30 Picks in 30 Days -- Day #5 - 1984 NFL Draft - 7th-Round Pick TE Clarence Kay

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The Broncos didn't have many selections in the 1984 Draft, but one that did work out, especially considering where he was selected was a little-known tight end out of Georgia, Clarence Kay.

Kay spent all 9 of his seasons in the NFL as a Denver Bronco, starting 126 of 135 possible games.  While known more as a blocking TE, Kay managed to catch 13 touchdowns and totaled 193 catches.  Kay also played in 3 Super Bowls with the Broncos.  Not bad for a 7th-round pick.

Unfortunately for Kay, his off-the-field troubles have been close by since the beginning of his career.  Kay has been arrested for various offenses - 12 times since 1984, and he spent 6 months in jail in 2006 as a result of a domestic-violence conviction.

He has had numerous issues with drugs and alcohol.

His troubles didn't stop there.  As recently as this January, Kay was arrested in connection with a harassment case and was imprisoned.

Not everyone on this list is a hero, and just as in life some attention needs to be paid to those who struggle day-to-day as well.  Let's just hope Kay finally receives the help he needs, and more importantly decides the time is right to get better.

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