Player Profile #82 – OL Clint Boling

There are not many people that can end their college football careers with credentials like Clint Boling.

The University of Georgia guard/tackle was a four-year starter in the tough Southeastern Conference, and he did not miss a single game over four years with the Bulldogs due to injury.

Boling is a talented player, versatile and durable, the type of guy every team would like to have on the roster, but especially the Chiefs.

Here’s his story. 


Clint Boling

Born – May 9, 1989, in Delray Beach, Florida.

Family – Parents are Herman “Jay” and Debra Boling of Alpharetta, Georgia.


  • Height – 6-feet, 4½ inches.
  • Weight -308 pounds.
  • Arm – 33½ inches.
  • Hand – 9¼ inches.
  • 40-yard dash – 5.28 seconds.
  • 20-yard dash – 2.87 seconds.
  • 10-yard dash – 1.78 seconds.
  • Bench press – 28 repetitions at 225 pounds.
  • Vertical jump – 31 inches.
  • Broad jump – 8-feet, 6 inches.


Boling graduated with the Class of 2007 at Chattahoochee High School, in Alpharetta/Johns Creek, Georgia. It’s part of the Fulton County School System.

In his senior season, he was named Class AAAAA by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

He also started on the CHS basketball team.


As a sophomore, Boling played TE for head coach Terry Crowder, as the Cougars went 4-6. As a junior he added snaps at defensive end in what finished as a 2-8 season. Then as a senior, he saw extra time on the defensive and offensive line at the ‘Hooch finished the year at 7-4.


Boling drew a lot of interest from ACC and SEC schools, receiving offers from Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina and Vanderbilt, along with Duke and Wake Forest. He committed to the Bulldogs in July 2006.


Boling majored in Risk Management & Insurance at the University of Georgia.

He was a four-year starter for the Bulldogs, starting 48 games at three different positions along the offensive line – he started 18 games each at left tackle, 19 at right guard, with 11 starts at right tackle. He He was named to the UGA team of the decade for the 2000s, as well as earning first-team All-SEC honors in ’08, second team designation in ’09 and ’10 and All-Freshman team in ’07.

2010 – Offensive captain. He started 12 games, with six at LT, two at RT and four at RG. The Bulldogs finished the season with a 6-7 record and a loss in the Liberty Bowl.

2009 – Boling had 13 starts, opening six games at RT, one at RG and six at left tackle. UGA finished 8-5 and played in the Independence Bowl.

2008 – He had 12 starts, but was suspended for the season opener against Georgia Southern because of a one-game suspension for pleading guilty to a reckless driving charge. Boling opened in six games at LT, four games at RG and two at RT. Georgia was 10-3 on the season and appeared in the Capitol One Bowl.

2007 – As a true freshman, he appeared in 13 games and made 11 starts, 10 at RG and one at RT. The Bulldogs finished 11-2 and won the Sugar Bowl.


On May 14, 2008, Boling was arrested in his hometown of Alpharetta, on Georgia Highway 120 at 1:30 a.m. Driving a 2002 GMC Yukon, he nearly left the road way and changed lanes twice without signaling. When stopped, he denied drinking, but refused to take a Breathalyzer test. Later, he said he had two beers, but was not drunk. He was charged with driving under the influence, failure to maintain his lane and failure to signal when changing lanes.

In July, the DUI charges against him were dropped and reduced to reckless driving.

Boling was set to serve a two-game suspension as mandated by UGA rules, but in July the DUI charges were dropped and he pleaded guilty to a reckless driving charge. That had head coach Mark Richt reducing Boling’s suspension to one game. “His attitude towards the whole thing was very remorseful from the beginning,” said Richt. “He worked extremely hard to handle any discipline outside of a suspension, in and out of the court so to speak. I think he’s learned a lesson that will serve him well for the rest of his life.”


Strengths – He shows good quickness in pass pro set and coming off the snap for running plays. Typically does a good job with his first step to get initial positioning. He uses momentum to get a surge in zone run game. Boling has quick feet and shows good lateral mobility. He does a very good job with his hands and can steer Des. He has good football intelligence and understands angles. He is well prepared and knows opponents’ tendencies. Boling seems to know his limitations for the most part. Versatility is a real plus, but probably best suited for guard.

Weaknesses – He’s not a gifted athlete, and does not post testing numbers that would rank among the top half at his position. That’s why he’s not viewed by many teams as a left tackle – not athletic enough Early in his career he played too high and bent more from his wait than his knees. That tendency improved a great deal in his senior season, as Boling got his pads down low. There remain questions about consistency. He lacks the bulk and lower-body strength to drive defenders off the ball in a power run game, so he needs to hit the weight room and get stronger.

Analysis – During four seasons as a starter in the SEC, Boling saw a lot of action against some of the best defenders in the country. Too often, he struggled against the likes of Auburn’s Nick Fairley and Alabama’s Marcel Dareus. Just where his best position might be remains a major question mark and his value may simply be as a depth guy who can play every position but center.


An AFC scout said – “So much to like about this guy but I’m not sure he’s good enough to be an every down player, or an every game player. He needs to get stronger.”

Another AFC scout said – “One of those guys that my team hopes gets ignored. He’s not a text book guard, but he’s a football player.”

An NFC scout said – “If you can start almost 50 games in the SEC for a program like Georgia, then you can play in the NFL.”


“I want to be the best player I can be and the best leader of my team that I can be. That’s what’s important to me.”

“I never really played offensive line until toward the end of my high school career. I never really watched the offensive line. Nobody ever does.”


Georgia O-Line coach Stacy Searels: “He is a guy who can play any position and play it well.”


It would be hard to believe that Pioli/Haley are anything but huge fans of Boling. He’s everything that they’ve mentioned when talking about the “right 53″: leader (team captain), durable, dedicated to the game, versatile and puts team ahead of his own interests. Don’t let the DUI arrest cloud the picture; this guy isn’t incredibly gifted as an athlete, but as one scout said, he’s a football player, and those types of guys fit in everywhere.

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