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Pete Clifford
Pete Clifford

Hometown:
Salem, N.H.

High School:
Bridgton (Maine) Academy

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 312

Position:
OL

Birthdate:
04/03/1984

Experience:
4L


AS A SENIOR: Fifth-year senior started every game at left tackle . . . named second-team All-Big Ten in 2007 by the media . . . voted one of four team captains by his teammates as a senior . . . made 19 career starts (16 at LT, three at LG) . . . appeared in nine games and started seven in 2006 (four starts at LT and three at LG) . . . AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in nine games, including seven starting assignments (four starts at left tackle and three at left guard) . . . graded out over 90 percent in eight of nine games . . . scored 96 percent each vs. Penn State (4 pancakes), Minnesota (2) and Indiana (2) . . . graded 93 percent vs. Purdue while recording a career-best five pancake blocks . . . produced his top grade of the 2006 season at Northwestern, scoring 98 percent including four pancakes, as the Spartans erased a 35-point third-quarter deficit for a 41-38 victory . . . earned the first start of his collegiate career at left guard vs. Idaho, grading out 91 percent with two pancakes . . . AS A SOPHOMORE: Academic All-Big Ten selection for the second year in a row . . . saw action in five games (vs. Kent State, Hawaii, Illinois, Ohio State and Indiana) in 2005 while playing behind Kyle Cook at left guard . . . graded out 96 percent or better in four of the five games while compiling seven pancakes . . . posted perfect scores (100 percent) vs. Indiana and Illinois . . . scored 96 percent vs. Hawaii while matching his career best with three pancakes . . . posted a score of 98 percent in the 2005 season opener vs. Kent State . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . appeared in three games in 2004 (vs. Rutgers, Minnesota and Wisconsin), playing behind William Whitticker at right guard . . . posted a perfect score (100 percent) in limited action vs. Wisconsin in the home finale . . . graded out 96 percent vs. Minnesota, including three pancake blocks . . . sat out the entire spring with a broken jaw . . . 2003 SEASON: Redshirted . . . twice named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week in 2003 (vs. Illinois and Wisconsin) . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 6, 2003, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Started all nine games at right tackle for Coach Rick Marcella at Bridgton (Maine) Academy . . . earned first-team All-New Hampshire honors as a senior at Salem (N.H.) High School . . . played in the 2002 Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl (New Hampshire vs. Vermont all-stars) . . . started 21 consecutive games at center for Coach Jack Gati at Salem . . . lettered in track, competing in the discus and javelin . . . posted prep personal bests of 138-6 in the discus and 150-0 in the javelin . . . averaged 5.4 points and 10.3 rebounds as the starting center for the Blue Devils' basketball team in 2001-02. . . uncle Tim played baseball at Harvard . . . son of John and Susan Clifford . . . born April 3, 1984 . . . participated in the "Teams for Toys" program in December 2005, collecting and distributing gifts to needy children in the Lansing area . . . participated in the 2006 SPYN Awards (Student-Athlete Lip Sync Contest) to benefit the Children's Miracle Network . . . earned a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies - law & society in May 2007 . . . currently pursuing a second bachelor's degree in criminal justice.