June 11, 1986|
San Antonio, Texas
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school:||Alamo Heights (TX)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
Chase Austin Clement (born June 11, 1986) is a professional American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. Clement played college football for Rice University, where he finished his career ranked first in school history with 9,785 passing yards and 11,526 yards total offense. He has played professionally for the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League (UFL), leading the team to a championship in 2010.
Clement and Rice wide receiver Jarett Dillard hold the NCAA Division I FBS record for career touchdowns between a quarterback-receiver tandem with 51. He also broke C-USA Conference passing records. He earned second-team All-Conference USA honors in 2007 after completing 59.1 percent of his passes for 3,377 yards with 29 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Those numbers only improved in his first-team all-conference senior season: 66.5 percent for 4,119 yards, 44 touchdowns and seven interceptions. In his senior year, Clement earned the C-USA MVP honors and lead the Owls to their second bowl game in the last three years winning the 2008 Texas Bowl, he was named the MVP of the game. Clement finished his college career with 125 career touchdowns (99 pass, 25 rush and one receiving). He is in second place on the C-USA lists for career touchdowns and touchdown passes behind Case Keenum (178 and 155). Clement tied former Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart on the NCAA career touchdown pass list with 99.
Las Vegas Locomotives
Clement was later signed by the Las Vegas Locomotives of the UFL. On November 6, Clement got his first action at quarterback. When the Locos were trailing the Sacramento Mountain Lions 21–0 at the half, head coach Jim Fassel benched starter Drew Willy and started Clement for the second half. Clement would lead a sensational comeback attempt, tying the game at 24 by leading the Locos to scores on his first four drives while scoring two rushing touchdowns. Sacramento would end up winning the game 27–24.
Clement led the Locomotives to a 23–20 victory over the Florida Tuskers in the second UFL championship game, and won the game MVP award. Clement also led the Locomotives to the third UFL championship game, losing 34–17 to the Virginia Destroyers.
The Jacksonville Jaguars worked out Clement in early January 2012.
San Francisco 49ers
Clement worked out with the San Francisco 49ers on March 19, 2012.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Clement worked out with the Dallas Cowboys on July 16, 2013.
- Rice Wins Texas Bowl Over Western Michigan, 38-14
- 2008 Texas Bowl Post Game Notes
- 2009 NFL Draft Bio
- Clement Signs With CFL's Tiger-Cats
- "Tiger-Cats Transactions". Hamilton Tiger-Cats. 2009-06-06. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2009-06-06.
- Released by Bombers
- Solomon, Jerome (June 19, 2009). "Rice's Clement decides CFL not for him". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2009-06-19.