Chris Clemons is a safety for the Miami Dolphins, who selected him with the 165th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. Clemons attended Clemson, where he played for four seasons. Clemons is 6-feet, 1-inch tall and weighs 210 pounds.
Prep Career
As a two-way starter at DeSoto High School in Arcadia, FL, Clemons was recruited on both sides of the ball. As a senior running back, he rushed for 1,242 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also played cornerback and returned kicks as a senior. Rivals.com ranked Clemons as the No. 39 running back in the nation, though he was recruited more as a defensive back. He chose Clemson over Michigan State, Pittsburgh and South Carolina.
College Career
After redshirting the 2004 season, Clemons served as the backup to Jamaal Fudge at free safety in 2005. He saw action in every game as a freshman, finishing with 33 total tackles, including at least one in every game. Clemons's tackle streak continued throughout his career. He never missed a game at Clemson, starting the final 39 games of his career. He totaled 323 tackles in four seasons with the Tigers, recording at least one tackle in every game he played. He ranked among the top three in total tackles for the Tigers in each of his final three seasons.
NFL Career
Clemons was selected in the fifth round (165th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. Before the 2009 season, Clemons signed a four-year contract with Miami.