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Adrian Clayborn

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Louis, MO

High School:
Webster Groves HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 285

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
07/06/1988

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Hawk-Items - - One of seven seniors named to 2010 Leadership Group . . . one of one of four juniors named to 2009 Leadership Group . . . one of three sophomores named to 2008 Leadership Group.

2010 Honors - - Consensus All-American . . . first team All-American by AFCA and Walter Camp . . . third team All-America by Associated Press and Phil Steele's College Football . . . honorable mention All-America by Pro Football Weekly . . . first team all-Big Ten by league coaches and media and Phil Steele's College Football . . . selected to compete in 2011 Senior Bowl . . . one of four finalists for Rotary Lombardi Award . . . one of six finalists for Ted Hendricks Award . . . one of 16 semifinalists for Chuck Bednarik Award . . . Permanent Team Captain, Defense . . . Hayden Fry "Extra Heartbeat" Award . . . named Big Ten defensive Player of the Week for his play in 24-3 win over Penn State . . . honorable mention Defensive Performer of the Week vs. Penn State by College Football Performance Awards.

2010 Preseason Honors - - Named to Watch List for Walter Camp Player of the Year, Rotary Lombardi Award, Ted Hendricks Award, Chuck Bednarik Award and Bronko Nagurski Award . . . first team all-America by Sports Illustrated, Sporting News, Playboy, College Football Insiders, Lindy's Football Preview and The Kickoff . . . second team all-America by NationalChamps.net . . . first team all-Big Ten by Sporting News, Sports Illustrated and Blue Ribbon Yearbook . . . 2010 - - started all 13 games and final 30 games of career at defensive end . . . recorded 19 solo tackles and 33 assists, including seven tackles for loss and 3.5 QB sacks . . . started at defensive end in 37-7 opening win over Eastern Illinois as defense allowed just 157 yards total offense . . . recorded four assisted tackles in opening win, including assisted tackle for loss . . . started at defensive end in 35-7 win over Iowa State, recording two solo tackles and one assist, including one tackle for loss and two QB pressures . . . started at defensive end in 34-27 loss at Arizona, recording three solo tackles . . . started at defensive end in 45-0 win over Ball State as defense allowed just 112 yards total offense . . . one solo tackle and four assists vs. Ball State . . . started at defensive end in 24-3 win over Penn State as defense allowed just 54 net rushing yards and 301 yards total offense . . . recorded 10 tackles in earning Big Ten defensive Player of the Week honors vs. Penn State, including three tackles for loss and one QB sack . . . started at defensive end in 38-28 win at Michigan . . . recorded one solo tackle and two assists, including a shared tackle for loss and shared QB sack . . . also blocked a Michigan field goal for third blocked kick of career . . . started at defensive end in 31-30 loss to Wisconsin . . . recorded five tackles vs. Wisconsin, including one QB sack and one QB hurry . . . also had a forced fumble, the seven of his career . . . started at defensive end in 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State as defense allowed just 31 net rushing yards and 258 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and two assists vs. MSU . . . started at defensive end in 18-13 win at Indiana as defense allowed just 91 net rushing yards . . . recorded two solo tackles, two assists and a QB pressure vs. Hoosiers . . . started at defensive end in 21-17 loss at Northwestern, recording two solo tackles, including a QB sack . . . also had one QB pressure . . . started at defensive end in 20-17 loss to Ohio State . . . recorded two solo tackles and five assists vs. OSU, along with a pass break-up and a QB pressure . . . started at defensive end in 27-24 loss at Minnesota, recording one solo tackle and one assist . . . started at defensive end in 27-24 Insight Bowl win over 12th-ranked Missouri, recording one solo tackle. 2009 Honors - - Most Valuable Player in Iowa's 24-14 win over Georgia Tech in FedEx Orange Bowl . . . second team all-College Football Insiders . . . named national Defensive Performer of the Year by College Football Performance Awards . . . Permanent Team Captain . . . Hustle Team Award, Defense . . . third team all-America by Phil Steele's College Football . . . honorable mention all-America by Pro Football Weekly . . . first team all-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . first team all-Big Ten by Phil Steele's College Football . . . Big Ten co-Defensive Player of the Week for his play in win at Michigan State . . . Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week for his play in win at Penn State . . . AT&T all-America Player of the Week vs. Penn State . . . ESPN.com Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Penn State.

