Nate Clifton - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#96 Nate Clifton


Class Junior
Height 6'5"
Weight 267
Hometown La Vergne, Tenn.
High School Brentwood Academy

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