Maurice Clarett

Maurice Clarett’s life has been very  public as football took him places he never could have imagined. Being from the Youngstown/ Warren area in Ohio, an area with deep football roots, Maurice was able to find success on the field as he played for Warren G. Harding and were runner-ups in the state. In high school he was named USA Todays player of the year. His success  ultimately landed him in the starting RB position at Ohio State University. In 2002,  Maurice had a breakout season for the Buckeyes as he broke the freshman single season rushing record set by 2-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin. Maurice rushed for 1,247 yards. In that same season the Buckeyes went undefeated and beat the Miami Hurricanes in double overtime to become National Champions. Maurice had a key part to winning that game as he was instrumental in 2 plays one that is known today as the “the strip” where he stripped the ball off a Miami Hurricane CB that had just intercepted the ball that gave the Buckeyes a crucial FG and Maurice also scored the winning touchdown.

Maurice played only  one season at OSU as he ran into off the field issues with the NCAA officials and law enforcement. Even with all these struggles Maurice was still drafted in the 3rd round by the Denver Broncos, but was then  released by the team.

Through all his experiences Maurice has realized the importance of life outside of football, which has brought him much success. You will now find him sharing his life story with people all over the United States. He has spoken at colleges, high schools, youth groups, & professional settings. He looks now to devote his life to bringing change to the people who need it most.

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