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ESPN Reporter/Pittsburgh Native John Clayton

More than 1,000 friends, alumni and members of the Duquesne campus community will hear Pittsburgh native and ESPN professional football analyst John Clayton deliver the keynote address at the University’s annual Downtown Alumni Luncheon on Thursday.

A 1976 graduate of Duquesne’s McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Clayton played football for the Iron Dukes while attending the University. After graduating from Duquesne, Clayton spent 10 years as National Football League (NFL) and Steelers beat reporter for the Pittsburgh Press before moving to similar writing positions with The Sporting News and the Tacoma News Tribune.

In 1990, Clayton became a radio talk show host for Seattle’s KJR Radio, and in 1995 he joined ESPN as an NFL analyst and commentator. His work is seen, heard and read across nearly all of ESPN’s outlets, including NFL coverage on Inside the Huddlesegments on SportsCenter, Sunday NFL Countdown, NFL Live and the NFL Draft.  He regularly contributes to ESPN.com, ESPN Radio andESPN The Magazine.

**Clayton will be available to the media at 11 a.m.  To arrange an interview, contact the Public Affairs Office.

Thursday, March 29
           11 a.m. Registration
           11:55 a.m.  Luncheon
           12:45 p.m. Clayton’s Address

David L. Lawrence Convention Center, downtown

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