89 Clint Dodson
Clint Dodson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fogelsville, Pa.

High School:
Parkland H.S./USMAPS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 235

Position:
Tight End



Prototypical tight end ... exploded on scene last year following Army's switch from ground-oriented wishbone to wide-open one-back offensive alignment ... impact player with ability to rip off long gains ... vital cog in Army's new attack ... owns deceptive speed ... runs excellent pass routes ... boasts soft hands ... ideal receiving target ... solid run-blocker as well ... athletic physical specimen ... harbors tremendous leadership skills ... passionate player with burning desire to succeed ... sat out spring practice slate while recovering from minor knee surgery during offseason ... expected to be at full strength for outset of preseason camp ... product of USMA Prep School ... two-year letterman.

2000: Played in all 11 contests ... opened with lead cast on nine occasions ... missed starts against Houston and UAB due to offensive alignment that was utilized ... finished second on team with 37 receptions ... enjoyed most catches by Army tight end since Clennie Brundidge hauled in 44 aerials during 1978 campaign ... led Black Knights with two touchdown catches ... pulled down career-high eight passes in dramatic win over Tulane ... filled critical possession receiving role on Black Knights' game-winning drive ... snared five passes during march ... hauled down 18-yard TD pass with 40 seconds remaining ... clutch catch provided Army with 21-17 victory ... touchdown reception marked first of his career ... also grabbed 21-yard pass opposite Green Wave ... boasted six catches for 44 yards in opener at Cincinnati ... added three catches for 41 yards opposite Boston College ... caught two balls for 35 yards at Houston ... hauled in key 20-yard pass that moved Army into Houston territory on final possession ... Black Knights drove 66 yards in eight plays before attempting potential game-winning field goal from short range ... posted six receptions for 41 yards against Memphis ... caught two aerials for 36 yards at New Mexico State ... registered 20-yard catch versus Aggies, moving Black Knights to NMSU 3-yard line ... gain set up Black Knight touchdown run ... snared two aerials for 30 yards at East Carolina ... caught two passes for 14 yards opposite Air Force ... did not register a reception versus Louisville, marking lone contest of 2000 in which he did not record at least one catch ... forged four receptions for 40 yards against UAB, including career-long 23-yard catch for score ... caught two passes for 19 yards opposite Navy ... voted team captain for the season finale.

1999: Appeared in all 11 contests ... drew lone start during road loss at Tulane ... saw extensive field duty when Black Knights utilized double-tight end formations ... snared lone reception during home loss to East Carolina.

1998: Spent season with junior varsity.

High School: Three-sport stalwart at Parkland High in Allentown, Pa. ... played for head coach Rich Sniscak in football ... earned three varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball ... split time between wide receiver and free safety on gridiron ... established school career records for receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns ... all-state selection ... helped team to district championship ... basketball squad captured district championship as well ... served as team captain in all three sports as a senior.

Personal: Born Sept. 4, 1978 ... given name is Clint James Dodson ... parents' names are Layton and Maureen Dodson ... enjoys baseball when away from gridiron ... great-great-great-grandfather, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (a.k.a. Lewis Carroll), penned "Alice in Wonderland" ... hobbies include snowboarding and surfing ... enjoys "extreme" sports ... majoring in Systems Engineering.

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