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Will

Clapp

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Offensive Guard/Center
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 314lbs.
Class: Junior
City/State: New Orleans, La.
High School: Brother Martin HS
Major: Sport Administration
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

2017 LSU Graduate (Sports Administration)
2017 LSU Permanent Team Captain
2017 Rimington Trophy Finalist (Nation’s Top Center)
2017 First Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches, Media)
2016 First Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches)
2016 Second Team All-SEC (Media)
2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 Freshman All-America (Sporting News, USA Today)
2015 SEC All-Freshman Team (Coaches)

CAREER
Three-year starter on the offensive line for the Tigers ... Opted to forgo final year of eligibility and enter into the 2018 NFL Draft ... Earned first team All-SEC at two positions ... First team All-SEC at center in 2017 after earning the honor at guard in 2016 ... First LSU offensive lineman to be named first team All-SEC twice since Herman Johnson in 2007 and 2008 ... Started all 36 games that he appeared in during his LSU career (13 at center, 12 at left guard, 11 at right guard) ... Played 2,279 snaps with 218 knockdowns in his three years with the Tigers ... As a starter on the offensive line, blocked for three 1,000-yard rushers (Leonard Fournette in 2015, Derrius Guice in 2016 and 2017) ... Named a permanent team captain for the 2017 Tigers in a vote of his teammates ... Father, Tommy, lettered on the defensive line at LSU from 1984-87 and was named a permanent team captain for the 1987 squad ... Will and his dad Tommy are the only father-son permanent team captains in the history of LSU football ... His brother Matt is a walk-on fullback for the Tigers this year ... Graduated in December of 2017 with a degree in sports administration.

JUNIOR SEASON (2017)
Started all 13 games at center ... First team All-SEC selection and one of three finalists for the Rimington Trophy, which is presented to the top center in college football ... Led team in offensive snaps (855) and knockdown blocks (72) ... Played every snap in nine of LSU’s 13 games ... Played every offensive snap at center in LSU’s five games, a streak of 359 plays ... Helped pave the way for 1,000-yard rusher Derrius Guice ... Had season-high 9.5 knockdowns in 45-21 win over Texas A&M as the Tigers racked up 601 total yards in the victory over the Aggies ... Opened year with nine knockdowns on 79 snaps in 27-0 win over BYU in New Orleans ... Played season-high 89 snaps vs. Texas A&M ... Saw action on all 80 offensive snaps with team-best 6.5 knockdowns against Notre Dame in the Citrus Bowl ... Had eight knockdown blocks against Troy and Ole Miss.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016)
Started 11 games at left guard for the Tigers as a sophomore, missing only the Southern Miss game with an injury ... Earned first team All-SEC honors from the SEC Coaches as well as being named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Played a total of 648 snaps, the second-highest total on the team ... Finished year with 58 knockdown blocks and 22 “great effort” plays ... Did not allow a sack all season and gave up just five quarterback pressures ... Whistled for only one penalty all season ... Played every offensive snap in six games, including all 72 plays in win Citrus Bowl win over Louisville ... On field for all 77 offensive plays in 54-39 win over Texas A&M in week 11 when Guice set the LSU rushing record with 285 yards against the Aggies ... Played every offensive snap against Wisconsin (51), Auburn (63), Alabama (51), and Florida (70) ... Missed one series (8 plays) in 38-21 win over Ole Miss, a game that saw Fournette rush for what was then a school-record 284 yards ... Had season-high 11 knockdowns vs. Louisville ... Added eight knock-downs vs. Mississippi State and Florida ... As a unit, LSU finished No. 4 in the SEC with 233.0 rushing yards per game with 30 TDs.

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.

HIGH SCHOOL
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 ... 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.

PERSONAL
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.

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