Michael “Pinball” Clemons

Bio

Full name: Michael Lutrell Clemons

Nickname: Pinball

Born: Jan. 15, 1965 in Clearwater, FL (56 years old)

Last Season (2000) Vitals:
  • Player classification: Import
  • Height: 5′ 5″
  • Weight: 166 lbs
  • Position: RB
  • Jersey: #31
Amateur Programs
  • William and Mary
  • Dunedin HS (Dunedin HS, FL)
12 Season Career with TOR

Active years: 1989–2000

188 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 185 regular season games
  • 3 Grey Cup appearances (3 championship wins)
Game
1996
Weekly
1990
  • Offensive Star Week 18 (TOR)
  • Offensive Star Division Semi-Finals (TOR)
1994
  • Offensive Star Week 7 (TOR)
1997
  • Offensive Star Week 10 (TOR)
  • Offensive Star Week 15 (TOR)
  • Offensive Star Week 17 (TOR)
  • Offensive Star Division Finals (TOR)
  • 1990 Winner (TOR) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1995 Team Nominee (TOR) Most Outstanding Player
  • 2002 Runner Up (TOR) Coach of the Year
  • 2003 Runner Up (TOR) Coach of the Year
  • 2004 Runner Up (TOR) Coach of the Year
  • 2005 Runner Up (TOR) Coach of the Year
  • 2006 Runner Up (TOR) Coach of the Year
  • 2007 Runner Up (TOR) Coach of the Year
  • 1993 Winner (TOR) Tom Pate Memorial Award
  • 1996 Winner (TOR) Tom Pate Memorial Award
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Michael “Pinball” Clemons was inducted into the Player wing in 2008 (CFHoF profile).

Toronto Argonauts Retired Jerseys

Michael “Pinball” Clemons's jersey #31 is retired.

Toronto Argonauts All-Time Argonauts

Michael “Pinball” Clemons was inducted into the Player wing in 2000.

Ontario Sports Hall of Fame

Michael “Pinball” Clemons was inducted into the Player wing in 2009.

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Michael “Pinball” Clemons was inducted into the Player wing in 2016.

Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
12 seasons
(Rank: T196th,
98th percentile,
12 CFL seasons)
1 team 185
(Rank: T169th,
98th percentile,
185 CFL games)
0 3
1989 TOR RB 31 10 -- 0
1990 TOR RB 31 16 -- 0
1991 TOR RB 31 11 -- 1
1992 TOR RB 31 18 -- 0
1993 TOR RB 31 18 -- 0
1994 TOR RB 31 16 -- 0
1995 TOR RB 31 18 -- 0
1996 TOR RB 31 18 -- 1
1997 TOR RB 31 18 -- 1
1998 TOR RB 31 16 -- 0
1999 TOR RB 31 16 -- 0
2000 TOR RB 31 10 -- 0
  • Toronto Argonauts (Aug. 25, 2000 – Nov. 20, 2001)
  • Toronto Argonauts (Sept. 17, 2002 – Dec. 4, 2007)

Michael “Pinball” Clemons's Head Coaching Record
SeasonGPWLTPCTPFPA
Regular Season122675410.5572,9552,728
Playoffs105500.500227222
Grey Cup11001.0002719