Clayton Geathers

Clayton  Geathers

RS Senior

Georgetown, S.C.

High School:
Carver's Bay

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 208

Defensive Back


Academic Accolades

More than 200 UCF student-athletes named to AAC All-Academic Team


Clayton to Colts

The Knights produce multiple NFL Draft picks for third straight year


Fun and Food in Newport

The Knights had a busy day one in Rhode Island.


Fiesta Time!!

UCF wins the 2014 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl by defeating Baylor, 52-42


Geathers Gathers American Award

Junior named American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.


St. Petersburg Bowl (USA Today)

St. Petersburg Bowl (USA Today); photos by Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports


No. 15 UCF @ SMU



Houston @ UCF

Houston @ UCF


UCF Football vs. No.8 Louisville

UCF Football vs. No.8 Louisville


UCF Football: Season in Photos

UCF Football: Season in Photos

-Named to the All-American Athletic Conference First Team
-Invited to play in the Reese's Senior Bowl in January 2015
-Selected to Phil Steele's Postseason All-Conference First Team
-Voted as a team captain by his teammates, and selected as the squad's Most Outstanding Defensive Back at the team's awards banquet
-Started his final 52 games played of his career, and tied a UCF career record with 53 games played overall
-Finished third in UCF history with 383 career tackles
-Boasted 97 tackles on the season, with 6.5 tackles for loss, a sack, one forced fumble, a recovery, an interception and nine break-ups
-At Croke Park Classic vs. Penn State 8/30: Geathers led the defense with 15 tackles (10 solo). That moved him into the all-time top-10 at UCF and now sits in ninth with 301
-At Missouri 9/13: Totaled five tackles (four solo) and added one pass breakup. Geathers was also named as one of the Knights' three captains for the day
-Bethune-Cookman 9/20: Piled on six total stops
-At Houston 10/2: Geathers posted his third career interception in the second quarter. He also added nine tackles (four solo) for the Knights
-BYU 10/9: Notched seven total tackles
-Tulane 10/18: Recorded seven tackles (five solo) and a pass break-up
-Temple 10/25: Tallied four tackles and his first career sack
-At UConn 11/1: Led UCF with 11 total tackles (seven solo) and 1.5 TFLs
-Tulsa 11/14: Collected four stops and one break-up
-SMU 11/22: Notched one solo tackle with two pass break-ups
-At USF 11/28: Finished with eight tackles with one for a loss, and also had one forced fumble
-At East Carolina 12/4: Boasted six tackles
-St. Pete 12/26: Led the team with 14 tackles in the bowl

-All-American Athletic Conference Second Team
-Received a spot on the Sporting News All-American Athletic Conference Team
-Named to Phil Steele's Postseason All-American Athletic Conference Second Team
-Earned UCF's Most Improved Defensive Player at the team's awards banquet
-Second straight year with triple-figure tackles, posting 100 to lead all defensive backs
-Chipped in 4.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, one recovery, two interceptions and 10 break-ups
-Started all 13 games at strong safety
-Akron 8/29: Piled on seven total tackles with three solo stops and a TFL
-At FIU 9/6: Collected four tackles (three solo) and one tackle for a loss
-At Penn State 9/14: Totaled 8 tackles with five solo stops and one pass break-up
-South Carolina 9/28: Stacked up 11 total tackles and collected one fumble recovery
-At Memphis 10/5: Registered 12 solo tackles and two pass break-ups
-At Louisville 10/18: Made five total stops (four solo), one pass break-up and forced a fumble
-UConn 10/26: Added on solo tackle and a pass break-up
-Houston 11/9: Led the Knights with nine total tackles (six solo) and broke up three passes, tied for the 10th most in a single game in UCF history (record is five)
-At Temple 11/16: With nine solo stops, Geathers led the Knights in tackles for the second-straight week and also added one TFL
-Rutgers 11/21: Recorded seven total tackles (four solo) and made his first career interception
-USF 11/29: Totaled eight stops (four solo) and broke up one pass
-At SMU 12/7: Made seven solo stops, added two assisted tackles, and picked off his second pass of the season marking the second of his career with the Knights
-Tostitos Fiesta Bowl 1/1: Registered 10 tackles (four solo) in the win over Baylor

-Once again started every game at strong safety, ranking second on the team with 117 tackles in 14 contests
-Forced two fumbles and broke up five passes
-Collected at least 10 tackles in each of his final four games
-At Akron 8/30: Had two tackles (one solo) and a pass break-up
-At Ohio State 9/8: Racked up 10 tackles (four solo)
-FIU 9/15: Made five tackles (three solo) in the UCF victory
-Missouri 9/29: Registered eight tackles (five solo) and one pass broken up
-ECU 10/4: Tallied six tackles (one solo) and a pass break-up
-Southern Miss 10/13: Finished with eight tackles (two solo) and 0.5 TFL
-At Memphis 10/20: Recorded a game-high 13 tackles (10 solo) with a forced fumble and 1.0 TFL
-At Marshall 10/27: Amassed six tackles (four solo), 1.0 TFL and two pass break-ups
-SMU 11/3: Registered four tackles (two solo)
-At UTEP 11/10: Notched two solo tackles and also forced a fumble
-At Tulsa 11/17: Added 12 tackles (seven solo) and 1.0 TFL
-UAB 11/24: Finished with a career-high 17 tackles (seven solo)
-At C-USA Championship 12/1: Netted 14 tackles with half a tackle for loss
-Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl 12/21: Posted 10 tackles in the win over Ball State

-Voted onto the C-USA All-Freshman Team
-Started all 12 games at strong safety and recorded 67 tackles (40 solo) with one tackle for loss and six passes broken up
-Charleston Southern 9/3: Recorded three tackles (two solo)
-Boston College 9/10: Recorded one tackle (one solo) and one PBU
-At FIU 9/17: Recorded four tackles (two solo)
-At BYU 9/23: Finished with five tackles (four solo)
-Marshall 10/8: Recorded two tackles (one solo) and one PBU
-At SMU 10/15: Recorded four tackles (two solo)
-At UAB 10/20: Amassed 10 tackles (seven solo) with one TFL
-Memphis 10/29: Recorded one tackle with one PBU
-Tulsa 11/3: Posted a season-high 13 tackles (eight solo) with a TFL and a PBU
-At Southern Miss 11/12: Added nine tackles, seven of the solo variety
-At East Carolina 11/19: Racked up 12 tackles (five solo) with a break-up
-UTEP 11/25: Broke up a pass, had a TFL and three tackles

-Played in one game, posting two tackles

-Played for coach James Thompson at Carvers Bay High School
-Helped team to Lower State Championship in 2007 and 2008 and a 33-4 overall record from 2007-09
-Named all-state as a defensive back in 2009 and as a running back in 2008
-Was the team's Offensive MVP as a junior, rushing for over 1,500 yards with 23 touchdowns while also making four interceptions on defense
-A three-time all-region pick
-Played in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas
-Was also recruited by South Carolina and Georgia

-Parents are Clayton and Odetha Geathers
-Majoring in sports and fitness
-Cousin of former UCF defensive end Jarvis Geathers


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