RS Junior /
Offensive Center Fullback
283 lbs. 234 lbs.
3 stars, 18th overall offensive center in the 2012 class (as an o-lineman)
Other offers: East Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
Following a redshirt year his true freshman season, Stadnik stepped in as the replacement for an injured Cody Waldrop in 2013, seeing action in seven games as the starter in the middle of the O-line. He was named SEC lineman of the week following the Vanderbilt win in '13 (his second career start). Entered the 2014 season as the starting center, lost the job until the final four games of the season.
Following the 2014 season, Stadnik lost a substantial amount of weight (nearly 50 pounds) following tonsil surgery. He has since been plugged in as a 2/3 option at the fullback position, with musings about fulfilling a role as a blocking tight end, potentially to fill a Cody Gibson-ish role as a successful transfer from the o-line to the backfield.
-While we at GABA are very excited to see what he can do at the new position, we are here to let you know that we have no information that can allow us to project Clayton's impact on the team, and also SOME OF YOUR FRIENDS ARE WORRIED ABOUT YOU GETTING ALL SKINNY AND WHATNOT:
I miss Fat Clay— Brendan Nosovitch (@Airnos5) March 5, 2015
PLEASE DO NOT CUT OFF CLAYTON IN PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
Next person that walks in front of me on campus, I'm running u over— Clayton Stadnik (@C_STAD) April 9, 2015
YOU HAVE ALSO BEEN WARNED ABOUT ALLERGY SEASON:
Allergy season is upon us— Clayton Stadnik (@C_STAD) March 12, 2015
Brock and Clayton's father, John, played center at Western Illinois before going on to play five professional seasons, one with the San Diego Chargers and four in the USFL.