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Darien Tipps-Clemons
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Darien  Tipps-Clemons

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Piqua, Ohio

High School:
Piqua

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 219

Position:
LB

Experience:
HS

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played a number of positions for Coach Bill Nees at Piqua High School, including running back, linebacker, kick returner and punt returner . . . PrepStar All-Midwest Region Team selection . . . rated among the best outside linebacker prospects in the country by Scout.com (No. 71) and ESPN.com (No. 82) . . . also listed one of the top running backs in the nation by 247Sports (No. 81) . . . ranked one of the top players in the state of Ohio by 247Sports (No. 37), Rivals.com (No. 44) and ESPN.com (No. 47) . . . ranked the No. 3 outside linebacker in the state of Ohio and No. 11 in the Midwest by Scout.com . . . was named to the MaxPreps 2016 All-Ohio Preseason Team before missing nearly his entire senior season due to a knee injury . . . was also named to the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl Watch List heading into 2016 . . . did rush for 118 yards and one TD on 15 carries in the season opener vs. Meadowdale on Aug. 27 before suffering an injury in Week 2 . . . had a standout junior season, rushing for 1,664 yards and 24 TDs in 11 games in 2015 (151.3 ypg; 7.0 avg.) to earn Associated Press All-Ohio Division III special mention accolades . . . also named Greater Western Ohio Conference (North) Offensive Player of the Year . . . first-team GWOC all-league selection at running back . . . had seven 100-yard rushing games, including three 200-yard performances (season-high 242 yards vs. Troy on Oct. 30; 232 in season opener vs. Toledo St. John's on Aug. 28; 200 vs. Greenville on Oct. 9) . . . as a linebacker, recorded 53 tackles and one sack . . . was a second-team All-GWOC pick at running back as a sophomore . . . also wrestled and ran track in high school . . . son of Brandon Tipps and Tameka Clemons . . . born June 11, 1999 . . . no-preference major.

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