT&T Stadium4------
FedExField1------
FirstEnergy Stadium0------
Heinz Field0------
Lambeau Field1----1-
Levi's Stadium1------
Lincoln Financial Field0------
MetLife Stadium0------
U.S. Bank Stadium0------

fumbles splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Losses1------
Wins6----1-

fumbles splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Mondays0------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)0------
Sundays7----1-
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