Coleby Clawson Athlete Profile

#41 Coleby Clawson

Coleby Clawson
Position: Linebacker Height: 6-3 Weight: 234 Roster Years: 2008-2009 Hometown: Wales, UT Last School: Snow Junior College


Born in Mt. Pleasant, Utah ... son of Karl and Leslie Clawson ... married to Breanna Hill ... the couple has a daughter, Chesni ... served a church mission in Indianapolis, Indiana (2002-2005) ... majoring in exercise science with a minor in business ... recruited by Toledo, Northern Arizona, Weber State, Southern Utah, Idaho State, Utah and New Mexico State.

Before BYU

A three-year letterwinner at North Sanpete HS for coach Mark Wootten ... earned first-team all-region and all-state honors as a senior ... helped North Sanpete to an 11-1 record ... a three-year letterwinner in wrestling, finishing third in the state tournament as a senior.

Other College

Earned NJCAA Distinguished Academic All-America honors ... earned NJCAA and JC Gridwire All-America honors ... named the Western States Football League Defensive Player of the Year ... a WSFL first-team All-Conference and All-Region 18 honors ... helped lead the Badgers to the national championship game.


2008 13 25 30 55 11.5/64 4.0/29 2 3 1 3 0
2009 13 32 31 63 8.0/58 5.0/33 0 8 0 0 0
TOTAL 26 57 61 118 29.5/122 9.0/62 2 11 1 3 0


2008 | Junior Year

Earned letterman honors as a junior ... saw action in all 13 games for the Cougars, including 11 starts at outside linebacker ... Academic All-MWC ... received the John Tait Strength & Conditioning Award ... totaled 55 tackles on the season, including 25 solo takedowns ... led the team with 11.5 tackles for loss ... recorded four sacks on the season for a combined loss of 29 yards, including back-to-back sacks to end the New Mexico game ... recorded two pass breakups and three quarterback hurries ... recovered a fumble against Arizona in the Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl ... led the team with three forced fumbles, including two against Utah State and one in the season opener against Northern Iowa ... set a season high with seven tackles against Utah.

2009 | Senior Year

Earned letterman honors as a senior ... MWC Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-MWC ... started all 13 games at outside linebacker ... All-MWC honorable mention ... totaled 63 tackles on the season, including 32 solo ... recorded five sacks and eight tackles for loss ... led the team with eight quarterback hurries ... had a career-high nine tackles in BYU's win over Colorado State ... recorded two sacks for a loss of 18 yards in a win at UNLV ... had two quarterback hurries against Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford in BYU's win over No. 3 Oklahoma ... carried out the team flag prior to the Utah State game.