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Tyson Clabo
Tyson Clabo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Knoxville, TN

High School:
Farragut

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 314

Position:
Offensive Guard

Birthdate:
10/17/1981

Experience:
3VL

02/04/2015

Wake Forest Inks 23 in 2015 Signing Class

Head coach Dave Clawson announced the signing of 23 incoming freshmen, including 13 offensive players, nine on defense and one specialist.

Pronounced CLAY-bo ? 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 Lindy?s preseason All-ACC second-team.

2002
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 WFU?s 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.

2001
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 team?s league-leading 221.6 rushing yards-per-game.

2000
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.

Background
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 Farragut?s basketball team as a senior ? worked as field director for Knox County?s Little League Baseball Association.

Personal
Majoring in Communication ? appeared on the WFU Dean?s 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.

 

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