2015 Freshman All-America (Sporting News, USA Today)
2015 SEC All-Freshman Team (Coaches)
Exploded on the scene a year ago as a redshirt freshman and earned Freshman All-America honors as offensive guard … Combines outstanding size and strength with great athletic ability to dominate on the line in both passing and rushing situations … Paved the way for Leonard Fournette and an LSU rushing attack that ranked seventh nationally in 2015 … Produced 88 knockdown blocks and gave up zero sacks in his first collegiate season last year … Sat out the spring to recover from an injury but is poised for another big year in the trenches ... Father, Tommy, lettered on the defensive line at LSU from 1984-87 and was named a permanent team captain for the 1987 squad.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2015)
Started all 12 games (11 at right guard, 1 at left guard) ... Ranked third on the team in total snaps played (776) and knockdown blocks (88) ... Did not given up a sack all season ... Earned Freshman All-America honors by Sporting News and USA Today and was named to the SEC Coaches’ All-Freshman Team ... Produced double-digit knockdown blocks in the final two games of the regular season with a career-high 15 at Ole Miss and 13 versus Texas A&M ... Also credited with a touchdown at Ole Miss when he recovered a fumble in the end zone … Had 9.5 knockdowns against Auburn and nine vs. Arkansas as well ... Played every offensive snap in games at Mississippi State, vs. South Carolina, vs. Florida, vs. Western Kentucky, at Alabama, vs. Arkansas and vs. Texas A&M ... Helped pave the way for Leonard Fournette’s single-season LSU rushing record of 1,953 yards ... Big reason why LSU finished the season ranked No. 7 nationally in rushing at 256.8 yards per game.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2014.
One of the top offensive lineman coming out of Louisiana ... Has family ties to the program as his father, Tommy, is a former LSU defensive tackle from 1984-87 ... A powerful run blocker ranked as a unanimous four-star prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN.com and 247Sports.com ... Listed as high as the No. 11 offensive guard nationally by 247Sports ... Member of the 247Sports Top 247, the Rivals250, and the Scout 300 ... Named to the Louisiana 5A All-State Team for the past two seasons ... Demonstrates extremely sound technique, loves finishing blocks and putting his man on his back ... Member of The Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen ... Coached by Mark Bonis.
Parents are Heather and Tommy Clapp ... Born Dec. 10, 1995 ... Father, Tommy, lettered on the defensive line at LSU from 1984-87 and was named a permanent team captain for the 1987 squad ... Tommy finished his LSU career with 139 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks and started against Nebraska in the Sugar Bowl in 1985 and 1987 ... Majoring in sport administration.