Oklahoma football: Former Sooner Mark Clayton retiring

Mark Clayton made the announcement on Twitter and Facebook, posting “NFL as I know it will be something I watch from now on.”
by Ryan Aber Published: May 15, 2013
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After spending parts of seven seasons in the NFL, former Oklahoma star Mark Clayton announced Wednesday that he was retiring.

Clayton made the announcement on Twitter and Facebook, posting “NFL as I know it will be something I watch from now on.”

Clayton, 30, hadn't played in the NFL since 2011, when he played two games for St. Louis before tearing the patellar tendon in his right knee.

His most productive year in the NFL came in 2006 with Baltimore, when he started 12 games and scored five touchdowns.

Clayton had 260 catches for 3,448 yards and 14 touchdowns in the NFL.

He was an All-Big 12 and All-America selection with the Sooners, with 1,425 yards and 15 touchdowns on 83 catches as a junior in 2003.

Clayton had 62 catches for 855 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior.

by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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