The Cardinal Countdown...85 days till kickoff

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#85 George Clements


Class: Sophomore

Ht/Wt: 6-0/185

Position: Wide Receiver

Hometown: Willow Spring, N.C.

Twitter: None

Thoughts: George came to the Cardinal program last season as a walk-on from West Johnson High School. Clements didn’t see any game time last year but was active in this year’s spring game making some plays and getting a target from Kyle Bolin. Since George appears to be the first walk-on in this year’s countdown I’ll take this as my chance to type out my annual walk-on appreciation section. Few Cardinals fans could pick Clements out of a lineup. Heck, few Cardinal fans probably even knew he was on the team, but that doesn’t make his role any less important. Just like Parker, Rogers, Quick and the rest, Clements rolls out of bed early in the morning and hits the gym for mandatory workouts. He battles the same coaching staff, runs the same drills and sits in on the same film sessions. You may not wear his jersey on Saturdays, but he goes just as hard as everyone else does day in and day out. His work on the practice field makes those around him better both offensively and defensively. I’ll take this opportunity to say thank you to the "unrecognized" group of athletes who have had just as much of a part in building this program back up as the Teddy’s, Pryor’s and Smith’s of the world. Thanks for your work. L1C4.

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