Owls blast UTEP 44-24 on Senior Day
Throws for 407 yards and five toucdowns
Jackson Throws Three TDs To Earn Team MVP Honors
Senior class stakes claim to one more home game
17th consecutive game on Saturday
Rice vs. Army
|Clement on the Rice career charts|
|96||Chase Clement, 2005-|
|38||Randy Hertel, 1977-80|
|37||Tommy Kramer, 1973-76|
|27||Mark Comalander, 1984-87|
|26||Michael Calhoun, 1981-82|
|23||Quentis Roper, 1985-88|
|23||Josh LaRocca, 1991-95|
|1,343||Chase Clement, 2005-|
|1,121||Randy Hertel, 1977-80|
|1,036||Tommy Kramer, 1973-76|
|753||Mark Comalander, 1984-87|
|643||Quentis Roper, 1985-88|
|606||Donald Hollas, 1987-90|
|580||Bruce Gadd, 1970-72|
|450||Josh LaRocca, 1991-95|
|401||Robert Hailey, 1965-67|
|802||Chase Clement, 2005-|
|561||Randy Hertel, 1977-80|
|507||Tommy Kramer, 1973-76|
|391||Mark Comalander, 1984-87|
|343||Donald Hollas, 1987-90|
|301||Quentis Roper, 1985-88|
|287||Bruce Gadd, 1970-72|
|230||Josh LaRocca, 1991-95|
|212||Bert Emanuel, 1992-93|
|9,478||Chase Clement, 2005-|
|6,197||Tommy Kramer, 1973-76|
|6,161||Randy Hertel, 1977-80|
|4,810||Mark Comalander, 1984-87|
|4,039||Donald Hollas, 1987-90|
|3,895||Quentis Roper, 1985-88|
|3,454||Bruce Gadd, 1970-72|
|3,079||Bert Emanuel, 1992-93|
|2,876||Robert Hailey, 1965-67|
|2,472||Josh LaRocca, 1991-95|
|2,332||Kyle Herm, 2000-03|
2008: First winner of the C-USA MVP Award as well as the All C-USA first team selection at quarterback in a vote of conference coaches... First Owl to earn a conference MVP honor in football since Trevor Cobb was named the SWC MVP by the Houston Post in 1992... Named the 2008 Underdog Award from NationalChamps.net, which honors the best player at a non-BCS school... Leads the nation with 26.3 points per game, third in total offense (369.4 per game) ... tied for fourth with 41 touchdown passes, fifth with 317.7 yards per game passing and 3,812 passing yards, ninth with 24.7 completions per game and eighth in pass efficiency (165.4)... Season totals of 41 TD passes, 52 total touchdowns, 3, 812 yards passing and 4,433 yards of total offense are school records... Updated his school marks for passing yards and touchdown passes despite attempting 62 fewer passes... Smashed his total offense record while running 65 fewer plays...Has rushed for a career-high 621 yards this year, and his 1,669 career yards ranks 13th in school history... Only quarterback in the country to have rushed for more than 500 yards and thrown for over 3,500 this year... Owns the C-USA career marks for touchdown passes (96) and total touchdowns (120)... bettered the old TD pass record by 11 (85 by Kevin Kolb of Houston)... Has thrown 96 touchdowns among his 802 career completions (one per every 8.4 completions). Among the top 10 active career leaders in touchdown passes, only Sam Bradford of Oklahoma (one every 6.4 completions/84TDs in 539 completions) has a better ratio of completions to touchdowns. Clement ranks third on the active list with 96 TD passes, trailing Graham Harrell of Texas Tech (130 TDs on 1,367 completions/1 per 10.5 completions) and Chase Daniel of Missouri (99 TDs on 1,067 completions/1 per 10.8 completions)... 96 touchdown passes are 10tth on the NCAA career list...Chase Daniel of Missouri and Matt Leinart are eighth with 99 and Chad Pennington is seventh with 100. Combined with Jarett Dillard to set the NCAA record for career touchdown passes by the same passer and receiver (50), breaking the record by tossing three vs. North Texas... Bettered the old mark by 11 touchdowns with one game to go... Ranks among active NCAA career leaders in touchdown passes (tied for second, 96), total touchdowns (second, 120), total offense (sixth, 11,147, total plays (fourth, 1,801), completions (sixth, 802), passing yards (sixth, 9,478)... In two years under Offensive Coordinator Tom Herman, Clement has thrown for 7,189 yards and 70 touchdowns, while completing 62.5% of his passes (598-954)... Threw for five or more TDs five times this season... Over his last eight games, he was responsible for 40 touchdowns (32 passing, eight rushing)... Threw for over 300 yards seven times (career-best) and threw for at least 315 yards in six of the last seven games... Threw for five TDs and ran for two more vs. North Texas to total seven in the game, the second-best total in conference history, trailing only his effort of eight vs. UTEP in 2007. Threw for a season-high 444 yards and six touchdowns vs. Southern Miss... Yardage total was the second-highest in his career and his six TD passes tied his C-USA record... Has three of the five, six-TD pass games in C-USA history and all three have come vs. conference foes... Saw his streak of 21 consecutive touchdowns to Dillard end when WR Jeramy Goodson connected with Dillard on 30-yard scoring toss vs. North Texas. Has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 21 consecutive games and threw at least one is his last 25 consecutive C-USA contests.... Has topped 325 yards of total offense in 16 of his last 18 games. .. After being held to 82 yards of total offense in a win at Southern Miss last season, has averaged 368.2 yards per game (6,997 yards) over his last 19 games.
