Corey Clement is second rookie with 100 receiving yards, TD catch in Super Bowl

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The Eagles got big plays from just about every one of their skill position players on offense on Sunday night against the Patriots and running back Corey Clement had more than one of them.

Clement had a 55-yard gain on one throw from Nick Foles and a 22-yard touchdown that stood up to a replay review on another one in the third quarter.

“I really wasn’t too nervous, but at the same time, when they slow everything down you kind of get the bubble guts and you’re like, ‘Damn. Did I really catch it?’ I knew I secured it, it was all about the feet,” Clement said after the game. “At the same time, you have to make big plays when big plays are brought to you.”

Clement had four catches for 100 yards overall and joins Torry Holt, who also caught a touchdown, and Cris Collinsworth as rookies with 100 receiving yards in a Super Bowl.

“You really can’t take it for granted because not many rookies get put in such a spotlight and me and are counted on at the same time,” Clement said. “Thank you to coach [Doug] Pederson for even giving me the play calls. He could have easily gave that to somebody who was better at it and trusted it, but he trusted me. I can only thank him.”

Pederson involved Clement in another big play, but not as a receiver. Clement was involved with “Philly Special” as he took a direct snap and tossed the ball to tight end Trey Burton before Burton hit Foles for a touchdown late in the second quarter. That’s a pretty full Super Bowl for any player and especially for a rookie who didn’t get drafted last year.

14 responses to “Corey Clement is second rookie with 100 receiving yards, TD catch in Super Bowl

  1. These “firsts” and “records” are getting a little carried away.

    Did you know Rob Gronkowski is the first tight end to have over 100 yards receiving and 2 TDS and still lose the Super Bowl against the team who won the conference championship against the team who plays in the stadium where the Super Bowl was played?

    I haven’t fact checked this but I think I might be right.

  2. When they showed the replay, Clement seemed to flinch just before the snap. No flag.

    Always love seeing some breaks (like the 2 reviews on Philly TD catches) go against the Pats.

  3. These “firsts” and “records” are getting a little carried away.

    Did you know Rob Gronkowski is the first tight end to have over 100 yards receiving and 2 TDS and still lose the Super Bowl against the team who won the conference championship against the team who plays in the stadium where the Super Bowl was played?

    I haven’t fact checked this but I think I might be right.

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    While I agree that some of these “records” get carried away with nuances, this one is kinda cool and definitely legitimate. 2nd rookie EVER with 100 yards and 1 TD in SB. This guy wasn’t drafted either. Good for Clement, hopefully he builds off this and becomes a great player for many years to come.

  4. Badgers RB’s having two good SB in two years, with White for the Pats last years and Clement this year.

  5. How does a player like him not even get drafted? Rushed for something like 1500 yards at Wisconsin which is not exactly some off the radar school. He’s been fantastic all year, great at pass pro, runs hard, and turns out he’s an excellent receiver. Also a really good special teams player. Another masterful move by the Eagles FO to sign him.

  6. I believe you mean clement had 1 “touchdown reception”. Cuz we all know it wasn’t. But since the pats “get all the breaks” we’ll allow it… like Hogan getting blown up 25 yards down field on the Hail Mary. How are we justifying that non call? Imagine if McCourty blew up Jeffrey 20 yards down field and the refs let it go. Lmfao

  7. Forget TD. Biggest play he made of the night was getting a hand on, and stopping the returner on the reverse on the last return. Didn’t tackle him, but took on the block and got enough of a hand on him to stop him completely. The rest of the team then closed in and got him inside the 10. Leaving Brady with under a minute and over 90 yards

    Bottom line, the kid was CLUTCH last night

  8. I believe you mean clement had 1 “touchdown reception”. Cuz we all know it wasn’t. But since the pats “get all the breaks” we’ll allow it… like Hogan getting blown up 25 yards down field on the Hail Mary. How are we justifying that non call? Imagine if McCourty blew up Jeffrey 20 yards down field and the refs let it go. Lmfao
    If you want to play it like that, how about Gronk mugging the D-backs on that play

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