NAME: Brandon Clemons
SCHOOL: Delaware Valley
LAST SEASON: 2010
Hard work mixed with great talent can go a long way in making dreams come true for a high school football player. Brandon Clemons used that combination to achieve great things. Clemons started a legacy of great lineman at Delaware Valley when the program started to begin prominent after struggling for many years. He stood out defensively his senior season recording 66 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, 6 blocked kicks 3 fumble recoveries. His junior year is when he started popping up on college recruiters’ radar as he anchored an offensive line that averaged 181 yards rushing per game.
Clemons was a 2010 NPF Lackawanna Football Conference Division I first team offensive and defensive lineman and was named the division Defensive Player of the Year. He was an NPF All-District 2 defensive lineman in 2010. Clemons was named an honorable mention defensive lineman by EasternPaFootball.com his senior year. He played on both offense and defense in the Big 33 Classic and also played in the Chesapeake Bowl. Clemons was ranked the No. 6 guard prospect and 143rd overall prospect by Rivals. He was also ranked the 34th best defensive lineman prospect by Scout. Clemons would continue his football career at Division I-FBS Michigan State University. He would appear in 44 games for the Spartans playing both sides of the ball. His senior season, he started a combined 11 games on both the offensive and defensive lines. Clemons was signed by the Arizona Cardinals as a undrafted free agent.
Delaware Valley coach Keith Olsommer on Clemons: “Brandon was a very tough player for us. It was amazing how dominating on both sides of the ball he was. He was one of the most recruited players ever in our program because of his ability to play both side of the football. Brandon is the only player from Lackawanna Football Conference to play in the college football playoff. He was fantastic kid on and off the field. ”