Cam Clemmons selected as Senior CLASS award candidate


WKU offensive lineman Cam Clemmons was announced as one of 30 candidates from the FBS level of college football for the Senior CLASS Award, an honor given annually to student-athletes who have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.

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CLASS, as you could probably tell by the all uppercase, is an acronym, standing for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, and Clemmons is the fifth Hilltopper athlete since 2010 to earn a candidacy in their respective sport, joining baseball’s Matt Payton (2010) and Matt Rice (2011), soccer’s Chrissy Tchoula (2013) and volleyball’s Ashley Potts (2o13). However, Clemmons does hold the distinction of being the first Hilltopper football player to be named a candidate at the FBS level.

Clemmons has held a 3.18 cumulative GPA throughout his career, and he’s done so as a biochemistry major. (I had trouble simply spelling “biochemistry,” forget trying to study it!) He has also volunteered to organizations such as the Salvation Army, Boys and Girls club, Curbside Ministry and United Way.

On the field, Cam has started 34 games, more than any other active Hilltopper, and is a part of an offensive line that has paved the way for three-straight 1,600 yard rushers. Clemmons is one of three Conference USA players who have been nominated, joining MTBR’s Leighton Gasque and UTSA’s Nate Leonard.

If Clemmons makes it through the cut and is one of 10 finalists, WKU fans will have the opportunity to vote for him to win the award. The award winner will be presented during the bowl season in January.