Richard Clebert

Richard Clebert (born November 15, 1985) is an American football defensive lineman who is currently a free agent. He played college football at South Florida.

Richard Clebert
Free agent
Position:Defensive lineman
Personal information
Born: (1985-11-15) November 15, 1985
Queens, New York
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:312 lb (142 kg)
Career information
High school:Miami (FL) Edison
College:South Florida
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena statistics
Pass breakups:2
Forced fumbles:2
Fumble recoveries:3
Player stats at

High school career

A native of Miami, Clebert attended Miami Edison Senior High School. He was part of the "Edison Five" who signed with South Florida in 2004, along with running back Chad Simpson, tackle Marc Dile, and receiver Jackie Chambers. Regarded as a three-star recruit, he was listed as the No. 50 defensive tackle available in his class.[1]

College career

Clebert was a three-year starter at nose tackle for South Florida. He had 22 tackles as a junior, and 31 as senior. Known for his weight room prowess, he reportedly bench-pressed 225 pounds 43 times.[2]

Professional career

2008 NFL Draft

Clebert was graded as the 31st defensive tackle available in the 2008 NFL Draft by Sports Illustrated.[3] In a draft that saw 18 defensive tackles selected, he went undrafted. In the off-season, he tried out for the New Orleans Saints but did not earn a contract.[4]

He was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 24, 2013, and was released on May 6, 2013.

Arena football

Clebert has played for four teams in the Arena Football League, and was the starting nose guard for two ArenaBowl winners. With the Spokane Shock in 2010, he recovered a fumble in ArenaBowl XXIII to set up a Spokane touchdown. He was also part of the Jacksonville Sharks team that won ArenaBowl XXIV in 2011.[5] On December 28, 2015, Clebert was assigned to the Orlando Predators.[6] He was traded to the Philadelphia Soul for future considerations on April 16, 2016.[7]


  1. Yahoo Sports: Ranking - Defensive tackles 2004
  2. Nose tackle gets Bulls pumped up
  3. - 2008 NFL Draft - Richard Clebert
  4. Former USF DT Clebert chosen in UFL draft
  5. "Preds Add Two-Time ArenaBowl Champ Clebert; WR Price", Orlando Predators, October 6, 2011.
  6. "Orlando Predators Add Former Tampa Bay DL Richard Clebert". OurSports Central. December 28, 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  7. "Predators Activate WR Kendal Thompkins, Trade DL RIchard Clebert". April 16, 2016. Archived from the original on April 16, 2016. Retrieved April 16, 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
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