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Chase Clayton

Player Profile

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Carson, Calif.

High School:
San Pedro HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 204

Position:
Wide Receiver

Experience:
2L

07/22/2013

Clayton Named MW Preseason Special Teams Player of the Year

Three Lobos named all-conference; Lobos picked last in Mountain Division

07/05/2013

College Sports Madness Dubs Carrier, Skaer Preseason All-Conference

The senior running back and senior punter are first-team selections.

06/20/2013

Clayton Named to Beyond Sports Network All-America Third Team

Lobo junior ranked fifth in the nation in kickoff return average in 2012

06/19/2013

Athlon Names Four Lobos to Preseason All-MW First Team

Carrier, Bratton, Skaer and Clayton recognized by magazine

05/26/2013

Trio of Lobos Earn Phil Steele's First-Team All-MW Recognition

Seniors Carrier and Skaer and junior Clayton lead nine UNM players on magazine's list

09/01/2012

Lobo Football vs. Southern University

The University of New Mexico host Southern University on Sept. 1, 2012 at Branch Field at University Stadium.

NEW MEXICO:Breakout season as a kickoff returner and backup tailback in 2012 ... a strong runner who can accelerate in the open field ... needs to continue working on pass protection ... coaches say they need to find more ways to get the ball in his hands ... switched during the 2012 offseason from fullback to tailback to fit into the pistol option offense ... started his college career as a defensive back.

2013 (JUNIOR): Named a preseason All-American by Beyond Sports Network when he earned third team honors as kick returner ... also named preseason first team All-Mountain West by both Athlon Sports and Phil Steele ... earned preseason second team All-MW honors by College Sports Madness.

2012 (SOPHOMORE):An All-Mountain West honorable mention honoree after finishing as the No. 5 kick returner in the nation with an average of 30.4 yards per return ... played in 13 games with three starts ... had two returns for an average of 31.5 yards in the season finale at Colorado State ... carried the ball three times for 28 yards against Wyoming on Nov. 10 ... led the Lobos in both rushing yards and total yards against UNLV on Nov. 3 ... set career-highs against the Rebels in multiple categories including carries (seven), rushing yards (75), and long rush (22) ... finished the contest against UNLV with 88 yards on four kickoff returns ... also caught one pass for five yards against the Rebels ... gained nine yards on three carriers against Fresno State on Oct. 27 and also returned two kickoffs for 65 total yards with a long of 33 ... carried the ball four times for 21 yards, caught one pass for three yards, and recorded a special teams tackle against Air Force on Oct. 20 but did not return a kick ... had a career-long 33-yard reception in the fourth quarter against Hawai'i on Oct. 13 ... also recorded two special teams tackles against Hawaii ... carried the ball three times for 36 yards vs. New Mexico State ... tied his career long with a 20-yard rush against NMSU ... recorded his second kickoff return for a touchdown this season with a 98-yard return in the second quarter against Texas Tech on Sept. 15 ... earned College Football Performance Awards National Kickoff Returner of the Week for the second time this season ... returned five total kickoffs that day for 162 yards ... made his first career start at running back against the Red Raiders and rushed twice for 13 yards ... recorded two rushing attempts against No. 17 Texas on Sept. 8 but did not return a kick ... he totaled 22 yards, including a 20-yard run ... made his first career kick return a memorable one, taking it 98 yards for a touchdown against Southern on Sept. 1 ... it was the Lobos' the first kickoff return for a score since Deon Long's 98-yarder against Sam Houston State on Sept. 24, 2011 ... earned a College Football Performance Award National Kickoff Returner of the Week honor for his run-back ...also recorded his first career rushing attempt, taking it six yards in the fourth quarter.

2011 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN):Played in 11 games on special teams and as a reserve fullback...finished with seven special teams tackles...made one catch for five yards at San Diego State.

HIGH SCHOOL:Played both sides of the ball at San Pedro High School in San Pedro, Calif....he recorded 48 tackles (30 solo), 5 INTs, 3 PBU from his safety position as a senior...as a wide receiver, he had 21 catches for 363 yards and four TDs in his final prep season.

CLAYTON CAREER STATS

RushingG/GSAtt.GainLostNetAvg./CTDLongAvg./G
2012 13/3 32 220 11 209 6.5 0 22 16.1
ReceivingNo.YardsAvg.TDLongAvg./G
2011 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.5
2012 4 43 10.8 0 33 3.3
Total 5 48 9.6 0 33 2.0
Kickoff ReturnsNo.YardsAvg.TDLong
2012 20 608 30.4 2 98

CLAYTON CAREER HIGHS
Rushing Yards: 75 at UNLV (11/3/12)
Rushing Attempts: 7 at UNLV (11/3/12)
Long Rush: 22 at UNLV (11/3/12)
Receptions: 1, five times, last vs. UNLV (11/3/12)
Receiving Yards: 33 at Hawai'i (10/13/12)
Longest Reception: 33 at Hawai'i (10/13/12)
Scrimmage Yards: 80 vs. UNLV (11/3/12)
All-Purpose Yards: 177 at Texas Tech (9/8/12)
Longest Kickoff Return: 98, twice, last at Texas Tech (9/8/12)

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