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21  Josh Clemons
Josh Clemons

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Fayetteville, Ga.

High School:
Whitewater

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 223

Position:
Running Back

Experience:
1L


08/30/2014

Kentucky-UT Martin Postgame Quotes

Kentucky 59, UT Martin 14

04/13/2013

Blue Holds on For 24-23 Win Over White

By Ryan Suckow, UK Media Relations

04/13/2013

Blue/White Postgame Quotes

Blue 24, White 23

10/31/2012

Phillips, Wildcats Spend Halloween Practicing Indoors

Kentucky Football Practice Report

10/03/2012

Phillips Continues to Prep QBs; Williams to Miss Rest of Season

Kentucky tailback CoShik Williams to miss rest of senior season because of hip injury

09/27/2014

Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt

Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt

09/06/2014

FB vs. Ohio, 090614

Football beat Ohio University 20-3 on Saturday, September 6, 2014, in Lexington's Commonwealth Stadium.

* SEC Co-Freshman of the Week vs. Central Michigan (2011)

Returned to the practice field in the spring after missing last season because of an Achilles tendon injury ... Looked better than ever during spring drills ... Rushed 11 times for 93 yards and a touchdown in the Blue/White Spring Game ... Sustained a knee injury in Oct. 2011 and sat out the 2012 season ... Showed a fine combination of speed, strength and moves as a true freshman ... Was leading the team in rushing when he was sidelined.

2013 (Sophomore): Sustained an injury during preseason workouts, missing the season.
2012 (Sophomore): Redshirted while rehabilitating a knee injury.
2011 (Freshman): Played in the first six games, starting three, before incurring a season-ending injury at South Carolina ... Was leading the team in rushing with 279 yards when he was sidelined ... Both of his touchdowns were game-winners ... Scored UK's first touchdown of the season, a 14-yard run that was the go-ahead score in the victory over WKU ... Top game was in the win over Central Michigan, when he rushed 14 times for 126 yards ... Had an 87-yard touchdown run that broke a tie and put the Wildcats ahead for good ... The 87-yarder was the longest by a Wildcat since 1970, the fourth-longest in UK history, the longest ever by a UK freshman and the longest in Commonwealth Stadium history (note: since broken by Jalen Whitlow's 88-yard run vs. Alabama State in 2013) ... Named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week for that performance ... Rushed for 69 yards at LSU, one of the nation's top defenses.
High School: State Offensive Player of the Year in Class AAAA by the Georgia Sports Writers Association and Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Also first-team all-state in Class AAAA by both of those selectors ... Rushed for 2,003 yards and 25 touchdowns, averaging 8.3 yards per carry, as a senior at Whitewater High School in Fayetteville, Ga. ... Set the single-season school rushing record with his 2,003-yard performance ... Team went 9-3 senior year, going to the second round of the state playoffs ... Also topped the 1,000-yard mark his junior season with 15 TDs ... Set the school career rushing record with 3,585 yards and 40 touchdowns ... Two-year member of the all-county team ... Played in the Georgia North-South All-Star Game as a senior ... Has been timed under 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash ... Coached by Amos McCreary ... "Josh runs low, can run around you or over you," McCreary said. "He's a great kid and a great student." ... Four-year member of the track team ... Competed in a unique combination of events, the shot put, 100-meter dash and 4x100-meter relay ... Finished fifth in the state in the shot put as a senior ... Member of the Future Business Leaders of America ... Honor-roll student.
Personal: Born in Athens, Ga. ... Son of Charlie and Wanda Clemons ... Charlie played in the National Football League for St. Louis, Houston and New Orleans ... Josh's cousin, Chris Clemons, has played for four NFL teams, currently for Seattle ... Another cousin, Nick Clemons, played football at the University of Georgia ... Major in agricultural economics.
Community Cats: Participated with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011, `12) ... Helped with an event for God's Pantry (2012).
Josh Says ... My nickname is: Big Zoo Doo ... I wear uniform number 21 because: it's the family number; my mom wore it in sports and my brother does, too ... If I could witness any event, past, present or future, it would be: Michael Jordan's game winners ... My go-to song to get ready for a game is: Don't Like by Chief Keef ... My game-day superstition is: no trash talk.

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2014 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium