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Clayton "Clay" Honeycutt was a houseguest on Big Brother 17 (US).

After controlling the first five weeks with his showmance, Shelli Poole, he was put on the block against her (due to Jason's eviction). After Clay asked the houseguests to evict him instead of Shelli in Week 6, he was evicted by a unanimous 9-0 vote, placing 12th.

He is also remembered for getting into heated arguments with some houseguests, for mumbling, and for saying, "I'm a furless bat."


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Age: 23
Hometown: Dickinson, Texas
Current City: College Station, Texas
Occupation: Graduate student at Texas A&M
Three adjectives that describe you: Driven, sarcastic, and athletic.
Favorite Activities: Aside from sports, I enjoy hunting and fishing immensely. I love the outdoors and the hill-country in Texas. It's not really an activity but spending time with my family is always great to do.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house: The most difficult part will probably be not seeing or communicating with my family. Oh, yeah, and the fact that there will be cameras on you 24/7.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most: I loved Donny from season 16. I mean, who didn't? Donny could have easily been labeled as the "underdog" at the beginning of the show due to the fact that he was essentially the outcast of that group. Any time there is an underdog, I automatically root for them. I find it deeply satisfying when I see others prove their doubters wrong.
What are you afraid of: Drowning and failure.
Finish this sentence: My life’s motto is… If you really want something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse.
What would you take into the house and why: Lotion for my dry skin, tissues so I can blow my nose, and magazines for entertainment.

Clay grew up in a small Texas town on a ranch where his mom rescued exotic animals. A former college football player for Texas A&M University, he graduated in only three-and-a-half years and says he’s smarter than people give him credit for. Currently, he is getting his masters in Sports Management.[1]

Player History - Big Brother 17 (US)[]

Competition History[]

Week 1 HOH Loss
BOTB Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
BOTB Ineligible
POV Loss
Week 3 HOH Loss
BOTB Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Luxury Ineligible
Week 4 HOH Loss
BOTB Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 5 HOH Loss
Week 6 HOH Loss
POV Loss

Have/Have-Not History[]

Week 1 Have
Week 2 Have
Week 3 Have
Week 4 Have
Week 5 Have-Not
Week 6 Have

Voting History[]

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Jace Agolli Yes
2 Da'Vonne Rogers Yes
3 Jeff Weldon Yes
4 Audrey Middleton Yes
5 Used POV on Self Jason Roy Yes
6 Nominated

Post Big Brother[]

  • Clay and his showmance, Shelli Poole, went on to date for 1 month after the season finale.
  • On October 25, 2020, Clay got married to a woman named Ashley.
  • On March 15, 2023, Clay revealed through an Instagram post that he and his wife had welcomed their first child together.[2]



Big Brother 17 (US) Houseguests
BB17Small Steve
BB17Small Liz
BB17Small Vanessa
BB17Small John
BB17Small Austin
BB17Small Julia
BB17Small James
BB17Small Meg
BB17Small Becky
BB17Small Jackie
BB17Small Shelli
BB17Small Clay
BB17Small Jason
BB17Small Audrey
BB17Small Jeff
BB17Small Da'Vonne
BB17Small Jace