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  • Tue., Sep. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille

    Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways

  • Fri., Sep. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Sonic Drive-In

    Friday, September 5
    Noon-1pm – Sonic Drive-In, 8504 Main St., Houston, TX 77025

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE All-American Hot Dog (1/person) for this hour at this location
    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Fri., Sep. 05, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Go Texan Store

    Friday, September 5
    6pm-7pm – Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium

    Stop by for a 20% discount on white gear for this hour in preparation for Liberty White Out on Sept. 7

    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT “Player Inspired: Kareem Jackson Fly Guy” Apparel Line Launch Party

    Visit the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium on Tuesday, September 9 from 6 to 7 PM for cornerback Kareem Jackson's new Player Inspired Fly Guy apparel line launch party. Stop by to meet Kareem, get light refreshments and to pick up some of his new apparel.

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Fri., Sep. 12, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Pappadeaux

    Friday, September 12

    Noon-1pm – Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, 13080 NW Freeway, Houston, TX 77040

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE cup of Shrimp Gumbo (1/person) for this hour at this location, dine-in only

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk presented by H-E-B Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B is Sunday, September 14 at NRG Park.  The 5K run/walk and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Aramark will both finish on the floor of NRG Stadium, where the post-race party is with the return of pizza and beer! Also, there is a new course for 2014. Secure your spot before Sept. 8 at 5 PM at HoustonTexans.com.
  • Tue., Sep. 16, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans defensive back D.J. Swearinger at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 16610 US Hwy 59, Sugar Land, TX 77479.

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Sep. 16, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Fri., Sep. 19, 2014 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM CDT Texans Friday: Kolache Factory

    Friday, September 19

    7am-8am – Kolache Factory, 2715 Chimney Rock, Houston, TX 77056

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE sausage & cheese kolache (1/person) for this hour at any area Kolache Factory

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures at this Kolache Factory location

Team

Chris Clemons
SS #20
Height:
6-1
Weight:
214
College:
Clemson
Hometown:
Bradenton, FL
Experience:
6
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 72 278 207 71 1.5 0 17 4 0 29 -- 29
2013 MIA 16 93 63 30 0 -- 8 1 0 0 -- 0
2012 MIA 16 98 72 26 0 -- 4 2 0 29 14.5 29
2011 MIA 14 13 11 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 MIA 15 61 51 10 1.5 -- 5 1 0 0 -- 0
2009 MIA 11 13 10 3 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 72 1 0 3 3 0 0 3 1 100 0 0 0
2013 MIA 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 MIA 16 1 0.1 3 3 0.2 0 3 1 100 0 0 0
2011 MIA 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 MIA 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 MIA 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Twitter: @chris_clemons30

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Miami Dolphins in the fifth round (165th overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft...Re-signed by Dolphins on March 12, 2013...Signed by the Houston Texans as an unrestricted free agent on March 28, 2014.

CAREER:
Sixth-year safety who has started 48 of the 72 games he appeared in in his five previous seasons with the Miami Dolphins
Started every game at safety for the Dolphins from 2012-13 and has registered 256 tackles on defense with 1.5 sacks, four interceptions and 17 passes defensed to go along with 22 special teams tackles in his career

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Miami Dolphins in the fifth round (165th overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft...Re-signed by Dolphins on March 12, 2013...Signed by the Houston Texans as an unrestricted free agent on March 28, 2014.

CAREER:
Sixth-year safety who has started 48 of the 72 games he appeared in in his five previous seasons with the Miami Dolphins
Started every game at safety for the Dolphins from 2012-13 and has registered 256 tackles on defense with 1.5 sacks, four interceptions and 17 passes defensed to go along with 22 special teams tackles in his career

PERSONAL:
Growing up, his favorite sports teams were the Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys and his favorite athlete was Emmitt Smith
Lists “Love and Basketball” as favorite movie and Lil’ Wayne as favorite recording artist
Earned the nickname “Deer” as a youth following a race when he beat a local speedster multiple times and an onlooker complimented him following his victory by exclaiming, “You run like a deer,” and the name has stuck from that day on
Enjoys playing video games and spending time with friends and family
Involved in several charitable efforts in his time with the Dolphins, including the Miami Dolphins Foundation Fishing Tournament, the Dolphins Community Blitz, in which he handed out food at Feeding South Florida’s mobile food pantry and the Dolphins All-Community team in which players purchase game tickets for local charities
Donated money to help purchase meals for the holidays
Full name is Christian Donovan Clemons, born Sept. 15, 1985 in Arcadia, Fla.

