Has been granted a sixth-year waiver request by the NCAA but under Big Ten regulations, he must complete his undergraduate degree requirements prior to the 1999 season . . . expects to battle Little John Flowers and Shawn Foster for the starting job at tailback . . . led all rushers with 54 yards on 10 carries in the ’99 Green-White spring game . . .
AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in 11 games in 1998 (DNP vs. Purdue) and played 61.5 minutes . . . worked behind Sedrick Irvin at tailback and ranked as the Spartans’ second-leading rusher with 364 yards on 73 attempts (5.0 avg.) . . . picked up 41 yards on seven carries in the ’98 home finale vs. Illinois, including a 2-yard touchdown run in the third quarter . . . gained 47 yards on nine attempts vs. Northwestern . . . had a season-high 16 rushes for 80 yards vs. Notre Dame while playing a season-best 11 minutes . . . rushed for a career-high 95 yards (12 carries) vs. Oregon, including a 28-yard TD run in the fourth quarter . . . had three receptions for 30 yards (10.0 avg.) . . . had one catch each vs. Penn State (7 yards), Ohio State (2) and Indiana (21) . . .
AS A SOPHOMORE: Missed the entire 1997 season after suffering a broken rib and back injury prior to the Memphis game . . . rushed for 91 yards on 17 carries and scored twice in the ’97 spring game to earn offensive MVP honors for the Green team . . .
1996 SEASON: Sat out the entire 1996 campaign after transferring from Rhode Island . . .
AT RHODE ISLAND: Saw action in four games as a true freshman in 1994, including two starts . . . gained 145 yards rushing on 42 carries (3.5 avg.) . . . picked up a season-high 64 yards on 15 attempts vs. New Hampshire . . . had three catches for 23 yards (7.7 avg.) . . .
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-time first-team all-conference selection for Coach Bill Waryck at Indiana (Pa.) Area High School . . . two-year starter at tailback rushed for 1,286 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior . . . three-year starter at outside linebacker . . . three-year letterman in track . . . finished third in the state long jump at 22-11 3/4 . . . born May 29, 1976, in Detroit . . . majoring in general business administration.
Clemons’ Career Statistics
G/GS Att. Yds. Avg. TD LG 1998 11/0 73 375 5.0 2 28
No. Yds. Avg. TD LG 1998 3 30 10.0 0 21
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