Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MAY 20, 2013

All-American: Mark Clayton

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Mark Clayton, WR - 2003, 2004
Oklahoma receiver Mark Clayton was a two-time All-American for the Sooners in 2003 and 2004. As a senior, Clayton led the team in receptions (62) and receiving yards (855) with eight touchdowns. Clayton also returned seven punts for 101 yards and one TD.

As a junior in 2003, was a Biletnikoff Award finalist as the nation's top receiver and a consensus All-Big 12 pick.

Clayton set school records for career receiving yards (2,365), season receiving yards (1,425), receiving yards in a game (190 vs. Texas, 2003), most receptions in a season (83), most touchdown receptions in a career (23) and season (15) and career 100-yard receiving games (11).

Clayton had a string of eight straight games with a TD reception during the 2003 season and 13 of his last 16 games. He also had eight 100-yard receiving games his junior year with 10 receptions for 40 or more yards, the most ever by an OU player (Tinker Owens had seven in 1973).

Clayton was a devastating blocker on special teams credited with five tackles on kickoff coverage including 12 knockdowns against Texas.


 Year G-GS Rec Yds


TD Long
 2001 13-8 46 524


3 48 vs Texas Tech
 2002 12-1 26 416


5 54 vs UTEP
 2003 14-14 83 1,425


15 59 vs Colorado
 2004 12-12 62 855


8 61 vs Kansas
 Total 51-35 217 3,220


31 61 vs Kansas

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