Position
Linebacker
Height
6'3
Weight
240 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Baton Rouge, La.
High School
Southern Lab HS
Major
Sport Administration
Experience
3L

Extremely talented player who enters his second year as a starting linebacker for the Tigers … Learned from two first round draft picks during his first two seasons at LSU – Devin White in 2018 and Patrick Queen in 2019 … Will wear No. 18 for the second straight season after being awarded the jersey prior to the start of 2020 … The No. 18 is worn by the LSU player that best represents the values of the program on and off the field … Has all of the tools necessary to become a dominant defender in the SEC … Can play either inside or outside … Another Baton Rouge product that has impacted the LSU football program … Hard-hitting linebacker that plays fast and can make tackles sideline to sideline … Extremely athletic with good ball skills … Played tight end as well as throwing the javelin in high school … High school teammates with fellow LSU Tigers in running back Tyrion Davis-Price and offensive lineman Kardell Thomas … Has seen action in 38 games at LSU with eight starts … Has 114 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks for his career.

JUNIOR SEASON (2020)
Appeared in all 10 games, starting five times … Tied for team lead in tackles with 63 … Added 4.0 tackles for 18 yards in losses along with a sack for a 10-yard loss … Had two double-digit tackle games – 11 in season-opener against Mississippi State and a career-best 13 against Alabama … Had a sack for a 10-yard loss against Mississippi State … Played well in final two games of the season, recording nine tackles and a tackle for a 5-yard loss in win over Florida followed by four tackles and a tackle for loss in victory over Ole Miss … Had nine tackles and a tackle for a loss at Missouri.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2019)
Played in all 15 games, starting three times … Starter at outside linebacker in LSU’s base defensive package … Starts came against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game, Georgia Southern and Northwestern State … Finished sixth on the team in tackles with 50 … Added 4.0 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks … Had five tackles in win over Georgia in SEC title game ..Had four tackles and a sack against Texas A&M … Opened year with career-best nine tackles in win over Georgia Southern in what was first start of his career … Had four tackles, including 1.5 sacks, in road win over Vanderbilt … Had six tackles in victory over Arkansas … Credited for a sack for a 14-yard loss against Auburn.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2018)
Played in 12 games with no starts … Recorded one tackle, that coming in win over Southeastern Louisiana … Trained behind first round draft pick Devin White at linebacker … Saw action mainly on special teams.

HIGH SCHOOL
Hard-hitting linebacker that was part of two state title teams during his prep career … Rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports and Rivals … Rated as the No. 7 player in the state of Louisiana and No. 18 inside linebacker nationally by Rivals … Nominated to participate in the Army All-American Bowl Game … Selected to participate in the 2017 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl … Coached by former LSU quarterback Marcus Randall.

PERSONAL
Parents are Katice and Damon Clark … Born June 28, 2000 … Majoring in general business … Originally from New Orleans, his family relocated to Baton Rouge when he was five years old due to Hurricane Katrina … Family was then impacted by the flood that devastated the Baton Rouge area in August of 2016.

Damone Clark’s Career Highs
Tackles: 13 vs. Alabama, 2020 n, 2019
Tackles for Loss: 1.5, 2x (Last: vs. Mississippi State, 2020; First: at Vanderbilt, 2019)
Sacks: 1.5 at Vanderbilt, 2019

 

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