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David Clowney

Height: 6-0 | Weight: 188 | College: Virginia Tech
 
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Overview

David Clowney is a two-sport athlete who excelled in track at Virginia Tech and was the lone senior on a young Hokies' receiving unit. The coaching staff was confident that David would take his place among college football's elite in 2006, but the speedy receiver under-went an emergency appendectomy in September that sidetracked his quest to lead Tech in its march for a national title.

David was a Class 5A All-State honorable mention as a senior receiver at Atlantic High School, earning four letters on the gridiron. He also competed as a safety, leading the team to an undefeated regular season during his final year. Clowney garnered All-Palm Beach County honors from The Palm Beach Post Sun-Sentinel, as he totaled 25 catches for 576 yards (23.0 avg) and a county-best ten touchdowns in 2002. He returned three kickoffs for 245 yards (81.7 avg) and a pair of scores and also made one of the season's biggest plays, a 95-yard touchdown catch against Ely in the regional finals that year.

Clowney added 39 receptions as a junior, coming up with three receptions for 120 yards and two touchdowns vs. Wellington High. He also lettered as a sprinter on the track team. He was a state finalist in the 200 meters and a regional finalist in the 100 meters. David added two more letters as a guard on the basketball squad.

He enrolled at Virginia Tech in 2003, seeing action in twelve games as a reserve receiver. David gained 67 yards on five receptions (13.4 avg) and a touchdown. He also recovered a fumble that season.

Despite starting only one of twelve games in 2004, Clowney ranked fourth on the team with 20 catches for 263 yards (13.2 avg) and two touchdowns. He gained 45 yards on a pair of kickoff returns, but lost 20 yards when he was tackled behind the line of scrimmage on a reverse. He also competed for the school's indoor track team. He posted a season-best 60-meter dash time of 6.87 in the Big East Conference Prelims and finished second in that event at the Virginia Tech Invitational.

Clowney started twelve games on the right side of the field in 2005, coming up with a team-high 34 receptions for 619 yards (18.2 avg) and three touchdowns. He also returned one kickoff for 30 yards. In outdoor track, David ran the 100- and 200-meter dashes and helped set a school indoor record with a time of 6.94 in the 60 meters at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships.

David started five of twelve games he played in during the 2006 campaign. He missed the Cincinnati clash after undergoing an emergency appendectomy on September 21st, but was back on the field nine days later. Clowney led the team with 34 catches for 424 yards (12.5 avg), but did not have any touchdowns. He had two kickoff returns for 44 yards and recorded three tackles (2 solos) while recovering his own fumble.

In 49 games at Virginia Tech, Clowney started eighteen times. He hauled in 93 passes for 1,373 yards (14.8 avg) and six touchdowns. He gained 119 yards on five kickoff returns (23.8 avg), but was stopped twice for losses totaling minus 25 yards on two reverses. David recorded three tackles (2 solos) and recovered two fumbles.

Analysis

Positives: Has a lean, angular frame with room to carry more bulk without it affecting his quickness … Has adequate power to fight through the jam and get into position to make the tough catches in a crowd … Not big, but is a slippery route runner whose suddenness causes defenders to struggle in attempts to get their hands on him in attempts to reroute … Blessed with the elusiveness and second gear to escape the initial tackler and separate in the open field … Shows fluid change of direction agility and despite his slight frame, he utilizes his explosion to defeat the jam … Does a nice job of gearing down and dropping his weight when working through a crowd … Has the plant-&-drive agility coming out of his breaks to get under the deep pass … Has the explosion to instantly gobble up the cushion and will win most foot races in the open … Sinks his pads with fluidness and is deceptive with his acceleration, as he looks effortless gliding towards the ball … Stays in control getting in and out of his break point … Has the quick vertical burst and lateral agility to come back for the poorly thrown pass … Shows good awareness for locating the soft spots in the zone, dropping his weight to settle underneath.

