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Born: January 24, 1994 – Mountain View, CA
2017: Years as a Lion: 1st Years in CFL: 1st Status: International
Career Games: 0 Playoffs: 0 Grey Cup: 0
Cleveland was signed as a free agent by the Lions in February 2017.
2016: Cleveland was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in May, but was later claimed by the San Francisco 49’ers during training camp. He was waived by San Francisco as part of the club’s final roster cut-down.
2012-2015: Cleveland began his college playing days at the University of Washington where he redshirted his freshman season in 2012 and returned in 2013 to play nine games recording seven defensive stops and an interception. Following the tragic loss of his brother and health concerns with his mom, he elected to return to California and enrolled at San Jose State. He went on to appear in 25 games for the Spartans tallying four interceptions and 46 solo tackles along with 21 pass knockdowns. He was a Second Team All-Mountain West selection in 2014 and earned an honourable mention in 2015.
Cleveland resides in San Jose and was a Communications major in college. He’s been playing football since the age of nine and lists a pick-6 versus BYU in 2015 among his biggest football memories. He considers his dad as his biggest fan and when he’s not preparing for the season you’ll most likely find Cleveland on the basketball court.