CFL: 36th season
Stamps: 29th season
A graduate of Queen’s University and honourary graduate of Royal Military College, Clayton is in his 29th year with the Calgary Stampeder Football Club and 35th in the CFL. In 2009, he was inducted into the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association Hall of Fame.
Clayton has more than 40 years of experience; beginning as head therapist at Royal Military College of Canada, he has held positions as an instructor in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at Queen’s University, head therapist for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, head therapist with the Calgary Stampeder Football Club, consultant to the Canadian Hockey League and as a member of numerous international medical staffs. The list includes the Canadian Wheelchair Games (1972), Olympiad for the Disabled (1972), World University Games (1973), CFL All-Star Game (1974, 1983), Olympic Summer Games (1976), Olympic Winter Games (1988), Pan American Games (1995), IIHF World Championship (2001, 2003), Spengler Cup (2001, 2002, 2004, 2006) and Loto Cup (2003-2005).
Clayton received his undergraduate degree from Queen’s University and has completed post-graduate studies in sports medicine, sports physical therapy and clinical management of arthritis. He is a certified athletic therapist and orthopedic physician’s assistant.
Clayton has been recognized for his work by the Rotary Club. In 2005, he was honoured with the Rotary Club Integrity Award and, in 2006, was presented with the Rotary Club International Paul Harris Fellowship Award. Also in 2006, he was an Alberta Centennial Award recipient. In 2010, Clayton was the Calgary Booster Club’s recipient of the Athletic Leader Award. In 2012, he was appointed to the CFL’s media committee.
An active member of the Calgary medical community, he is a consultant to Hockey Canada, the Western Hockey League and the Glencoe Club. Clayton also sits on the safety committee for the CFL Players’ Association.
Pat and his wife Kerry are native Calgarians and have two children, Cody and Katie, daughter-in-law Tara, son-in-law Steve and four grandchildren — Clay, Owen, Ella and Tyler.