Can generate that second gear needed to make the over-the-shoulder grabs … Uncovers and finds space when working in the short area and can drive off on the slant due to his quickness … Has large, natural hands and shows proper technique extending to catch outside his frame … Does not hesitate going for the ball in a crowd (but lacks the size and strength to dominate) … Shows a steady stride and burst throughout his route progression … Even with his blazing speed, he knows how to regulate so he does not outrun the deep throws … His hard planting agility lets him separate from the crowd after the catch … Has good pluck-&-snatch ability, doing a good job of making body adjustments to the ball in flight … Can get in and out of his break point, doing a nice job of driving off on slants when working in the short area … Keeps his feet working along the sidelines and will catch with his hands outside his framework … Very elusive runner once he reaches full stride … Has the crisp cutting agility that lets him come out of his breaks without having to throttle down … Adequate cut blocker who uses his hands well vs. second level defenders and despite a lack of bulk, he works hard to sustain, especially when blocking for the running game … Can add some value as an emergency kickoff returner.

Negatives: Has a slight frame with a small bubble, smooth skin, marginal chest thickness and little room for additional growth … Capable of retaining plays, but needs several reps to do so … Lacks the bulk to face up to defenders when blocking in-line, as he will generally be pushed back or run over … Needs to get a clean release off the line, as his lack of bulk and power can see him get rerouted by the more physical cornerbacks … Can get in and out of his break point, but then starts to coast too often, which lets the defensive back recover … Can outrun most defenders, but once the opponent latches on to him, the battle is over.

Compares To: KEVIN CURTIS-Philadelphia … Clowney has few peers when it comes to gaining separation on deep routes. He might not have the bulk to be a physical type working underneath, but when he makes those over-the-shoulder grabs, he is almost certain to beat his man, thanks to his hard planting agility that lets him slide past the opponent to pick up positive yardage.

Career Notes

Clowney caught 93 of the 131 passes targeted to him … His 93 receptions rank seventh on the school's career-record list behind Ernest Wilford (126, 2000-03), Antonio Freeman (121, 1991-94), Ricky Scales (113, 1972-74), Andr Davis (103, 1998-01), Mike Giacolone (103, 1979-82) and Myron Richardson (100, 1986-89) … David is only the 18th player in school annals to amass over 1,000 yards receiving (1,250) in a career … 55 of his catches resulted in first downs, as he converted 17-of-27 third-down plays and one other on fourth down … Seventeen of his receptions were good for 20 yards or longer … He came up with key catches that set up twenty touchdown drives and five others that ended in field goals.

2006 Season

David played in twelve games, starting vs. North Carolina, Duke, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and Virginia at flanker … Missed the Cincinnati contest after he underwent an emergency appendectomy on September 21st, but proving his toughness, he was back on the field nine days later to play vs. Georgia Tech … Led the team with 34 receptions for 424 yards (12.5 avg), but did not have any touchdowns … David recorded three tackles (tweo solos) and recovered his own fumble … He had a pair of kickoff returns for 44 yards (22.0 avg) … Of the 48 passes targeted to him, one was deflected by the opposition … Clowney converted 7-of-8 third-down plays and produced seventeen first-down grabs … Four of his catches were for 20 yards or longer … Had big catches that set up four touchdown drives and three others that ended with field goals.

2006 Game Analysis

Northeastern … David opened the season with five catches for 44 yards in a 38-0 shutout, as two of those grabs produced first downs, including one on a third-down play … He snared a third-&-3 pass from QB Sean Glennon for a 13-yard gain and on the next play, he drew Northeastern into a pass interference penalty towards the end of the first half … His other first down catch came on a second-&-8 toss from Ike Whitaker that totaled 15 yards at the start of the fourth quarter before the first unit took the rest of the game off … Head to Head Competition-CB#21-Cord Parks-Six tackles (5 solos-also stopped Clowney from getting to one other pass).

North Carolina … Clowney started the game, but managed only 18 yards on four catches as Tech rolled to a 35-10 win … He tackled Brandon Tate on a 34-yard punt return early in the first quarter … Head to Head Competition-CB#16-Jacoby Watkins-Five solo tackles, one pass deflection.

