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Kellen Clemens biography

Date of birth : 1983-06-06
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Lakeview, Oregon
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-26
Credited as : Football player NFL, quarterback for the New York Jets, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Kellen Clemens is an American football quarterback for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Jets in the second round (49th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

◊ Appeared in 14 career games, starting eight in three seasons…133-for-256 passing for 1,555 yards, fivetouchdowns and 11 interceptions…Passer rating 59.3…Rushed for 118 yards and one touchdown on 32 carries.
◊ Recorded first career victory as a starter vs. PIT, 11/18/07 …Completed five-of-nine passes for 58 yards and had one rush for 15 yards on the game-tying drive.
◊ Rushed for his first career touchdown, a one-yard run, and completed a career-high 24 passes for a career-high 286 yards vs. CLE, 12/9/07.
◊ Threw his first career touchdown pass, a three-yard pass to Chris Baker, and posted his first career start at BAL, 9/16/07.
◊ First appeared in a regular season game at JAC, 10/8/06.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

◊ 4/29/06, NYJ *D2 (49)
*Jets acquired this pick, D6 (189 - Drew Coleman) and WAS D2, 2007, from WAS in exchange for D2 (35-Rocky McIntosh), 2006.

SEASON-BY-SEASON REVIEW

◊ 2008 (JETS)
Listed as the second quarterback for all 16 games behind Brett Favre…completed 3-of-5 passes for 26 yards and an interception in two appearances. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (11/9 vs. STL)…Commanded a 16-play, game ending drive over the last 11:09 of the contest as the Jets ran 16 consecutive running plays. (9/22 at SD)… Completed 3 of-5 passes for 26 yards and an end-zone interception in mop-up work during the Monday Night loss. 2007 (JETS) Played in 10 games, starting eight, leading the Jets to three victories…Completed 130-of-250 passes (52.0 percent) for 1,529 yards, five touchdowns and 10 interceptions for a passer rating of 60.9. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (12/30 vs. KC)…Threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Thomas Jones, his fifth scoring pass of the season. (12/16 at NE)…Attempted one pass, which was intercepted by Eugene Wilson and returned for a touchdown before leaving the game with an injury. (12/9 vs. CLE)…One-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter was the first scoring run of his career…Set career highs with 24 completions for 286 yards. (12/2 at MIA)… Completed 15-of-24 passes for 236 yards for a career-best 91.7 passer rating in the 40-13 victory…Led the Jets on eight scoring drives, including one which culminated with a 19-yard touchdown pass to Brad Smith. (11/18 vs. PIT)… Recorded first career victory as a starter against the numberone ranked defense in the NFL…Hit Chris Baker on a oneyard touchdown pass to open the scoring…Completed *Jets acquired this pick, D6 (189 Drew Coleman) and WAS D2, 2007, from WAS in exchange for D2 (35 - Rocky McIntosh), 2006.

BEFORE THE NFL

◊ At Oregon, ranked fifth in the nation in total offense in 2005 (329.2 ypg), finishing with 185-of-289 passing (64.0%) for 2,406 yards (11th best in school history), 19 touchdowns and four interceptions.
◊ Posted three rushing touchdowns, three passing touchdowns and a career-best 437 passing yards in a road victory over Washington State during his junior season.
◊ Started all 13 games in 2003, and responded by throwing for more touchdown passes and yards than any sophomore in school history (surpassing Dan Fouts - 16 touchdowns, 2,390 yards, 1970).
◊ The USA Today All-American and Oregon Gatorade Playerof- the-Year at Burns HS, he completed 218-of-395 passes for 3,464 yards and 37 touchdowns with 325 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns his senior season…Amassed seven of 10 votes on The Long Beach Press-Telegram’s Best in the West list in addition to Tacoma News Tribune Northwest Nuggets.
◊ Closed HS career throwing for state-record 8,646 yards (610-of-1,112) and 102 touchdowns.

OFF THE FIELD

◊ Wife, Nicole, daughter, Kate Elizabeth, born March 2008, son, Grant Michael, born May 2009.
◊ Attended Pope Benedict XVI’s Mass at Nationals Park in Washington DC, 4/17/08, as a member of Catholic Athletes for Christ…Pope Benedict saw Kate Clemens in the aisle and blessed and kissed her. “My eyes welled up with tears, it was such a moving experience,” Clemens remarked.
◊ Attended Play 60 Draft Week Event in 2008 in Central Park in NYC, encouraging kids to be active 60 minutes a day.
◊ Graduated from Oregon with a degree in Business Administration.
◊ Raised on a 3,500 acre family ranch with over 100 cows.
◊ After wearing No. 6 in 2006, switched to No. 11, his college number, when it became available for the 2007 season.
◊ Joins recent and current NFL quarterbacks from the state of Oregon (Derek Anderson - Scappoose, Joey Harrington- Portland, A.J. Feeley – Ontario, Erik Ainge – Hillsboro)
◊ Attended the United Way Gridiron Gala, 4/11/07, to help celebrate the NFL’s 30-year partnership with United Way.

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