Clifton Abraham
No. 26, 48, 24     
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-12-09) December 9, 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
High School: Dallas (TX) Carter
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Weight: 184 lb (83 kg)
Career information
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 5 / Pick: 143
Debuted in 1995 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Last played in 2001 for the Los Angeles Xtreme
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Stats at
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Clifton Eugene Abraham (born December 9, 1971) is a former American college and professional football player who was a defensive back in the National Football League (NFL) for three seasons. He played college football for Florida State University, and was recognized as an All-American. He played professionally for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers of the NFL.

Early yearsEdit

Abraham was born in Dallas, Texas.[1] He attended David W. Carter High School in Dallas,[2] where he played for the Carter Cowboys high school football team.

College footballEdit

While attending Florida State University, Abraham played for the Florida State Seminoles football team from 1991 to 1994. As a junior, he received honorable mention All-American recognition from United Press International in 1993. As as a senior in 1994, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American, having received first-team honors from the American Football Coaches Association, the Associated Press, College Football News, The Sporting News, United Press International and the Walter Camp Foundation.[3]

Professional careerEdit

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Abraham in the fifth round (143rd overall pick) of the 1995 NFL Draft,[4] and he played for the Buccaneers for a single season in 1995.[1] He also played for the Chicago Bears in 1996 and the Carolina Panthers in 1997.[1] In three NFL seasons, he appeared in nine regular season games.[5]

He finished his pro football career with the Los Angeles Xtreme of the XFL in 2001.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 National Football League, Historical Players, Clifton Abraham. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  2., Players, Clifton Abraham. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  3. 2010 Division I Football Record Book, Award Winners and All-Americans, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, p. 10 (2010). Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  4. Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1995 National Football League Draft. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  5., Players, Clifton Abraham. Retrieved February 7, 2012.

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