Duke … The Hokies took to the air and rode a 300-yard passing game from QB Sean Glennon to improve to 3-0 with a 36-0 ACC win. David had his first career 100-yard game, as he totaled 120 yards on four receptions, all good for first downs. Three of those grabs were for 20 yards or longer and two helped convert third-down plays … On the game's first play from scrimmage, Glennon eluded the Duke pressure and hooked up with Clowney for a 60-yard completion to the Duke 5. Three plays later, tailback Branden Ore fought his way in from a yard out. Brandon Pace's extra point attempt was blocked by Casey Camero, leaving the score at 6-0 just two minutes into the game … David made a sensational diving grab for a 21-yard gain with 0:31 left in the first half and then kept a third quarter drive alive when he grabbed a third-&-9 deep out pass from Glennon for a 21-yard pickup. He had a 7-yard catch on another third-down play on that drive nullified when Tech's Josh Morgan was penalized for illegal motion … David added an 11-yarder on a third-&-10 slant pass from Glennon at the start of the fourth quarter … Clowney was heaping praises on his coaches and quarterback after the game, stating, "We let the ball go, and I think we did it very productively. We threw it more, and the big difference was that we actually went deep today. We took a few deep shots today and they weren't all take-off routes. We went deep on dig routes and deep on comebacks, and those are all things we have in the playbook that we weren't running in the first two games." … Head to Head Competition-CB#10-Deonto McCormick-Three solo tackles, one pass deflection (prevented Clowney from catching two other passes).

Cincinnati … Did not play after he underwent an emergency appendectomy on September 21st.

Georgia Tech … Nine days after surgery, David was back in the starting lineup, coming up with 58 yards on five receptions, including three that resulted in first downs, before he was forced from the game late in the fourth quarter when he was shaken up on an incomplete pass at the GT42 … Clowney returned the game-opening kickoff 20 yards and later assisted in tackling Andrew Smith on a 12-yard punt return in the third quarter … David then returned another kickoff 24 yards at the end of that frame … He helped set up Sean Glennon's 21-yard touchdown pass to Eddie Royal with 17 & 12-yard catches that were good for first downs during that fourth quarter 9-play, 80-yard drive … Clowney left the game with 1:40 to play on a second-&-10 incomplete pass at the GT 42 when he was shaken up by a flagrant pass interference penalty that saw the Yellow Jackets get flagged for 15 yards … Head to Head Competition-CB#32-Jahi Word-Daniels-Six tackles (5 solos), two pass deflections (stopped Clowney from getting to three other passes).

Boston College … Virginia Tech turned the ball over four times and it proved to be the Hokies' undoing as they fell to Boston College 22-3 … David did not start and gained only 30 yards on five catches. He turned the ball over once on a fumble and had a 19-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter nullified by a Tech holding penalty. Virginia Tech was held without a touchdown for the first time since the 1998 Gator Bowl … His first catch for the game was a 2-yarder on a third-&-1 throw from Sean Glennon, but Clowney fumbled the ball and cornerback DeJuan Tribble recovered it at the Tech 24 … Head to Head Competition-CB#27-DeJuan Tribble-No tackles, one fumble recovery (covered Clowney on one other incomplete pass).

Southern Mississippi … Clowney managed only one catch for 12 yards on a third-&-12 pass from Ike Whitaker, making up for a holding penalty charged to David on Josh Morgan's 6-yard run earlier in that late fourth quarter drive … Head to Head Competition-CB#21-Jasper Faulk-Four tackles (3 solos), one pass deflection (prevented Clowney from catching one other pass).

Clemson … Virginia Tech beat the Tigers, 24-7, but David came up with only a 19-yard catch on a third-&-5 over the middle pass from Sean Glennon in the second quarter … Head to Head Competition-CB#3-Duane Coleman-Four tackles (3 solos).

Miami … Clowney did not catch any passes, as the only one thrown to him was off-target, but he did register a tackle on the punt coverage unit, taking down the Hurricanes' Bruce Johnson for a 2-yard loss with a crunching hit with 4:39 left in the first quarter … Head to Head Competition-CB#4-Glenn Sharpe-Three solo tackles, one stop for a 1-yard loss, one interception, two pass deflections.

Kent State … Two of David's three catches were good for first downs that set up a Tech field goals and touchdown drive, finishing the day with 37 yards … He snatched a third-&-10 slant pass from QB Sean Glennon for a 14-yard gain, setting up tailback Branden Ore's 6-yard touchdown run, as Clowney leveled linebacker Daniel Muir to spring the Tech runner on that 6-play, 65-yard drive at the start of the third quarter … His 14-yard gain on a deep pass from Glennon set up a Tech 24-yard field goal that ended a 73-yard, 13-play drive with 12:21 left to play … Head to Head Competition-CB#18-Usama Young-Seven tackles (6 solos), one pass deflection.

