Jan. 3, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA: Oregon Ducks linebacker Michael Clay celebrates with the trophy following the game against the Kansas State Wildcats during the 2013 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Oregon defeated Kansas State 35-17. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles hire former Oregon linebacker Michael Clay

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly added some new faces to his staff today, and one of them is quite familiar.

Along with new quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave, Kelly brought in Michael Clay to be the defensive quality control coach. Clay, who signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2013 but was eventually cut, played linebacker for Kelly at the University of Oregon. A four-year letterman, Clay finished his illustrious Duck career with 277 total tackles and seven sacks. He earned second-team all-conference honors as a senior, recording 101 tackles and three sacks on the season. He rounded out the year by being named the Defensive MVP of the 2013 Fiesta Bowl between the Ducks and the Kansas State Wildcats.

For all of the spectacular plays Clay had on defense during his time at Oregon, he may go down as being best remembered for this fake punt in the Civil War:

[Source: CSN Philly]

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