Players

Chris Clemons
DE #91
Height:
6-3
Weight:
254
College:
Georgia
Experience:
10
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 132 233 165 68 59 0 20 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 JAC 2 7 5 2 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 SEA 14 24 12 12 4.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2012 SEA 16 40 31 9 11.5 -- 4 -- -- -- -- --
2011 SEA 16 51 34 17 11 -- 5 -- -- -- -- --
2010 SEA 16 49 33 16 11 -- 4 -- -- -- -- --
2009 PHI 16 11 8 3 3 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2008 PHI 16 15 12 3 4 0 1 -- -- -- -- --
2007 OAK 16 20 15 5 8 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2005 WAS 14 9 8 1 2 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2004 WAS 6 7 7 0 3 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2003 WAS 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

HOW ACQUIRED:
Acquired in a trade with Philadelphia March 16, 2010. Seattle also obtained a 2010 fourth-round draft pick (DE E.J. Wilson) while the Eagles received DE Darryl Tapp.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Originally an undrafted free agent signing of the Redskins in 2003, he suffered a torn ACL and spent his first season on injured reserve. Spent the first part of 2004 on the Redskins practice squad before being signed to the active roster.
• From 2010-12, ranks tied for sixth in the NFL totaling 33.5 sacks. Only the the third player in Seahawks history to post three consecutive double digit sack seasons joining Michael Sinclair (1996-98) and Jacob Green (1983-86).
• Totaled a career-best 11.5 sacks in 2012. Also tied an NFL record for most sacks in a first half by tying the Seahawks record and settng a career-best with 4.0 vs. Green Bay (9/24) on Monday Night Football earning NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
• Started 2012 Wild Card Playoff game at Washington (1/6/13) and suffered a torn ACL and was placed on injured reserve before the following Divisional playoff game.
• Earned NFC Defensive Player of the week at St. Louis (11/20/11) after setting a then career high 3.0 sacks and two forced fumbles.
• In first season as a regular starter in 2010, led Seattle with a career-high 11.0 sacks, including four multi-sack games.
• Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts versus Dallas (12/28/08) when he recovered a fumble and raced 73 yards for the decisive score in the playoff-clinching win, while also tying a career high with two sacks and a forced fumble.
• Posted 8.0 sacks during the 2007 season with Oakland, despite only starting two games and being on the field for just 37 percent of the team’s defensive snaps.
• In first-career game, collected first-career sack taking down Ben Roethlisberger at Pittsburgh (11/28/04).

COLLEGE:
Entered the NFL following his junior season at Georgia after starting 14 of 25 games played. In 2000, became the first freshman to start at linebacker for the Bulldogs since Randall Godfrey (1992). Was named most improved player following his junior season.

PERSONAL:
Lettered four years and was a three-year starter at Griffin (Ga.) High School. Was a first-team AAA All-Region selection and was nominated as the Region MVP by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association. Lined up as a cornerback, linebacker, defensive end and tight end during high school career. Also lettered in track. Brother, Nic Clemons, is a defensive lineman for the Broncos. The two were teammates at the University of Georgia and both signed as undrafted free agents with Washington in 2003. His uncle, Charlie Clemons, enjoyed a seven-year NFL career as a linebacker for St. Louis (1997-99), New Orleans (2001-02) and Houston (2003). Was a child and family development major in college.

HOW ACQUIRED:
Acquired in a trade with Philadelphia March 16, 2010. Seattle also obtained a 2010 fourth-round draft pick (DE E.J. Wilson) while the Eagles received DE Darryl Tapp.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Originally an undrafted free agent signing of the Redskins in 2003, he suffered a torn ACL and spent his first season on injured reserve. Spent the first part of 2004 on the Redskins practice squad before being signed to the active roster.
• From 2010-12, ranks tied for sixth in the NFL totaling 33.5 sacks. Only the the third player in Seahawks history to post three consecutive double digit sack seasons joining Michael Sinclair (1996-98) and Jacob Green (1983-86).
• Totaled a career-best 11.5 sacks in 2012. Also tied an NFL record for most sacks in a first half by tying the Seahawks record and settng a career-best with 4.0 vs. Green Bay (9/24) on Monday Night Football earning NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
• Started 2012 Wild Card Playoff game at Washington (1/6/13) and suffered a torn ACL and was placed on injured reserve before the following Divisional playoff game.
• Earned NFC Defensive Player of the week at St. Louis (11/20/11) after setting a then career high 3.0 sacks and two forced fumbles.
• In first season as a regular starter in 2010, led Seattle with a career-high 11.0 sacks, including four multi-sack games.
• Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts versus Dallas (12/28/08) when he recovered a fumble and raced 73 yards for the decisive score in the playoff-clinching win, while also tying a career high with two sacks and a forced fumble.
• Posted 8.0 sacks during the 2007 season with Oakland, despite only starting two games and being on the field for just 37 percent of the team’s defensive snaps.
• In first-career game, collected first-career sack taking down Ben Roethlisberger at Pittsburgh (11/28/04).

COLLEGE:
Entered the NFL following his junior season at Georgia after starting 14 of 25 games played. In 2000, became the first freshman to start at linebacker for the Bulldogs since Randall Godfrey (1992). Was named most improved player following his junior season.

PERSONAL:
Lettered four years and was a three-year starter at Griffin (Ga.) High School. Was a first-team AAA All-Region selection and was nominated as the Region MVP by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association. Lined up as a cornerback, linebacker, defensive end and tight end during high school career. Also lettered in track. Brother, Nic Clemons, is a defensive lineman for the Broncos. The two were teammates at the University of Georgia and both signed as undrafted free agents with Washington in 2003. His uncle, Charlie Clemons, enjoyed a seven-year NFL career as a linebacker for St. Louis (1997-99), New Orleans (2001-02) and Houston (2003). Was a child and family development major in college.