Day Three of preseason practice for UNLV football.
UNLV: A nice-sized lineman who will be looking to provide depth to UNLV’s front as a junior … Listed No. 2 at right guard spot heading into fall … Was one of three Canadians on last year’s roster along with OL Brett Boyko (Saskatchewan) and RB Shaquille Murray-Lawrence (Ontario), both of whom became draft picks in the CFL.
2014: Member of squad but did not play.
2013: Member of squad but did not play.
2012: Redshirted season … A three-star recruit according to ESPNU, which ranked him the No. 117 offensive tackle in the class.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2012 graduate of Mission Secondary School under coach Kevin Watrin … A three-year letterwinner that saw time on the offensive and defensive lines … A key component for the Roadrunners as a senior as they went 11-2 and won the provincial championship … Named a provincial and conference all-star as a senior and a conference all-star as a junior when his team finished 7-4 … Also competed in basketball.
PERSONAL: Thomas Arthur Clarkson was born Feb. 11, 1994, in Mission, British Columbia, Canada … The son of Dana and Larry Clarkson … Father, Larry, played college football at the University of Montana and was an eighth-round draft pick by the San Francisco 49ers in 1988 … He later played four seasons for the CFL’s British Columbia Lions … Has an older brother, Zach, a younger brother, Matt, and two younger sisters, Annie and Kota … Majoring in political science.