Chris Clemons (safety)

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Chris Clemons
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Clemons with the Dolphins in 2013.
No. 29 Arizona Cardinals
Position: Strong Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-09-15) September 15, 1985 (age 30)
Place of birth: Bradenton, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 214 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school: Arcadia (FL) DeSoto
College: Clemson
NFL draft: 2009 / Round: 5 / Pick: 165
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2015
Tackles: 283
Quarterback sacks: 1.5
Pass deflections: 17
Interceptions: 4
Forced fumbles: 2
Player stats at NFL.com

Christian Donovan Clemons[1][2] (born September 15, 1985) is an American football safety who currently plays for the Arizona Cardinals. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Clemson University.

Early life[edit]

Clemons attended Desoto County High School in his hometown of Arcadia, Florida.[3][4]

Professional career[edit]

2009 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0 in 208 lb 4.41 s 1.44 s 2.53 s 4.38 s 7.27 s 37½ in 10 ft 7 in 19 reps
All values from NFL Combine[5][6]
Clemons (left) with fellow Dolphins starter Yeremiah Bell in 2011.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Clemons was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. In Week 12 against the Oakland Raiders, Clemons recorded his first career interception in a 33-17 victory.

Set to become an unrestricted free agent for 2013 season, Clemons re-signed with the Dolphins on a one-year contract on March 12, 2013.[7]

Houston Texans[edit]

On March 26, 2014, Clemons agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Houston Texans.[8] He was released on August 31, 2014.[9][10]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Clemons signed with the Arizona Cardinals on December 8, 2014.[11]

On October 9, 2015, after reaching an injury settlement, Clemons was released by the Cardinals. On December 22, 2015, Clemons was re-signed by the Cardinals after free safety Tyrann Mathieu went down with a season-ending ACL injury.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pro Football Reference Profile". pro-football-reference.com. 
  2. ^ "ESPN Profile". ESPN.com. 
  3. ^ MiamiDolphins.com
  4. ^ NFL.com
  5. ^ "Chris Clemons, DS #3 FS, Clemson". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  6. ^ NFL Combine Profile
  7. ^ Wesseling, Chris (March 12, 2013). "Chris Clemons, Miami Dolphins reunite for one year". NFL.com. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  8. ^ Texans sign FS Chris Clemons
  9. ^ Hanzus, Dan (August 31, 2014). "Chris Clemons cut by Texans; Manning likely back". NFL.com. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  10. ^ Rapoport, Ian (August 20, 2013). "Texans cut veteran safety Chris Clemons, WR Mike Thomas". blog.chron.com/ulitmatetexans. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  11. ^ http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/12/08/cardinals-sign-chris-clemons-place-andre-ellington-on-ir/
  12. ^ Alper, Josh (December 22, 2015). "Cardinals bring back Chris Clemons". NBCSports.com. Retrieved December 22, 2015. 

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