Clint Trickett
Sport(s)American football
Current position
TitleTight Ends Coach
TeamFlorida Atlantic
ConferenceConference USA
Biographical details
Born (1991-03-19) March 19, 1991 (age 29)
Morgantown, West Virginia
Alma materWest Virginia
Playing career

Clinton James Trickett (born March 19, 1991) is an American football coach and former player. He played college football at Florida State and West Virginia. He is currently the Tight Ends Coach at Florida Atlantic University.

Early yearsEdit

Trickett attended North Florida Christian High School in Tallahassee, Florida. During his career he passed for over 5,300 yards and 59 touchdowns. He was ranked by as a three-star recruit.[1] Trickett committed to Florida State University to play college football in September 2009.[2][3]

College careerEdit

Florida StateEdit

Trickett was redshirted as a freshman in 2010. As a redshirt freshman in 2011, Trickett was a backup to EJ Manuel. He made two starts during the season due to injuries to Manuel and played in nine games overall. In his first career start against Clemson, he completed 24 of 38 passes for 336 yards and three touchdowns.[4] Overall, he completed 44 of 72 passes for 675 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. As a sophomore in 2012, he appeared in eight games as Manuel's backup, completing 22 of 34 passes for 272 yards. After Manuel graduated, Trickett was expected to compete with Jameis Winston and Jacob Coker for the starting job for the 2013 season.[5]

West VirginiaEdit

Trickett transferred to the West Virginia University in May 2013.[6][7] In his first season at West Virginia, Trickett played in eight games with seven starts. He completed 123 of 233 passes for 1,605 yards, seven touchdowns, and seven interceptions. As a senior in 2014 Trickett was named the starter for the season.[8][9] He started 11 games, completing 281 of 419 passes for 3,285 yards with 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

On December 26, 2014, Trickett announced he was retiring from football after sustaining five concussions in 14 months.[10]

Coaching careerEdit

Trickett started his coaching career in 2015 as the quarterbacks coach at East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) in Scooba, Mississippi, one of the most successful JuCo programs in the country in recent years.[11][12] He was featured prominently in the Netflix series Last Chance U, which chronicled EMCC's 2015 and 2016 seasons.

In early 2017, Trickett accepted the position of tight ends coach at Florida Atlantic under Lane Kiffin.

Personal lifeEdit

Trickett's father, Rick Trickett, was most recently an assistant coach at Florida State under Jimbo Fisher and previously coached at West Virginia, LSU and Auburn.[13] His older brother, Travis, was the offensive coordinator at Georgia State.[14] Travis has accepted an offensive coaching position with West Virginia University.


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  2. "Coach's son commits to 'Noles". tribunedigital-orlandosentinel.
  3. "Like Father, like son: Clint Trickett joins dad at FSU".
  4. Freshman QB Clint Trickett impresses Florida State Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher in first start
  5. "Clint Trickett is looking to beat out younger, more flashy Florida State Seminoles teammates".
  6. "Ex-Florida State Seminoles QB Clint Trickett to transfer to West Virginia".
  7. "Florida State transfer quarterback Clint Trickett chooses West Virginia after visiting Auburn, South Florida".
  8. "Senior Clint Trickett named West Virginia's starting quarterback".
  9. "Clint Trickett will start at quarterback for West Virginia Mountaineers".
  10. "QB Trickett walks away from football". Tallahassee Democrat. December 26, 2014.
  11. "Clint Trickett starts coaching career at East Mississippi CC".
  12. "East Mississippi Athletics".
  13. Bob Cohn (September 25, 2014). "Quarterback Trickett feeling at home with West Virginia football".
  14. Moore, Ben (2016-12-14). "Elliott Tabs Travis Trickett as Offensive Coordinator" (in en).

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