Cal Football BIO
Austin Clark
Player Profile:
Austin Clark 1250286
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 270
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tampa, FL
High School: Plant HS
Experience: 3 Letters

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Career Stats
Game Logs: 2014 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

Clark spent six seasons at Cal and saved his best campaign for last as a sixth-year senior in 2014 when he started made the first 10 starts of his career and played in 11 of 12 games, contributing a career-high 22 tackles along with his lone career tackle for loss and quarterback hurry. Clark was granted a rare sixth season of eligibility after an injury-plagued career that included an injury that cost him his fifth-year senior campaign in 2013. Clark finished his career with 28 games played and picked up all of his stats other than one tackle in his final season when he earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors and added the team’s prestigious Joe Roth Award. Clark graduated from Cal in December of 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in American studies.

After Cal
► Hired by the Cal football program as a recruiting assistant in 2015 after the completion of his playing career

Cal Career (2009-14)
► Spent six seasons on the Cal roster and saved his most productive season for his sixth and final campaign in 2014 with 22 tackles along with his lone tackle for loss and quarterback hurry to earn honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors and the team’s prestigious Joe Roth Award
► Played in 28 career games with 10 starts and compiled all of his stats other than one tackle in his final season as he finished his career with 23 tackles, 1.0 tackles for loss (-1 yard) and one quarterback hurry
► Saw extensive action at nose guard during spring workouts in 2011 and 2012 while filling in for injured players
► Changed his uniform to No. 54 beginning with 2012 spring practices after wearing No. 57 in each his first three campaigns with the Cal program from 2009-11
► Graduated from Cal in December of 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in American studies

Senior (2014)
► Played in 11 games with 10 starts and contributed a career-high 22 tackles that was second among the team’s defensive linemen as well as 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) and one pass breakup to earn an honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection from the league’s coaches
► Also earned Cal’s Joe Roth Award for the team’s player who best exemplifies courage, sportsmanship and attitude
► Recorded a career-high five tackles vs. UCLA and multiple-stop games in each of his six home contests including four vs. Colorado, three vs. Washington and BYU, and two vs. Oregon and Stanford
► Had single tackles in road contests at Northwestern, Arizona and Oregon State
► Came up with 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) at Arizona and one quarterback hurry vs. Stanford that were both the only times he recorded those statistics in his career
► Part of a defensive line that helped the Cal defense move up 48 spots from the previous season to No. 38 in rushing defense (144.6 ypg), cutting 44 yards off its per-game average allowed from the 2013 campaign
► Did not play in the spring game or participate in contact during spring practices due to injury
Senior (2013)
► Granted a medical redshirt
► Did not play and also missed much of spring practice due to injury
► Named a Jonathan and Judy Hoff Scholar-Athlete of the Week for October 28 – November 3, 2013
Junior (2012)
► Played in only two games off the bench due to injury
► Recorded two tackles in the spring game

Sophomore (2011)
► Played in 12 of 13 games off the bench and recorded the first tackle of his career vs. Utah

Freshman (2010)
► Played in three games off the bench

Freshman (2009)
► Redshirted
► Did not play

Plant HS (2005-08)
► Had a strong 2008 senior campaign for a state championship squad that finished with a 14-1 overall record after losing its season opener
► Earned first-team All-Western Conference National Division honors while recording 104 tackles and 12.0 sacks with at least one sack in 10 different contests
► Added a pair of fumble recoveries and two passes defended in his final prep campaign
► Totaled 115 tackles, 7.0 sacks and one interception as a 2007 junior when his squad posted an 11-2 final record with the losses coming in the season opener and a playoff game to end the campaign sandwiched around an 11-game win streak

► Full name is Austin Larue Clark
► Born August 3, 1990
► Parents are Alan and Charlotte Clark
► Sister, Adrienne, trained in the skeleton and participated in several of the sport’s events but fell short of making Team USA for the 2014 Winter Olympics
► Adrienne is also currently an assistant softball coach at UConn after a previous coaching stint at her alma mater Hofstra, where she graduated in 2005 after playing four years of softball, once recording a string of 31.0 consecutive innings pitched as a starter in the NCAA Tournament without allowing a run that was the second most in NCAA history

Clark's Career Game Highs
 5 (vs. UCLA, 2014)
Tackles For Loss: 1.0 (at Arizona, 2014)
Tackle For Loss Yards: 1 (at Arizona, 2014)
Quarterback Hurries: 1 (vs. Stanford, 2014)

Last Updated
June 7, 2015

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