Former Badger Corey Clement gets BMW from high school counselor

Counselor delivers on high school promise
Posted at 7:52 PM, Nov 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-30 00:31:45-05

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.

Per Zack Rosenblatt, Clement, during his ninth grade year at Gallboro High School in Mullica Hill, New Jersey, constantly pestered his counselor about wanting the BMW. 

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 finishingthird 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 saidafter 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.