Wake Forest … Returned to the starting lineup since the fifth game of the season vs. Georgia Tech, as two of his four receptions produced first downs, gaining 66 yards for the day … Lost 5 yards on a reverse, as he recovered his own fumble on the play midway through the second quarter … His 15-yard catch along the sidelines set up Brandon Pace's 42-yard field goal in the third quarter and his 35-yard gain on a third-&-5 deep out pass from Sean Glennon set up Pace's fourth quarter 35-yard field goal … Head to Head Competition-CB#7-Riley Swanson-Three tackles (one solo).

Virginia … Clowney's only reception was good for 12 yards, setting up a Tech touchdown drive … David had a 20-yard catch along the sidelines in the third quarter negated when offensive guard Sergio Render was penalized for holding … His third-&-10 12-yard grab of a sideline toss from Sean Glennon kept a 9-play, 91-yard drive alive, as Glennon finished that series with a 49-yard touchdown pass to Eddie Royal … Head to Head Competition-CB#3-Marcus Hamilton-Four tackles (2 solos), one stop for a 3-yard loss.

Georgia (Chick-Fil-A Bowl) … Came off the bench in his final collegiate game, but had just one catch for 8 yards with less than six minutes left in the contest … Head to Head Competition-CB#3-Bryan Evans-Five solo tackles, two pass deflections.

2005 Season

David played in every game, starting the final twelve contests … He led the team with 34 receptions for 619 yards (18.2 avg) and three touchdowns … Of the 50 passes targeted to him, two were deflected by the opposition (opponent also recovered one of two fumbles) … 21 of his catches resulted in first downs, converting 3-of-9 third-down plays … Ten of his grabs were for 20 yards or longer … He had critical catches that set up twelve touchdown drives and one more that ended with a field goal … Also returned one kickoff for 30 yards.

2005 Game Analysis

North Carolina State … David came off the bench in the season opener, but made his presence felt, catching three passes for 30 yards. QB Vick threw a game-winning 19-yard touchdown pass to Clowney early in the fourth quarter, and Tech's defense withstood a last-ditch N.C. State rally to knock off the Wolfpack, 20-16. On third-&-9 from the State 19, Vick rolled to his left and threw a perfect pass to David, who had beaten cornerback Jimmy Sutton in the corner of the end zone. The 19-yard touchdown pass - and Brandon Pace's extra point - gave Tech a 20-13 lead with 12:24 left in the game … Clowney's first catch for the season was a 6-yarder in the first quarter, but the refs tacked on 15 more yards when cornerback A.J. Davis was penalized for grabbing David's facemask on the play … Davis would again be penalized 15 yards after he dragged Clowney down by the facemask on a 5-yard catch midway through the third quarter … Head to Head Competition-CB#3-A.J. Davis-Four tackles (3 solos), one pass deflection.

Duke … Clowney snatched three passes for 62 yards and a touchdown, as Virginia Tech's defense throttled Duke's offense in a 45-0 shutout. Two of Clowney's catches were good for first downs, including an 18-yarder in the second quarter … QB Marcus Vick found David on a 35-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter that ended a 4-play, 52-yard drive … Head to Head Competition-CB#11-John Talley-Five tackles (4 solos), two pass deflections, one interception.

Ohio University … David caught only two passes for 57 yards, but he hauled in a deep pass from Marcus Vick for a 52-yard gain that set up a Tech 35-yard field goal midway through the first quarter … He had a third quarter 8-yard catch nullified by a Tech illegal motion penalty … Head to Head Competition-CB#3-T.J. Wright-Four tackles (3 solos).

Georgia Tech … Clowney followed with three receptions, including two that resulted in first downs, gaining 47 yards in a 51-7 pounding of Georgia Tech … His 31-yard grab of a flag pass thrown by Marcus Vick set up Vick's 13-yard scoring strike to tight end Jeff King in the first quarter … Head to Head Competition-CB#2-Kenny Scott-Four tackles (2 solos).

West Virginia … In the last scheduled game of the Tech-West Virginia border war series, David repeated his statistics from the Georgia Tech clash, making three grabs for 47 yards and a pair of first downs en route to a 34-17 non-conference victory … Marcus Vick hit David for 29 yards down the middle, found Eddie Royal for 12 yards to the WVU 13 and on third-&-6, he connected with Jeff King in the seam for a 9-yard touchdown to give the Hokies to a 17-7 lead. In the second quarter … Clowney also kept a third quarter drive alive when he snared a third-&-6 sideline pass from Vick for an 11-yard gain … Head to Head Competition-CB#3-Larry Williams-One solo tackle.

