VMI’s Clemons named SoCon special teams athlete of week

VMI footballVMI placekicker Grant Clemons was named the SoCon special teams athlete of the week for Week 6.

Clemons scored 10 points in a 34-21 VMI win Week 6 over The Citadel, helping the Keydets claim the Silver Shako for the first time since 2002 and snap a 12-game losing streak in the series.

Clemons was 4-for-4 on point-after attempts and was 2-for-2 on field-goal tries. His first field goal was a 22-yard strike as time expired in the first half, staking the Keydets to a 17-7 halftime lead.

The senior from Daleville, Virginia, connected on a career-best 46-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter to make it a 27-14 game. Clemons also kicked off six times, recording a pair of touchbacks.

VMI’s win over The Citadel was its first in Charleston, South Carolina, since 1995.

Augusta Health Kris McMackin CPA
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