- Year: Junior
As a Recruit: Clay was recruited from Bellarmine Prep (San Jose, CA) class of 2009. He committed to Oregon on 1/13/2009. He was recruited by Nick Aliotti .
2011 — Team’s second-leading tackler overall with 102 stops (54 solo) ranked second in Pac-12 in tackles per game at 8.9 … Recorded a career-high 13 tackles, including 2.0 TFL for a loss of four yards and recovered a fumble that sealed the win for the Ducks vs. Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl … Six tackles, including four solo tackles and a career-high two sacks for a total loss of six yards vs. UCLA in the Pac-12 Championship Game … Also forced and recovered a fumble against the Bruins … Had back-to-back team-highs of 12 tackles in win vs. Oregon State and loss to USC … Also had an interception against the Beavers … Game-high (tie) 11 tackles, including eight solo in victory at Stanford … Recorded six tackles, including 1.5 for loss in win at Washington … Had a game-high 12 tackles, including one tackle for a loss of one yard in victory vs. Washington State … Scored first touchdown of his career on a 32-yard interception and also had two tackles in win at Colorado … First game back after missing three games due to injury, recording seven tackles and a pass breakup in win vs. Arizona State … Had a game-high 12 tackles, including a career-high 2.0 TFL for a total loss of 17 yards and a sack in win vs. Nevada … Forced a fumble and recorded nine tackles in loss against LSU … Pac-12 all-academic honorable mention … Finished the shuttle in 3.96 seconds to lead all linebackers during winter conditioning … Also finished second in the “L run” (7.02) and the electronic 20-yard dash (2.86).
2010 — Team’s top reserve linebacker … Pac-10 all-Academic honorable mention … Eighth overall and third among LBs with 42 tackles … Four solo tackles in BCS Championship vs. Auburn … Rushed for 64 yards on a fake punt, had an interception and two tackles at Oregon State … Four solo stops in win vs. Arizona … Three tackles in victory at Cal … Had a pair of tackles vs. Washington and one at USC … Career-high seven tackles in win vs. UCLA … Two stops at Washington State … Made three tackles vs. Stanford and one at Arizona State … Had four stops and recovered a fumble in win vs. Portland State … Made five tackles, including 0.5 TFL in win at Tennessee … Recorded four tackles vs. New Mexico … Second fastest at his position in the 20-yard dash (2.87 electronic) and shuttle run (3.95) during winter testing.
2009 — Forced coaches to take a look at him as one of team’s long snappers, but has since made his way onto the field as a reserve linebacker … One of the Ducks’ three true freshmen to experience game action, was the recipient of the team’s Len Casanova Award as the first year player who best exemplifies ideals of competitiveness, team inspiration and outstanding performance … Snapped for all of Oregon’s punting situations in addition to accumulating 32 tackles, including two tackles for loss and one quarterback sack (8 yards) …Team’s co-leader with five tackles vs. Washington State, accumulated four stops the following week at UCLA, as well as at Arizona.
BEFORE OREGON— A two-time all-Mercury News first-team selection … A Tacoma News Tribune Northwest 100 selection … Played fullback and linebacker for head coach Mike Janda at Bellarmine Prep of the West Catholic League … Named the No. 4 linebacker in California by Superprep Magazine … Was named the West Catholic League Linebacker of the Year in 2008 with 81 tackles, seven sacks and four picks and again in 2007 after tallying 110 tackles in his junior season … 2008 GoldenStatePreps all-Northern California first-team Defense … Named a four-star recruit and the nation’s No. 14 weakside linebacker by Scout.com and a three-star recruit and the country’s No. 3 outside linebacker by Rivals.com … High School team went 12-1 in his senior season, with a 21-0 shutout victory against Valley Christian in the Central Coast Section Championship game … Bellarmine limited opponents to just 111 points on the season.
PERSONAL — Born Michael Vincent Clay in Santa Clara, Calif. Parents: Rodney Clay and Sandra Ramirez. Family: One sister. High School (Coach): Bellermine College Prep (Mike Janda) 2009. Major: Pre-Business.
- Early Enrollee
- Gray Shirt
- Video Highlights
- Medical Redshirt
- Primary (Inactive)
- Secondary (Inactive)
- Keeper (Inactive)