2006 (Junior) - Played and started in seven games, before missing the final five due to injury ... recorded 23 total tackles, including eight unassisted ... second on the team in quarterback sacks with three for 10 yards ... one forced fumble ... recorded his career high in tackles with six vs. Navy and Colorado State in back-to-back games ... three tackles vs. Tennessee in season opener.
2005 (Sophomore) - Played in 10 games as a reserve defensive end ... recorded 14 total tackles, including five unassisted ... three tackles for loss for four yards ... recorded a career-best five tackles, including one for one yard, vs. Army ... four tackles, including 1.5 for loss for two yards, vs. New Mexico ... averaged 4.5 tackles and a tackle for loss in the team's final two games of the year.
2004 (Freshman) - Listed third at left defensive end following spring drills ... had one solo tackle in the Blue-Silver spring game ... played nose guard on the junior varsity.
High School - Lettered three years in football and track ... honorable mention all-conference in football ... academic all-conference and academic all-state ... member of the German Honor Society ... football coach was Rocky Whitworth.
Personal - Born Feb. 13, 1985 ... parents are Clifford Clayton and Pamela Washington ... has three siblings, Tommy (41), Eric (37) and Karissa (27) ... brother, Eric, played offensive line at Kansas State in 1993 ... member of Cadet Squadron 13 ... attended the Academy Prep School and played football ... major is social science ... career goal is to get his MBA and work as a political advisor ... on the Academy's dean's and commandant's (military excellence) list ... was his squadron superintendent for his squadron last spring and is currently a squad support officer ... completed Operation Air Force at Ramstein AFB, Germany this past summer ... was also a first basic cadet training command center controller this last summer ... completed Global Engagement and Soaring summer 2005 ... favorite class subject is negotiations ... favorite movie is Gladiator ... favorite NFL team is the Oakland Raiders and his favorite player is former Raider Howie Long ... what he likes most about coach Calhoun and his coaching staff is that they are aggressive and ambitious.
Clayton's Career Statistics
Year G UT-AT TT TFL Sacks
2006 7 8-15 23 3.0-10 3.0-10
2005 10 5-9 14 3.0-4 0.0-0
Total 17 13-24 37 6.0-14 3.0-10