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Brandon Clemons
Brandon  Clemons

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Milford, Pa.

High School:
Delaware Valley

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 302

Position:
OG/DT

Experience:
4L


11/16/2016

Grinz on Green: Seniors Cherish Their Time as Spartans

The 2016 Senior Class has won 39 games, fourth most as a class in school history, including two Big Ten Championships and victories in the Rose Bowl and Cotton Bowl.

08/04/2016

2016 Season Outlook

Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.

06/21/2016

Brandon Clemons Receives Sixth Year of Eligibility from NCAA

Clemons graduated with a psychology degree in December 2015.

04/21/2016

Patience Pays Dividends for Clemons, Beedle & Sokol

Fifth-year senior offensive guard Brandon Clemons, sophomore offensive lineman David Beedle and sophomore tight end Matt Sokol have blossomed this spring, and all are expected to be major contributors in 2016.

08/10/2015

2015 Season Outlook

Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.

10/18/2014

Michigan State 56- Indiana 17

10/11/2014

Michigan State 45 - Purdue 31

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio likes his team's resilience.

Now it's time to develop a knockout punch.

Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes and Nick Hill ran for two scores Saturday, but No. 8 Michigan State still needed a late interception return for a touchdown to hold on 45-31 at Purdue

09/27/2014

Michigan State 56 - Wyoming 14

12/29/2013

Michigan State Media Day

12/08/2013

Michigan State 34 - Ohio State 24

12/05/2015

Spartans Win Big 10 Championship Over Iowa

The Spartans topped Iowa in the Big 10 Championship on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015.

Bio (PDF) | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2016

CAREER NOTES: Four-year letterwinner saw action in 44 career games, including 12 starts (seven on offensive line, five on defensive line) . . . was granted a sixth year of eligibility for the 2016 season (missed majority of his first two seasons due to injuries) . . . played on both the offensive and defensive line in his career, including both in 2016 . . . graduated with his bachelor’s degree in psychology in December 2015.

2016 SEASON: Played on both the offensive and defensive line . . . played in all 12 games, including 11 starts (six at right guard, five at defensive tackle) . . . had eight tackles, including one for loss (1 yards) . . . started first four games at right guard before starting next five games on defensive line at defensive tackle, then shifted back to right guard for the final two games (Ohio State, Penn State) . . . playing in his home state, was named the game captain in his final collegiate game at Penn State . . . made fifth start of season at right guard against Ohio State and tallied two knockdowns . . . despite not starting in Rutgers game, saw action on both lines, logging one knockdown on the offensive side and one tackle on the defensive side . . . was starting defensive tackle at Illinois; also saw time on the offensive line against the Fighting Illini . . . started vs. Michigan and logged career-high three tackles . . . was named the fourth captain at Maryland and notched two tackles after starting at defensive tackle . . . posted one tackle vs. Northwestern . . . logged one tackle for loss in starting game vs. BYU at defensive tackle, while also seeing action on the offensive line . . . was starting right guard at Indiana and posted one knockdown . . . led the offensive line with 4.5 knockdowns in Wisconsin game . . . logged one dominator at Notre Dame, and also saw action on defensive line in goal-line situations . . . recorded eight knockdowns, including two dominators, vs. Furman.

2015 SEASON: Played in 13 games, including regular time in the playing rotation at guard along the offensive line . . . played 174 snaps on offense during the regular season . . . had 16 knockdowns during the regular season . . . played 24 snaps and had 4.5 knockdowns in win at No. 2 Ohio State . . . saw action for 25 snaps vs. Maryland . . . played a season-high 36 snaps at Nebraska and recorded four knockdowns . . . posted a winning grade in the win over Indiana; played 30 snaps against the Hoosiers . . . played 26 snaps at Rutgers . . . saw action for 16 snaps and had two knockdowns vs. Purdue.

2014 SEASON: Played in all 13 games, primarily along the offensive line . . . started in the 2015 Cotton Bowl Classic vs. Baylor when MSU lined up in its “jumbo” package; recorded two knockdowns against the Bears . . . played mostly in short yardage and goalline situations (107 offensive plays) . . . produced seven knockdowns . . . played on both the offensive and defensive lines in the win over Eastern Michigan; posted a half tackle for loss (1 yard) against the Eagles . . . played a season-high 29 offensive snaps vs. EMU.

2013 SEASON: Saw action in six games to earn his first letter . . . received a significant amount of playing time in the 100th Rose Bowl Game vs. No. 5 Stanford; recorded a season-high two tackles, including a half tackle for loss (1 yard), against the Cardinal . . . also made appearances against Western Michigan, Youngstown State, Notre Dame, Illinois and Minnesota . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Michigan.

2012 SEASON: Missed a majority of the season after suffering a foot injury in practice . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Boise State.

2011 SEASON: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Saw action on the offensive and defensive lines for the Pennsylvania All-Stars in the June 18 Big 33 Classic in Hershey, Pennsylvania . . . SuperPrep All-American . . . ranked among the nation’s top prospects by Rivals.com (No. 143) . . . rated among the country’s top offensive guards by Rivals.com (No. 6) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 53) . . . listed among the nation’s top offensive tackles by CollegeFootballNews.com (No. 19) . . . ranked among the country’s top defensive tackles by Scout.com (No. 34) and defensive linemen by SuperPrep (No. 50) . . . named to SuperPrep’s All-Northeast Team . . . rated among Pennsylvania’s Top 10 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 3), Varsity845.com (No. 6) and SuperPrep (No. 9) . . . ranked as the state’s No. 1 offensive lineman by Varsity845.com . . . played in the 2010 Chesapeake Bowl in Towson, Maryland . . . three-year starter for Coach Keith Olsommer at Delaware Valley High School in Milford, Pennsylvania . . . two-time Lackawanna Football Conference Division I All-Star . . . selected 2010 LFC Division I Defensive Player of the Year by Northeast PA Football Network . . . also earned LFC Division I first-team honors as both an offensive and defensive lineman by Northeast PA Football Network . . . two-time Varsity845.com first-team all-star . . . led the Warriors in tackles (66), tackles for loss (15), sacks (7), blocked kicks (6) and fumble recoveries (3) as a senior . . . posted eight tackles and recovered a fumble vs. North Pocono . . . recorded nine tackles and blocked three kicks vs. Abington Heights . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Warriors average 183.1 rushing yards per game in 2009 . . . son of Chuck and Susan Zimnik; and Emma Smith . . . born Feb. 28, 1993 . . . participated in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology in December 2015.

CLEMONS' CAREER STATISTICS

TACKLES G UA A Total TFL-Yds PD FF FR Blkd 2011................ 1 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 2012................ 0 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 2013................ 5 0 2 2 0.5-1 0 0 0 0 2014................ 13 0 1 1 0.5-1 0 0 0 0 2015................ 13 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 2016................ 12 3 5 8 1.0-1 0 0 0 0 TOTAL............... 44 3 8 11 2.0-3 0 0 0 0

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