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Chris Clemons
DE #91
Height:
6-3
Weight:
255
Age:
34
College:
Georgia
Hometown:
Griffin, Ga.
Experience:
12
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 276 200 76 69.0 0 24 0 0 -- 0 0 18 7
2015 JAC 16 8 14 13 1 3.0 0 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2014 JAC 16 16 36 27 9 8.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 4 1
2013 SEA 14 11 24 12 12 4.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2012 SEA 16 16 40 31 9 11.5 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 3 1
2011 SEA 16 16 51 34 17 11.0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- 3 --
2010 SEA 16 16 49 33 16 11.0 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2009 PHI 16 0 11 8 3 3.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2008 PHI 16 0 15 12 3 4.0 0 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 2
2007 OAK 16 2 20 15 5 8.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 2 1
2005 WAS 14 1 9 8 1 2.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2004 WAS 6 0 7 7 0 3.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2003 WAS 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 CAR L 9-20 2 2 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 MIA W 23-20 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @NE L 17-51 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @IND L 13-16 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @TB L 31-38 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 HOU L 20-31 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
7 BUF W 34-31 2 2 0 -- 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
9 @NYJ L 23-28 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @BAL W 22-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 TEN W 19-13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 SD L 25-31 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @TEN L 39-42 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 IND W 51-16 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 ATL L 17-23 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 @NO L 27-38 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @HOU L 6-30 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

11th-year NFL veteran has seen action with Washington, Oakland, Philadelphia, Seattle and Jacksonville ... Played in 130 games with 62 starts over his first 10 NFL seasons ... Career totals include 208 tackles (143 solo), 58.0 sacks, 13 forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and 20 passes defensed ... Has played in 10 postseason games with six starts and has made 22 tackles (14 solo), 3.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and three passes defensed ...
TRANSACTIONS: Originally signed by Washington as an undrafted free agent on 4/28/03 ... Waived by Washington on 9/5/04 ... Signed by Cleveland to the practice squad on 9/29/04 ... Signed by Washington to the active roster on 11/24/04 ... Waived by Washington on 8/5/06 ... Signed by Oakland as a free agent on 1/1/07 ... Signed by Philadelphia as an unrestricted free agent on 3/1/08 ... Traded by Philadelphia to Seattle on 3/16/10 ... Waived by Seattle on 3/12/14 ... Signed by Jacksonville as an unrestricted free agent on 3/13/14.

PRO: 12th-year NFL veteran has seen action with Washington, Oakland, Philadelphia, Seattle and Jacksonville ... Began career as a undrafted rookie with the Redskins in 2003 ... Has played in 148 games with 80 starts over 12 NFL seasons ... Career totals include 247 tackles (174 solo), 67.0 sacks, 16 forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries and 24 passes defensed ... Has 12 career multisack games ... Posted three sacks in the first quarter at Indianapolis on Nov. 23, 2014, tied for the most sacks by a player in the first quarter in NFL history ... Has sacked 41 different quarterbacks including Sam Bradford a career-high 6.5 times ... His 67 career sacks are the sixth-most all-time by an undrafted player in NFL history ... Has played in 10 postseason games with six starts and has made 22 tackles (14 solo), 3.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and three passes
defensed ... Has started all 16 games in four different seasons including 2014, his first season with the Jaguars ... Has at least eight sacks in four of the last five seasons ... Led the NFL in 2014 with four sack-fumbles ... Ranked sixth in the NFL from 2010-12 with 33.5 sacks and was one of only three players in the NFL to register at least 11.0 sacks in each of those seasons ...

