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Clay James

position

Long Snapper

Height

5-11

Weight

195 lbs.

Class

Fifth-Year Redshirt Junior

Hometown

Cocoa, Fla.

High School

Cocoa

Twitter

@ImClayJames

Instagram

@clay_james

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2022 (Fifth-Year Redshirt Junior): Served as team’s primary long snapper on punts for Ray Guy Award candidate Lou Hedley…Saw action in all 12 games…Named a semifinalist for the Wuerffel Trophy (Nov. 1).

2021 (Redshirt Sophomore*): Served as team’s primary longsnapper…Saw action in all 12 games…Served as longsnapper for Ray Guy Award candidate Lou Hedley…Played important role on special teams, where Andy Borregales earned All-ACC Honorable Mention honors at kicker and Hedley was second-team All-ACC as punter.

2020 (Redshirt Sophomore): Served as team’s primary longsnapper for second straight year…Saw action in all 11 games…Served as longsnapper for Ray Guy Award finalist Lou Hedley and Lou Groza Award finalist Jose Borregales.

2019 (Redshirt Freshman): Served as team’s primary longsnapper for every game…Made career debut in season opener vs. Florida (Aug. 24).

2018 (True Freshman): Did not see any game action, served as member of practice squad.

High School: Starting long snapper for three seasons at Cocoa High School…Helped Tigers win the 2016 Florida Class 4A state title and reach the 2017 Class 4A state championship game…Member of three-time district and three-time regional championship teams at Cocoa High School…Named to All-State First Team…Chose Miami over offers from Appalachian State, Army and Jacksonville.

* indicates student-athlete received extra year of eligibility in 2021 due to 2020 season affected by COVID-19 pandemic