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Emmett Waldron Irish-Born Pro & College American Football Player 1993-1999

Scottish Claymores Alternate Logo 1998 [10]
Born: Cork, 18 October 1971.


Height: 6-1. Weight: 246.

Position: Linebacker

University: Rice University, TX (NCAA)

Professional: Scottish Claymores (NFL Europe) 1996-1999

Biography: Emmett Waldon was born in Cork and played NCAA football for Rice University before signing for the Scottish Claymores in 1996 – the same year as Scottish Rugby Union captain Gavin Hastings. His father was an Irish Rugby Interprovincial player. In his first year at the Claymores he would have earned £25,000 as well as bonuses and travelling expenses. He played four years for the Claymores as a linebacker. He was the first Irish player to play professional American Football in the NFL in a skilled position since the 1920s .[8]


World League of American Football Logo [1]

World League of American Football 1996

Frankfurt Galaxy10640221220.600
Amsterdam Admirals10550250210.500
Barcelona Dragons10550192230.500
London Monarchs10460161192.400
Rhein Fire10370176191.300


World League of American Football 1997

Rhein Fire10730206146.700
Amsterdam Admirals10550156160.500
Barcelona Dragons10550236209.500
Frankfurt Galaxy10460147142.400
London Monarchs10460116184.400


NFL Europe Logos [2]

National Football League Europe 1998

Amsterdam Admirals10730205174.700
Frankfurt Galaxy10730177163.700
Rhein Fire10730198142.700
Barcelona Dragons10460185200.400
England Monarchs10370158205.300


National Football League Europe 1999

Barcelona Dragons10730263246.700
Frankfurt Galaxy10640239223.600
Rhein Fire10640286149.600
Amsterdam Admirals10460236243.400
Berlin Thunder10370173308.300


Career Stats

YearTeamGIntInt YdsInt AvgInt TDTkl SoloTkl AstTkl TotSack
1996Scottish Claymores00000
1997Scottish Claymores00000
1998Scottish Claymores00000
1999Scottish Claymores00000
Career Stats [Ref: 7]

Legend: G = Games, It = Interceptions, Yds = Yards, Avg = Average Yards, TD = touchdowns, Tkl = Tackles, Ast = Assisted, Tot = Total, Sack = Sacks.



[8] Naughton, Lindie (1996) US FOOTBALL Evening Herald. Thursday, 29 February 1996. pg 62 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 5 July 2017]



[2] Growth of a Game (2014) NFL Europe Logos [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 23 April 2018]

[3] Scottish Claymores (1996)1996 Season [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 19 October 2017]

[4] Scottish Claymores (1997)1997 Season [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 19 October 2017]

[5] Scottish Claymores (1998)1998 Season [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 19 October 2017]

[6] Scottish Claymores (1999)1999 Season [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 19 October 2017]

[7] Football Database (2017) Emmett Waldron Career Stats [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 2 December 2017]


[1] World League of American Football (2018) WLAF Logo [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 23 April 2018]

[2] Growth of a Game (2014) NFL Europe Logos [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 23 April 2018]

[10] Chris Creamer’s Sports Logos (2019) Scottish Claymores Alternsate Logo 1998 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 27 November 2019]


Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith and Michael Brophy of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association.

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 27 November 2019

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