2015: 9/13 vs. CAR: Recorded two tackles (two solo), one sack and one pass defensed ... 9/20 vs. MIA: Made one tackle (one solo), including one tackle for loss ... 9/27 at N.E.: Started at LEO in the team’s road opener ... 10/4 at IND: Started at LEO and had one tackle and one QB hurry ... 10/11 at T.B.: Saw action at LEO and on special teams ... 10/18 vs. HOU: Started at LEO, making two tackles (two solo) and forcing one fumble ... 10/25 vs. BUF: Made two tackles (two solo) and recovered one fumble which he returned six yards for a TD ... 11/8 at NYJ: Made one tackle, including a sack and two QB hurries ... 11/15 at BAL: Saw action at DE ... 11/19 vs. TEN: Saw action at DE ... 11/29 vs. S.D.: Started at DT and recorded one tackle (one solo) ... 12/6 at TEN: Saw action at DE and on special teams ... 12/13 vs. IND: Made one tackle (one solo) and registered his 69th career sack ... 12/20 vs. ATL: Made two tackles (two solo), including one tackle for loss ... 12/27 at N.O.: Saw action at LEO and made one tackle (one solo) ...

2014: Started all 16 games at DE in his first season with the Jaguars ... Ranked second on the club with eight sacks and added 36 tackles (27 solo), four forced fumbles, six tackles for loss, three passes defensed, one fumble recovery and 10 QB hits ... Led the NFL with four sack-fumbles ... 9/7 at PHI: Posted four tackles including a sack and forced fumble in his Jaguars debut. Sacked Nick Foles and forced a fumble on the Eagles first offensive possession and DE Ryan Davis secured the recovery ... 10/5 vs. PIT: Totaled a season-high five tackles in start at DE along with one sack and one QB hit ... 10/12 at TEN: Registered a sack in a second consecutive game. Added two tackles, one QB hit and one tackle for loss. Sacked Charlie Whitehurst on final play of the first half ... 10/19 vs. CLE: Recorded a sack in a third consecutive game, taking down Brian Hoyer for an eight-yard loss on the Browns final play from scrimmage. Marked only second time (2007) in his career with a full sack in three straight games ... 10/26 vs. MIA: Had three solo tackles and one pass defensed. Snapped streak at three games with a sack ... 11/23 at IND: Tallied a season-high three sacks with all three sacks coming in the first quarter. Tied
for the most sacks in NFL history by a player in the first quarter and the three sacks tied a single-game Jaguars record. Totaled three QB hits, one forced fumble and two tackles for loss. Sacked Andrew Luck on the Colts first offensive possession and forced a fumble that was recovered by LB Telvin Smith. On the ensuing possession, he sacked Luck for a nine-yard loss on third down. Added a five-yard sack late in the first quarter ... 11/30 vs. NYG: Started at DE and recovered an Eli Manning fumble off a Sen’Derrick Marks sack late in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Added three solo tackles and one pass defensed ... 12/28 at HOU: Started at DE and registered a sack/forced fumble of Case Keenum in the third quarter ...

2013: Started 11 of 14 games and totaled 24 tackles (12 solo), 4.5 sacks, one forced fumble and two passes defensed ... Made his first sack of the season on 9/29 at HOU ... Registered his second conseuctive game with a sack on 10/6 at IND on Colts QB Andrew Luck ... Made a half-sack on 10/13 vs. TEN, his third-straight game with a sack ... Registered his final sack of the season on 12/8 at SF when he took down 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick for an 11-yard loss ... Started all three postseason games and totaled nine tackles (six solo), including one sack, one pass defense and forced two fumbles in the Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII run ...

2012: Saw action in all 16 games for the sixth straight season ... Made 16 starts at DE for the third straight year ... Season totals included 40 tackles (30 solo), three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and four passes defensed ... Made a career-high 11.5 sacks, his third straight season with 11-plus sacks ... Tied the NFL and Seahawks record for most sacks in the first half with 4.0 on 9/24 vs. GB on Monday Night Football en route to NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors ... Made a season-high six tackles (three solo) on 10/7 at CAR and took down Panthers QB Cam Newton for a 10-yard loss ... Brought down Patriots QB Tom Brady for a seven-yard loss on 10/14 vs. NE, his second straight game with a sack ... Registered his second multi-sack game on 12/16 at BUF when he recorded 2.5 sacks for 29 yards in a Seahawks win ... From 2010-12, ranked tied-sixth in the NFL with 33.5 sacks ... Became the third player in Seahawks history to post three consecutive double digit sack seasons joining Michael Sinclair (1996-98) and Jacob Green (1983-86) ... Started at DE on 1/6 at WAS in the Wild Card game and suffered a torn ACL and was placed on injured reserve before the following Divisional playoff game ...

