Position
Offensive Guard/center
Height
6'5
Weight
314 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
New Orleans, La.
Major
Sport Administration
High School
Brother Martin HS

2018 NFL Draft: New Orleans Saints, 7th round (245th overall)
2017 LSU Graduate (Sports Administration)

2017 LSU Permanent Team Captain
2017 Rimington Trophy Finalist (Nation’s Top Center)
2017 First Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches, Media)
2016 First Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches)
2016 Second Team All-SEC (Media)
2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 Freshman All-America (Sporting News, USA Today)
2015 SEC All-Freshman Team (Coaches)

CAREER
Three-year starter on the offensive line for the Tigers … Opted to forgo final year of eligibility and enter into the 2018 NFL Draft … Earned first team All-SEC at two positions … First team All-SEC at center in 2017 after earning the honor at guard in 2016 … First LSU offensive lineman to be named first team All-SEC twice since Herman Johnson in 2007 and 2008 … Started all 36 games that he appeared in during his LSU career (13 at center, 12 at left guard, 11 at right guard) … Played 2,279 snaps with 218 knockdowns in his three years with the Tigers … As a starter on the offensive line, blocked for three 1,000-yard rushers (Leonard Fournette in 2015, Derrius Guice in 2016 and 2017) … Named a permanent team captain for the 2017 Tigers in a vote of his teammates … Father, Tommy, lettered on the defensive line at LSU from 1984-87 and was named a permanent team captain for the 1987 squad … Will and his dad Tommy are the only father-son permanent team captains in the history of LSU football … His brother Matt is a walk-on fullback for the Tigers this year … Graduated in December of 2017 with a degree in sports administration.

JUNIOR SEASON (2017)
Started all 13 games at center … First team All-SEC selection and one of three finalists for the Rimington Trophy, which is presented to the top center in college football … Led team in offensive snaps (855) and knockdown blocks (72) … Played every snap in nine of LSU’s 13 games … Played every offensive snap at center in LSU’s five games, a streak of 359 plays … Helped pave the way for 1,000-yard rusher Derrius Guice … Had season-high 9.5 knockdowns in 45-21 win over Texas A&M as the Tigers racked up 601 total yards in the victory over the Aggies … Opened year with nine knockdowns on 79 snaps in 27-0 win over BYU in New Orleans … Played season-high 89 snaps vs. Texas A&M … Saw action on all 80 offensive snaps with team-best 6.5 knockdowns against Notre Dame in the Citrus Bowl … Had eight knockdown blocks against Troy and Ole Miss.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016)
Started 11 games at left guard for the Tigers as a sophomore, missing only the Southern Miss game with an injury … Earned first team All-SEC honors from the SEC Coaches as well as being named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Played a total of 648 snaps, the second-highest total on the team … Finished year with 58 knockdown blocks and 22 “great effort” plays … Did not allow a sack all season and gave up just five quarterback pressures … Whistled for only one penalty all season … Played every offensive snap in six games, including all 72 plays in win Citrus Bowl win over Louisville … On field for all 77 offensive plays in 54-39 win over Texas A&M in week 11 when Guice set the LSU rushing record with 285 yards against the Aggies … Played every offensive snap against Wisconsin (51), Auburn (63), Alabama (51), and Florida (70) … Missed one series (8 plays) in 38-21 win over Ole Miss, a game that saw Fournette rush for what was then a school-record 284 yards … Had season-high 11 knockdowns vs. Louisville … Added eight knock-downs vs. Mississippi State and Florida … As a unit, LSU finished No. 4 in the SEC with 233.0 rushing yards per game with 30 TDs.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2015)
Started all 12 games (11 at right guard, 1 at left guard) … Ranked third on the team in total snaps played (776) and knockdown blocks (88) … Did not given up a sack all season … Earned Freshman All-America honors by Sporting News and USA Today and was named to the SEC Coaches’ All-Freshman Team … Produced double-digit knockdown blocks in the final two games of the regular season with a career-high 15 at Ole Miss and 13 versus Texas A&M … Also credited with a touchdown at Ole Miss when he recovered a fumble in the end zone … Had 9.5 knockdowns against Auburn and nine vs. Arkansas as well … Played every offensive snap in games at Mississippi State, vs. South Carolina, vs. Florida, vs. Western Kentucky, at Alabama, vs. Arkansas and vs. Texas A&M … Helped pave the way for Leonard Fournette’s single-season LSU rushing record of 1,953 yards … Big reason why LSU finished the season ranked No. 7 nationally in rushing at 256.8 yards per game.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2014)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2014.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the top offensive lineman coming out of Louisiana … Has family ties to the program as his father, Tommy, is a former LSU defensive tackle from 1984-87 … A powerful run blocker ranked as a unanimous four-star prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN.com and 247Sports … Listed as high as the No. 11 offensive guard nationally by 247Sports … Member of the 247Sports Top 247, the Rivals250, and the Scout 300 … Named to the Louisiana 5A All-State Team for the past two seasons … Demonstrates extremely sound technique, loves finishing blocks and putting his man on his back … Member of The Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen … Coached by Mark Bonis.

PERSONAL
Parents are Heather and Tommy Clapp … Born Dec. 10, 1995 … Father, Tommy, lettered on the defensive line at LSU from 1984-87 and was named a permanent team captain for the 1987 squad … Tommy finished his LSU career with 139 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks and started against Nebraska in the Sugar Bowl in 1985 and 1987.

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