Joel Clinger
Joel Clinger

RS Senior

Warrenton, Mo.

High School:
Warren County R-III

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 315

Offensive Lineman


  • 2006 1st-Team All-Big 12 (Coaches)
  • 2006 Hon. Men. All-Big 12 (Associated Press)
  • 2006 Team Offensive Lineman of the Year
  • 2005 Hon. Men. All-Big 12 (Coaches)
  • Spring 2004 Team Most Improved Offensive Lineman

Quietly has turned himself into a top-notch lineman the past 2 years, and was recognized for his outstanding play when he was voted 1st-Team All-Big 12 by league coaches in 2006 ... Is a leader of an offensive line that keys MU's offensive attack which is ranked 12th in the nation in total offense heading into the bowl game (414.33 ypg), and includes the nation's 11th-ranked passing attack (269.25 ypg) ... Mizzou also ranks 2nd in the Big 12, and 18th in the NCAA, in fewest QB sacks allowed (1.33 per game) ... Has started all 12 games at right tackle, and has consistently graded out as MU's best lineman throughout the year ... Won the team's offensive lineman of the year award ... Has made 24 consecutive starts, including all games from the 2005 and 2006 seasons ... Has 36 career games played overall, entering the bowl game ... Has impeccable musical taste, as he's arguably the team's biggest metal-head, musically speaking.

Stepped into a starting role at right tackle, and performed well enough to earn Honorable Mention All-Big 12 honors by the league coaches ... Started all 12 games at right tackle, and was one of the most consistent performers on a line that featured three first-time starters ... Was part of a line that helped pave the way for QB Brad Smith to reach 2,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing, marking only the 3rd time in NCAA Div. I-A history that has been achieved.

Played in 10 games on the season and earned his first letterman's award and getting the most extensive experience of his Tiger career ... Backed up veteran Scott Paffrath at the strongside tackle position for most of the year ... Won the team's Most Improved Offensive Lineman in the spring period.

Saw action in two games in 2003, against Ball State and Iowa State.

Redshirt season.

All-state offensive tackle who rated as the number one lineman and the 10th-best prospect in the state of Missouri by MoKan.com ... Ranked as the 54th-best lineman in the country by Rivals.com ... A three-year varsity letterman who was a two-time first-team all-conference selection at tackle ... Was also a two-time first-team pick at defensive end, as well ... Earned second-team all-conference honors as a sophomore on the offensive side of the ball ... Helped lead his team to three straight conference championships ... Earned St. Louis all-metro honors as a senior and was a two-time all-eas Coaches Association selection ... On defense, racked up 50 tackles, 11 quarterback sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery ... A three-sport athlete who also earned three letters in track and basketball ... Was a state qualifier in the shot put in 2000 and 2001 ... Helped lead his team to a district title in basketball in 2000 and a conference championship in 2001 ... High school coach - Steve McDowell ... A member of the National Honor Society and Future Farmers of America.

Son of John and Annette Clinger ... Father is a junior high at-risk coordinator, mother is a junior high school teacher ... Is studying animal science at Mizzou.

2003 2-0
2004 10-0
2005 12-12
2006 12-12
Totals 36-24
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