2007: Set a total of 18 school records, as well as four conference marks. and one NCAA standard, on his way to earning consensus second-team, All C-USA accolades... Set school season marks for attempts (508), completions (300), yards (3,377), touchdown passes (29), total offense (3,912), total touchdowns (37) and total plays (652); single-game marks for attempts (66 vs. Tulsa), completions (40 vs. Tulsa), yards (541 vs. Tulsa), touchdown passes (6 vs. UTEP), total offense (601 vs. Tulsa), total touchdowns (8 vs. UTEP), and total plays (83 vs. Tulsa)... Heads into his senior year owning career marks for touchdown passes (55), total offense (6,714), and total touchdowns (68)... His single-game marks for total offense, total plays, touchdown passes and total touchdowns also set conference records... Set an NCAA record by throwing for 300 yards and rushing for 100 in consecutive games while leading the Owls to wins over UTEP and SMU... Threw for 364 and rushed for 124 to lead an Owls' rally at SMU one week after being named the Co-Offensive Player of the Week in C-USA for his effort against the Miners.... Broke the school record with 498 yards of total offense and set school marks with six touchdown passes and eight total touchdowns vs. UTEP as the Owls rallied from a 48-21 deficit to win 56-48... also picked up a helmet sticker from ESPN for his effort against UTEP... Became the first Owl to top 400 yards in total offense, and went on to do it three times in the last four games... Posted four of the top seven total offensive totals in Rice history during conference play.... After compiling just 82 total yards in Rice's 31-29 win at Southern Miss, Clement averaged 433.7 yards and 4.3 touchdowns per game over the final seven conference contests... Edged Paul Smith of Tulsa for the conference top spot in total offense during conference games... Led the Owls in rushing with a career-high 535 yards, as well as with eight rushing touchdowns.
2006 Led the Owls to six wins in his eight starts at quarterback when he was at the controls of the offensive attack... Rice averaged 34 points per game in his eight starts... Tied Rice records for touchdown passes (21) and total touchdowns produced (25), while throwing at least one TD pass in each of his eight games during the season... Completed 57.7% of his passes (153 of 265) to just miss the school record of 57.8% by Bert Emanuel in 1993... His 1,707 yards passing was the fifth best total in school history and the most by a Rice QB since 1990... Threw just five interceptions in 265 attempts, including a streak of 120 straight without an interception before throwing one against ECU on his last play of the regular season... Totaled 2,188 yards of total offense, the fourth best total in school history... His average of 273.5 yards per game would have ranked 11th in the country and third in the conference, but he fell one game short of the minimum number to qualify.... Opened the year as the starter against Houston, and sparked the Owls to 30 consecutive points after falling behind 14-0... Injured his thumb during the game and missed the next three games before returning against Army... After spotting the Black Knights a 7-0 lead, Clement led the Owls to 31 consecutive points... Named the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts against Army, setting a school record with five TD passes while throwing for 299 yards and rushing for another 64... Two weeks later, he opened the game with a 57-yard TD run on the first play of the game against UAB and went on to top 100 yards rushing for the first time in his career (147), while throwing for 191 more with three TDs in the win.... Honorable Mention All C-USA by the league's coaches...has connected 21 times for touchdowns with Jarett Dillard, making them the most productive duo in Rice history.... Named a co-captain for the season in a vote of the players.
2005: Played in all 11 games with a single start against Navy... Led the Owls in passing with 582 yards and five TDs on 53 completions in 126 attempts... Had a season-high 94 passing yards against the Mids... Had a 51-yard connection with Dillard for his longest completion of the season... Rushed for 32 yards on 65 attempts, including a 25-yard run against SMU... His only rushing TD of the season came at Texas.
High School -- 2004 graduate of Alamo Heights High in San Antonio... Two-year starter for coach Don Byrd... Led the Mules to a 13-2 record in 2003, the most wins in school history, and a Class 4A state semifinal appearance... San Antonio area offensive player of the year, as selected by the San Antonio Express-News... Team captain... Named the all-area quarterback, as well as all-city and all-District 27-4A... Passed for 3,243 yards and 28 touchdowns, completing 193 of 305 passes as a senior... Threw only eight interceptions in 2003... Rushed for 420 yards and 14 scores in '03, putting his total offense numbers at 3,663 yards and 42 TDR... Named a KENS-TV player of the week... Academic all-district honors... Also lettered in baseball and track... Helped Alamo Heights to the area championship in baseball as a junior... Had a 3.5 GPA (4.0 scale in high school)... Eagle Scout.
Personal -- Full Name: Charles Austin Clement... Born: June 11, 1986, at San Antonio... Parents: Craig and Jayne Clement, San Antonio (one brother, one sister)... Mother, Jayne Kinder Clement, played golf at Texas (1979)... Rice Major: kinesiology.