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Clay Johnston 44

Clay  Johnston


Abilene, Texas

High School:
Wylie HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 226




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Fourth-year junior LB ... Ranks fifth on team with nine straight starts entering 2018 ... Father, Kent, spent over two decades as strength and conditioning coach, most recently with the NFL's San Diego Chargers.

2017 (Sophomore): Played in eight games with eight starts ... missed final four games due to injury ... Set career highs with 54 tackles, nine TFLs, one sack, one forced fumble and three QB hurries on season ... Led Baylor in tackles in five games ... Had at least six tackles in six of eight games during season and had at least one TFL in all but two games ... Started, had two tackles vs. Texas before leaving early due to season-ending injury ... Started vs. No. 23 West Virginia, had seven tackles ... Started at No. 14 Oklahoma State, had two tackles and 0.5 TFLs ... Started, made seven tackles and one TFL at Kansas State ... Started, notched seven tackles, all solo, and one TFL vs. No. 3 Oklahoma ... Started, tallied career highs of 13 tackles, one sack, three TFLs and two QB hurries at Duke ... Started vs. UTSA, made career-high 10 tackles (career-high nine solo) and one TFL ... Started, had then-career highs of six tackles and 2.5 TFLs along with first forced fumble and one QB hurry vs. Liberty.

2016 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all 13 games with two starts at linebacker and defensive end ... Started vs. Boise State, made four tackles and 0.5 tackles-for-loss ... Tallied four tackles at No. 13 West Virginia ... Posted two tackles and QB hurry vs. Kansas State ... Had two tackles at No. 9 Oklahoma ... Made first start, had three tackles and 0.5 TFLs vs. TCU ... Registered one tackle and first interception with 65-yard return vs. Kansas ... Tallied one tackle at Iowa State ... Notched two tackles vs. Oklahoma State ... Totaled two tackles and one TFL vs. SMU ... Made career-high five tackles and two TFLs vs. Northwestern State in season-opener ... Played but did not record stats at Rice, Texas and vs. Texas Tech.

2015 (True Freshman): Sat out first season at Baylor and participated on practice squad ... Redshirted to retain eligibility ... Dressed for one of 13 games, but did not see any game action.

High School: Two-time all-state linebacker from Wylie High School in Abilene, Texas ... Two-way player under head coach Hugh Sandifer at WHS ... Rated nation's 69th outside linebacker prospect by ESPN and 73rd by Scout ... Listed state's No. 10 LB recruit by Dave Campbell's Texas Football 2015 winter publication ... Listed among Texas Top 150 by Dave Campbell's Texas Football and No. 137 in-state prospect by ESPN ... Two-way all-state honoree as senior, named 2014 second team Class 4A All-State on defense and honorable mention running back ... Earned 2014 second-team All-Texas honors from Dave Campbell's Texas Football, named All-Big Country Super Team Player of Year by Abilene Reporter-News and District 3-4A MVP ... Led Wylie to 10-3 record, 2014 4A DI regional semifinals and No. 5 final ranking as senior ... Totaled 85 tackles (17 for loss), six sacks, 12 QB hurries, six PBUs and three forced fumbles ... Offensively, took over as starting tailback in week six after injury to teammate, ran for more than 1,050 yards and 19 TDs, also 200-plus yards on 10 receptions ... Also blocked three kicks and had 28-yard kickoff return on special teams as senior ... Named 2013 first team Class 3A All-State at linebacker as junior ... Selected 2013 All-Big Country Super Team Defensive MVP by Abilene Reporter-News after leading WHS to 8-4 record and to 3A DI area finals ... Made 138 tackles, 34 TFL, six sacks and five PBUs as junior.

Personal: Son of Kent and Pam Johnston ... has three brothers: Kody, Kole and Cade ... Kody, played football at Texas A&M and Kole at Tarleton State ... father spent 24 years as NFL strength coach ... Majoring in health, kinesiology and leisure studies.


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