The Clinton Courier
Clinton High School Class of 2017 grad Cam Akers is expected to be the Grand Marshal of Clinton High School’s 2021 homecoming parade, set for 4 p.m. on Friday, September 24.
The twenty-two-year-old football star, who led CHS to its first-ever MHSAA 6A state championship in football, was drafted in 2020 to play for the Los Angeles Rams in the second round of the NFL Draft.
As a Clinton High School player, Akers had 13,243 yards and 149 touchdowns. As a five-star recruit, he committed to Florida State University to play college football for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 seasons.
In his first season with the Rams (2020), Akers was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week in NFL Week 14 for his performance against the New England Patriots, when he rushed for 171 yards on 29 attempts, the sixth-most rushing yards by any NFL player in a single game during the 2020 season.
Unfortunately, Akers tore his Achilles tendon during practice for the 2021 season and is out for the season due to that injury.
The City of Clinton is expected to announce September 24, 2021, as “Cam Akers Day” in Clinton by way of a proclamation to be presented and signed at the Board of Aldermen’s September 21 meeting. In addition, Akers is expected to be recognized between the first and second quarters of the CHS homecoming game against Germantown High School on Friday, September 24.
The CHS homecoming parade begins at the Traceway Park end of Arrow Drive at 4 p.m. and continues to the high school. Kickoff for the football game is at 7 p.m. at Arrow Field.