Clanton to Become Career Games Played Leader Wednesday

Feb. 19, 2013

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By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - It seems like every week recently that Keith Clanton has been the part of a historic moment in his hometown. The senior became UCF's all-time leading rebounder on Feb. 9, just a day after his high school jersey was retired by Orlando Christian Prep.

Clanton will have another special occurrence Wednesday at home against Marshall when he appears in his 124th career contest. The forward is currently tied with Josh Peppers for first on the UCF career games played list. Clanton has started 115-consecutive games and marvels at his longevity.

"That is a pretty cool record, but one that I never have thought about," he said. "I always go out and do whatever I can to get a win, but to have played in the most games as anyone at UCF is a great record."

Clanton made his collegiate debut on Nov. 13, 2009, in the Knights' season-opening win over visiting UMass and has not missed a game. His first start came on Dec. 12 of his freshman season against Bethune-Cookman. He has not left the starting lineup since that win over the Wildcats.