Deon Clarke

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  • Deon
  • Clarke

  • Position
  • Class
  • Height
    6' 1
  • Weight
    227 lbs.
  • High School/Other
    L.C. Bird
  • Hometown
    Richmond, Va.
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Updated: December 15, 2015

2015-16: Stared in 11 games, appearing in 12 … Was in on 820 plays, logging 771 as linebacker and 49 on special teams … Made 77 tackles with 10.5 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks … Opened the season with a start against No. 1 Ohio State, recording two tackles, pass breakups, and defended passes apiece … Made seven tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack versus Furman … Recorded five tackles with starts at both Purdue and East Carolina … Tallied nine tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack against Pittsburgh … Had seven tackles with three hurries, 2.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack versus NC State … Made six tackles at Miami … Collected eight tackles and one quarterback hurry against No. 23 Duke … Recorded eight tackles, tying a career-high 2.5 tackles for loss at Boston College … Had four tackles at Georgia Tech … Started against No. 12 North Carolina, making eight tackles and recovering one fumble … Tallied eight tackles at Virginia with 1.0 tackle for loss.

2014-15: Started all 13 games … Was in on 934 plays, 871 at linebacker and 63 on special teams … Finished second on the team with 74 tackles, including 11.0 for loss and 5.0 sacks … Had an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery … Also had 11 quarterback hurries and a pass breakup … Made his first career start in the opener against William & Mary and finished with three tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss … Made 10 tackles, including a sack for a 9-yard loss, and added a break up and two hurries in the win at Ohio State … Earned Walter Camp National Defensive Player and ACC Linebacker of the Week honors after his performance against Ohio State … Had three tackles, two sacks and a hurry against East Carolina … Made four tackles and recovered a fumble against Georgia Tech … Had three tackles against Western Michigan … Made four tackles and added a hurry at North Carolina … Had five tackles at Pitt … Made eight tackles against Miami … Had eight tackles, including a sack for a 13-yard loss, against Boston College… Made his first career interception, adding seven tackles and a hurry at Duke … Had three tackles and two QB hurries at Wake Forest … Made five tackles and added a hurry against Virginia … Led the team with 11 tackles in the win over Cincinnati in the Military Bowl … His key sack of UC quarterback Gunner Kiel forced a fumble that was returned for a Tech touchdown … Earned the Frank O. Moseley Award for the most hustle in spring practice.

2013-14: Played in nine games … Was on 107 plays, 33 on defense and 74 on special teams … Made 11 tackles on the year and added a hurry … Saw action at linebacker in the season opener against Alabama … Helped on four tackles, including one for loss against Western Carolina … Made a tackle while in on special teams at East Carolina … Was in on 14 special teams plays in the triple overtime win over Marshall … Made a tackle and had a hurry while in at linebacker and on special teams at Georgia Tech … Made a tackle in the win over North Carolina … Helped on a pair of tackles while in on special teams against Pittsburgh … Made two tackles while in on 10 special teams plays at Boston College … Missed the final four games of the regular season due to suspension … Saw action on special teams in the Sun Bowl … Earned the Paul Torgersen Award (the top up and comer) during spring practice for the defense.

2012-13: Appeared in the first three games of the season … Was in on 23 plays, nine coming on defense and 14 more on special teams … Saw action on special teams in the win over Georgia Tech … Appeared on nine snaps on defense as well as special teams against Austin Peay … Was in on special teams at Pittsburgh … Was injured and missed the rest of the season … Had quarterback hurries in two of the three spring scrimmages … Led the White team in the spring game with nine tackles, including one for a loss.

High School: A member of the PrepStar Dream Team and All-America squad for Coach David Bedwell at L.C. Bird High … A first-team Group AAA all-state selection by the Virginia High School Coaches Association … A second-team Group AAA all-state selection at linebacker by VirginiaPreps … A first-team All-Met selection at linebacker by The Richmond Times-Dispatch as a senior … A four-year starter on defense … Picked up 98 tackles as a senior, including 19 tackles for loss and 14 sacks … Was named Dominion District player of the year and was a repeat first-team All-Metro pick … Recorded 98 tackles, including 19 for a loss, and 14 sacks in his junior season … Also caused three fumbles and recovered two as a junior … A three-time first-team All-Dominion District and All-Central Region selection … Was the Dominion District defensive player of the year as a junior … Ranked as the No. 134 overall player in the country and the No. 13 outside linebacker in the country by PrepStar … Ranked as the No. 187 player in the country overall, the No. 20 outside linebacker in the country and the No. 5 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 162 overall prospect in the country, the No. 13 outside linebacker in the country and the No. 6 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Rated the No. 14 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 15 player in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep … Listed as the No. 68 middle linebacker in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 69 outside linebacker in the country, the No. 76 player in his region and the No. 14 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.

Personal: Deontae Antoine Clarke … Born August 31, 1992 in Richmond, Virginia … Son of Keith and Deborah Dixon … Has three older brothers … Majoring in human development.