2007: Competed in two games ... made his lone tackle at Miami (OH).
2006: Did not see game action ... contributed on scout teams where he earned Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week honors for his work before the Miami (OH) and Connecticut games.
2005: Redshirted ... forced to sit out the season after undergoing surgery following the Ohio North-South All-Star Game ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Spring 2006).
Portsmouth High School: First-team all-area, all-district, and honorable mention all-state performer as a senior ... coached by his father Curt Cliff ord ... two-way player at defensive end and tight end who helped the Trojans to back-to-back regional final appearances his freshman and sophomore seasons and a playoff berth his senior year ... team's top tackler as a junior (81) ... helped the basketball team to two district final trips ... earned all-district honors in basketball.
Tyler Wayne Clifford: Born Feb. 8, 1986 ... son of Curt and Mary Clifford ... father played football at Wilmington College ... sister Courtney was a member of the UNC-Charlotte tennis team.
Academic Major: Criminal Justice.