NEW MIDDLETOWN, OH – The Springfield Tigers are back in the Division VI State Championship game for the second consecutive year and that can be correlated to the senior class keeping their hunger and drive to get back there and. this time, come away with a championship! The Tigers have many senior leaders on the field at any given moment but one player sticks out because he is able to get everyone on the same page vocally but also can lead by example through his play and that player is senior running back and outside linebacker, Clayton Nezbeth.
Clayton has been able to lead on the field with his play by always being in the right spot when needed. He is known for his running abilities but also how well he can catch coming out of the backfield and how he is able to get solid blocks for his teammates. Defensively, Nezbeth is always lurking and has the ability to find the ball wherever it might be at and can cover the necessary ground to either make the play himself or assist on a tackle when needed!
This season, Clayton has 67 carries for 511 yards for an average of 7.6 yards per carry and 9 touchdowns on the ground. Nezbeth is also averaging 16 yards per reception with 3 receiving touchdowns this season. Defensively, Clayton has been all over the field, collecting 106 total tackles and 2 fumble recoveries.
YSN’s own, DJ Yokley, had the opportunity to catch up with Clayton this week via video chat to discuss this season so far, what he thinks the Tigers need to do to bring home a state title, what his thoughts were from the Fort Frye game, and much much more!
Take a few minutes to check out this exclusive player profile with Springfield Tigers senior star, Clayton Nezbeth!