Chris Claiborne

Biography

Position: Linebackers

Chris Claiborne was an All-American linebacker at the University of Southern California and is the school’s only Butkus Award Winner  (the award annually presented to the nation's best linebacker).

Claiborne was drafted in the first round by the Detroit Lions before stops with the Minnesota Viking, St. Louis Rams and the New York Giants. Since his playing days, he has privately trained players in the southern California area and coached at area high schools, giving back to the game he loves.

Playing Career

  • College: USC (1996-1999)
  • Draft: 1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9
  • Detroit Lions (1999-2002)
  • Minnesota Vikings (2003-2004)
  • St. Louis Rams (2005)
  • New York Giants (2006)

Career Highlights

  • Glenn Davi Award (1995)
  • All-American (1998)
  • Dick Butkus Award (1998)