On Clig: Guard in his fourth year who will be competing for playing time ... a physical player whose strong suit is run blocking ... an Iron Terp with the ninth-highest strength index on the team and highest among offensive linemen for the second year in a row.
2005 (Sophomore): Played in five games, seeing action on field goal and PAT special teams units.
2004 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw playing time in two games ... was in for a combined 20 plays against Temple and Duke.
2003 (Freshman): Redshirt season ... offensive scout team Player of the Week for his work in practice in the week leading up to the Florida State game.
High School: A four-year letterwinner at Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange, Fla. ... spent time at offensive guard, offensive tackle and defensive tackle in his four years ... was the Silver Hawks' primary trap blocker ... started his senior season at right guard ... also played defensive tackle in goal-line situations, notching 27 tackles ... a second team all-state selection in 5A, the second-largest class of football in Florida ... first team All-Five Star Conference and all-district despite the fact that his team did not win a game in 2002 ... started all 10 games at offensive tackle as a junior ... rated as the fourth-best offensive line prospect in Central Florida by Orlando Sentinel analyst Bill Buchalter ... rated as the 53rd-best offensive guard in the nation by Rivals.com ... member of Spruce Creek's renowned weightlifting team (school has won 10 state titles) ... was also recruited by Florida, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and UCF ... coached by Jared Zito his senior year.
Personal: Garrick Clig was born November 26, 1984 ... son of Tom and Jayne Clig ... carried over a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average as a prep ... majoring in criminology and criminal justice.