Marshall … Virginia Tech overcame a bit of a sluggish start by scoring 17 points within a 3:29 span early in the second half, and that lifted the Hokies to a 41-14 non-conference victory, as David made a pair of catches for 56 yards and a touchdown … QB Marcus Vick found Clowney for a 48-yard touchdown that gave the Hokies a 31-7 lead and blew the game open midway through the third quarter … Head to Head Competition-CB#27-Willie Smith-Three tackles (2 solos).

Maryland … Two of David's three catches were good for first downs, finishing the day with 78 yards in a 28-9 triumph … After the offense sputtered early in the game, QB Marcus Vick finally got the offense moving on Tech's third possession. He began an 80-yard drive with an 18-yard completion to Clowney, then added four runs for 43 yards, including a sprint around right end for a touchdown … The next time Tech got the ball, Vick completed a 48-yard pass to Clowney to set up a first-&-goal at the 7. On fourth-&-1, tailback Mike Imoh lost possession of the ball while trying to dive over the top and Maryland recovered - the first time this season the Hokies lost a fumble … A pass interference call on cornerback Josh Wilson on a third-&-3 pass intended for David set up Imoh's 10-yard touchdown run that ended a 10-play, 99-yard drive in the fourth quarter … Head to Head Competition-CB#4-Josh Wilson-Seven tackles (3 solos), an 8-yard sack, one pass deflection.

Boston College … David totaled 58 yards on three receptions, including two that resulted in first downs, but also fumbled once in a 30-10 win … A 43-yard grab by Clowney early in the first quarter put Tech in position to kick a 26-yard field goal to salvage some points on that 6-play, 66-yard drive … Late in the third quarter, David fumbled a 5-yard sideline toss from Marcus Vick, but the ball rolled out of bounds and Tech retained possession … Head to Head Competition-CB#4-Jazzmen Williams-Ten tackles (7 solos), an 8-yard sack, one fumble recovery.

Miami … Miami swaggered into Virginia Tech as underdogs and took a huge bite out of the Hokies' national title hopes, handing Tech a 27-7 loss. David had only a 22-yard catch, but it helped convert a fourth-&-14 play and set up the team's only score, a 2-yard touchdown run by Marcus Vick … Clowney added 30 yards on a third quarter kickoff return, but was manhandled by the Hurricanes secondary, as he failed to catch six other passes thrown to him … Head to Head Competition-CB#24-Marcus Maxey-No tackles, one pass deflection (Maxey and Kelley Jennings stopped Clowney from catching six other throws).

Virginia … Tech bounced back from its loss to Miami two weeks ago in grand fashion, obliterating Virginia, 52-14 … Clowney grabbed three passes for 42 yards, setting up an 8-yard touchdown pass from Marcus Vick to Josh Morgan when he hauled in a 35-yard deep out pass … Head to Head Competition-CB#39-Chris Gorham-Five tackles (one solo), one interception.

North Carolina … David was limited to two catches for 18 yards and was penalized for an illegal shift (offsetting penalties on the play) midway through the third quarter, but Tech pulled out a 30-3 triumph … The game remained close until late in the half. The Hokies took over at their 31 with under two minutes remaining. On Tech's second play of that drive, Vick sailed a pass to Clowney that was intercepted by Kareen Taylor and returned to the Tech 30. UNC marched to the Tech 8 and appeared to have a sure touchdown when Matt Baker threw to a wide-open Jesse Holley in the end zone. But Holley dropped the ball and UNC had to settle for a 25-yard Barth field goal, making the halftime score 6-3 … Head to Head Competition-CB#13-Cedric Holt-Three tackles (one solo).

Florida State (ACC Championship Game) … Despite getting a career-high 335 yards passing from quarterback Marcus Vick, the Hokies couldn't overcome a 27-3 deficit and ended up falling 27-22 to Florida State in the inaugural ACC championship game. David caught four passes for 35 yards, but was penalized once and turned the ball over on a fumble … He kept a late second quarter drive alive when he turned a third-&-11 crossing pass from Vick into a 15-yard gain, adding 12 & 14-yarders on the next several plays … A 22-yard catch on a third-&-6 post pas from Vick was nullified by Tech having an ineligible receiver down field … Later in the third quarter, Clowney was penalized five yards for a false start and then fumbled a first-&-10 screen pass at the Tech 35 and nose guard Brodrick Bunkley recovered the errant pigskin to set up a 6-yard touchdown catch by FSU's Chris Davis … In the fourth quarter, FSU's Tom Ford was called for pass interference on a third-&-6 pass intended for David, setting up Vick's 4-yard touchdown run off right tackle … Head to Head Competition-CB#18-J.R. Bryant-Six tackles (2 solos), two pass deflections.

