a candidate for all-conference honors in 2003
the best player on the line, perhaps on the team
called the smartest player and the leader of the offensive line
an imposing figure with great size
a physical player whose skills will give him a chance to play at the next level
the starter at left guard
one of just three current Deacons -- and the only one on offense -- to have started every game the last two seasons
brings a streak of 24 consecutive starts into the 2003 campaign
named the 18th-best guard in the nation entering the season by The Sporting News
selected to Lindys preseason All-ACC second-team.
An honorable mention All-ACC selection
started all 13 games
moved to left guard after playing tackle in 2001
graded out at 90 percent or better in the majority of WFUs games
helped the Deacon ground game lead the ACC in rushing for the second straight year
also helped WFU average an ACC-best and school-record 408.1 yards of total offense per game
the Wake Forest offensive line also tied an ACC-low by giving up just 12 sacks in 2002
named ACC Player of the Week after playing every offensive snap at Georgia Tech, seeing action at both guard positions and grading out at 92 percent with 15 knockdowns
part of an offensive effort against Clemson that tallied the most total yards (523) in two years, including a 365-rushing yard performance, the eighth-best in school history
helped the Deacon offense tally 458 yards, including 245 rushing yards in the shutout victory over North Carolina
helped WFU record a season-high 241 passing yards and a Seattle Bowl-record 497 yards of total offense against Oregon.
Started all 11 games at left tackle
the only underclassmen on the line to start all 11 contests
was instrumental in Wake Forest allowing just 13 quarterback sacks in 11 games
played a career-high 68 snaps in the season opener against East Carolina
helped clear the way for the teams league-leading 221.6 rushing yards-per-game.
Earned a varsity letter as a true freshman
was called into action when injuries depleted the offensive line
saw action in 10 games
only game he missed was the season opener versus Appalachian State
earned his first career start at right guard against Virginia.
A good athlete who earned six varsity letters at Farragut HS, three in football and three in basketball
a two-year starter on the football team, playing offensive guard and tackle for the Admirals
earned all-conference honors as a junior and senior
earned all-state, all-region and all-East Tennessee honors as a senior
played for coach Eddie Courtney
averaged a double-double -- 18 points and 10 rebounds per game -- for Farraguts basketball team as a senior
worked as field director for Knox Countys Little League Baseball Association.
Majoring in Communication
appeared on the WFU Deans List in the spring
will turn 22 the day before the Duke game -- born October 17, 1981 in Knoxville, Tenn.
son of Phil and Leslie Clabo
has a younger brother, Clark (18)
father, Phil, played football at the University of Tennessee from 1971-75
cousin, Neil Clabo, is a former NFL punter for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings.