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  Kaelin Clay
Kaelin  Clay

Player Profile

Long Beach, Calif.

High School:
Poly HS

Last College:
Mount San Antonio College

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 193





Utah Takes Down Colorado, 38-34

Travis Wilson threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns to lead Utah


Utah Football Picks Up Season-Opening Win Over Idaho State, 56-14

Clay registers two TD returns in Ute debut.


No. 25 Utah vs. Stanford

Football, USATSI gallery -- 11/15/14


Utah vs. Michigan (USATSI)

Utah vs. Michigan (USATSI)


Utah vs. Idaho State

Utah took on Idaho State to open the 2014 football season.

UTAH: Came to Utah as a senior in eligibility ... made first-team All-American and first-team All-Pac-12 as a returner in his only season.
2014-Starting wide receiver made four All-America teams as a punt returner: first team Sporting News, CBSSports.com and FOXSports.com, and second team Scout.com ... first-team All-Pac-12 return specialist ... won the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Punt Returner Trophy ... three punt returns for touchdowns tied for first in the nation and also tied the school record ... punt return TDs came against Michigan (66 yards), Idaho State (46 yards) and Washington State (58 yards) ... led the Pac-12 and ranked fourth in the nation in punt return average (15.0) ... 346 punt return yards ranks seventh all-time in a season at Utah and 15.0 punt return average ranks eighth ... one of two players in the country with four total returns for touchdowns (3 punt, 1 kickoff) ... fourth in the Pac-12 in kickoff return average (24.9) ... 22 kick returns for 548 yards ... Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week against Idaho State had two returns for touchdowns in his first game at Utah (46 yard PR and 100 yard KOR) ... played in all 13 games, starting 10 at wide receiver ... led Utah in receiving yards (523) and receiving touchdowns (4, tie) ... tied for second on the team in receptions (43) ... 152 yards against Oregon was Utah's best receiving game of the year and his 78-yard catch against the Ducks was Utah's longest reception of the year ... 88 yards and two touchdowns vs. Colorado.

PRIOR TO UTAH: First-team all-conference receiver and 2013 preseason Junior College All-American ... has one year of eligibility ... led the SCFA Central Conference in receiving yards (995), yards per game (90.5) and touchdowns (16), while finishing second in receptions (52) and yards per catch (19.1) in 2013 ... led Mt. San Antonio College in both 2012 and 2013 in receptions, receiving yards, touchdown catches, kick returns, all-purpose yards and scoring ... caught 90 passes in his Mt. SAC career for 1,654 yards and 24 touchdowns ... averaged 34.5 yards per kick return in his two seasons with five touchdowns ... also led Mt. SAC in punt returns in 2013 with 17 for 245 yards (14.4 average) and one TD ... averaged a team-best 184.8 all-purpose yards per game in 2013 ... SCFA Central Conference Special Teams/All-Purpose Player of the Week against Saddleback, catching four passes for 144 yards and a touchdown, returning six kicks for 147 yards and returning a punt 75 yards for a touchdown ... initially signed with Cal out of Long Beach Poly HS as Rivals.com's No. 53 wide receiver nationally ... redshirted at Cal in 2010 and was named the Bears' co-scout team player of the year on special teams ... injured in 2011 ... SuperPrep All-American and All-Moore League as a senior at Long Beach Poly in 2009 ... began his senior season as a wide receiver before moving running back for the final four games ... 1,048 rushing yards (7 TDs) and 524 receiving yards (8 TDs) as a senior ... 20 receptions for 568 yards and six TDs, and was a second-team all-league selection, as a junior for the CIF Southern Section champion ... also ran track, finishing third in the state in 100-meter dash and sixth in the 200 as a senior in 2010 ... best times were 10.46 in the 100 and 21.07 in the 200-meter dash ... led Long Beach Poly to four Moore League track and field titles ... league titlist in the 100 and 200-meter dash his last three seasons ... also on the winning 4x100 meter and 4x400 meter relays ... graduated from high school with honors and made the Dean's list twice.

PERSONAL: Son of Rodney Clay and Joi King ... one brother and two sisters ... full name is Kaelin (pronounced kay-lin) Jesse Clay ... born Jan. 3, 1992.


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