SEC Community Service Team... Started all 14 games and totaled 28 tackles
with 8.0 TFL's, both career highs ... Started season opener vs. Arkansas State and
recorded one tackle and one QB hurry ... In SEC opener at Mississippi State, notched
a TFL for minus 5 yards and broke-up one pass ... Against Clemson, totaled four tackles
which was most since Nov. 1, 2008 vs. Ole Miss (five tackles) ... Also had 1.5 TFL's
(minus 7 yards) and one QB hurry vs. Clemson ... Against South Carolina, recorded one
TFL (minus 1 yard), one QB hurry and two solo tackles ... In limited snaps vs. ULM,
started and totaled one tackle, a TFL for minus 1 yard ... Against Kentucky, had a TFL
for minus 3 yards to go with three total tackles ... Had a pair of tackles vs. Arkansas ...
Against LSU, had half a TFL for minus 2 yards with a QB hurry and a pair of tackles ...
Against Ole Miss, had a TFL for minus 4 yards to go with three total tackles, with two
solo stops ... Registered one solo tackle in limited snaps vs. UTC ... Against Georgia, had
a pair of tackles with two QB hurries ... Totaled two tackles vs. Alabama and was part
of AU defense that held Crimson Tide to 67 yards total offense in second half ... In SEC
Championship Game vs. South Carolina, totaled one solo tackle with a pair of QB hurries
and was part of AU defense that held Gamecocks to 153 yards total offense in second
half ... Against Oregon in BCS National Championship Game, totaled three solo
tackles with a sack for minus 2 yards ... Sack was first of season and first since 2008.
2009 -- Appeared in six games, totaling seven tackles with 1.0 TFL ... Missed seven
games due to injury ... Did not play in season opener vs. Louisiana Tech ... Recorded
three tackles in first game of season vs. Mississippi State ... Had one solo tackle vs. West
Virginia ... Against Ball State, had one TFL (minus 5 yards) to go with two total tackles
... Missed three games due to injury ... Returned vs. LSU, but saw limited action before
leaving game in first half with injury ... Missed Ole Miss and Furman games with injury
... Saw limited time vs. Georgia but did not record a tackle ... Had one tackle and one
QB hurry vs. Alabama.
2008 -- Finished 15th in SEC in sacks per game (0.41) ... Played in 11 games with
one start ... Totaled 22 tackles with 16 solo stops ... Finished with fourth-most TFL's on
team with 7.5 and the second-most TFL yardage at minus 35 ... Also finished second on
team with 4.5 sacks and the most sack yardage at minus 35 ... Registered a pair of solo
TFL's (-4 yards) in season opener vs. Louisiana-Monroe ... Had one tackle, a 6-yard sack
against Southern Miss ... Sack vs. USM was the first of career ... Picked up two solo tackles
against Mississippi State ... Had one solo tackle vs. LSU ... Did not play vs. Tennessee
... Recorded 2.0 TFL's, including a sack, for minus 11 yards and finished with four total
tackles (all solo) against Vanderbilt ... Had one assisted tackle vs. Arkansas ... Sacked QB
Pat White for minus 15 yards and had two total tackles vs. West Virginia ... Registered
a career-high five tackles, two solo, with half a sack for minus 1 yard vs. Ole Miss ...
Started first career game vs. UT Martin, with one tackle and one QB hurry ... Played,
but did not have a tackle vs. Georgia ... Against Alabama, had three tackles, two solo,
with a sack (minus 3 yards).
2008 OUTDOOR TRACK -- Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in
the discuss, finishing 19th ... Finished second in the discuss at the Mideast Regional
Championships with a personal-best throw of 58.49m (191-11) ... His mark ranks fifth
in school history ... Finished sixth at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a mark of
55.97m (183-7), earning him a spot on the SEC All-Freshman Team ... Won the discuss
throw at the Tiger Track Classic.
2007 -- Played in 10 of 13 games ... Saw first collegiate game action against
Mississippi State ... Registered first career tackles vs. New Mexico State, compiling
three total, all assisted ... Also had a TFL (.5) for minus two yards vs. NMSU ... Had
two tackles vs. Vanderbilt ... Recorded three tackles, all solo, against Tennessee Tech.
2006 -- Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL -- High School Coach: Spencer McCracken ... Selected to the
Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 6A All-State team ... Finished his senior season
with 46 tackles, six sacks and five pass breakups ... Named the Opelika-Auburn
News' 2005 Defensive Player of the Year ... Helped lead Opelika to the Class 6A state
semifinals his senior year ... Also a track and field standout ... Won the 2005 Alabama
Class 6A state discuss and shot put championships ... Holds the Class 6A AHSAA state
meet discuss record.
PERSONAL -- Born Jan. 1, 1988 ... Son of Auburn assistant track and field coach
Jerry Clayton and Becky Clayton ... Major: Agriculture Business & Economics.
|CLAYTON'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS
|YEAR||G/GS ||TT ||UT ||AT ||TFL-YDS ||QBS-YDS ||FF/FR ||PD ||I-YDS
|2007 ||10/0 ||8 ||4 ||4 ||0.5-2 ||0.0-0 ||0/0 ||0 ||0-0
|2008 ||11/1 ||22 ||16 ||6 ||7.5-40 ||4.5-35 ||0/0 ||0 ||0-0
|2009 ||6/0 ||7 ||3 ||4 ||1.0-5 ||0.0-0 ||0/0 ||0 ||0-0
|2010 ||14/14 ||28 ||18 ||10 ||8.0-25 ||1.0-2 ||0/0 ||1 ||0-0
|Totals ||41/15 ||65 ||41 ||24 ||17.0-72 ||5.5-37 ||0/0 ||1 ||0-0