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Clayton Fejedelem
S #42
Height:
6-0
Weight:
205
Age:
24
College:
Illinois
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
10
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 10 7 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2016 CIN 16 0 10 7 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Bio

A second-year player, Fejedelem was a 2016 seventh-round Bengals draft pick who made an impressive rise from NAIA player to major-college walk-on to productive NFL rookie ... Led 2016 Bengals in special teams snaps (318 of possible 442) ... Former star for NAIA St. Xavier University did not start at Illinois until late in junior 2014 season, but came on in 2015 to be named Illini Defensive Player of the Year; was considered among nation’s best run-defending DBs.

A second-year player, Fejedelem was a 2016 seventh-round Bengals draft pick who made an impressive rise from NAIA player to major-college walk-on to productive NFL rookie ... Led 2016 Bengals in special teams snaps (318 of possible 442) ... Former star for NAIA St. Xavier University did not start at Illinois until late in junior 2014 season, but came on in 2015 to be named Illini Defensive Player of the Year; was considered among nation’s best run-defending DBs.

 

     Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in seventh round of 2016 NFL Draft (245th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 5-9-16.

 

     2016 highlights: Played in Games 1-16, mostly on special teams, but also saw action with defense in the last six games ... Had seven special teams tackles and three on defense ... Two special teams tackles Oct. 16 at New England (tied for team lead) ... Three tackles on defense Nov. 27 at Baltimore ... Played in all four preseason games, logging nine tackles and leading team in special teams tackles (four).

 

     College: Played two seasons (2014-15) for Illinois ... Began college career over 2011-12 at NAIA St. Xavier University in Chicago, and redshirted at Illinois in ’13 as a walk-on ... Started all 12 games for Illinois at free safety in ’15, and his 11.7 tackles per game (140 total) led Big Ten and ranked second in the nation among FBS players ... Most tackles by an Illinois player since 2006, and he had two INTs ... Second-team all-conference selection in ’15 by Big Ten media ... Voted a ’15 team captain ... In his two seasons at St. Xavier University, helped lead team to national title as freshman and to 11-2 mark as sophomore.

 

     Personal: Hometown is Lemont, Ill., just south of Chicago ... Earned bachelor’s degree in communication from Illinois in May 2015 and has enrolled in a second degree program for agricultural leadership education ... Attended Lemont (Ill.) High School, where he was a two-time all-conference selection and an all-state player as a senior ... Also lettered in wrestling and lacrosse ... Hobbies include hunting and fishing ... Last name is pronounced ‘FEDGE-uh-lemm” (the “d” is silent).

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