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Chris Clark
Chris  Clark

RS Senior

New Orleans, La.

High School:
McDonogh 35 HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 290




Returns for his final season as the starter at left tackle on the offensive line ... Started every game for two-consecutive seasons and returns as the most experienced member on the line with 24 starts ... The coaching staff is counting on him to provide leadership to the offensive line ... Possesses outstanding tools, size and strength ... Named to the third team on both the Coaches and Media 2006 All-Conference USA football teams ... Named the Offensive Player of the Week by the coaching staff following his performances against Tulsa (10/3) and East Carolina (10/28) ... Named the Hawg of the Week following his performances against NC State (9/16), Tulsa, East Carolina, Memphis (11/5), Tulane (11/11) and Houston (12/1) ... 2007 Preseason Honors: Named All-Conference USA by Athlon Sports (first team), (first team), C-USA Coaches (first team), Lindy's (first team), Phil Steele's (first team), (first team) and The Sporting News (first team) ... Named to the Conference USA's Honor Roll as the best pass blocker by Lindy's ... 2007 GMAC Bowl: Saw action on a total of 70 plays, 66 on offense and four on special teams ... Notched two cuts and two knockdowns ... 2006 (r-Jr.): Played in 876 total plays, including 820 on offense and 56 on special teams ... Helped pave the way for Southern Miss' first 1,000-yard rusher since 2002 ... Helped the Golden Eagles finish with over 2,000 yards rushing for the first time since 1987 ... Also helped Southern Miss set the season record for total offense (4,635) ... Recorded 75 knockdowns during the year ... Added four pancake blocks and allowed just two sacks ... 2005 (r-So.): Played in 12 games, starting 12 ... Saw action in 718 snaps, including a season-high 79 against UAB (10/21) ... Had three pancakes and 41 knockdowns ... Allowed 3.5 sacks ... Helped the offense finish the regular season with 3,843 total yards (2,699 passing, 1,144 rushing) ... Part of an offense that averaged 349.4 yards of total offense a game (104.0 rushing, 245.4 passing) and scored 29.5 points per game ... Part of the offensive line that only allowed nine sacks in 2005 ... Named Hawg of the Year, as top offensive lineman for the squad ... Finished third on the offensive line with 41 knockdowns ... Named Hawg of the Week for outstanding play on the offensive line three times against McNeese State (09/17), Marshall (11/08) and Tulane (11/26) ... 2004 (r-Fr.): Played in 10 games and saw action in a season-high 36 plays against East Carolina (10/23) ... Finished with eight knockdowns on the year ... Selected to the Conference USA All-Freshman team ... 2003 (Fr.): Redshirted ... Prep: Four-year letterwinner for Coach Wayne Reese at McDonough 35 High School ... Named all-district offensive guard ... Played in the New Orleans All-Star Game (Jefferson Parish vs. Orleans Parish) ... Also lettered in basketball and track ... 2002 District and Regional Champion in the shot and discus ... Placed fifth in the state finals in the discus and shot ... Honor student ... No. 5 offensive lineman in the state of Louisiana by Zem's Gems ... A 9.25 overall rating and No. 63 overall ranking by Zem's Gems ... Honor Roll ... Personal: Son of Lawrence Clark, Sr., and Adele Robertson ... Majoring in human resources management ... Born Oct. 1, 1984.

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