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Clinton Glenn Hart (born July 20, 1977) is a former American football safety. He last played for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League.[1] He was signed by the Tallahassee Thunder as an undrafted free agent in 2000. He attended College of Central Florida.

Clinton Hart
No. 33, 42
Personal information
Born: (1977-07-20) July 20, 1977 (age 42)
Dade City, Florida
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school:South Sumter
(Bushnell, Florida)
College:Central Florida
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:333
Forced fumbles:2
Fumble recoveries:7
Defensive touchdowns:2
Player stats at

Hart has been a member of the Tampa Bay Storm, Philadelphia Eagles and San Diego Chargers, and St. Louis Rams.

Early yearsEdit

Hart was drafted by the Anaheim Angels in the 32nd round of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft[2] out of high school but elected to play baseball close to home at College of Central Florida.

Professional careerEdit

Tampa Bay StormEdit

After spending the 2000 season with the Tallahassee Thunder of the af2, Hart played defensive back and wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Storm of Arena Football League in 2001. He finished his only season in the AFL recording three interceptions and 69 tackles on defense and 24 receptions for 242 yards and touchdown on offense.

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

After success in the AFL, the Philadelphia Eagles signed Hart to a contract in 2002 and allocated him to NFL Europe, where he played for the Rhein Fire and Amsterdam Admirals. He spent the final six weeks of the season on the Eagles practice squad.

In 2003, Hart was able to make the roster and started 9 games at safety due to an injury to starter Brian Dawkins. On September 14, 2004, the Eagles waived him.

San Diego ChargersEdit

On September 15, 2004, Hart was claimed off waivers by the San Diego Chargers. Hart played in 14 games for the Chargers in 2004 and was tied with Hanik Milligan for the team lead with in special teams tackles with 15.

In 2005, Hart started 5 of 16 games and recorded 45 tackles and an interception. He also scored two touchdowns on an interception return and an interception by Donnie Edwards who lateralled to him for the score. In 2006, he started one of 16 games, recording 48 tackles and three interceptions.

In 2007, Hart became the Chargers full-time starter at strong safety, starting all 16 games. He finished the season recording a career-high five interceptions and 85 tackles.

On April 7, 2008, the Chargers signed Hart to a five-year extension through 2012.[3] During the 2008 season, he remained the Chargers starter at strong safety, starting in all 14 games he played. He finished the season with 63 tackles and 0 interceptions.

Hart was cut from the Chargers on October 14, 2009.[4]

St. Louis RamsEdit

Hart was signed by the St. Louis Rams on December 8, 2009. He became a free agent on March 5, 2010.

Personal lifeEdit

On April 28, 2010, it was reported he was arrested for the battery of his wife after she discovered a female chatting with him on Facebook. He denied the charges.[5]

In 2017, Hart took the position of Defensive Coordinator at Ocala Christian Academy in Ocala, Florida.

His younger brother, Keanu Neal, played college football at Florida Gators football as a safety and was a 2016 NFL draft prospect selected #17 overall by the Atlanta Falcons.[6]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-02. Retrieved 2013-10-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Baseball Draft: 2000 Angels Picks in the June Draft -
  3. ^ Hart getting $3 million per year Archived 2008-04-13 at
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-17. Retrieved 2009-10-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  6. ^ Matt Baker (2013-01-29). "Florida recruit Keanu Neal learned from older brother's unusual career". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 29 April 2016.

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