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Charles Clark

Charles  Clark

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Green Cove Springs, Fla.

High School:
Clay County

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
07/28/1984

Experience:
3L

Returning starter at safety and is the senior leader ... Considered the quarterback of the secondary ... Had a good spring and worked on a few areas where he needed to improve, in particular tackling in the open field ... His experience and leadership are needed on defense ... Has started every game the last two years ... Was credited with five total tackles, and forced a fumble and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown in the Red-Blue Game.

2005: Started all 11 games at free safety ... Tied for third in the SEC in fumble recoveries with three ... Finished seventh on the team in tackles with 40, including 28 solos ... Notched one interception and one pass break-up ... Helped the Rebel defense finish the season 14th in the nation in pass defense, 27th in total defense and 31st in scoring defense ... Earned his third letter ... at Memphis (9/5): Totaled three tackles with two solos ... Recovered a fumble ... Helped the Rebel defense hold All-American RB DeAngelo Williams under 100 yards rushing for only the third time in his previous 23 games ... at Vanderbilt (9/17): Recorded four solo stops, five total ... vs. Wyoming (9/24): Credited with five tackles, with four solos ... at Tennessee (10/1): Totaled a season-high seven tackles, including three solos ... vs. Citadel (10/8): Made one solo stop ... Helped contain The Citadel to 81 yards of total offense, the least by a Rebel foe since 1993 ... vs. Alabama (10/15): Notched two tackles with a solo ... Helped limit the Crimson Tide to a then season-low 13 points and 121 rushing yards ... vs. Kentucky (10/22): Tallied five tackles, including four solos ... Helped the Rebel defense contain the Wildcats to one score while forcing three turnovers ... at Auburn (10/29): Recorded six stops, including four solos ... Also posted a pass break-up and recovered a fumble ... vs. Arkansas (11/12): Made two tackles and recovered a fumble ... Helped shut down the SEC's top rushing attack, holding the Razorbacks to 89 yards, 163 yards below their then season average ... vs. LSU (11/19): Recorded first career interception and made one solo stop ... at Mississippi State (11/26): Registered three solo tackles ... Named second team preseason All-SEC West by Phipps Football Magazines.

2004: Started at weak safety in all 11 games ... Team's leading tackler with 76 (57 solo) ... Ranked fifth among SEC defensive backs in tackles, averaging 6.9 per game ... Credited with 1.5 TFLs (-1 yard), three pass deflections and one fumble recovery ... Received his second letter ... vs. Memphis (9/4): Recorded seven tackles (five solo) ... at Alabama (9/11): Credited with eight hits (five solo) ... Also recorded his first career fumble recovery ... at Wyoming (9/25): Registered 11 stops (six solo) ... Named Quarterback Club Defensive Player of the Week ... vs. Arkansas State (10/2): Recorded six stops (five solo), tying for the team high and also recorded one pass deflection ... at South Carolina (10/9): Tallied four hits (two solo) and one pass deflection ... vs. Tennessee (10/16): Led team with nine solo tackles ... vs. Auburn (10/30): Recorded four hits (three solo) and was credited with one pass deflection ... at Arkansas (11/13): Made a career-high 12 tackles (10 solo) ... Was also credited with a career-high 1.5 TFLs (-1 yard) ... at LSU (11/20): Made nine stops (five solo) ... Spring 2004: Ended spring drills as the No. 1 whip safety ... Had four tackles in Red-Blue Game, plus one pass interception for a 28-yard TD.

2003: Appeared in all 13 games ... Earned his first letter ... at Vanderbilt (8/30): Had two assisted tackles and two passes defensed in his first career game ... vs. Louisiana-Monroe (9/13): Totaled a season-high six solo tackles in the 59-14 victory ... at Auburn (11/8): Recorded his first career sack for -5 yards.

HIGH SCHOOL: First team defensive Class 4A All-State selection while playing for Clay County High in Green Cove Springs, Fla. ... Earned Super 24 status (covered Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia) from the Florida Times-Union ... Also made Super 75 in State of Florida ... PrepStar All-Region selection .. Earned All-Conference defensive honors senior season and was also Most Valuable Player ... Participated in Florida Shrine All-Star Game ... During senior season, rushed for 1,211 yards and 14 TDs, and passed for another 832 yards and nine TDs on offense, while being credited with 89 tackles, four pass interceptions, three fumble recoveries, three caused fumbles, and 14 pass break ups on defense ... Was the only quarterback in Northeast Florida to rush for 1,000 yards during the regular season ... Scored a TD in every game ... As a junior, was credited with 83 tackles and three pass interceptions and had 20 receptions for 400 yards on offense ... During senior season, led the Blue Devils to a 6-4 record, playing in District 2-4A, one of the state's toughest in Class 4A, with Tallahassee Lincoln and Columbia ... Earned three letters in football ... Coached in high school by Jim Reape ... Also picked up four letters in basketball and four in track ... Playing guard in basketball, averaged 15 points and six steals per game ... High jumped and ran 400 and relays in track ... Rated All-Conference and Most Valuable Player of conference in track in 2000 and 2001 ... Academic Honor Roll for football.

PERSONAL: Son of Angela Berryhill and Robert Berryhill ... Full name is Charles Clark III ... Born: July 28, 1984 ... College of Liberal Arts ... Made the U.M.A.A. Honor Roll in Fall of 2003, Spring of 2004 and Fall of 2004.

CLARK'S CAREER STATISTICS
--DEFENSE--

Year G-S UT AT TT TFL-YDS Sacks-Yds CF FR PD PRES INT BLK
2003 13-0 12 5 17 1.0-5 1.0-5 0 0 4 0 0 0
2004 11-11 57 19 76 1.5-1 0-0 0 1 3 0 0 0
2005 11-11 28 12 40 0-0 0-0 0 3 2 0 1 0
Totals 35-24 97 36 133 2.5-6 1.0-5 0 4 9 0 1 0

CLARK'S CAREER HIGHS
TACKLES: 12, at Arkansas (11/13/2004)
SOLO TACKLES: 10, at Arkansas (11/13/2004)
PASSES DEFENSED: 2, at Vanderbilt (8/30/2003)
TFLs: 1.5, at Arkansas 11/13/2004)
SACKS: 1.0, at Auburn (11/8/2003)

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