Background and college
Born April 10, 1976 in Lafayette, Louisiana, Clement attended Cecilia High School in Cecilia, Louisiana and was a letterman in football and track & field. In football, he was a starting defensive tackle and won All-District 6A honors, and All-Louisiana Class AAA honors. Clement attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Before the Jets
As a Jet
In 2006, Clement was signed as a free agent by the Jets. During his two years with the Jets, he started 32 regular-season games and one postseason game.