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5 Things to Know About Courtland Clavette

Get to know the newly-signed long-snapper from Brown.

A gallery of some of the college free agents the Buccaneers signed after the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft.


1. He's experienced.
Clavette has been Brown's starting long-snapper for the past four seasons.

2. He was one of the top long-snappers in the country.
According to DraftCountdown.com, Clavette was the No. 4 long-snapper in the country entering the draft. Just one long-snapper, Navy's Joe Cardona, the top-ranked prospect at the position, was drafted this year.

3. He performed well at his pro day.
Six NFL teams were in attendance for Brown's pro day, and Clavette made the most of his opportunity. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds and performed 22 repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench press.

4. He was a multi-sport college athlete.
At Brown, Clavette also threw the shot put and discus. He owns the school's record in the discus and finished second at the Ivy League Championships in the event in 2014.

5. He didn't have any college scholarships offers.
According to Yahoo Sports, Clavette had "medium" interest from Duke, Wake Forest, N.C. State, and Georgia Tech, but none offered him a scholarship.

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