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170.  Mark Clayton
Dan Marino may have been one of the greatest Quarterbacks in National Football League History, but it sure helped that he had Mark Clayton lined up with to throw Touchdowns to.

Along with Mark Duper, Mark Clayton was one-half of the best wideout tandems of the ’80s.  Clayton set the single-season record (which has since been broken) for touchdown receptions with 18 in 1984 and throughout the ’80s, Dolphins fans knew that if a TD bomb was going towards the end zone there was a good chance that Mark Clayton was the target.  Clayton was a five-time Pro Bowl selection, but despite his greatness (and Mark Duper for that matter); much of the attention went to Dan Marino whose accuracy did make life a lot easier for both Clayton and Duper.

Regardless, Clayton was a clutch performer and perhaps deserved a little more personal accolades during his time in the NFL.

Should Mark Clayton be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 24.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 58.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 9.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 8.1%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Friday, 01 January 1999
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Played For: Green Bay Packers , Miami Dolphins
  • College: Louisville
  • Drafted: 8th Round, 223rd Overall in 1983
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Second Team All-Pro Selections (1) (1984)
    Pro Bowl Selections (5) (1984, 1985, 1986, 1988 & 1991)
    Most Receiving Touchdowns (2) (1984 & 1988)
    Most Touchdowns (1) (1984)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Receptions (2) (1984 & 1988)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Yards (4) (1984, 1986, 1988 & 1991)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Touchdowns (6) (1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 & 1991)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards per Reception (2) (1984 & 1986)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Yards per Game (4) (1984, 1986, 1988 & 1991)
    Top Ten Finishes: Touchdowns (3) (1984, 1988 & 1991)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points Scored (1) (1984)
    Top Ten Finishes: Punts (1) (1983)
    Top Ten Finishes: Punt Return Yards (1983)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards per Punt Return (1983)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 19. Receiving Touchdowns: 84
    50. Touchdowns: 85
    66. Receiving Yards: 8,974
    95. Receptions: 582
    95. Receiving Yards per Game: 56.8

Should Mark Clayton be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 24.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 58.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 9.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 8.1%
Last modified on Saturday, 27 February 2021 00:47

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+2 #1 jerrya8988 -0001-11-30 00:00
Glad to see that Mark Clayton is FINALLY on the ballot in 2012 list. Claytons numbers make Lynn Swann and John Stallworths look like they shouldnt be there...Clay ton IS A HALL OF FAMER, PUT HIM IN!
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