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#80 Gregory Clayton Jr. Season 2024

Wide Receiver
Lutcher, La.
High School
Lutcher HS
Previous School

Played 2 years at LSU after from Texas-San Antonio prior to the 2022 season … Sure-handed punt returner during his 2 years with the program … Appeared in 25 games with the Tigers, returning 15 punts for 101 yards … Emerged as LSU’s punt return specialist in week 2 of the 2022 season and held that spot for the remainder of the year … Took over as LSU’s primary punt returner in the second half vs. Florida State in the 2023 season-opener … Standout prep career at Lutcher High School … Played junior college ball at Navarro College (2018) and Trinity Valley Community College (2019) … Majoring in general business.

Appeared in all 13 games as LSU’s return specialist … LSU’s primary punt returner all season while also seeing action as a kickoff returner … Returned 4 punts for 50 yards with a long of 20 vs. Grambling … Returned 2 kickoffs for 26 yards … Had 10-yard punt return vs. Texas A&M and a 5-yard return vs. Wisconsin in the ReliaQuest Bowl.

Appeared in 12 games as he served as a return specialist for the Tigers … Returned 11 punts for 51 yards … Returned a punt 18 yards in Tiger Stadium debut vs. Southern … Had a career-long 20-yard punt return vs. New Mexico … Capped season with an 11-yard punt return vs. Purdue in the Citrus Bowl.

JUNIOR SEASON (2020 at Texas-San Antonio)
Played in 3 games in his first season with UTSA … Action game against Florida Atlantic, Texas-El Paso and North Texas … Did not record any statistics.

Transfer from Trinity Valley Community College, where he played wide receiver for head coach Sherard Poteete in 2019 … Caught 10 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown in six games as a sophomore to help lead the Cardinals to a 7-4 record and an appearance in the Midwest Classic Bowl … Had two receptions for 31 yards in a 45-44 victory over Navarro College … Also had two catches, including a TD, in a 52-24 win against Air Force Prep … Spent freshman season at Navarro College, where he hauled in 16 passes for 143 yards and a score in 2018 … Caught a season-high six passes for 61 yards against Kilgore College.

Standout prep receiver at Lutcher High School near New Orleans … Recorded 184 receptions for 2,497 yards and 32 touchdowns during his career … also played basketball and baseball at the prep level.

Gregory Clayton’s Career Highs
Punt Returns: 3 vs. UAB, 2022
Punt Return Yards: 22 vs. Grambling, 2023
Long Punt Return: 22 vs. Grambling, 2023

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