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#54 Austin Clark
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 270
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tampa, FL
High School: Plant HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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Clark, who is listed in the No. 2 spot on the team’s preseason depth chart at one defensive tackle position, received a sixth-year of eligibility after missing all of his 2013 senior season due to injury. He also did not participate in the team’s contact drills in the spring of 2014 but is expected to return to action for the season. Clark, who was also limited to two games during the 2012 campaign due to injury, saw the most action of his career as a 2011 sophomore when he played in 12 of 13 games off the bench.

Career Stats
Game Logs: 2012 | 2011 | 2010

Cal Career (2009 – Present)
► Cal’s lone sixth-year senior after he was granted an additional year of eligibility following an injury that forced him to miss his entire 2013 senior campaign
► Has played in 17 games off the bench during three of the seasons of his first five campaigns with the program, seeing action primarily as a reserve defensive linemen and on special teams
► Has recorded one career tackle
► Saw extensive action at nose guard during spring workouts in 2011 and 2012 while filling in for injured players
► Changed to his current uniform No. 54 beginning with 2012 spring practices after wearing No. 57 in each his first three campaigns with the Cal program from 2009-11

Senior (2014)
► Listed as one of three players sharing a No. 3 spot at one defensive tackle position on the preseason depth chart
► 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
 
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 lone tackle of his career vs. Utah

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

Freshman (2009)
► Redshirted
► Did not play

Plant HS
► 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 with 7.0 sacks and an 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

Other
► 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 sports events but fell short of making Team USA for the 2014 Winter Olympics
► Adrienne is also currently an assistant softball coach 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
► On track to graduate from Cal in December of 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in American studies

Clark's Career Game Highs
Tackles: 1 (vs. Utah, 2011) 

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