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Sam Clancy was introduced as the Varsity Letter Club Coordinator and an Athletics Gift officer in March of 2009. Clancy is one of the greatest athletes to come out of both Pitt and the city of Pittsburgh. A product of Fifth Avenue and Brashear High Schools, he went on to an outstanding basketball career with the Panthers from 1977-81. He is the only Pitt Player to score a 1,000 points and grab a 1,000 rebounds, and remains the school's all-time leading rebounder with 1,342 career boards. Clancy later embarked on an 11-year professional football career as a defensive end, playing for the Seattle Seahawks (1982-83), Cleveland Browns (1985-88), and Indianapolis Colts (1989-93). He also played two seasons in the United States Football League for the Pittsburgh Maulers (1983), where he was named team MVP, and the Memphis Showboats (1984).

An avid proponent of the well-rounded student-athlete, Clancy returned to Pitt to complete his Bachelor's degree in social sciences while working as a weight room assistant for Pitt Football. Sam "Bam" Clancy contributes in many areas within the Panther Club while focusing on bolstering relationships with former Pitt varsity letterwinners and Panther Club members. Sam currently resides in Collier Township, PA with his wife Terri. Sam has four children: Sam, Samantha, Samario, Samarcus, and stepson, Evann. The couple also has three grandchildren: Samia, Izaiyah and Nathan.

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