2013 (Miami, 16/16):
Started all 16 games for the second consecutive season and ranked fourth on the team with 89 tackles and one intercepion without a return to go along with eight passes defensed
Led the Dolphins in tackles four times
Set a career high with two passes defensed at Indianapolis (9/15) to go along with three solo tackles
Picked off QB Thad Lewis and had two tackles against Buffalo (10/20)
Posted 10 tackles at New England (10/27)
Recorded a career-high 13 tackles and had one pass defensed at Pittsburgh (12/8)

2012 (Miami 16/16):
Started all 16 games for the first time in his career
Ranked third on Dolphins with 96 tackles (69 solo) and ranked second on team with two interceptions he returned for a total of 29 yards
Had three special teams tackles, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery
Led the Dolphins in tackles three times and finished second twice
Had six tackles and one interception vs. N.Y. Jets (9/23), picking off Mark Sanchez in the end zone without a return
Tied for team lead with nine tackles vs. St. Louis (10/14) and had one run for 3 yards, coming on a key fake punt on a fourth-and-1 on the Dolphins’ 40-yard line with 4:15 left in the game and the Dolphins leading 17-14 to help keep that drive alive
Led the Dolphins with nine stops and had one interception, picking off Sanchez pass and returning it 29 yards, at N.Y. Jets (10/28)
Posted season-high 10 tackles vs. Jacksonville (12/16)
Had five tackles and a fumble recovery vs. Buffalo (12/23), recovering a Dorin Dickerson fumble that resulted in a Dolphin touchdown

2011 (Miami, 14/0):
Played in 14 games and was inactive twice
Recorded five tackles on defense and tied for fourth on the Dolphins with eight special teams tackles
Blocked a Brian Moorman punt which was recovered by Lex Hilliard in the Bills’ end zone for a touchdown vs. Buffalo (11/20), the first blocked punt of his career
Had two solo tackles and one special teams tackle at Dallas (11/24)
Finished with one solo tackle for a loss of three yards and one assisted tackle as well as two special teams tackles vs. Philadelphia (12/11)

2010 (Miami, 15/14):
Started 14 games of 15 games played at free safety and was inactive vs. Chicago (11/18) with a hamstring injury
Finished third on team with 60 tackles (50 solo) and had 1.5 sacks for 8.5 yards in losses along with one interception without a return and five passes defensed
Forced two fumbles and recovered a fumble
Tied for the team lead with nine tackles, including a half-sack for 0.5 yards in losses vs. Pittsburgh (10/24), sharing a 1-yard sack of Ben Roethlisberger with Koa Misi
Tied for second on the team with eight tackles at Baltimore (11/7)
Recovered a Bo Scaife fumble that was caused by Karlos Dansby on the Titans’ first possession of the game vs Tennessee (11/14)
Had four tackles and first career interception, picking off a Bruce Gradkowski pass without a return at Oakland (11/28)
Had one tackle, an 8-yard sack of Lions quarterback Shaun Hill, vs. Detroit (12/26), the first full sack of his career.

2009 (Miami 11/2):
Played in 11 games with two starts after being inactive the first five games of season
Finished season with seven tackles (five solo)
Made Dolphins debut in a reserve role vs. New Orleans (10/25)
Earned first career start at N.Y. Jets (11/1) and responded with three tackles
Also started in season finale against Pittsburgh (1/3/10)

COLLEGE:
Four-year letterman (2005-08) and three-year starter at Clemson
Finished college career with 323 tackles (203 solo), five interceptions, 20 passes defensed, 20 special teams tackles, six tackles for loss and a forced fumble
Started all 13 games as a senior in 2008 and recorded 94 tackles (62 solo), three tackles for loss, seven passes defensed and two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown
Earned team’s Iron Man Award as a senior
Started all 13 games as a junior is 2007 for a top-10 defense and recorded 94 tackles (61 solo), two interceptions, two tackles for loss and five passes defensed
Had four double-figure tackle games, including a season-high 15 against Auburn
Started all 13 games as a sophomore in 2006 and recorded 102 tackles (61 solo), an interception, a forced fumble and eight passes defensed
Racked-up 41 tackles in the last three games of the regular season, including a season-high 17 against N.C. State as a sophomore
Played in 12 games as a redshirt freshman in 2005 and posted 22 tackles (19 solo) on defense and 10 special teams tackles
Was one of only two freshmen to record at least one tackle in every game
Redshirted as true freshman in 2004
Graduated in August, 2008 with degree in community recreation management

HIGH SCHOOL:
Attended DeSoto High School in Arcadia, Fla. where he rushed for 1,242 yards with 11 touchdowns on 193 carries as a senior and was named the team’s offensive MVP and was a first-team running back by Sarasota Herald Tribune
Had 951 rushing yards on 100 carries with eight touchdowns and five interceptions, including two for touchdowns, as a junior and averaged more than 16 points and 10 rebounds for the school’s basketball team
Ran a 10.52 in the 100m, the fourth-best time in the state, and was district champion in the 100m and 200m as a senior

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