USF Football BIO
76 Richard Clebert
2007: Strongest man on USF team ... Bench pressed 225 pounds 43 times and maxed out at 543 pounds prior to the season ... Started 11 of 13 games during his senior campaign ... Second on defensive line with 35 tackles ... Career high 10 tackles for loss, including two against UCF and Oregon ...Three sacks and 15 quarterback hurries ... Blocked a field goal against Elon and recovered a safety against UCF.
2006: Had a career-best 22 tackles, including 10 solo stops ... Had 12 tackles in the first three games of the year, including a high of 12 at UCF (9/16) before a groin tear forced him to sit for three straight games and limited his impact throughout the year, despite his perseverance ... Still Played in 10-of-13 games, starting two against Florida International (9/9) and at UCF (9/16) ... Had a crucial sack and fumble recovery in USF’s rally-win over Florida International.
2005: Started at nose tackle in each of the last seven games, while playing in all 12 games ... 16 tackles with 3.5 for losses and 0.5 sacks ... Also had a forced fumble at Rutgers.
2004: Projected as a redshirt, but saw action in three of the final five games of the season with injuries on the defensive line and displayed plenty of promise ... Had four tackles, including two for losses, one of those on a sack at UAB (Nov. 3).
EDISON HIGH SCHOOL: Rivals.com ranked as 50th top defensive tackle prospect nationally ... Ranked as the 14th best overall player in Dade County by Miami Herald ... Class 5A second team all-state selection ...Played in Florida-California All-Star Game ... Second team all-Dade County in Miami Herald ... 39 tackles, including 12 for losses and seven sacks in his junior season, when he was also credited with 25 pancake blocks on offense ... Coached by Corey Bell ... Teammate of USF players Marc Dile and Brouce Mompremier.
PERSONAL: Born November 15, 1985 in Queens, NY ... Son of Eunice Vernet.