Kyle Clifton
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Kyle Clifton
Kyle Clifton
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Clifton in 2019
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Personal information
Born: (1962-08-23) August 23, 1962 (age 58)
Olney, Texas
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:236 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Bridgeport (Bridgeport, Texas)
NFL Draft:1984 / Round: 3 / Pick: 64
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Forced fumbles:13
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Ronald Kyle Clifton (born August 23, 1962) is a former American football linebacker who played 13 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Jets. After playing college football for TCU, he was drafted by the Jets in the third round (64th overall) of the 1984 NFL Draft.[1]

He led the NFL in solo tackles with 160 in 1985, 174 in 1986 and 162 in 1988. Additionally, he was in the top 10 of NFL solo tacklers in 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1991. He announced his retirement on February 14, 1997.[2] At the time of his retirement, he was the second-leading tackler in NFL history and remains the Jets' all-time leading tackler. Clifton made 1,484 tackles over the course of his professional career ranking him 10th overall in combined tackles since 1987.[3] Clifton attended high school in Bridgeport, Texas.


  1. ^ Eskenazi, Gerald (July 30, 1996). "In His 13th Season, Clifton Knows the Angles". Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ Mallozzi, Vincent M. (February 15, 1997). "Clifton, a Career Jet, Retires". Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "NFL Tackles Combined Career Leaders (since 1987)". Retrieved 2020.

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