Beavers Sign Quarterback To Letter Of Intent

Feb. 25, 2002

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CORVALLIS - Oregon State has signed Anton Clarkson, a 6-2, 205-pound quarterback, to a national football letter of intent, it was announced Monday by Coach Dennis Erickson.

Clarkson completed his prep athletic eligibility at Venice High School in Los Angeles with the 2000 footballseason. He is currently completing his initial eligibility requirements at Venice High School and will enroll at OregonState this fall.

Anton is the son of Steve Clarkson, former quarterback with the Denver Broncos and Saskatchewan Roughridersof the Canadian Football League. Steve Clarkson played collegiate football at San Jose State when Erickson was anassistant coach for the Spartans.

The addition of Clarkson gives Oregon State a total of 23 players who have signed football letters of intent to date.

Clarkson's complete bio follows:

ANTON CLARKSON, QB, 6-2, 205, FR, Los Angeles, CA (Venice High School)
VENICE HIGH SCHOOL, Los Angeles, CA - Anton completed his prep eligibility at Venice High Schoolduring the 2000-01 school year...his senior year of high school football was in 2000...he was a two-year starter atquarterback for Venice High School (1999-00) for Coach Angelo Gasca...Anton led the Gondoliers to a 7-4 record hisjunior year and 7-3 his senior season...he was selected for numerous honors during his two-year prepcareer...following his junior campaign, he was selected second-team all-city, first-team all-league (Western) andsecond-team a senior, he was selected first-team all-city, first-team all-league and first-team all-region...he was named the Western League Offensive Player of the Year in two years for Venice he passedfor 5,497 yards and 55 touchdowns in 21 games...he also ran for 13 11 games during his juniorseason, Anton completed 118 of 190 passes (.621 percentage) for 2,512 yards and 27 touchdowns, including a long of75 yards...he was intercepted only six times...he carried the ball 70 times for 125 yards and three a10-game senior season, Anton completed 155 of 235 passes (.660 percentage) for 2,985 yards and 28 touchdowns,including a long of 95 yards...he was intercepted only four times as a senior...Anton carried the football 122 times for407 yards (3.3 average) and 10 touchdowns...all told, he accounted for 6,029 yards of total offense and 68touchdowns in his 21-game career...he completed 273 of 425 passes (.642 percentage) for 5,497 yards and 55touchdowns with only 10 interceptions, plus he carried the ball 192 times for 532 yards and 13 touchdowns...his topindividual game as a prep was against University High School (Los Angeles) during his senior that gamehe completed 20 of 24 passes for 406 yards and five touchdowns, plus he rushed for 55 yards on five carries for anadditional of his top thrills at Venice High School was playing against rival Palisades High School,which was coached by his father, Steve Clarkson.

Anton Clarkson's Prep Statistics

Rushing Passing Total Offense
1999 10 70 125 1.79 3 190 118 6 .621 2,512 27 75 260 2,637 30
2000 11 122 407 3.34 10 235 155 4 .660 2,985 28 96 357 3,392 38
Tot 21 192 532 2.77 13 425 273 10 .642 5,497 55 96 617 6,029 68
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