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Sam Clemons
No. 6     
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-10-10) October 10, 1978 (age 41)
Place of birth: Sacramento, California
Career information
College: Western Illinois
Undrafted in 2002
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Dallas Cowboys ( 2002)*
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Comp. / Att.     13 / 20
Passing yards     193
TD-INT     2-2
QB Rating     81.88
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Samuel Clemons (born October 10, 1978) is a former American football quarterback who played one season in the Arena Football League (AFL) with the Georgia Force and New York Dragons. He first enrolled at University of California, Berkeley before transferring to Western Illinois University. He attended Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, California. Clemons was also a member of the Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Rush, Dallas Desperados and Quad City Steamwheelers.

Early yearsEdit

Clemons played high school football for the Oak Ridge High School Trojans. He completed 36 of 209 passes for 2,141 yards and 28 touchdowns with two interceptions his senior year. He earned Sierra Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Year honors in 1996. and earned first team All-Metro honors. Clemons also lettered in basketball and baseball.[1]

College careerEdit

Clemons played for the California Golden Bears from 1998 to 1999. He was redshirted in 1997.[1] He transferred to play for the Western Illinois Leathernecks from 2000 to 2001.[2][3] Clemons was the Gateway Football Conference leader in total offense in 2001.[4]

Professional careerEdit

Clemons spent the 2002 off-season with the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He was released by the Cowboys in August 2002.[5] He signed with the AFL's Chicago Rush on November 20, 2003. Clemons was released by the Rush on January 19, 2005.[6] On January 27, 2005, he was signed to the practice squad of the Dallas Desperados of the AFL. He was released by the Desperados April 4, 2005.[7] Clemons played for the Quad City Steamwheelers of the af2 in 2005.[8][9] He signed with the Georgia Force of the AFL on October 21, 2005. He was waived by the Force on March 6, 2006.[10] Clemons was signed by the AFL's New York Dragons on March 15, 2006.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Clemons was Adam Sandler's double during drop backs and passing scenes in The Longest Yard.[4][12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Samuel Clemons". calbears.com. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141228181443/http://www.calbears.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30100&ATCLID=208198784. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  2. "Clemons Transfers to Western Illinois". calbears.com. January 5, 2000. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141228182335/http://www.calbears.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30100&ATCLID=207740722. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  3. "RECORD BOOK". wiuathletics.com. July 16, 2007. http://www.wiuathletics.com/fls/12000/mediaguides/football/Sect7-Records.pdf. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  4. 4.0 4.1 DeVrieze, Craig (April 6, 2005). "New Q-C QB wants leading role". qctimes.com. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. https://www.webcitation.org/6VAExP4Wt?url=http://qctimes.com/sports/football/professional/arena/new-q-c-qb-wants-leading-role/article_f7bf74af-d525-5230-9c8a-f71974477f08.html. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  5. "COWBOYS BEGIN ROSTER CUTS". dal.scout.com. August 27, 2002. http://dal.scout.com/story/60680-cowboys-begin-roster-cuts. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  6. "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=64. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  7. "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=86. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  8. "From Hollywood to Q-C, Clemons ready to shine". qctimes.com. April 15, 2005. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. https://www.webcitation.org/6VAFBhSw5?url=http://qctimes.com/sports/football/professional/arena/from-hollywood-to-q-c-clemons-ready-to-shine/article_76e80d45-5f34-56cd-bdc0-ef433faa5809.html. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  9. "Sam Clemons Named af2 Offensive Player of the Week". oursportscentral.com. June 21, 2005. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141228184426/http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3180991. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  10. "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=95. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  11. "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=72. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  12. Alexander, Brad (June 1, 2008). "EDH native goes 'Longest Yard' to broaden career". edhtelegraph.com. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141228190158/http://www.edhtelegraph.com/article/edh-native-goes-longest-yard-broaden-career. Retrieved December 28, 2014.

External linksEdit

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