Position
Linebacker
Height
6'3
Weight
245 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Baton Rouge, La.
High School
Southern Lab HS
Major
Sport Administration

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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