Scottish Claymores

Facts and information about the Scottish Claymores

  • The Scottish Claymores were added to the World League in 1995, they continued with the league when it became NFL Europe before being disbanded in 2004.
  • After the Claymores ceased operations in 2004, the team was replaced in NFL Europe with the addition of the Hamburg Sea Devils.
  • A claymore is a double edged sword famously used in Scottish clan warfare.
  • The Claymores alternated home games in two communities; Edinburgh and Glasgow.
  • Larry Kuharich was hired to be Head Coach of the Scottish Claymores for their first season, but mere days before their first game he was dismissed and replaced by Jim Criner.
  • The Claymores lost their first game they ever played when they were defeated 19-17 by the Rhein Fire.
  • The Scottish Claymores first victory came during their first year (1995) in week three against the Frankfurt Galaxy.
  • Wide Receiver Yo Murphy was the MVP for the Claymores in their World Bowl IV victory during their second season in 1996.
  • Wide Receiver Yo Murphy caught three Touchdowns in the 1996 World Bowl; he had only five Touchdown receptions that whole regular season.
  • Jerold Jeffcoat played Defensive Tackle for the Claymore during 1996; he is the brother of Dallas Cowboys Defensive Lineman Jim Jeffcoat.
  • The Scottish Claymores are represented in the Pro Football Hall-of-Fame. The helmet and number 2 jersey of former Claymore Quarterback Dameyune Craig are on display commemorating his historic 1999 game against Frankfurt in which he passed for an incredible 619 yards. In accomplishing this feat, Craig set the record for most passing yards in a professional football game.
  • The 2001 season saw future Kansas City Chief and All-Pro Kick Returner Dante Hall score five Touchdowns for the Scottish Claymore as one of their more exciting Wide Receivers.
  • In 2002, the new starting Quarterback for the Scottish Claymores was Scott Driesbach. His first play from scrimmage was a Touchdown pass to Scott McCready.
  • In their first game of the 2003 season the Scottish Claymores set an NFL Europe record by scoring 62 points in a victory over the Berlin Thunder.
  • In 1996, when the Claymores won the World Bowl, it was the only year in their first five seasons (1995-1999) that they finished the year with an above .500 record.
  • In 1999, the Scottish Claymores Hall-of-Fame was founded. The first two inductees were Siran Stacy and George Coghill.
  • When the Clamores won the league championship in 1996, it was the first time in World League play that the league champion had finished in last place the year before (worst to first).

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