Duane Clemons

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Duane Clemons
No. 92, 99
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1974-05-23) May 23, 1974 (age 46)
Riverside, California
Career information
High school:John W. North
(Riverside, California)
NFL Draft:1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Fumble recoveries:11
Player stats at NFL.com

Duane Anthony Clemons[1] (born May 23, 1974[2]) is a former American Football defensive end who played in the National Football League between 1996 and 2005.[3] He was a first-round selection in the 1996 NFL Draft out of the University of California by the Minnesota Vikings.[4]

He finished his NFL career with 49.5 sacks. Despite struggling to see the field as a starter (16 starts in 4 years with Minnesota), Clemons proved a very capable sack artist. In 1997, he finished with 7.0 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and 24 tackles. In 1999, he finished with a career-best 9.0 sacks and 36 tackles. In 2000, he went to the Kansas City Chiefs, where he finished with 7.5 sacks and a career-best 56 tackles. The next year, 2001, he finished with 7.0 sacks and 48 tackles. In 2003, he found himself with the Cincinnati Bengals, where he recorded 6.0 sacks, a career-best 4 pass deflections, and 42 tackles. In 2004, he finished with 6.5 sacks and 49 tackles.

On September 8, 2008, Clemons signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League[5] and was assigned to their practice roster, but was released by the team on September 15, 2008.[6] He is currently the defensive line coach for the MidAmerica Nazarene University Pioneers.


  1. ^ "Duane Clemons". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-09-24.
  2. ^ "Duane Clemons". nfl.com. Retrieved 2008-09-24.
  3. ^ "Duane Clemons". databasefootball.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2008-09-24.
  4. ^ "1996 NFL Draft". databasefootball.com. Archived from the original on 2008-12-31. Retrieved 2008-09-24.
  5. ^ "ARGOS ADD NINE". 2008-09-08. Archived from the original on September 19, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-24.
  6. ^ "Argonauts add former East all-star Strickland". cbc.ca. 2008-09-15. Retrieved 2008-09-24.