CSN talks with assistant coaches Lamar Morgan, Chris Polizzi and four DBs
Clark accepted a tryout with defending the NFC champions
Catamount DB to suit up in his second post-season all-star game
Post-season all-star game is Saturday, Jan. 10 in Charleston, S.C.
Senior finished with 111 tackles to lead WCU, ranks second in SoCon
Western Carolina played its third FBS team of the 2013 season at Auburn on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Western Carolina played Chattanooga Saturday afternoon as the Catamounts honored their seniors and the three newest members of the WCU Athletics Hall of Fame.
Career Notes: Finished his WCU career with 339 total career tackles which included 168 solo stops and 6.5 tackles for loss ... He closed his career ranked second in the school's ledgers in career tackles.
2014 (Redshirt Senior): Started all 11 of the 11 games in which he saw action on the season ... Ranked second on the team with 78 tackles including 36 solo stops and a career-best 3.5 tackles for loss ... Was a unanimous first team All-Southern Conference selection by both the league's head coaches and voting members of the media ... Additionally earned All-SoCon plaudits from College Sports Madness ... Selected to play in both the 2015 Medal of Honor Bowl and the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl ... Tallied two double-digit tackle outings this season including a season-best 15 in the home win over Brevard ... Had eight-or-more tackles in five games ... Forced three fumbles and recovered one, while also coming up win an interception in the season-opener at South Florida to be a part of five defensive takeaways ... Also broke up two passes from his safety position ... Was a preseason All-Southern Conference selection prior to the year.
2013 (Redshirt Junior): Started all 12 games on the season in the defensive secondary ... Ranked fourth on the WCU squad with 84 tackles including 41 solo stops and half a tackle for loss ... Was tied for 15th in the Southern Conference with a 7.6 tackles per game average ... Named All-Southern Conference second team defense by the league's head coaches ... Posted two double-digit tackle games including 11 in the season-opener at Middle Tennessee - adding a fumble recovery and return against the Blue Raiders - and a season-high 13 at Chattanooga ... Tallied eight-or-more stops in five games on the year ... Blocked a field goal attempt against The Citadel ... Credited with two pass break-ups.
2012 (Redshirt Sophomore): Started eight of the 10 games in which he saw action ... Ranked fourth on the team with 88 tackles including 42 solo stops and two tackles for loss ... Was tied for second on the team with two interceptions ... Came away with WCU's first pick of the season - and the first of his career - in the fourth quarter of the home win over Mars Hill ... Also intercepted a pass against Samford in conference play ... Additionally credited with four pass break-ups on the year ... Recorded double-digit tackles in three games on the season including a career-high 20 against Chattanooga which saw the DB post 12 solo stops ... Recorded five tackles and broke up a pass play during WCU's annual Spring Game.
2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all 11 games with 10 starts in the defensive secondary ... Ranked second on the team with 90 total tackles including tying for the team-lead with 50 solo stops ... His 90 stops ranked eighth in the final Southern Conference standings ... Named to the 2011 Southern Conference All-Freshman team ... Tallied six-or-more tackles in every game ... Credited with half a tackle for loss against nationally-ranked Appalachian State, while also recovering a fumble in the home opener against Mars Hill ... Broke up three passes ... Named the team's defensive player of the week after his 11-tackle performance at The Citadel ... Posted a career-high with 13 total tackles against Appalachian State, making a career-best seven solo stops ... Recorded a team-high 11 tackles in WCU's annual Spring Game.
2010 (Freshman): Did not see game action, taking a redshirt ... Recorded an interception in the defensive secondary in the short scrimmage segment of the team's final spring practice.
Prior to Western: Was a two-time All-Montgomery County 3-A selection in two seasons on the gridiron for head coach Larry Hurd, Jr. ... Combined for 155 total tackles in his junior and senior seasons including a career-best 84 total hits in his final season garnering him All-County and All-Region accolades ... Made 13 interceptions as a defensive back ... Also caught 26 passes for 400 yards and four touchdowns in this final year as a prep ... In addition to football, also played baseball, basketball and ran track.
Personal: Is the son of Anthony, Sr., and Corliss Clark ... Was born in Washington, D.C. ... Has one sibling, Courtney ... His father played collegiate football at Jacksonville State in Alabama and six years of semi-professional football for the North Georgia Cougars ... His mother ran track as a collegiate also at Jacksonville State where she was a national finalist in the 400-meter hurdles.