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Duane Clemons
October 04, 2004
with Duane Clemons Bengals Defensive End
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October 04, 2004

The Questions

with Duane Clemons Bengals Defensive End

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�What was your welcome-to-the-NFL moment? "Draft day, when they call your name and you go out there and shake Paul Tagliabue's hand and hold up that jersey. It's like, Wow, this is really happening."

Most embarrassing moment? "When I got drafted [No. 16 in 1996 by the Vikings], I didn't know where Minnesota was. I'm from California, and I remember sitting there at the draft trying to rack my brains. I knew it was north, but I couldn't have told you where. In the middle? To the east? The west?" (Clemons majored in ethnic studies at Cal.)

Most treasured possession? "My Suzuki Hyabusa motorcycle. It's a symbol of freedom for me. It's the closest I can come to flying without leaving the ground."

If I weren't in the NFL I'd be ... "In the health and wellness business, helping guys through injuries and to stay healthy."

LAST WEEK

Clemons had five tackles in the Bengals' home loss (23-9) to the Ravens.

THIS WEEK

Clemons hits Pittsburgh. Last time there? Four tackles, two sacks.

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