Josh Clemons has always looked the part of an SEC running back but beyond the first six games of his freshman year the redshirt junior has been sidelined by injury. However, 2014 looks to finally be the season that Clemons is able to get back out there and contribute to a deep corps of ball-carriers. In the stands is sure to be Josh’s father Charlie who has had to watch as his son has dealt with injury after injury. Jen Smith of the Herald Leader had a chance to speak with Charlie Clemons who went through some of the same injuries that Josh has dealt with.
Charlie Clemons, a linebacker at Georgia who spent 11 years playing professionally, suffered his Achilles injury weeks before the season when he was penciled in as a starter for the Saints.
“I’d worked for it all my life, went to the CFL, played in the CFL, played three years with the Rams and this was going to be my shot,” Charlie remembered. […]
Josh, a 5-foot-10, 216-pound junior, became fixated not on the hard work, not on the pain, but on the happy ending.”I came back and had the best season of my career,” Charlie said. “That alone put a bright spot in his mind, that ‘all I’ve got to do is continue to work hard.'”