Clay registers two TD returns in Ute debut.
Talent runs deep on 2013 roster
Run game and defense perform well.
First scrimmage is Friday at 4 p.m.
First football game televised on Pac-12 Network
UTAH: All-conference candidate has started since his sophomore season … has played in 30 games in his career with 20 starts … seven double-figure tackle games … two-time honorable mention Academic All-Pac-12 Conference.
2014–Honorable mention All-Pac-12 Conference … Las Vegas Bowl Defensive “Out-Performer” of the game … started all 13 games at rover linebacker … finished third in the Pac-12 and led Utah in tackles per game (8.9) … 116 total tackles ranked fourth in the Pac-12 and first on the team … 13.0 tackles for loss (4.0 sacks) ... 1.0 TFL per game tied for 11th in the Pac-12 … five double-digit tackle games included 13 tackles vs. Oregon State (1.0 TFL), 12 vs. Washington State (2.5 TFL), 11 vs. Oregon (0.5 TFL), 11 vs. Arizona (2.0 TFL) and 10 vs. UCLA (2.0 TFL) … honorable mention Academic All-Pac-12 Conference.
2013–Played in 10 games with seven starts … missed two games with injury … finished fifth on the team with 64 tackles (6.4 per game) … 4.5 TFL and 2.0 sacks … two pass breakups and two forced fumbles … led Utah in tackles against BYU and UCLA and tied for the team lead against Arizona … career-high 14 tackles against Arizona … 12 tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss and two sacks vs. UCLA … nine tackles and a TFL against BYU … both pass breakups came against Oregon State … forced fumbles against Utah State and USC … honorable mention Academic All-Pac-12 Conference.
2012–Played in seven games, seeing time on defense and special teams … two tackles … recovered a fumble against Northern Colorado.
HIGH SCHOOL: All-conference and all-state as a senior … first-team all-area and all-area Defensive Player of the Year … Bakersfield Jockey Club’s 2010 Outstanding Athlete Award … two-time Defensive Player of the Week … 2009 and 2010 Hometown All-Stars Linebacker Award … captained Centennial HS (Calif.) football team … three-year starting linebacker … Centennial HS (Calif.) co-Defensive MVP as a junior ... second-team all-area and all-league in 2009 … Centennial was SYL league and area champion his junior and senior years … team also won conference title in 2009 … won three letters in football and one in baseball.
PERSONAL: Son of David Norris and Michelle Barge … father is a deputy sheriff and mother is an attorney … father swam in college … three brothers and one sister … enjoys skateboarding, boogie boarding, snowboarding, quad-riding and X-Box Live … avid skateboarder attended a professional skateboarding camp (Camp Woodward) and was the biggest skateboarder ever to attend … full name is Jared Scott Norris … economics major … born July 19, 1993.