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44   Clint Sovie
Clint Sovie


Jacksonville, Fla.

High School:
The Bolles School

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 200




Navy 42, Temple 6

Navy 42, Temple 6

>> At Navy: Enters the fall battling Ram Vela for the starting job at outside linebacker ... moved from inside to outside linebacker in the spring .... has dropped 10 pounds in making the transition to outside backer ... has outstanding speed ... will provide Navy a pass rusher coming off the edge ... plays every play like he is shot out of a cannon ... loves to hit ... one of the strongest players on the team, benching an impressive 395 pounds ... his clean of 325 pounds is tied for fifth on the team ... has earned three varsity letters.
>> 2008: Played in all 13 games and earned starting nods in eight contests ... turned in 60 tackles during the season, including four for a loss of 15 yards ... recovered one fumble and rumbled 50 yards to score his first collegiate TD in the Mids' win over Temple ... also forced a fumble during the year ... contributed four tackles in Navy's contest against Wake Forest in the EagleBank Bowl ... recorded three tackles in leading the Midshipmen to a 34-0 win over the Black Knights, as well as their sixth-consecutive Commander-In-Chief's Trophy win ... it's the first time Navy has pitched back-to-back shutouts since 1986 ... it's also the first shutout against Army since 1978 (28-0) ... posted four tackles, including a tackle for a loss, in Navy's 16-0 win over Northern Illinois ... it's the first shutout Navy's defense has pitched since Sept. 18, 2004, when the Mids beat Tulsa on the road, 29-0 ... it was the first time the Huskies have been shut out since 1999 against Iowa (24-0) ... turned in nine tackles, including four solos against Notre Dame ... also pitched in a tackle for a loss of six yards ... picked up a loose ball with 37 seconds remaining in the Temple game and rumbled 42 yards for a touchdown to tie up the game and send it into overtime ... it was his first collegiate touchdown and first career fumble recovery ... he is the first Navy player to return a fumble for a touchdown since Chris Kuhar-Pitters' memorable fumble return in last year's win over Notre Dame ... was in on five tackles, including one for a loss of four yards ... returned to the starting lineup in leading the Mids to a 34-7 win over SMU ... turned in two solo tackles ... the defense held SMU to -13 yards rushing, the first team to post negative rushing yards against the Mids since Pitt in 1978 ... it also held the Mustangs to eight first downs, marking the first time a Navy opponent was held to 10 or fewer first downs since 1999 when Rutgers mustered 10 ... turned in one tackle against 23rd-ranked Pitt on Homecoming ... helped lead Navy to victory at Air Force behind a five-tackle performance ... was in on four tackles in the landmark win against Wake Forest ... made seven tackles against Rutgers, the team that ended his season a year ago due to injury ... recorded his 100th career tackle in the win over the Scarlet Knights ... turned in a tackle for a loss of three yards ... turned in five tackles, including a pair of solo stops against Duke ... posted a half a tackle for a loss of a yard ... made two solo stops and added an assist in the Mids' loss at Ball State ... after missing nearly the entire 2007 campaign, returned to the gridiron in Navy's opener against Towson ... paced the Mids with eight tackles, including five solo stops against the Tigers ... added a pair of pass breakups.
>> 2007: Started in the first-two games of the year before suffering a season-ending left ankle injury at Rutgers ... The injury was bad enough to cause him to withdraw from school to rehabiliate after surgery ... accounted for 10 tackles on the year ... all of 10 of his stops came in a season-opening win at Temple.
>> 2006: Played in all 13 games, starting nine ... recorded 61 tackles, picked off two passes and broke up four on the year ... had an outstanding game in the season opener ... earned his first-career start and responded by leading the team with eight tackles against East Carolina ... tied for the team high with a then-career-high nine tackles against UMass ... picked up four tackles in the win over Stanford ... made six tackles against Tulsa ... broke up a pass against Connecticut ... was in on three tackles against Air Force ... registered one tackle against Rutgers ... recorded three tackles in the loss to Notre Dame ... was in on three tackles against Duke ... was in on seven tackles and intercepted a pass for 13 yards against Eastern Michigan ... made seven tackles against Temple ... registered seven tackles against Army ... had a great game against Boston College, recording three tackles, intercepting his second-career pass and deflecting two passes.
>> 2005: Played in all 12 games, recording six tackles on the season ... registered two tackles against Colorado State in the Poinsettia Bowl ... was in on tackles against Air Force, Rice, Tulane and Notre Dame and forced a fumble against Tulane.
>> High School / Personal: A 2004 graduate of The Bolles School, Sovie attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2004-05 academic year ... a four-time letterwinner at outside linebacker (twice at The Bolles School and twice at Stratford Academy) ... led team to 2000 and `02 state championships ... an All-State (Fla.) and All-East Coast selection, while being named the team MVP in 2004 ... also lettered three times in wrestling and five times in track ... led team to three state titles in track and one in wrestling ... named All-State (Fla.) three times in track and once in wrestling ... father, Greg, played football at Westmar University (1980-82), and brother, Robbie, was drafted in the fourth round by the Detroit Tigers in 2002 and played in the minor leagues for three years ... he also played football at Western Carolina ... full name is Clinton William Sovie ... born Sept. 5, 1985, in Jacksonville, Fla. ... son of Greg and Connie Sovie ... majoring in English ... will graduate in December ... has service selected Marine Corps Ground.

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