2011: Saw action in all 16 games for the fifth straight season ... Made 16 starts at DE for the second straight year ... Matched his previous career-high with his second consecutive 11-sack season ... Season totals included a career-high 51 tackles (34 solo), three forced fumbles and five passes defensed ... Registered his first sack of the season on 9/18 at PIT ... Made a sack in a second consecutive game on 9/25 vs. ARI ... Recorded two sacks on 10/9 at NYG ... Registered his second multi-sack game of the season when he made 3.0 sacks and forced two fumbles on 11/20 at STL en route to NFC Defensive Player of the Week ... Made 2.0 sacks for 21 yards on 12/18 at CHI, his third multi-sack game of the season ...

2010: Saw action in all 16 games for the fourth straight season and started all 16 games for the first time ... In first season as a regular starter, led Seattle with a career-high 11.0 sacks, including four multi-sack games ... Season totals included 49 tackles (33 solo), four passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... Had back-to-back multi-sack (2.0) games on 9/26 vs. SD and on 10/3 at STL ... Tied his season-high with five tackles (four solo), including 2.0 sacks on 11/14 at ARI ...

2009: Played in all 16 games for the third straight season ... Season totals included seven tackles (four solo), 3.0 sacks and one pass defense ... Made a half-sack on 9/27 vs. KC ... Registered a season-high three tackles, including one sack on 10/26 at WAS ... Added a half-sack on 11/1 vs. NYG ... Also added four special teams tackles on the season, including two on 12/20 vs. SF ...

2008: Saw action in all 16 games for the second straight season ... Season totals included seven tackles (six solo), 4.0 sacks, one pass defense, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries ... Made his first sack of the season on 11/2 at SEA ... Added a sack on 11/16 at CIN ... Named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week after recovering a fumble and returning it 73 yards for a TD in the playoff-clinching victory on 12/28 vs. DAL, while also adding 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble ... Made his first postseason appearance and made three tackles in the three-game postseason run ...

2007: Played in all 16 games for the first time in his career ... Also started two games at DE ... Season totals include 17 tackles (12 solo), 8.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed ... Also added three special teams tackles ... Made three tackles (two solo) and had one sack in the season opener on 9/9 vs. DET ... Registered a sack on 10/21 vs. KC ... Recorded a sack in three consecutive games on 11/11 vs. CHI (1.0 sack for four yards), on 11/18 at MIN (2.0 sacks for 14 yards) and on 11/25 at KC (1.0 sack for 13 yards) ....

2006: Was waived by Washington in training camp and did not play in the NFL during the 2006 season ...

2005: Saw action in 14 games with one start ... Season totals included seven tackles (six solo), 2.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one pass defense ... Also added two special teams tackles ... Made his first sack of the season on 10/30 at NYG ... Registered his second and final sack of the season on 11/20 vs. OAK ... Made his first NFL start at LB on 12/11 at ARI in a Redskins victory ...

2004: Saw action in six games ... Season totals included six solo tackles, 3.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one pass defense ... Made a sack in his NFL debut on 11/28 at PIT ... Added his second sack of the season on 12/12 vs. PHI ... Registered his third and final sack of the season on 12/26 at DAL ...

2003: Was placed on injured reserve on Aug. 31 and missed the entire 2003 season.

COLLEGE: Three-year letterman ... Left for the NFL following his junior season ... Started 14 of 25 games ... In 2000, became the first freshman to start at LB for the Bulldogs since Randall Godfrey in 1992 ... Named the team’s most improved player following his junior season ... Majored in child and family development.

PERSONAL: Four-year letterman and three-year starter at Griffin (Ga.) High School ... First-team AAA All-Region selection and was nominated as the regional MVP as a senior ... Saw action at CB, LB, DE and TE during his high school career ... Also lettered in track ... Brother, Nic Clemons, is a former NFL DT ... His uncle, Charlie Clemons, was a seven-year NFL LB ... Twitter handle is @ChrisClemons91.

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