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#1 Eugene Clifford
Position: Safety
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH (Ohio State)
Experience: Transfer
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2009: Named to the All-OVC First Team...Selected to From  the Press Box to Press Row Second Team All-America...Named to Consensus Draft Service FCS All-American Team honorable mention...Named TSU Football's Joe W. Gilliam Defensive Player of the Year...Started 9-of-11 games played...Registered 60 tackles (34 solo, 26 assists)...Recorded two interceptions returning one for a touchdown for 66 yards...Managed five pass break-ups and seven pass deflections with a forced fumble... Recovered two fumble recoveries returning one for a touchdown of 78 yards...Tallied 13 punt returns for 75 yards (5.8 yards per return)...Longest return was 22 yards...Recorded 144 all purpose yards for a 13.1 average...Named OVC 2009 Preseason Team...

2008: Transfered from Ohio State...Started all 12 games...Registered 61 tackles (42 solo, 19 assists)...Second on team in tackles...Recorded first career tackle at Alabama A&M (08/30/08)...Managed three tackles for a loss (13 yards)...Managed three interceptions for 81 yards...Recorded first interception and score against Jackson State (Southern Heritage Classic - 09/13/08)...Registered two pass break-ups and five pass deflections...Averaged 6.8 all-purpose yards per game...Named OVC Defensive Player of the Week (10/05/08)...Named to OVC Second and All-Newcomer Team...Received TSU Football Joe W. Gilliam Defensive Player of the Year Award...Named to Consensus Draft Service FCS All-American Team honorable mention...

2007 at Ohio State: Played in four games...

HIGH SCHOOL (Colerain High School): Parade All-American...Ohio's 2006 Division I Defensive Player of the Year... Rated as the No. 3 recruit overall in Ohio and No. 25 in the nation...Rated as the No. 3 overall prospect in the Midwest...Recorded two interceptions in the 2007 Army All-American Bowl...Collected 130 tackles and had four interceptions his senior season when he helped lead school to a 15-0 record and the state championship...Totaled 147 tackles and six interceptions as a junior while earning second team All-Ohio honors...Also a standout basketball player in high school...

Major: Communications

Personal: son of Veronica Staley...born 01/29/88

 

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