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2007 Football Roster


Lonnie Clemons III

Class: r-Jr.
Position: LB
Height: 6-1
Weight: 230 pounds
Previous School: Baldwin
Hometown: Milledgeville, GA

2007: Saw action in 11 games and had nine starts ... Set career-bests in tackles (45), tackles for loss (7.0), and sacks (3.5) ... Was seventh on the team in total stops and second among linebackers with 602 total snaps played ... Had a winning grade five times ... Earned the start at FAU and responded with four tackles, including one for loss of yards ... Led the Blue Raiders with nine tackles against Louisville to go along with a tackle for loss and played 80 total snaps ... Recorded five tackles, including one for loss of yards at LSU ... Lone tackle against WKU was a TFL for five yards ... Did not play against FIU due to an injury ... Had a tackle and a pass breakup in limited action against Virginia ... Had four stops at Memphis ... Recorded three tackles, including a personal-best two sacks in win over Arkansas State ... Also had three stops each at North Texas and ULM ... Tallied six solo stops against ULL ... Collected six tackles, including 1.5 sacks at Troy.

2006: Enjoyed a career year with five starts and played in 12 games ... Collected 22 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, an interception, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery ... Entered season as a backup at the SAM linebacker position ... Registered three tackles, a fumble recovery, and an interception in the Blue-White Spring Game ... Was in on 15 snaps against FIU and did not record a tackle ... Had 13 plays at Maryland and tallied one tackle ... Turned in one stop against Tennessee Tech and also had a 40-yard fumble return for his first collegiate touchdown ... Earned a "winning performance" from the coaches following TTU win ... Did not have a tackle in 22 plays at Oklahoma ... Did not play at North Texas due to a death in his family ... Had 22 plays against Louisville with 17 on special teams and earned a "winning performance" on special teams ... Earned his first collegiate start at Louisiana-Monroe and added one tackle while earning a "winning performance" ... Made his second straight start and had four tackles in win over Louisiana-Lafayette (earned a "winning performance") ... Collected four tackles and his first career interception in win over FAU to earn a "winning grade" ... Had a career-best six tackles at Arkansas State and added two tackles against South Carolina and Troy ... Registered a tackle for loss in Motor City Bowl game against Central Michigan.

2005: Played in all 11 games with most of his action coming on special teams ... Ended the year with three total tackles.

2004: Sat out due to NCAA academic requirements.

High School: Registered 89 tackles, 16 for loss of yards, one sack, two interceptions, and caused six fumbles as a senior ... Honorable mention all-state and a 4AAAA all-region first team pick ... Was the 2004 Earnest Byner award winner ... Named the 70th best prospect in the state of Georgia by TheInsiders ... Won the BHS most valuable defensive back award (2002, 2003) and was a nominee for team MVP (2002, 2003), defensive MVP (2002, 2003) and coaches award (2003) ... Led Baldwin in tackles and interceptions as a junior ... Also played basketball, ran track and cross-country.

Personal: Parents: Lonnie and Bernice Clemons ... Born: 9/12/85 ... Major: Liberal Studies.

Tackles UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT
2005 3 0 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
2006 10 12 22 0-0 1.5-6 1-40 1-23
2007 29 16 45 3.5-28 7-39 0-0 0-0
Total 42 28 70 3.5-28 8.5-45 1-40 1-23