Former Utah State Running Back Charles ‘Tuff’ Claybaugh Passes Away At Age 80

Sep 21, 2020, 11:37 AM
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Former Utah State running back Charles Claybaugh (Courtesy of Utah State Athletics)
(Courtesy of Utah State Athletics)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah State football announced that former Aggie running back Charles “Tuff” Claybaugh passes away at the age of 80.

Claybaugh died in early September following injuries that he sustained from a fall in his home.

The former Utah State back played for the Aggies from 1960-62.

During his time in Logan, Claybaugh helped Utah State to an overall record of 26-4-1 and a pair of Skyline Conference championships in 1960 and 1961.

Claybaugh helped lead the Aggies to back-to-back bowl appearance in 1960 and 1961 as well.

The former USU running back finished his college career with 112 carries for 571 yards and 6 touchdowns. He also had 8 receptions for 113 yards.

Following his graduation, Claybaugh continued to give back to Utah State and was an active fundraiser for the Big Blue Club.

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