67 Chad Clifton
(Full name: Jeffrey Chad Clifton) ... Born: June 26, 1976 ... Major: Psychology ... Uniform Number: 67.
HONORS - 1999 All-America (2nd-The Sporting News), All-SEC (2nd team Coaches), Preseason Playboy All-America. 1998 All-SEC (1st team/Football News), (2nd team/AP, Coaches).
1999 - Games/Started: 11/11 ... Second team All-America by The Sporting News ... Second team All-SEC by Coaches ... One of six team captains ... Selected to play in the DelChamps Senior Bowl ... A mainstay at left tackle, who had a string of 27 consecutive starts snapped with an elbow injury in the Auburn game ... Missed the Georgia game, but came back to action in the Alabama game ... Saw action in every quarter when healthy except the fourth versus Kentucky ... Started 45 of 48 career games ... The Vols have rushed for over 200 yards 15 times and posted a 100-yard rusher on 23 occasions with his blocking skills.
1998 - Games/Started: 13/13 ... Earned first-team All-SEC honors from Football News and second-team league honors from the coaches and AP ... A mainstay on the offensive front who was in opening lineup every game at left tackle ... Started 34 of 37 career games, running his string at left tackle to 24 ... Helped lead top-ranked rushing offense in SEC and 17th-ranked nationally ... Chad's blocking helped the Vols spring nine runners for 100-yard performances.
1997 - Games/Started: 13/12 ... Started 12 of 13 games at left tackle on offense, gaining reputation for steady, consistent play ... Bothered by illness, he was sidelined for the Ole Miss game ... Key member of offensive line that withstood opponent blitz, surrendering only one sack per 35 snaps, a school record.
1996 - Games/Started: 11/9 ... Took over at right tackle when Jarvis Reado broke his leg in the Florida game and started for rest of the season ... Missed UCLA game, but participated in every other quarter for entire season, including Citrus Bowl ... Also blocks on special teams.
1995 - Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL - Parade Magazine and Scholastic Coach All-America ... Tennessee Gatorade Circle of Champions player of the year ... Rated No. 1 offensive tackle in nation by Max Emfinger ... On Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 ... Class 2A Mr. Football Award as top lineman in Tennessee ... All-State and All-Region ... Three-year starter at defensive tackle, started at tight end as sophomore and offensive tackle junior and senior years ... Team made state playoffs his junior and senior seasons ... Averaged 10 points in basketball ... Coach at Martin Westview High School: Don Coady.