Tulsa -- A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter . . . has played in 41 career games . . . has played both linebacker and defensive end during his career . . . started the 2008 season at defensive end, but moved to linebacker . . . has 21 career starts, including seven in 2007 at defensive end, one at linebacker, and 13 in the 2008 campaign at linebacker . . . 2008 -- Played and started in 13 of 14 games . . . missed the North Texas game with an injury . . . had 53 tackles and six stops for -29 yards . . . had seven tackles and one stop for -2 yards vs. Houston . . . totaled four stops, including 1.5 tackles for -6 yards against Arkansas . . . had a season-high seven stops vs. Central Arkansas . . . totaled six tackles and recovered two fumbles against UCF . . . 2007 -- Played in 13 games and started eight contests . . . began the season at linebacker, starting the opener against UL-Monroe . . . moved to defensive end and started the Marshall, SMU, Tulane, Houston, Army, UCF and Bowling Green games at defensive end . . . missed the Rice game with an injury . . . totaled 22 tackles and 3.5 stops for -16 yards on the year . . . had a season-best eight tackles vs. Tulane, including one stop for -2 yards . . . 2006 -- Played in the first three games . . . missed the rest of the season with an injury . . . totaled five tackles . . . 2005 -- Was one of five true freshmen to earn a letter . . . saw playing time in 12 games . . . had 12 tackles and 2.5 stops for -8 yards . . . had three stops vs. UTEP . . . also tallied three tackles vs. North Texas, including one stop for -6 yards . . . named to C-USA Commissioners Honor Roll . . . Overall -- Missed the spring campaign with an injury . . . possesses explosive strength . . . has good quickness and agility . . . a versatile athlete.
High School -- Was a two-year letterwinner and starter at Cedar Hill High School . . . had 159 career tackles, including 12 sacks and 37 stops for lost yardage . . . also caused seven fumbles and recovered five fumbles in his career . . . totaled 89 tackles and 26 for lost yardage as a senior . . . . was a second-team all-district performer his senior season, and earned honorable mention merits as a junior . . . was selected to participate in the Coca Cola All-Star Game . . . was his team's Defensive MVP as a senior . . . tallied 70 stops and had 11 stops for lost yardage during his junior season . . . also lettered two years in track and three years in power-lifting . . . high school coach was Joey McGuire.
Personal -- Favorite NFL team is the Dallas Cowboys . . . his favorite NFL player is Ray Lewis . . . lists Stevie Wonder as his favorite musician . . . Michael Jordan is his favorite pro athlete . . . his cousin, Dexter Clinkscale, played for the Dallas Cowboys . . . his brother, Marcus Herford, played football at Kansas . . . has volunteered for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization . . . parents are George Clinkscale and Coyletta Govan . . . majoring in exercise sports science.
Clinkscale's Career Statistics Defense G UT AT Tot Loss Sack FR FF PBU INT 2005 (Fr) 12 9 3 12 2.5/-8 0.5/-1 0 0 0 0 2006 (Hardship) 3 0 5 5 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 2007 (So) 13 9 13 22 3.5/-16 1/-11 0 0 0 0 2008 (Jr) 13 17 36 53 6/-29 2/-17 2 0 2 0 Totals 41 25 58 98 12/-53 3.5/-29 2 0 2 0
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