Scottish Claymores

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The Scottish Claymores were an American football team based in Scotland. The franchise played in the World League of American Football between 1995 and 2004, initially playing all home games at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh and latterly sharing home games with Hampden Park, Glasgow. In ten seasons of NFL Europe play, the Claymores reached the World Bowl on two occasions, with victory in World Bowl '96 but defeat in World Bowl 2000. Their name derives from that of the Claymore, a double-edged sword historically used in Scottish clan warfare. One notable player was Gavin Hastings a Scottish rugby international and was used as a place kicker in the 1996 season.

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Former speedster and wide receiver Eric Smith played at LSU and Scottish Claymores before the Chicago Bears. In recovery, he's giving to others.
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