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      Casey Clausen
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Northridge, Calif.

High School:
Alemany

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 225

Position:
QB

Experience:
3L

PRINTABLE CAREER SUMMARY

Casey Clausen's
Career Bests
Pass Completions
31 vs. Clemson, 2003
Passing Attempts
55 vs. Clemson, 2003
Passing Yards
384 vs. Clemson, 2003
Touchdown Passes
5 three times; vs. Memphis 2001, vs. Arkansas, 2000 and vs. Alabama, 2003 (ties UT record)

Career Game-By-Game Statistics

Full name: Casey James Clausen ... Born: Jan. 9, 1981 ... Uniform number: 7.

HONORS - 2003 SEC Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 25); 2001 Capital One Florida Citrus Bowl MVP (Jan. 2002), SEC Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 20); 2000 Freshman All-America The Sporting News (3rd), All-SEC The Sporting News (2nd), Freshman All-SEC. Career - Games/Started: 47/44.

2003 - Games/Started: 13/13 ... Veteran signal-caller was elected a team captain prior to the season ... Ranks second on Vols' all-time passing yardage list ... Finished the season with 2,968 yards to give him 9,707 for his career ... Also moved into second place on UT's career completions list ... His 233 completions in 2003 gave him 775 for his career ... Completed 56.6 percent of his passes during his senior season ... Finished his career with a 34-10 record as a starting quarterback, including a career record of 14-1 in road stadiums... Stands at No. 6 on the SEC's all-time passing yardage list (9,707) ... Tossed at least one touchdown pass in all but one game during the regular season ... His 25 touchdown passes during the regular season ranked third in the SEC and tied for 12th nationally ... Threw two touchdown passes in a season-opening win over Fresno State ... Tossed three touchdowns in a 235-yard performance against Marshall, with completions to nine different receivers ... Jump-started the UT offense with a 48-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass to James Banks on the final play of the first half in the win at No. 17 Florida ... Finished 12-for-23 for 235 yards against the Gators to lift his record at the Swamp to 2-0 ... Hit C.J. Fayton for a touchdown against South Carolina before eventually throwing a four-yard game-winning touchdown to James Banks to defeat the Gamecocks in overtime ... Completed 30-of-47 passes for 355 yards and two scores while valiantly leading the Vols' come-from-behind effort at Auburn ... Completed the longest pass in Tennessee history when he connected with wideout Mark Jones for a 90-yard score against No. 8 Georgia ... Was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week Oct. 25 following his 283-yard, four touchdown effort against Alabama, in which he completed 23-of-43 passes ... Kept Tennessee's hopes alive vs. Alabama when he completed 6-of-8 passes for 81 yards and a touchdown during the Vols' 86-yard touchdown drive that tied the game at 20-20 with 25 seconds left in regulation ... Threw for 208 yards and a touchdown vs. Duke for his 30th career win ... Completed a season-low 11-of-18 passes while leading the Volunteers to a 10-6 win over Miami in the Orange Bowl ... Tied a school record by tossing five touchdown passes during the win over Mississippi State, despite playing only three quarters ... Completed 21-of-34 passes for 342 yards against the Bulldogs ... The MSU contest also marked his fourth straight game without an interception, his sixth career 300-yard passing game (second of the 2003 season) and his third five-touchdown game ... In his final game in Neyland Stadium, he threw for 262 yards and three scores while leading Tennessee to a 48-0 victory over Vanderbilt ... The Vandy contest also saw him complete his 143rd straight pass without an interception, giving him the longest such streak in school history (surpassing Peyton Manning's mark of 132 set in 1995) ... Also against the Commodores, he became only the second UT player in history to accumulate more than 9,000 total yards in a career ... Despite suffering an illness, completed 11 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown at Kentucky in his final regular-season contest ... The win over the Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium gave him 14 career road victories, the most of any quarterback in Tennessee history ... Performed valiantly in his final game as a Vol, setting new career highs for completions and attempts by going 31-of-55 for 384 yards and two touchdowns in the 2004 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl ... His 31 completions and 55 attempts in the Peach Bowl set new UT bowl-game records ... His final touchdown pass (to Mark Jones) moved him into the No. 6 spot on the SEC's touchdown-pass list with 75 for his career.

2002 - Games/Started: 10/10 ... Ran his record as a starter to 24-6 ... Moved into the second on the Vols' all-time passing yardage list ... Finished the season with 2055 yards which gives him 6497 for his career ... Also moved into the second spot in career completions ... His 171 completions this season gives him 519 for his career ... Completed 62.6 percent of his passes which was tops in the SEC and 10th nationally ... Slowed during the season with an ankle injury and shoulder injury ... Missed the Georgia game and second half of Miami ... Also missed the Mississippi State game ... Led to the Vols to back-to-back victories at the end of the regular season ... Had complete control of the offense as he completed 13 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns in the season finale against Kentucky ... Started the season with five consecutive 200-yard passing games ... Had a season high 291-yards passing against Arkansas including the the game-winning 25-yard toss in the sixth overtime ... Also hooked up on a 25-yard scoring pass in the fourth overtime ... Streak of throwing a TD pass ended versus Alabama at 12 games-- third-longest streak in UT history behing Heath Shuler (18) and Tony Robinson (13) ...Guided the Vols to victory against South Carolina with a 17-23 performance for 175 yards and one touchdown.


