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    Brandon Clear
    11 Brandon Clear
    Hometown:
    Hoover, Ala.

    High School:
    Hoover

    Last College:
    Clemson

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 210

    Position:
    WR

    09/10/2011

    Illinois vs South Dakota State

    Game photos from September 10th, 2011 at Memorial Stadium.

    2011 - Senior: Earned playing time in eight games, mostly on special teams ... Transfer from Clemson made his Illini debut in season-opener against Arkansas State.

    At Clemson: Caught six passes for 137 yards in his career ... Earned three letters ... Played in every game of the 2009 and 2010 seasons ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll three times ... On honor roll every semester at Clemson ... Redshirted the 2007 season.

    High School: Rated as the No. 49 wideout in the nation by Rivals.com ... No. 15 prospect in Alabama by Rivals.com ... No. 9 prospect in Alabama by SuperPrep ... Made frequent appearances on the MTV reality show "Two-a-Days" at Hoover High School ... Part of a military family that moved around a great deal in high school; he started at Slidell, La., and later moved to Jamestown, Va., as a junior, where he missed part of the season ... All-region by PrepStar ... Named one of the top wideouts at the 2006 U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Finished third in the state in the triple jump (45'4") ... Played side-by-side with twin brother Byron in high school; the brother combination helped Hoover High School to the state championship game; they comprised the first twin-brother combination at Clemson since Peter and Andy Ford (1993-96).

    Personal: Full name is Brandon Davis Clear ... Son of Sam and Frieda Clear ... Father, Sam, played for the Illini in 1979 and 1980 ... Born on May 30, 1989 ... Graduated in May 2010 with a bachelor's degree in marketing and currently is pursuing a master's degree in advertising.

    (updated 5/23/12)

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