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#2 Ryan Clark
Position: Free Safety
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 192 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Marrero, La.
High School: Shaw HS
Ryan Clark Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 12/31/1999

* 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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