2009 - - Started all 13 games at defensive end . . . recorded 36 solo tackles and 34 assists in 13 games, with 20 tackles for loss, 11.5 QB sacks and four forced fumbles . . . started at defensive end in 17-16 win over Northern Iowa . . . recorded one solo tackle and three assists vs. UNI, including a shared tackle for loss and one QB pressure . . . started at defensive end in 35-3 win at Iowa State as defense collected six turnovers . . . recorded two solo tackles and one assist at ISU, and also had one pass break-up . . . started at defensive end in 27-17 win over Arizona as defense allowed just 105 passing yards and 253 yards total offense . . . recorded six tackles vs. Arizona, including one QB sack, a forced fumble and three QB pressures . . . started at defensive end in 21-10 win at Penn State . . . blocked Penn State punt early in the fourth quarter and returned 53-yards for touchdown to give Iowa an 11-10 advantage . . . totaled two assisted tackles to go with the punt block, which earned Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honors . . . started at defensive end in 24-21 win over Arkansas State as defense allowed just 80 net rushing yards . . . collected two solo tackles vs. ASU, both being QB sacks for a negative 12 yards, and also forced one fumble and had two QB pressures . . . started at defensive end in 30-28 win over Michigan . . . recorded five tackles vs. Wolverines, including one tackle for loss and one QB pressure, and first recovered fumble of his career . . . started at defensive end in 20-10 win at Wisconsin at defense allowed just 87 rushing yards and 243 yards total offense . . . recorded six tackles vs. Badgers, including three solo stops, two tackles for loss and one QB sack . . . started at defensive end in 15-13 win at Michigan State as defense allowed just 85 net rushing yards . . . recorded three solo tackles and one assist, including three tackles for loss and two QB sacks . . . also had a forced fumble in earning Big Ten co-Defensive Player of the Week honors . . . started at defensive end in 42-24 win over Indiana as defense allowed just 79 net rushing yards overall and just three points in the second half . . . recorded seven assisted tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss and a shared QB sack, vs. Hossiers . . . started at defensive end in 17-10 loss to Northwestern as defense allowed just 10 points and 239 yards total offense . . . recorded five tackles vs. Wildcats, including 2.5 tackles for loss and a QB sack . . . started at defensive end in 27-24 overtime loss at Ohio State . . . career-high 12 tackles at OSU, including career-best eight solo stops . . . also had three tackles for loss and a QB sack . . . started at defensive end in 12-0 win over Minnesota as defense allowed just 48 rushing yards and 201 yards total offense . . . recorded five tackles vs. Gophers, including 1.5 tackles for loss and a QB sack . . . also had a forced fumble, a pass break-up and two QB pressures . . . started at defensive end in 24-14 Orange Bowl win over Georgia Tech as defense allowed just 155 yards total offense . . . set career-high with nine solo tackles vs. GA Tech, including two tackles for loss and two QB sacks, earning game MVP honors.

2008 - - Recorded 50 tackles, including 15 solo tackles and 353 assists . . . ranked second on the team with eight tackles for loss . . . listed as first team defensive end following spring practice . . . started at defenisve end in 46-3 opening win over Maine as defense allowed just 83 passing yards and 220 yards total offense . . . led team with eight tackles vs. Maine, including two solo stops, eight assists, 1.5 tackles for loss and 2 pass break-ups . . . started at defensive end in 42-0 win over Florida International as defense allowed just 56 rushing yards and 218 yards total offense . . . recorded two solo tackles and four assists vs. FIU, including one QB sack . . . started at defensive end in 17-5 win over Iowa State as defense allowed just 73 rushing yards . . . recorded seven tackles vs. ISU, including one solo stop and six assists . . . started at defensive end in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh, recording one solo tackle, one assist and one QB pressure . . . started at defensive end in 22-17 loss to Northwestern, . . . recorded seven assisted tackles, including one for loss, and had one pass break-up vs. Northwestern . . . started at defensive end in 16-13 loss at Michigan State as defense held second leading rusher in the nation to 91 net rushing yards . . . recorded three tackles at MSU, including an eight-yard tackle for loss . . . started at defensive end in 45-9 win at Indiana as defense allowed just 95 rushing yards and 286 yards total offense . . . recorded one assisted tackle before missing the second half . . . saw limited action in 38-16 win over Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-24 loss at Illinois as defense allowed just 60 net rushing yards . . . recorded two assisted tackles and one pass break-up at Illinois . . . started at defensive end in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State as defense allowed just 289 yards total offense . . . recorded six tackles vs. Penn State, including three solo stops and three assists . . . also had one QB sack for a 19-yard loss that included a caused fumble and had one additional tackle for minus seven yards . . . caused fumble came on third play of the game and led to Iowa's first touchdown after Penn State recovered at the one-yardline and had to punt into a stiff wind . . . started at defensive end in 22-17 win over Purdue as defense allowed just 86 net rushing yards . . . recorded six tackles vs. Purdue, including four solo stops and two assists, including two tackles for loss and one QB pressure . . . started at defensive end in 55-0 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics as defense allowed just seven rushing yards and 134 yards total offense in posting second shutout of the season . . . started at defensive end in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina as defense allowed just 43 net rushing yards . . . recorded one solo tackle and one assist vs. South Carolina.