Louisville (Gator Bowl) … The Virginia Tech Hokies twice rallied from 11-point deficits, and scored 22 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to knock off Louisville 35-24 in the Gator Bowl. David came up with a pair of receptions for 69 yards, as both pf his grabs helped set up touchdowns … His 54-yarder down to the Louisville 24 at the start of the fourth quarter set up tailback Cedric Humes' 24-yard touchdown run … Cornerback William Gay was penalized for interfering with Clowney during Tech's next drive. David then caught a sideline toss from Marcus Vick for 15 yards, as the ball was downed at the Louisville 7. Vick needed two more plays, but found tight end Jeff King in the corner of the end zone for a 5-yard score that gave the Hokies a 28-24 lead with 6:09 left to play … Head to Head Competition-CB#21-William Gay-Two solo tackles, one pass deflection (stopped Clowney from catching two other throws).

2004 Season

David was the recipient of the Frank O. Mosley Award, given to the team's top offensive hustler … Played in twelve games, earning his only start for the season in the Florida A&M clash … Caught 20 of 27 passes thrown to him for 263 yards (13.1 avg) and two touch-downs … Added 45 yards on two kickoff returns, but was tackled for a 20-yard loss on a reverse … Thirteen of his catches resulted in first downs, as Clowney converted all five third-down plays he was involved in … Two of his receptions were good for over 20 yards.

2004 Game Analysis

Southern California … His only reception was a 7-yarder with 0:54 left in the game.

Duke … Clowney caught two passes for 11 yards, with a long of 7 yards in the second quarter.

North Carolina State … His only reception was a 38-yarder on a third-&-18 deep pass thrown by Bryan Randall in the fourth quarter.

West Virginia … Clowney's only catch helped convert a third-&-2 slant pass from Bryan Randall into a 4-yard gain.

Florida A&M … In his first career start, Clowney snatched two passes for 34 yards and a touchdown, gained 26 yards on a kickoff return, but was tackled for a 20-yard loss on a botched first quarter reverse … David grabbed a 16-yard sideline pass from QB Bryan Randall and turned it into a touchdown on Tech's game-opening drive … His 18-yard grab of a flare pass from Randall set up a Tech 32-yard field goal … Clowney began the second half action by returning that kickoff 26 yards.

Georgia Tech … David had a season-high four receptions for 65 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown on a seam pass from Bryan Randall that capped an 8-play, 65-yard drive in the second quarter … He also caught a third quarter sideline pass for 19 yards and a first down.

Maryland … Clowney's only catch was a 10-yarder that was good for a first down.

Virginia … David added 17 yards on two catches, including an 11-yarder on a third-&-8 flare pass from Bryan Randall in the first quarter.

Miami … He followed with four receptions for 56 yards, as three of those grabs resulted in first downs … Clowney also had a 19-yard kickoff return … His 26 & 9-yard grabs late in the first quarter set up Bryan Randall's 3-yard scoring lob to Jeff King that ended a 10-play, 80-yard drive … David kept a second quarter drive alive with a 6-yard catch on a third-&-3 play, followed by a 13-yarder.

Auburn (Sugar Bowl) … Clowney snared two passes for 23 yards … He had a 10-yard catch for a first down at the start of the second quarter and a 13-yarder for a first down on Tech's next series.

2003 Season

David saw action in twelve games, playing 96 snaps on offense and 44 on special teams … Had five receptions for 67 yards (13.4 avg) and a touchdown … Four of his receptions resulted in first downs, as he converted 2-of-3 third-down plays.

2003 GAME HIGHLIGHTS

Central Florida … David made his collegiate debut with two catches for 37 yards and a touchdown … His first career grab was a 10-yarder on a third-&-8 play, followed by a 27-yard scoring reception that ended a fourth quarter 11-play, 80-yard drive.

