(born May 28, 1978 in Regina
) is a professional Canadian football slotback
for the Saskatchewan Roughriders
of the Canadian Football League
(CFL). Clermont started his professional career with the BC Lions
after being selected in the 2002 CFL Draft. He played amateur football in his hometown of Regina, starting with the Regina Rams
junior football club, and continuing with the team after they became affiliated with the University of Regina
. While playing university football, Clermont was named an All-Star and All-Canadian, as well as the Most Valuable Player in the Canada West Conference. As a professional, Clermont's honours have included being named the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie in 2002, Most Outstanding Canadian in 2004 and 2007, as well as the Most Valuable Canadian at the 2004 Grey Cup
. Clermont captured a Grey Cup championship with the Lions in 2006
. He joined his hometown Roughriders at the start of the 2009 season after being released by the Lions.
Clermont started playing football when he was seven years old, after seeing a minor football team practicing behind his home. He played high school football
at Robert Usher Collegiate in his hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan
. In 1995, Clermont quarterbacked
Usher to a city championship.
After finishing his high school career, Clermont played... Read More