Clint Session: Indianapolis Colts Linebacker

Clint Session was born September 22, 1984 in Pompano Beach, Florida. He is entering his fourth season in the National Football League, and is the starting outside linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts.

Session attended Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach. He was a four-year letterman, and led his team to the Florida State Title as a senior. He was named First-Team Class 5A All-Florida as a result of efforts on the field, and Pittsburgh University offered him a full-ride scholarship.

The six-foot, 235 pound linebacker started two seasons while at Pitt, compiling 259 tackles, 2.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles, and three interceptions during his career. He played both middle and outside backer while there, and during his season senior was fantastic in making 101 tackles, 67 of them solo, and 12 tackles for a loss. Colts general manager Bill Polian made Session the teams fourth round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft.

He started one-game his rookie year, filling in for an injured Tyjuan Hagler, but spent most of the season on special teams, where his speed and aggressiveness impressed Tony Dungy and the coaching staff. Session moved into the starting lineup in 2008, and finished the season with 99 tackles, two passes defended, and three forced fumbles.

Session really came into his own under Larry Coyer’s guidance this past year, starting every game — aside from the last two when the Colts stopped trying — and placing third on the team with 104 take downs. He also had two interceptions, one which he returned for a touchdown to seal Indy‘s comeback against Houston.

Thanks to his ferocious hitting style and penchant for big plays, Session has quickly become one of the budding stars of the Colts defense, and could have future Pro Bowl appearances in his future.

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