Tyson Clabo to be Recognized at Basketball Game

Feb. 20, 2013

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest University will recognize former All-ACC offensive lineman Tyson Clabo during halftime of Saturday's basketball game between the Demon Deacons and the University of Miami.

Clabo will be donating the first installment of a $500,000 pledge to go towards the renovation of Wake Forest's football locker room.

A versatile offensive lineman, Clabo was a first team All-ACC selection in 2003 after earning honorable mention honors in 2002. He was a part of Wake Forest's 2002 Seattle Bowl team that defeated Oregon 38-17. In 2003, Clabo received the Bill George Award which is given annually to Wake Forest's most outstanding lineman.

Clabo started 37 games during his Wake Forest career, primarily at left guard and left tackle. He earned the start in 36 consecutive games over his final three seasons. Clabo was selected to play in the 2004 East-West Shrine Game following his senior season.

An undrafted free agent, Clabo spent time with the Denver Broncos and the New York Giants before being signed by the Falcons in 2005. He has started every game for the Falcons since the start of the 2008 season and was named to the Pro Bowl in 2010.

With Atlanta, Clabo has anchored an offensive line that has opened holes for Michael Turner and protected quarterback Matt Ryan. The Falcons were 13-3 during the 2012 regular season and lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Conference Championship game.



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