HIGH SCHOOL—He earned first-team 2A All-State and All-Flatirons League honors in each of his three seasons as a starter for Faith Christian. He played both defensive end and tight end for the Eagles, compiling 132 tackles and 30 quarterback sacks on defense, and 15 catches for 187 yards and a touchdown in his career. As a senior, he had 62 tackles (42 solo), 16 sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and two pass deflections, in addition to blocking both a punt and a field goal. On offense, he had eight catches for 53 yards. His top games as a senior came in a 35-7 win against Platte Valley (11 tackles, three sacks, blocked punt) and a 23-13 loss to Kent Denver (eight tackles, three sacks). In his junior season, he tallied 40 tackles (23 solo), including six sacks and four forced fumbles on defense, while also catching five balls for 47 yards and a touchdown at tight end. As a sophomore, he had 30 tackles with eight sacks and two fumble recoveries, also intercepting three passes on defense. Offensively, he had two receptions for 87 yards. In his four years as a letterman, Faith Christian went 44-7 under coach Blair Hubbard. The Eagles won the Flatirons League in all four seasons, and were 14-0 state champions in his sophomore season. He also plays basketball and throws the shot put. In basketball he earned second-team 2A All-State honors as a junior, and helped the Eagles to a No. 1 ranking as a senior. He finished second in the state as a junior in the shot put.
ACADEMICS—A member of the Honor Roll in high school, he is interested in majoring in Integrative Physiology at Colorado.
PERSONAL—He was born November 22, 1993, in Chicago, Ill. His grandfather is legendary Buffs coach Bill McCartney, and his father is former CU and Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Shannon Clavelle. His half-brother, T.C. McCartney, played football at LSU and is now a graduate assistant for the Tigers. He enjoys reading and hanging out with friends in his free time. He also assists his grandfather with his organization, Promise Keepers.