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2007 Scouting Report: One of the Big East's elite defensive ends who looks to build his national reputation this season...paced the conference and ranked among the nation's leaders in tackles for loss last impressive as his production was in 2006, the coaching staff believes Clermond could be even better this season...complements his strength and athleticism with excellent technique...will man the left end position on the Panthers' defensive front...named a preseason candidate for the Bednarik Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy, both presented to the nation's top defensive player, and the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award.

2006: Selected second team All-Big East...Pitt's Most Valuable Defensive Lineman...started all 12 games at defensive end and had 48 tackles and a Big East-best 16.5 TFLs...ranked 15th nationally with 1.38 TFLs per game...tied for team lead with 5.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries...matched his career high with seven tackles against Michigan State, including three TFLs...also had seven stops at Connecticut...had three total tackles, two TFLs and a three-yard sack at South Florida...had seven stops at UCF and added a forced fumble and two-yard Syracuse had three total tackles and 2.5 TFLs, including a career-high 1.5 sacks...also recovered an Orange fumble...had four stops, a forced fumble and fumble recovery vs. Toledo...named the coaching staff's Defensive Player of the Game for The Citadel contest after compiling three tackles, two TFLs and a five-yard sack...had five stops and a seven-yard sack that went for a safety at Cincinnati...teamed with linebacker Scott McKillop to make a key stop on fourth-and-inches in the fourth quarter vs. the Bearcats.

2005: Contributed as a reserve defensive end, playing in 10 games...had 14 tackles, five TFLs and two sacks on the year...had a season-high five tackles at West Virginia...had two tackles with a five-yard sack versus Cincinnati...his other sack came versus South Florida.

2004: Played in all 12 games in his first active season...had 27 tackles, two TFLs and one fumble recovery... made his first career start versus West Virginia (Nov. 25)... had five tackles with two TFLs against West Virginia... followed up his WVU performance by returning to his native Tampa and compiling a career-high seven tackles and a fumble recovery against South Florida...matched his career best with seven stops versus Utah in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

2003: Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School: All-Tampa Tribune Hillsborough County...All-Western Conference American Division...two-year starter and three-year letterman for Chamberlain High...started at linebacker, strong safety and H-back...compiled 101 tackles and six interceptions as a senior...his junior year Clermond intercepted seven passes, returning three for touchdowns...helped team to Florida 5A playoffs each of his three varsity seasons, including the 2001 state finals...Chamberlain went a combined 22-5 (.815) his two years as a starter, including a 12-3 mark as a junior and 10-2 record his senior season...played under Coach Billy Turner...also earned honors in basketball and track...Honorable Mention All-Western Conference in basketball...regional qualifier in the high jump...Attendance Award.

Personal: Jocelin Clermond Jr., born 11/13/84, is the son of Glorastine Williams and Jocelin Clermond Sr....has one brother and one sister...communication and rhetoric major.

Joe Clermond

Joe  Clermond

RS Senior

Tampa, Fla.

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Height / Weight:
6-3 / 250


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