2007 - - Listed as second team defensive end following spring practice . . . saw action in opening win over Northern Illinois, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 21 rushing yards and 235 yards total offense . . . saw action in home win over Syracuse, recording one assisted tackle for a one-yard loss as defense allowed just 24 rushing yards and 124 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in loss at Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss at Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss to Indiana, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in loss at Penn State, recording one solo tackle on defense and recording a 19-yard KO return . . . saw action in win over 18th-ranked Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss at Purdue, recording one solo tackle and one assisted tackle . . . saw action in double OT win over Michigan State . . . recorded four tackles vs. Michigan State, including 1.5 QB sacks and a forced fumble which resulted in the only turnover of the game . . . key sack came in second overtime as MSU failed to score in the second extra period . . . saw action in win at Northwestern as defense allowed just three points, seven rushing yards and 124 yards total offense in the second half . . . recorded four assisted tackles vs. Northwestern, along with a shared QB sack, two QB pressures, one pass break-up and the first blocked field goal of his career . . . saw action in win over Minnesota, recording four assisted tackles . . . saw action in loss to Western Michigan, recording three assisted tackles.

2006 - - Redshirted.

High school honors - - Missouri Player of the Year as a senior . . . two-time first team all-state and all-conference selection . . . as a senior, earned all-state and all-conference honors as a linebacker and tight end . . . conference Player of the Year as a senior . . . Career - - recorded 240 tackles, five sacks, four forced fumbles and three interceptions in his career . . . had 103 tackles with three sacks, a forced fumble and interception as a senior . . . had 78 tackles, two forced fumbles, one sack and an interception as a junior . . . had 59 tackles, one sack, one fumble recovery and an interception as a sophomore . . . had 42 career receptions for 691 yards and 10 touchdowns as a tight end . . . team captain . . . four-year letterman in football and basketball . . . played power forward in basketball.

Personal - - Born 7/6/88 . . . Interdepartmental Studies major . . . parents are Tracie and Richard Clayborn . . . one of three players from St. Louis on Iowa roster . . . high school coach was Cliff Ice.

Career Bests
Tackles:	12 at Ohio State, 11/14/09
Solos:	        9 vs. Georgia Tech, 1/05/10
Assists:	8, vs. Penn State, 10/02/10
Tackles for loss3, three times, last vs. Penn State, 10/02/10
QB Sacks:	2, three times, last vs. GA Tech, 1/05/10
PBU:	        2 vs. Maine, 8/30/08
Blk. Field Goal:1, twice, last at Michigan, 10/16/10
Blk. Punt	1 at Penn State, 9/26/09
Touchdowns:	1 (blk. punt return) at Penn State, 9/26/09
Recovered Fumble:1 vs. Michigan, 10/10/09
Forced Fumble:	1, seven times, last vs. Wisconsin, 10/23/10

Career Statistics Defense Solo Ast. Total T/Loss Sacks QBH PBU Blk. FF RF Freshman 3 17 20 2.5/11 2/10 2 1 1 1 0 Sophomore 15 35 50 8/47 2/22 2 3 0 1 0 Junior 36 34 70 20/107 11.5/87 9 2 1 4 1 Senior 19 33 52 7/42 3.5/36 6 1 1 1 0 Career 73 119 192 37.5/207 19/115 19 7 3 7 1

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