stop

B.J.

Clay

B.J.ClayZoom

#29

Cornerback
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Dacula, Ga.
High School: Dacula

Bio

CAREER STATISTICS

AT GEORGIA STATE: Cornerback who was a four-year letterwinner (2014-17) as a key backup in the secondary ... Played in 46 games and had three career interceptions and 10 pass breakups.

2017: Played in every game, including one start vs. South Alabama ... Had three tackles and two pass breakups in the 21-13 win over the Jaguars ... Also broke up a pass vs. Troy ... Made seven tackles on the season. 2017: Played in every game, including one start vs. South Alabama ... Had three tackles and two pass breakups in the 21-13 win over the Jaguars ... Also broke up a pass vs. Troy ... Made seven tackles on the season.

2016: Tied for the team lead with three interceptions, along with five pass breakups ... Filling in for injured starter Jerome Smith, he had a remarkable game vs. UT Martin with interceptions on consecutive possessions in the second half. Returned the first one 38 yards for a touchdown and then grabbed a pick in the end zone. Tied school record held by five other players with two interceptions in a game. Also broke up three other passes in the game, two of them on third down plays, and had three tackles ... Grabbed his third interception in two games against South Alabama on a fake punt attempt. Also broke up a pass in the end zone ... Started three games on the season.

2015: Saw action in 12 games ... Made five tackles on the season ... Season-high three tackles in win at Texas State ... Also credited with tackles vs. Liberty and Appalachian State.

2014: Played in 10 games, including starts in three of the final four contests ... Collected 17 tackles and two pass breakups ... Season-high four tackles at Clemson ... Also had four tackles and a pass breakup at South Alabama ... Added three tackles and a breakup at Troy and three tackles vs. Arkansas State.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Dacula High School in the football hotbed of Gwinnett County ... Made 55 tackles as a senior, with one interception, one fumble recovery and three tackles for loss ... Had had 43 tackles with five pass breakups, two sacks and a forced fumble as a junior in 2011, when he helped Dacula reach the state semifinals ... Coached by Jared Zito.

PERSONAL: Given name is Franklin Bruce Clay Jr. ... Born Jan. 18, 1995 ... Parents are Franklin Sr. and Tammy Clay ... Earned his degree in psychology in December 2017.

View Full Bio
Review and Look Ahead with Coach Elliott
FB: Penny Hart Press Conference - Georgia Southern
FB: Shawn Elliott Press Conference - Georgia Southern