Class: RS Junior
Hometown: Twin Bridges, Montana
High School: Twin Bridges HS
Height / Weight: 6-3 / 239
Position: Tight End
Montana: Clay was moved from defensive end to tight end in the spring and made the adjustment well. He is expected to see plenty of action at his new position and on special teams.
2011: He played in 12 contests and had 2 tackles.
2010: He played in five games, missing part of the season due to an injury. He saw action on the D-line and on special teams and had 5 tackles. He had three solo tackles at Portland State on special teams.
2009: He might have played as a true freshman, but was injured in fall camp and had to redshirt. He had gained more than 20 pounds his first season at UM, and was moved from safety to defensive end in the spring.
High School: He was a three-sport standout and earned 12 letters at Twin Bridges High School…had four letters each in football, basketball, and track and field…all-state selection in football as a junior and senior…named all-state three times and all-conference four times in basketball…team captain in football in 2007 and 2008…team captain in basketball his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons…state tournament and district MVP in hoops as a senior when his team won the state title…high school football coach was Rob Lott.
Career Highs: He had 3 tackles, all unassisted, at Portland State.
Personal: Clay’s parents are Dave and Tamara Pierson of Twin Bridges. His major is history. Birth date: Sept. 2, 1990.