Thanks to a promise from his high school guidance counselor, former Wisconsin Badgers running back, Corey Clement, is the proud, new owner of a used BMW.
I won't be covering the Eagles and I'm not even in Philly yet, but just heard a cool story about Eagles RB Corey Clement. When he was at Glassboro HS (in NJ), his guidance counselor told him that if he ever made the NFL, she'd give him her BMW. So she did. (CC @EliotShorrParks) pic.twitter.com/cRjuqDyGaW
Finally, she gave in and said he could have it — on one condition — he had to make the NFL.
Eight years and 9,337 rushing yards later, he finally made his dream, and the promise to his counselor, come true.
But that dream didn't come without hardships.
This Spring, Clement heard 253 names come off the NFL draft board that weren't his, despite a prolific, four-year career in Madison that included finishing third in the Big Ten in rushing yards (1375) and rushing touchdowns (15) during his senior season.
He remained patient, and finally got the call from the Philadelphia Eagles to join the team as an undrafted free agent, though it was still uncertain whether or not he'd even make the team.
After battling through a crowded depth chart featuring accomplished backs like LeGarette Blount, Wendell Smallwood, Darren Sproles and Kenjon Barner, Clement got his chance in week three where he rushed six times for 52 yards and his first NFL touchdown.
"I’m still dreaming kind of. It’s kind of weird, so when I wake up tomorrow I have to hit the reset button and look for another (touchdown),” Clement said after the game. “It felt awesome, especially in front of the home crowd and first regular season home game touchdown."
Since then, Clement leads all Eagles rushers with four scores and is second only to Blount with 259 yards and 4.5 yards per carry. Even the mid-season edition of Jay Ajayi hasn't stopped Clement. Since Ajayi came over from Miami, Clement's had 22 carries for 128 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Now that Clement has his dream job and dream car, there's only one thing left for him to do — put a Super Bowl ring on it — and Philadelphia Quarterback Carson Wentz and the powerhouse, 10-1 Eagles might just be his perfect match.