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.
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