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John Clayton    

NFL Analyst & Writer, Former ESPN Reporter

John Clayton is a NFL writer and analyst and current host of his own podcast "Schooled with The Professor" as well as a host on 710 ESPN Seattle.

Clayton is a former reporter for ESPN and senior writer for He joined ESPN in August 1995 as a NFL analyst and commentator and could be seen, heard and read across nearly all of the company’s outlets, including NFL coverage on television, including his "Inside the Huddle" segments on SportsCenter, Sunday NFL Countdown, NFL Live, and the NFL Draft. He also regularly contributed to, ESPN Radio and ESPN The Magazine.

Clayton also has been a talk show host on KJR Radio, in Seattle, Wash., since 1990. He was the NFL and Seattle Seahawks beat writer for the Tacoma News Tribune since 1986 through 1998, and a NFL correspondent for The Sporting News since 1980. He began his writing career at the Pittsburgh Press as the NFL and Pittsburgh Steelers beat writer from 1976-1986.

Clayton was inducted into the writers' wing of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007. A 1976 graduate of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, he was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 2001.



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