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  Robert Cleary
Robert Cleary

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Canyon Lake, CA

High School:
Temescal Canyon

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 316

Position:
OG

Birthdate:
11/21/1982

Experience:
3V

UCLA -- Robert enters his senior season as a candidate for a starting position at guard ... Played a valuable role last season as a starter (seven games) and key reserve ... A tough competitor.

2004 -- He made his first career start at weak guard against Oklahoma State and played the entire contest ... Went on to start seven games during the season ... Other starting assignments came against Illinois, Washington, San Diego State, Arizona and California ... Against Arizona State, Stanford and Washington State, he came off the bench and alternated throughout the games ... He started and played extensively at weak guard at Oregon and came off the bench against USC.

2003 -- Cleary provided depth at the tackle position, appearing in games versus Washington, Arizona and Oregon.

2002 -- Cleary provided depth at left guard, appearing in two games along the offensive line ... Was on the field for 12 plays against San Diego State and six at Arizona ... Also saw action in several games as a member of the field goal unit on special teams.

2001 -- Did not see action in his first year in the program and has one season of eligibility remaining.

HIGH SCHOOL -- Earned three varsity letters as a defensive end and offensive tackle for coach Bob Burt at Temescal Canyon High in Lake Elsinore, CA ... USA Today second-team All-American ... Member of PrepStar Dream Team (No. 10 offensive lineman) ... PrepStar All-American (No. 2 offensive lineman in West) ... Rated nation's No. 8 offensive lineman by FoxStudentSports.com ... Rated nation's No. 9 offensive lineman by rivals.com ... SuperPrep All-American (No. 28 offensive lineman) ... SuperPrep All-Far West/California (No. 30 prospect) ... Member of rivals 100 (No. 54 prospect) ... Tom Lemming All-American and All-West (No. 19 prospect) ... USA Today/Max Emfinger Top 125 and No. 6 offensive tackle ... PrepStar Super 30 All-Western Region (No. 17 prospect) ... Student Sports Senior All-American ... Student Sports Top 100 (No. 57 prospect) ... Member of Dallas Morning News Top 100 ... Member of Long Beach Press-Telegram's Best in the West (eight votes) ... First-team All-State (Cal-Hi Sports) ... Winner of the Garland Rose Award as the Riverside County player of the year ... Las Vegas Sun Super 11 first team ... All-CIF Southern Section first team ... All-CIF-SS Division V ... Selected L.A. Times All-Inland Empire Lineman/Linebacker of the Year and was also named All-Inland Empire ... Selected to play in CaliFlorida All-Star game and the National Shrine game in Texas ... Selected All-CIF twice ... On defense, he made 87 tackles, including 37 assists ... Credited with eight sacks and 15 tackles for losses ... Team reached the Division V quarterfinals ... Selected team Most Valuable Player and Top Lineman as a senior ... Named to the first-team All-Southwestern league squad on both offense and defense ... Pre-Season PrepStar Super 30 All-West ... Pre-season SuperPrep All-American (No. 18 offensive lineman in nation and No. 22 prospect in Far West) ... As a junior, he was selected to the Junior All-State team and All-CIF Southern Section ... Defensively, made 87 tackles (40 solos) and had 18 tackles for losses (eight sacks), 15 knockdowns and 14 hurries ... Named first-team All-Sunkist league on offense as a junior ... Selected as team's top lineman and team captain ... Team advanced to the Division 8 semi-finals ... As a sophomore, he was named second-team All-Sunkist league on defense and the team's Rookie of the Year ... Earned four varsity letters in basketball for coach Mark Williams ... Averaged 15 points and eight rebounds ... Named first-team All-Southwestern league as a senior and All-Sunkist league as a junior ... Team captain as a senior when squad advanced to the Division IA quarterfinals ... Played in the San Bernardino/ Riverside county All-Star game ... Earned four varsity letters in track and field for coach Morris in the discus and the shot put.

PERSONAL -- Full Name: Robert Christopher Cleary ... Born: November 21, 1982 in Riverside, CA ... Parents: Michael and Kathlyn Cleary ... Has two older brothers, Mac and Dan, and one younger sister, Michelle ... Biggest athletic thrill to date was playing in the East vs. West National All-Star game in Dallas ... Also had a big thrill in his junior year in high school when he recovered a fumble and ran it back 55 yards for a touchdown ... Lists former NFL standout defensive lineman Howie Long as the player he admires most and patterns his style of play after ... Hobbies include body surfing, tennis and golf ... His brothers played football at San Diego State ... Lists career objective as becoming a teacher / coach ... Earned spot on the Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2001, Winter 2002, Spring 2002, Spring 2003 and Winter 2004 ... History major.


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