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 Clifton Odom 21
Clifton Odom
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Arlington, Texas

High School:
James Martin HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 195

Position:
CB

Experience:
3L

Veteran cornerback listed as starter heading into senior season in 2010... 31 career games played, one of 10 Bears with more than 30 career games played entering 2010 season... Timed at 4.30 in 40-yard dash... Son of 13-year NFL veteran Cliff Odom.

2009 (Junior): Played all 12 games and earned four starts at cornerback as junior in 2009 to earn third letter... Finished season with 33 tackles (23 solo), team-high six pass breakups and one interception (for touchdown)... Had four tackles, all solo, in season-opening win at Wake Forest... Earned first career start vs. Northwestern State in third game... Led team with career-high eight tackles (including career-best six solos) in second career start in win over Kent State in fourth game... Also had three PBUs and a forced fumble vs. Kent... Also had starts at No. 19 Oklahoma (three tackles, one PBU) and at Iowa State (seven tackles)... Made career-first interception and returned 45 yards for touchdown vs. Nebraska in eighth game.

2008 (Sophomore): Played in seven games during sophomore season in 2008... Saw most action on special teams, took snaps at cornerback in two games... Selected to spring 2009 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Finished season with one unassisted tackle, made in season-opener vs. No. 23 Wake Forest... Played in each of the season's first six games, took snaps from scrimmage vs. Northwestern State in second game and vs. No. 1 Oklahoma in fifth game... Played only once in last six contests, saw action on special teams in win over Texas A&M.

2007 (True Freshman): Played in every game as true freshman cornerback for Bears and finished rookie season with 12 tackles (seven solos), including 2.0 tackles for loss... Four multi-tackle games... Had two tackles (one solo) with 1.0 tackle for loss at No. 4 Oklahoma... Totaled season-high tying three tackles (two solos) at Buffalo... Season-high three tackles (two solos) and 1.0 tackle for loss vs. Texas State... Saw action on 251 snaps, 123 of which were on special teams, to earn first letter.

High School:  James Martin High School, Arlington, Texas... Fort Worth Star-Telegram Area Top 50 recruit... Played running back and cornerback... Earned unanimous first-team All-District 8-5A honors at cornerback as senior... Credited with 21 tackles, eight pass breakups, two interceptions and forced fumble as senior team captain... As Warrior running back, rushed five times for 68 yards and one touchdown... Also averaged 24.3 yards on 15 kickoff returns with one touchdown in final prep season... 2007 district 100 meter champion (10.60) also claimed 2006 district 200-meter dash title and three-year track team captain... Junior class President (2005-06), on Martin's student council every year... Played for coach Bob Wager at District 8-5A school.

Personal:  Son of Cliff and Cynthia Odom, Clifton Lewis Odom Jr., was born  in Oct. 2, 1988, in Indianapolis, Ind.... Father, Cliff, played 13 years in NFL as linebacker with Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins... Majoring in speech communications.

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