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Kevin Claxton
Kevin Claxton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
Boyd Anderson

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 240

Position:
LB

Experience:
4V

Honors and Awards
2011:
Named winner of UW's Jay Seiler Coaches Appreciation Award

2011:
Played in 13 of 14 games with 10 starts ... made five tackles with 0.5 tackles for loss against Michigan State in Big Ten Championship game on Dec. 3 ... recorded six tackles with 1.0 TFL at Illinois on Nov. 19 ... finished with 0.5 TFLs at Minnesota on Nov. 12 ... posted three tackles with 0.5 TFLs against Purdue on Nov. 5 ... career-high 10 tackles, 2.5 TFLs and first sack of career at Ohio State on Oct. 29 ... recorded seven tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss against Michigan State on Oct. 22 ... made one tackle against Indiana on Oct. 15 ... collected three tackles against Nebraska on Oct. 1 ... had six tackles against South Dakota on Sept. 24 ... saw playing time against Northern Illinois on Sept. 17 ... missed the Oregon State game on Sept. 10 due to injury ... had five tackles against UNLV on Sept. 1

2010:
Earned third letter ... played in all 13 games with one start ... made first start of career at Michigan on Nov. 20 ... collected four tackles with 0.5 TFLs against Indiana on Nov. 13 ... posted five tackles at Iowa on Oct. 23 ... season-high six tackles after replacing injured starter Mike Taylor in win over No. 1 Ohio State on Oct. 16 ... made one tackle at Michigan State on Oct. 2 ... recorded three tackles with one TFL against Austin Peay on Sept. 25 ... named UW's co-special teams player of the week after recording two tackles with 0.5 TFLs and one quarterback hurry against San Jose State on Sept. 11 ... made three tackles at UNLV on Sept. 4

2009:
Earned second letter ... played in nine games, mostly on special teams ... made one tackle against Hawaii on Dec. 5 ... recorded one tackle against Purdue on Oct. 31 before leaving game with concussion ... had two tackles against Michigan State on Sept. 26 ... recorded season-high four tackles against Wofford on Sept. 19 ... made one tackle against Northern Illinois on Sept. 5

2008: Earned first letter ... played in nine games ... one stop against Florida State in the Champs Sports Bowl ... one tackle against Penn State on Oct. 11 playing as reserve DB ... played in first game as a Badger against Marshall on Sept. 6 and had season-best three tackles while seeing time at defensive back late in game

High School:
Rated as the 50th-best defensive back in Florida by Rivals.com ... honorable mention all-county as a senior ... recorded 72 tackles and seven interceptions as a senior ... team captain as a junior and senior ... three-time letterwinner in football ... four-year letterwinner in track and a two-time letterwinner in basketball ... head coach was Mark James

Personal:
Parents are Kevin Claxton and Contina Williams ... enjoys basketball and listening to music ... major is family, consumer and community education

Career Defensive Statistics
Season GP/GS UT AT Tot. TFL QBS FC FR INT PD
2008 9/0 3 2 5 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0
2009 9/0 8 1 9 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0
2010 13/1 7 17 24 2.0-4 0.0-0 0 0 0 0
2011 13/10 18 29 47 6.5-13 1.0-2 0 0 0 0
Totals 44/11 36 49
85
8.5-17 1.0-2 0 0 0 0

Game-by-Game Tackles
2008 SEASON: Marshall (2-1=3); Penn State (0-1=1); Florida State (1-0=1)

2009 SEASON: Northern Illinois (1-0=1); Wofford (4-0=4); Michigan State (2-0=2); Purdue (0-1=1); Hawaii (1-0=1)

2010 SEASON: UNLV (1-2=3); San Jose State (0-2=2); Austin Peay (1-2=3); Michigan State (0-1=1); Ohio State (1-5=6); Iowa (3-2=5); Indiana (1-3=4)

2011 SEASON: UNLV (3-2=5); South Dakota (5-1=6); Nebraska (0-3=3); Indiana (1-0=1); Michigan State (1-6=7); Ohio State (3-7=10); Purdue (1-2=3); Minnesota (0-1=1); Illinois (3-3=6); Michigan State (1-4=5)

Career Game Highs
Tackles 10 at Ohio State, Oct. 29, 2011
Tackles for Loss 2.5 at Ohio State, Oct. 29, 2011
Sacks 1.0 at Ohio State, Oct. 29, 2011
Interceptions N/A
Passes Defended N/A
Season Game Highs
Tackles 10 at Ohio State, Oct. 29, 2011
Tackles for Loss 2.5 at Ohio State, Oct. 29, 2011
Sacks 1.0 at Ohio State, Oct. 29, 2011
Interceptions N/A
Passes Defended N/A

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