Matt Clay

So., Def. Tackle, 6-2, 292

Powder Springs, Georgia
McEachern H.S.

Enters fall practice with an opportunity for significant playing time at defensive tackle. A solid run stopper, Clay should play an important role for the Commodores either at the open DT position and as a leading interior line reserve. Needs to enter fall with solid off-season conditioning program.

Played in nine games... Used primarily on special teams, though did see limited action in reserve DT role... Member of goal-line unit... Credited with two tackles.


High School
Named first team All-Cobb County, second team All-State as a senior... Started at DE and DT as junior and senior... Two-time All-Region.... Team went 26-2 in final two varsity years... Team appeared in state finals as junior... Had 89 tackles, seven sacks and four fumble recoveries as senior... Also wrestled and threw the shot put... Graduated with 3.3 GPA, member of Beta Club.

Working toward degree in secondary education in the Peabody College.

Son of Curtis Clay and Ms. Jerry D. Sims... Born January 10, 1982... Raised by mom, an IRS tax examiner... Prep teammate of Vanderbilt TB Norval McKenzie and Georgia Tech QB A.J. Suggs... Enjoys cards, watching movies and talking on the telephone... Tutors kids at two Nashville homeless shelters, Family Life and Safe Haven.


Vanderbilt Athletic Department
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