Updated: May 28, 2014
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 8/31/92 in Richmond, VA … Son of Keith and Deborah Dixon … Has three older brothers … Majoring in human development with a concentration in child and adolescent development.