Position
Free Safety
Height
5'11
Weight
190 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Marrero, La.
High School
Shaw HS

* 2000 All-SEC, Second Team (SEC Coaches)
* 2000 All-SEC, Second Team (The Sporting News)
* 1998 LSU Special Teams Player of the Year

SENIOR SEASON (2001): Played and started in all 13 games for LSU … Capped career by starting 36 straight games at free safety … Ranked third on team with 88 tackles – 63 solo … Played perhaps best game of season in the Sugar Bowl as he came up with 5 tackles, including a sack for a 13-yard loss … Also had 2 pass defended … Had back-to-back 10 tackle games vs. Auburn and Arkansas … Also had 10 tackles vs. both Ole Miss and Kentucky … Also Intercepted passes vs. both Alabama and Miss. State … Has 7 PBU’s … Started year on Jim Thorpe Award list, which goes to the nation’s top defensive back … Signed as a free agent with the New York Giants following the 2002 NFL Draft.

JUNIOR SEASON (2000): Named second team All-SEC by both the Sporting News and the SEC Coaches … Finished third on the squad with 99 tackles, including 57 solos … Had four tackles for losses … Tied for team-high honors with two interceptions during the regular-season … Started all 12 games for the Tigers, running his streak of consecutive starts to 23 straight … Posted double-figure tackles four times – 14 vs. Auburn, 12 vs. Tennessee, 11 vs. Florida and 10 vs. Arkansas … Named LSU’s Defensive Player of the Week twice – vs. UAB and Tennessee … Ranked second on team with nine PBUs and for the second straight season, led all LSU defensive backs in tackles … Had interceptions vs. UAB and Tennessee during the regular-season.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (1999): The Tigers’ leading tackler in 1999 and LSU’s starting free safety … Played and started in all 11 games … Led the Tigers in tackles on the season with 110 total stops, interceptions with three, pass breakups with 10 and forced fumbles with three … Was the team’s leading tackler in six of 11 games … Finished third in the SEC in total tackles and led all defensive backs in the league … Enjoyed a career-high in tackles against Houston with 17 stops, including a pair pass breakups … Had an all-around game against Miss. State with 11 tackles, one interception and two pass breakups.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (1998): Named LSU’s Special Teams Player of the Year in 1998 … Played in every game as a key reserve and special teams player … Finished season with 18 tackles, including 11 solos … Broke up one pass and forced one fumble … High tackle game of five vs. Mississippi State, a game in which he also broke up a Bulldog pass … Made four tackles vs. Kentucky, including a brilliant open field tackle to stop a third down play … Was excellent on punt coverage vs. Arkansas State, downing one Jeremy Witten punt inside the 1-yard line … Saw action on 142 defensive plays from scrimmage … Saw special teams action on kickoff, kickoff return, punt, punt return and PAT/FG block teams.

HIGH SCHOOL: Class 5A All-State selection and District 10-5A defensive MVP … No. 24 in Superprep Louisiana 26 … Named to the Times-Picayune Top 20 Blue-Chip List … Recorded 86 tackles and six interceptions his senior year … As a punt returner, averaged 16 yards per return, including one for a touchdown … Recorded 16 interceptions in his career, including four his senior year … Posted 59 tackles, five for a loss of yardage, and 37 assisted tackles … Led the Eagles to a 9-3 record, including a perfect 6-0 in District 10-5A, and the quarterfinals of the Class 5A playoffs … Coached by Hank Tierney.

PERSONAL: Full name is Ryan Terry Clark … Born October 12, 1979 in New Orleans … Parents are Michael and Sheila Clark … Has two siblings – Chaz and Clemalita … Majoring in Public Relations.

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