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6-3 / 332
Appeared in 12 games at right guard and has 34 career starts...blocked for All-ACC back Montel Harris, who led the conference in rushing and ranks 16th nationally...the line allowed Eagles' running backs to gain 100 or more yards in nine different games...BC ranks 51st in the country in tackles for loss allowed (6.15).
Started 11 games at right guard...BC ranked 39th in the country in sacks allowed (1.54)...blocked for RB Montel Harris who had the fourth-most carries in the country (308) and the 10th-most rushing yards (1,457)...the line helped Harris record eight 100-yard games...recipient of the Fish Cornerstone Scholarship.
College Football News All-Sophomore second-team selection...All-ACC second-team selection...started all 14 games at right guard after making the move from the defensive line...BC ranked 25th in the country in tackles for a loss allowed (4.77) and 49th in sacks allowed (1.69)...the line only allowed 21 sacks with a pair of first-year starting quarterbacks behind them...paved the way for true freshman TB Montel Harris to break BC freshman records with 900 rushing yards and five 100-yard performances...Harris and classmate Josh Haden were the second-most prolific true freshman backfield in the country, averaging 106 yards a game.
Registered a pass breakup against Bowling Green in 2007...played his first game, vs. Wake Forest...played in several games and gained valuable experience as a redshirt freshman.
Earned Prep Star All-American honors as a senior defensive lineman at Wellesley High School ... earned Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic honors in 2005 ... was a three-time All-Bay State League selection ... totaled 45 tackles, including two sacks, in his senior season ... also recorded three forced fumbles ... played for head coach Bill Tracey ... also earned All-Scholastic track honors; placed sixth in the shot put (54-0.5) and eighth in the discus (150-10) at the 2006 New England outdoor meet.
Thomas Claiborne, born July 23, 1988 ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences ... Thomas is the son of Carolyn and Thomas Claiborne.