All-Big 12 second team by Phil Steele and honorable mention by Ap and coaches ... fourth on the team with 75 tackles ... led all linebackers with five passes broken up and two interceptions ... had 11 tackles against Tulsa and Texas Tech ... was in on sacks vs. Miami and Nebraska ... forced fumbles against Miami and Texas, and recovered a fumble vs. Texas A&M ... ranks No. 6 at OU for career PBUs by a linebacker with 14.
All-Big 12 second team by San Antonio Express News and honorable mention by the coaches and AP ... third on the team with 84 tackles ... had at least five tackles in nine games ... six forced fumbles on the season was an OU record ... nine PBUs was second best by a linebacker in a season in OU history ... racked up a career-high 14 stops versus Baylor ... had a 53-yard, non-scoring fumble return against Texas Tech ... picked off a pass against Texas A&M.
Saw significant field time on special teams and as a reserve at defensive back ... season-high four tackles in season opener against North Texas ... registered a pair of tackles in wins against Miami, Texas and Tulsa ... tied for team lead with 12 special teams tackles, including 11 in kickoff coverage.
Started the first two games at strong safety, then worked in a reserve role at that position throughout the season ... also saw time on special teams units ... tackle best of four against UAB ... registered eight tackles on special teams.
Rated the No. 12 safety in the country (ESPN.com), No. 74 player in the nation (Rivals.com), No. 3 safety in the nation (Rivals.com), No. 8 player in Texas Postseason Top 100 (Rivals.com), No. 63 player in the nation (Scout.com) and No. 4 safety in the nation (Scout.com) ... compiled 120 tackles and intercepted four passes during his senior campaign ... shared time at running back ... clocked at 4.52 in the 40-yard dash ... coach: Brad Turner.
Excelled in testing, leading the linebackers group in nine of 10 testing areas including a 4.5 40-yard dash ... moved to linebacker in the spring of 2008 after spending the early part of collegiate career as a safety ... son of Quon Clayton ... multidisciplinary studies major.