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Chris Clemons (Defensive End)

Date of birth : 1981-10-30
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Griffin, Georgia
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-30

Chris Clemons is an American football defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at Georgia.

Aquired in a trade with Philadelphia March 16, 2010. Seattle also obtained a 2010 fourth-round draft pick (DE E.J. Wilson) while the Eagles received DE Darryl Tapp.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
* Originally an undrafted free agent signing of the Redskins in 2003, he suffered a torn ACL and spent his first season on injured reserve. Spent the first part of 2004 on the Redskins practice squad before being signed to the active roster.
* Nearly half of his career tackle total (53) have been sacks (20.0).
* In first-career game, collected first-career sack taking down Ben Roethlisberger at Pittsburgh (11/28/04).
* Posted a career-high 8.0 sacks during the 2007 season with Oakland, despite only starting two games and being on the field for just 37% of the team’s defensive snaps.
* Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts versus Dallas (12/28/08) when he recovered a fumble and raced 73 yards for the
decisive score in the playoff-clinching win, while also tying a career high with two sacks and a forced fumble.

COLLEGE:
Entered the NFL following his jun- ior season at Georgia after starting 14 of 25 games played. In 2000, became the first fresh- man to start at linebacker for the Bulldogs since Randall Godfrey (1992). Was named most improved player following his junior season.

PERSONAL:
Lettered four years and was a three-year starter at Griffin (Ga.) High School. Was a first-team AAA All-Region selection and was nominated as the Region MVP by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association. Lined up as a cornerback, linebacker, defensive end and tight end during high school career. Also let- tered in track. Brother, Nic Clemons, is a defen- sive lineman for the Broncos. The two were teammates at the University of Georgia and both signed as undrafted free agents with Washington in 2003. His uncle, Charlie Clemons, enjoyed a seven-year NFL career as a linebacker for St. Louis (1997-99), New Orleans (2001-02) and Houston (2003). Was a child and family development major in college.


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