An athletic third-year linebacker ... has worked at Will and Sam linebacker as well as LEO, a hybrid defensive lineman/linebacker position ... enters the spring No. 2 on the depth chart at Will ... posted a 36-inch vertical jump in spring 2006 testing ... recorded a bench of 370 in spring 2007 testing, second among his linebacker group.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2007): Played in two games, seeing action as a reserve linebacker vs. Clemson and NC State ... served as a backup at Will and Sam linebacker during the season after entering preseason camp as a reserve LEO.
As a Freshman (2006): Redshirt season ... a member of the scout team defense ... enrolled in January 2006 and participated in spring ball ... named defensive scout team player of the week for his work in practice leading up to the Florida International contest.
At Fork Union Military Academy: Played inside and outside linebacker, starting all 11 games ... recorded 110 tackles, including four sacks and 10 tackles for loss, and three interceptions on the season ... coached by John Shuman.
At Evangel Christian High School: A three-year starter, playing primarily linebacker and tight end ... recorded 110 tackles, including 17 tackles for loss and nine sacks, with seven pass breakups and one fumble recovery (returned for a TD) his senior year ... posted 110 tackles (63 solo) as a junior ... first team all-state (1A) ... an all-county selection ... an All-Southeast Region pick by PrepStar ... an All-Dixie region selection by SuperPrep ... helped lead team to a 10-3 record and a regional championship appearance ... also lettered three years in track and field, two years in basketball and one in baseball ... reportedly ran in the 4.5 range in the 40-yard dash as a prep ... was also recruited by Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama ... coached by Brian Davis.
Personal: Born Sept. 22, 1985 ... mother is Nadine Clinton ... enrolled in the college of letters and sciences.
Clinton's Career Statistics
Defense G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks FC FR PBU Int. 2007 2-0 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0-0 Career 2-0 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0-0