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Michael Clayton        

Philanthropist and Former Wide Reciever Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NY Giants & LSU Tigers

Michael Clayton is a former wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the LSU Tigers.

Clayton is considered one of the best all-around football players to ever play at LSU. After three successful years of playing college football with the NCAA champion team the LSU Tigers, Clayton was a first-round draft pick, 15th overall, by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2004 NFL Draft. In his first year, Clayton was ranked 5th all-time in NFL history among rookies with 80 receptions for 1193 yards and 7 touchdowns, ranking him 1st on the Buccaneers in receiving touchdowns that season. This stellar season has led numerous publications to select him to the all-rookie team. With eight years in the NFL, one of Clayton's biggest NFL accomplishments include averaging over 14 yards per reception in 2009, extending his streak of averaging over 10 yards per reception since joining the league. He signed with the NY Giants in 2010, becoming a Super Bowl XLVI Champion in 2012, extending his streak of averaging over 10 yards per reception since joining the league.

Originally from Baton Rouge, LA, Michael Clayton is a dedicated family man, business entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Clayton runs the “Michael Clayton Generation Next Foundation”, a nonprofit organization aiding local charities such as the “Ronald McDonald Care Mobile” and the “Tampa Pediatric Cancer Foundation”. “As a professional athlete and an individual whose life has been affected by cancer, I am passionately committed to raising awareness about cancer and organizations that provide support for those affected," says Michael Clayton. One of Clayton's biggest events is his Michael Clayton Celebrity Hoops Jam, a celebrity basketball game, to raise money for the foundation. The Generation Next Foundation has also lend its support to organizations such as CancerCare and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

In 2004 Michael Clayton started the “Clayton M 5 LLC” with his father, a Real Estate development company in Baton Rouge, LA dedicated to developing eco-friendly and affordable housing to low-income communities. Clayton is also the owner of www.80stitchesapparel.com carrying the latest fashion and urban wear on the market.

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