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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
  • 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