CFL: 2nd season
Stamps: 2nd season
Claybrooks, one of two former Stamps players on the Calgary coaching staff, is entering into his second season as defensive line coach.
In his first season as a coach, Claybrooks guided a Stamps D-line that despite numerous injuries was tied for second in the league in quarterback sacks (43) and allowed an average of fewer than 100 rushing yards per game. Defensive end Charleston Hughes ranked second in the CFL in sacks (11), tied for the league lead in forced fumbles (five) and earned spots on the CFL and CFLPA all-star teams.
Claybrooks spent three seasons as a player with the Stamps and was a member of the Montreal Alouettes for two seasons prior to that. Over his five-year CFL career, Claybrooks played 75 regular-season games and recorded 161 tackles and 14 sacks and recovered two fumbles.
In 2011, Claybrooks played 15 regular-season games and one playoff game for the Stamps. His coaching and leadership skills were evident throughout the season as Claybrooks regularly taught some of the team’s young defensive lineman about the game.
Claybrooks started his professional football career by attending Green Bay Packers training camp in 2001 before signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and then the Cleveland Browns. He played for Rhein in NFL Europe in 2002 before returning to Tampa Bay. Claybrooks was a member of the Buccaneers when they won the Super Bowl XXXVII.
Claybrooks has been a regular contributor to charitable initiatives in Calgary. Among the organizations he has worked with are Athletes in Action and the Timbits Football Program.
DeVone Claybrook's Coaching History
2012 – Calgary Stampeders (CFL) - Defensive Line Coach