Matt Clapp
FB #35
Phoenix, Arz.

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  • Signed with the Lions as an undrafted rookie free agent April 30, 2010.

COLLEGE: Played in 37 career games with one start over the course o fhis four year career at Oklahoma. Carried the ball 8 times for 22 yards and recorded 9 catches for 92 yards and 3 touchdowns as a Sooner.

2009: Saw extensive action in 12 games as a valuable blocker and member of spevial teams. Had one rushing attempt for 1-yard against BYU. Ended the year with 3 special teams tackles.

2008: All-Big 12 first team by the coaches and an All-Big 12 Academic first team.

  • Had receiving touchdowns against Cincinnati, Kansas and Texas A&M.
  • Career-long reception came on a 28-yard touchdown against Texas A&M.
  • Seven rushing attempts ranks No. 2 for a fullback under Stoops.
  • Logged 7 tackles as a member of the special teams.

2007: Redshirted.

2006: Slowed by injury, but saw action in two games as a reserve.

2005: Played in nine games exclusively on special teams.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Cached by Donni Yantis. Named super all-state first team as fullback and as a linebacker. Was the No. 6 fullback in the nation ( Ranked No. 3 in the Postseason Arizona Top 15 ( Awarded Phoenix Metro and Arizona Player of the Year (Phoenix Metro FB Magazine). Listed as the No. 98 player in the Southwest (

  • Played both fullback and linebacker and gained 1,033 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior. Also totaled 71 solo tackles and four sacks in nine games before suffering a leg injury.
  • Awarded the Larry Gordon Award for state's best linebacker and the "Whizzer" White Award given to the state's best linebacker his senior year.
  • Finished the 2003 campaign with 1,602 yards and 18 touchdowns.
  • Rushed for 1,000 yards and 19 touchdowns as a sophomore.
  • Son of Greg and Shelley Clapp.
  • Has taken an ice bath prior to every game since high school.
  • Enjoys playing chess.

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