In 2008: Played in 10 games during the 2008 season ... First action of the season came against Appalachian State (9/24), playing 31 minutes ... Saw time in three conference games, playing against Virginia Tech (10/4), NC State (10/11) and Boston College (10/25) ... Played 12 minutes in NCAA Tournament third round match against Dartmouth (11/30) ... Named to ACC Honor Roll.
In 2007: Saw action in seven games ... Scored first career goal in Wake Forest's 4-0 win over NC State ... Registered two shots on goal during the season ... Recorded minutes against ACC foes NC State and Duke.
In 2006: Played in seven games ... Registered three shots ... Had Deacon debut in season opener vs. UCF, recording one shot ... Notched penalty kick conversion in ACC tournament vs. Virginia (11/3/06) and NCAA semifinals vs. UC-Santa Barbara (12/2/06) ... Earned team's Deacon award.
In 2005: Did not see any action.
Background: Four-year letterwinner at C.E. Jordan HS ... Named All-Piedmont Athletic Conference (PAC VI) in 2002, 2003 and 2004 ... Named all-region in 2003 and 2004 ... Earned all-state honors in 2004 ... Served as team captain his final two seasons ... Named the PAC VI Player of the Year in 2004 ... Helped high school to conference championships all four years ... As a freshman helped high school to the North Carolina 4-A State Championships ... Plays club soccer for Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) for head coach Bruce Talbot, along with fellow Wake Forest signees Evan Brown and Davis Roach ... Member of the 1986 Olympic Development Program State team in 2001-03 ... Participated in the adidas Elite Soccer Program in 2002 ... Helped CASL to back-to-back championships at the NCYSA Tournament and the Disney Soccer Showcase.
Personal: A history major ... Chose Wake Forest over North Carolina and Davidson ... Born Sept. 11, 1986 in Durham, N.C. ... Son of Tom & Mary Clayton.