8  Benjamin Clements
Benjamin Clements


Glen Burnie, Md.

High School:
DeMatha Catholic

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 175



2009: Started the last 10 games of the season at cornerback ... played in all 11 games for a third consecutive season ... first among corners and fourth on the team with 60 tackles ... sixth among defensive backs in the Big South in tackles ... shared the team lead and was tied for fourth in the conference with three interceptions ... broke up four passes ... at least three tackles in every game ... broke up a pass in each of the first two games of the season at Hofstra (9/5) and at Colgate (9/12) ... eight solo stops in the win over Brown (9/19) ... career-high 11 tackles at UMass (9/26) ... seven stops and a pair of interceptions against Presbyterian (10/3) ... seven tackles in the last two outings of the season at Charleston Southern (11/14) and vs. Liberty (11/21) ... interception against the Flames clinched SBU's victory and first win over a ranked FCS program.

2008: Played in all 11 games for a second straight season ... fourth in the defensive backfield in total tackles with 25 ... at least one tackle in every game ... pair of stops in each of the first two games against Colgate (8/30) and Elon (9/6) ... four stops, including one for a loss of three yards, at Liberty (10/11) ... four more tackles to match his season-high at Coastal Carolina (10/25) ... also recovered a fumble against the Chanticleers on the opening kickoff that led to a touchdown ... three tackles at Iona (11/8) ... closed the season with four more stops, three of which were for losses, in the win over VMI (11/15).

2007: Played in all 11 games as a sophomore ... third among defensive backs with 42 tackles ... second on the team in passes broken up with seven ... shared the team lead in forced fumbles with two ... broke up a pair of pass attempts in the season opener vs. Georgetown (9/1) ... forced a fumble to go with five stops at Bucknell (9/8) ... career highs of seven tackles and three passes broken up at Richmond (10/13) ... pair of tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a pass broken up vs. Central Connecticut State (11/10) ... five solo stops at Elon (11/17).

2006: Saw action in seven games in his first season ... made a pair of stops, one at Monmouth (9/30) and one vs. Sacred Heart (10/21) ... recorded first career pass break up at Wagner (11/4).

High School: A 2006 graduate of DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland ... three-time letterwinner in football for the Stags ... first team all-state selection as a senior ... also named first team all-conference and first team all-Metro ... 64 tackles and six interceptions on defense ... rushed for 500 yards on offense ... also lettered in basketball.

Personal: Born Benjamin Clements III on January 11, 1988 in Annapolis, Maryland ... son of Benjamin Clements, Jr. and Jackie Rawlings ... one brother ... majoring in sociology with a minor in technology systems management.