2001 - Games/Started: 13/13... Finished the season with 2969 passing yards which ranks as the third most in a season in school history ... Attempted 354 passes completing 227 for 64.12 percent ... Just missed the single season completion percentage record for 300 attempts ... The record is 64.2 percent set by Peyton Manning as he completed 244-of-380 in 1995 ... His 354 attempts rank as the fourth most in school history in a season and the 227 completions rank as the fifth most as well ... Passed for more than 300 yards twice during the season ... Totaled 309 yards during the regular season match-up with LSU and 332 in the SEC Championship game ... Just missed the 300-yard mark with 298 yards in the Homecoming victory over Memphis ... He did tie a school record with five touchdown passes against the Tigers ... Tennessee quarterbacks have thrown for five touchdowns six times with two coming from Clausen ... He also totaled five passing touchdowns versus Arkansas in 2000 ... He earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week Honors for his outstanding day in the Vols' victory over Alabama ... He connected on 21-of-28 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns against the Tide ... Rallied the Vols for four fourth quarter comebacks during the season ... The comebacks came against Arkansas, Alabama, Kentucky and Florida.

2000 - Games/Started: 10/7...The Sporting News third-team Freshman All-America, Knoxville News-Sentinel Freshman All-Southeastern Conference and The Sporting News second-team All-SEC ... Undefeated as a Vol starter in regular season games after taking over at midseason against Alabama...Finished season with 121 completions on 194 passes for a UT freshman record 1473 yards and only six interceptions...Held out of first two games while battling tendinitis in his throwing arm, he made his debut against Louisiana-Monroe and connected with David Martin on 19-yard touchdown pass on his first play...In first start, against Crimson Tide, he completed 17 of 24 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns...First TD came in opening period when he hit Cedrick Wilson for 23-yard score...Brought Vols downfield on winning touchdown drive against South Carolina, completing six of seven passes, including a third-and-14 near midfield to Donte' Stallworth...For game he was 19 of 31 for 152 yards...A week later, against Memphis, he did it again, directing drive that ended with game-winning field goal...Completed 19 of 30 passes for 224 yards against Memphis... Completed 16 of 27 against Arkansas, including touchdown strikes of 2, 30, 12, 16 and 13 yards, a five-touchdown bonanza that tied school record shared by Andy Kelly, Heath Shuler and Peyton Manning...Three of the five touchdowns came in a record 35-point first period...His passes accounted for 191 yards against Arkansas... Directed offense to scores on every possession in first half against Kentucky, five for touchdowns, one with field goal...Against Wildcats, he had four touchdown passes, on plays of 18, 31, 33 and 18 yards...Completed 19 of 24 for a UT freshman record 362 yards, including string of 13 straight...In season finale with Vanderbilt, he completed 14 of 30 passes for 158 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions...Passed for 120 yards and a touchdown in the Cotton Bowl ...

HIGH SCHOOL - Enrolled at UT at mid-term of his senior year ... An All-America selection according to Parade Magazine and Prepstar ... Took part in prestigious Elite 11 quarterback camp in San Diego ... Earned All-State and All-Region twice at Alemany High School ... As a senior, he threw for 2805 yards and 31 touchdowns ... Led his team to a 9-3 record and berth in state playoffs ... Passed for 3216 yards and 29 touchdowns as a junior ... Compiled total of 7871 yards and 71 touchdown passes ... Ran for career total of 612 yards and 13 touchdowns ... Also played basketball ... Coach at Alemany High School: Jim Bonds.

PASSING STATISTICS
Class/Year
CMP
ATT
PCT.
INT
YDS
TD
LONG
Fr. 2000
121
194
62.4
6
1473
15
60-UM
So. 2001
227
354
64.1
9
2969
22
80-VU
Jr. 2002
194
310
62.6
7
2297
11
58-Rutgers
Sr.2003
233
412
56.6
9
2968
27
90-UGA
TOTALS
775
1270
61.0
31
9707
75
90-UGA
RUSHING STATISTICS
Class/Year
NO
YDS
AVG
TD
LONG
Fr. 2000
40
-42
-1.0
0
11-UG
So. 2001
64
-36
-0.6
3
15-UK
Jr. 2002
61
-7
-0.1
1
14-UK
Sr. 2003
64
-45
-0.7
2
16-MU
TOTALS
229
-130
-0.6
6
16-MU

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