Clay Shiver
Clay Shiver
Full Name:  Spencer Clay Shiver
   School:  Tift County High School in Tifton, Georgia


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FSU Career
Football
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1991  53  OL      6-3  255  Fr       Tifton, GA                  
1992  53  C       6-3  265  Fr-R *   Tifton, GA                  
1993  53  C       6-3  260  So-R *   Tifton, GA                  
1994  53  C       6-2  275  Jr-R *   Tifton, GA                  
1995  53  C       6-2  280  Sr-R *   Tifton, GA                  


Awards
Football
Year  Award
1993  Football News - 1st Team Sophomore All-American
      United Press International - All-American - Honorable Mention
1994  Football Writers Association - 1st Team All-American
      Scripps Howard - 1st Team All-American
      Associated Press - 2nd Team All-American
      United Press International - All-American - Honorable Mention
1995  American Football Coaches Association - 1st Team All-American
      Football Writers Association - 1st Team All-American
      Associated Press - 2nd Team All-American
      Football News - 2nd Team All-American
      United Press International - 2nd Team All-American
      NCAA - Consensus All-American
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 2001
Clay Shiver grew up in the shadows of Seminole Territory. In his back yard he was usually the quarterback for the fantasy game. He never dreamed of becoming an All-American hero at center but that's just what he did.

In 1993, Clay perfected the shotgun snap for a quarterback named Charlie Ward. He gave up just 1/2 a sack over 700 snaps to help lead the team to its first National Championship trophy. By the 1995 campaign, Clay had become one of the top linemen in the country. He was a dominating blocker with quickness to pass block in FSU's intricate offensive system. Shiver was named to four All-American teams as a junior in 1994 including first-team honors from the Football Writers Association and Scipps Howard. As a senior he was an NCAA Consensus All-American, named on five additional lists including American Football Coaches Association (first-team), Football Writers Association (first), AP (second), Football News (second) and UPI (second). He was a three-time All-ACC selection and received numerous ACC Player of the Week honors as well. In his junior and senior years, Clay was awarded the prestigious Jacobs Trophy presented annually to the best blocker in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

In 1996, Clay was the first Seminole selected to the NFL draft, 67th overall pick by the Dallas Cowboys. Clay played in 14 games for Dallas his first season, started in all 16 games in '97 and nine of 13 games in the '98 campaign. After three seasons with Dallas he became a free agent, signed in '99 with Denver and Carolina before having to give up the game with a shoulder injury.



FSU Statistics
Football
Season Statistics
Defense
         |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
Year  GP |  ua   a Tot  tfl-yds |   no-yds | ff fr-yds-td | int-yds-td qbh brup | kick |   kick  rsh rcv |   fg   | saf dxp | td | pts
---------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
1991     |   0   0   0  0.0-    |  0.0-    |  0   -  0- 0 |    -  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
1992     |   0   0   0  0.0-    |  0.0-    |  0   -  0- 0 |    -  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
1993     |   0   0   0  0.0-    |  0.0-    |  0   -  0- 0 |    -  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
1994     |   0   0   0  0.0-    |  0.0-    |  0   -  0- 0 |    -  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
1995     |   0   0   0  0.0-    |  0.0-    |  0   -  0- 0 |    -  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
---------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot    0 |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Offense/Kick and Punt Returns
         |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
Year  GP |  no  yds  avg td lg  |  no  yds  avg td lg  | cmp- att-int  yds td lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  | purp
---------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
1991     |        0  0.0        |           0.0        |    -    -                |           0.0         |           0.0         |     
1992     |        0  0.0        |           0.0        |    -    -                |           0.0         |           0.0         |     
1993     |        0  0.0        |           0.0        |    -    -                |           0.0         |           0.0         |     
1994     |        0  0.0        |           0.0        |    -    -                |           0.0         |           0.0         |     
1995     |        0  0.0        |           0.0        |    -    -                |           0.0         |           0.0         |     
---------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot    0 |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0
Football
Game Participation
                            |      Starts
1992                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Nov 14 TULANE               |  1           
Jan  1 NEBRASKA             |  1           
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         |  2   0    0

                            |      Starts
1993                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Aug 28 KANSAS               |  1  C        
Sep  4 DUKE                 |  1  C        
Sep 11 CLEMSON              |  1  C        
Sep 18 NORTH CAROLINA       |  1  C        
Oct  2 GEORGIA TECH         |  1  C        
Oct  9 MIAMI                |  1  C        
Oct 16 VIRGINIA             |  1  C        
Oct 30 WAKE FOREST          |  1  C        
Nov  6 MARYLAND             |  1  C        
Nov 13 NOTRE DAME           |  1  C        
Nov 20 NORTH CAROLINA STATE |  1  C        
Nov 27 FLORIDA              |  1  C        
Jan  1 NEBRASKA             |  1  C        
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         | 13  13    0

                            |      Starts
1994                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Sep  3 VIRGINIA             |  1  C        
Sep 10 MARYLAND             |  1  C        
Sep 17 WAKE FOREST          |  1  C        
Sep 24 NORTH CAROLINA       |  1  C        
Oct  8 MIAMI                |  1  C        
Oct 22 CLEMSON              |  1  C        
Oct 29 DUKE                 |  1  C        
Nov  5 GEORGIA TECH         |  1  C        
Nov 12 NOTRE DAME           |  1  C        
Nov 19 NORTH CAROLINA STATE |  1  C        
Nov 26 FLORIDA              |  1  C        
Jan  2 FLORIDA              |  1  C        
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         | 12  12    0

                            |      Starts
1995                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Sep  2 DUKE                 |  1  C        
Sep  9 CLEMSON              |  1  C        
Sep 16 NORTH CAROLINA STATE |  1  C        
Sep 23 CENTRAL FLORIDA      |  1  C        
Oct  7 MIAMI                |  1  C        
Oct 14 WAKE FOREST          |  1  C        
Oct 21 GEORGIA TECH         |  1  C        
Nov  2 VIRGINIA             |  1  C        
Nov 11 NORTH CAROLINA       |  1  C        
Nov 18 MARYLAND             |  1  C        
Nov 25 FLORIDA              |  1  C        
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         | 11  11    0

----------------------------|--------------
Career Tot                  | 38  36    0
Football
Game Statistics
                            |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
1992                        |  ua   a Tot  tfl-yds |   no-yds | ff fr-yds-td | int-yds-td qbh brup | kick |   kick  rsh rcv |   fg   | saf dxp | td | pts
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Nov 14 TULANE               |   1   0   1  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot                         |   1   0   1  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |  0    0 |  0 |   0

                            |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
1992                        |  no  yds  avg td lg  |  no  yds  avg td lg  | cmp- att-int  yds td lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  | purp
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Nov 14 TULANE               |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot                         |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0



Pro Career
Football
Height: 6-2   Weight: 294
Drafted: 1996, 3rd Round  #67, Dallas Cowboys, C     
Debut: September 2, 1996

Year  Abbr   Team                                No      Pos
1996  Dal    Dallas Cowboys                      50      C
1997  Dal    Dallas Cowboys                      50      C
1998  Dal    Dallas Cowboys                      50      C


Pro Statistics
Football
Offensive Statistics
Year Team  GP  GS
-----------------
1996 Dal   14   0
1997 Dal   16  16
1998 Dal   13   9
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3 Years    43  25