Chris Clemons (safety)

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Chris Clemons
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Clemons with the Miami Dolphins in 2013
No. -- Free agent
Position: Strong Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-09-15) September 15, 1985 (age 31)
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 is currently a free agent. 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. He graduated in 2004.[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.

On September 3, 2016, Clemons was released by the Cardinals.[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. ^ Urban, Darren. "Final Cuts Take Cardinals to 53". AZCardinals.com. 

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