Nate Clifton - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#90 Nate Clifton


Class Graduate
Height 6'4"
Weight 280
Hometown La Vergne, Tenn.
High School Brentwood Academy

Student-Athlete Features — Clifton’s Climb to Success

As a Senior (2022)
• Played in 11 games with 22 tackles, 4.0 for loss
• Blocked a 37-yard field goal attempt in 24-21 victory at Kentucky
• Made a season-best four tackles on three occasions, including in the Kentucky win
• Posted 1.5 tackles for loss in the win over the Wildcats
• Recorded at least one tackle in 10-of-12 games on the season

As a Junior (2021)
• Played in all 12 games with 10 starts
• 35 total tackles
• Season-best seven total tackles in win over UConn

As a Sophomore (2020)
• SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Played in eight games and started three, versus Mississippi State, No. 6/5 Florida and Tennessee
• Six tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss and 1.0 sack
• Personal-best two stops against Tennessee and one apiece against No. 10/11 Texas A&M, No. 20/17 LSU, South Carolina and Ole Miss
• First career sack against Tennessee for a 10-yard loss

As a Freshman (2019)
• Did not see action

The Clifton File
• Prepped at Brentwood Academy (Tenn.)
• Three-star prospect by 247Sports
• Two-way linemen
• Led team to three straight Division II Class AAA state titles
• Nine sacks, 14 tackles for loss, as a senior co-captain
• Junior starter at center, leading team to 38.3 points/game
• 2018 all-region
• 2018 all-county
• 2018 all-midstate
• Varsity basketball performer
• Born in Chicago
• Full name is Nathan Isaiah Clifton
• Son of Natasha Clifton
• One brother, Nehemiah
• Prep teammates with Vanderbilt’s Cam Johnson, Gavin Schoenwald and Harrison Smith
• Grew seven inches between ninth and 12th grades
• Majoring in medicine, health and society

Career Highs
Tackles: 2, vs. Tennessee, 12/12/2020
Tackles for Loss: 1.0, vs. Tennessee, 12/12/2020
Sacks: 1.0, vs. Tennessee, 12/12/2020