Kellen Clemens
Kellen Vincent Clemens was born June 6, 1983 in Burns, Oregon. He is an NFL quarterback who plays for the New York Jets. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the second round 49th overall in the 2006 NFL Draft. He played his college ball at the University of Oregon.

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Player Info

Height 6' 2"
Weight 223 lbs
DOB: 6/6/1983


NFL Draft

2006/Round 2/Pick 49

Team(s) As A Player

New York Jets 2006-Present

Clemens Becomes the Starter 

Quarterback Chad Pennington has been the starting quarterback for the Jets for years. However, because of his inability to get the ball down the field, head coach Eric Mangini has named Kellen Clemens the starting quarterback going into week 9 of the 2007 NFL season.

Clemens had his ups and downs during his first season as a starter, but seemed to stay cool late in the game when they still had a chance to win. “He always had that confidence about him,” receiver Jerricho Cotchery said. “It all comes from that confidence. Everyone calls it swagger. All those drives, they start there — confidence, swagger, whatever you want to call it.” (1)

By A. Goodin,
November 3, 2007

Kellen Clemens Bibliography

(1) Clemens Finds Time to Shine During Jets’ Late Comebacks (2007, November 20) New York Times