James Madison … Clowney's only reception converted a third-&-5 pass into a 9-yard gain at the start of the third quarter … On the team's next drive, he recovered a bad snap on a fourth-down punting attempt at the JMU 10.

Connecticut … David added a 14-yarder for a first down in the fourth quarter on a sideline toss from QB Marcus Vick.

Pittsburgh … David's only catch was good for 7 yards on a third-&-8 sideline toss from Bryan Randall.

Injury Report

2005-Suffered a broken bone in his right hand during spring drills (3/15), but did not misds any practice time.

2006-Sat out the Cincinnati game after undergoing an appendectomy on September 21st, but was back on the field nine days later (9/30) to start vs. Georgia Tech. He left that game with 1:40 remaining when he was shaken up after receiving a late hit on an incomplete pass.

Agility Tests

Campus: 4.29 in the 40-yard dash (indoor rubber track) … 4.35 in the 40-yard dash (outside grass field) … 275-pound bench press … 450-pound squat … 226-pound power clean … 6.69 three-cone drill … 36-inch vertical jump … 31 1/8-inch arm length … 9 5/8-inch hands … 18/20 Wonderlic score.

Combine: 4.4 in the 40-yard dash … 1.57 10-yard dash … 2.54 20-yard dash … 4.15 20-yard shuttle … 11.75 60-yard shuttle … 7.0 three-cone drill … 32.5-inch vertical jump … 10'3" broad jump.

Track

Clowney is a four-time letterman as a sprinter for Virginia Tech's track team … He holds the third-best 55-meter dash time in school history (6.38 in 2005), topped only by Andr Davis (6.30 in 2000) and Cedric Patrick (6.37 in 1993) … His 2004 timing of 6.87 seconds in the 60 meters also places him third on the school's all-time record list behind Andr Davis (6.72 in 1999) and Larry Austin (6.84 in 1998).

2006 Outdoor Season … At the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships (4/20-22) in Winston-Salem, Clowney narrowly missed making the finals in both the events in which he ran. He finished ninth in the 200 meters with a time of 21.50 and placed tenth in the 100 meters after crossing the line in 10.75 … On Day Three of the event, the men's 4x100-meter team, consisting of Jordan Price, Kendall Cones, Matt Renninger and Clowney recorded a time of 42.25, finishing sixth in that event.

2005 Outdoor Season … David finished in tenth place in the prelims of the 200 meters with a time of 21.78 and tied for 18th place in the 100 meter prelims with 10.90 at the ACC Championships.

2005 Indoor Season … Clowney placed eleventh in the 200 meters with a time of 22.40 and finished 13th in the 60 meters with a school season-best time of 6.94 at the ACC Championships … He took ninth place in the 60 meter finals at the Carolina Classic with 6.95.

2004 Indoor Season … Clowney finished eighth in the 60 meters with a time of 7.01 at the Big East Conference Championships … Posted a season-best 60 meter time of 6.87 in the prelims of the conference championships … Had three top-ten finishes in the 60 meters … Was second (60m) at the Virginia Tech Invitational … Took tenth place at the Big East meet in the 200 meters with a time of 22.49 … Recorded a 200m best of 22.21 at the Tech Invitational for eleventh place.

High School

Attended Atlantic (Delray Beach, Fla.) High, playing football for head coaches Keith Tillman, followed by Chris Bean … Class 5A All-State honorable mention as a senior … Earned four letters on the gridiron as a receiver and safety … Led the team to an undefeated regular season during his final year … Garnered All-Palm Beach County honors from The Palm Beach Post Sun-Sentinel, as he totaled 25 catches for 576 yards (23.0 avg) and a county-best ten touchdowns in 2002 … Returned three kickoffs for 245 yards (81.7 avg) and a pair of scores and also made one of the season's biggest plays, a 95-yard touchdown catch against Ely in the regional finals that year … Added 39 receptions as a junior, coming up with three receptions for 120 yards and two touchdowns vs. Wellington High … Also lettered as a sprinter on the track team … State finalist in the 200 meters and a regional finalist in the 100 meters … Added two more letters as a guard on the basketball squad.

Personal

Real Estate/Residential Property Management major … Son of Maria and Tracy Bean … Born David Cortez Clowney, IV, on 7/07/85 in Long Island, New York … Resides in Delray Beach, Florida.

 
 

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