Desmond Clark

Desmond Darice Clark (born April 20, 1977 in Lakeland, Florida) is an American football tight end for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the Denver Broncos in the sixth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wake Forest.

Early life

Clark attended Kathleen High School, where he played football as a quarterback, free safety, and return specialist. He was also the holder for former Chicago Bears place kicker Paul Edinger. He also played basketball and baseball during his high school years.

College career

Clark attended Wake Forest University, where he was a wide receiver and caught at least one pass against every ACC opponent he faced. He was a two-time second team All-ACC selection, a two-time team MVP, and finished his career with 216 receptions for 2834 yards (13.12 yards per rec. avg.) and twenty touchdowns.

Professional career

The Denver Broncos drafted Clark in the sixth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played with them for three seasons, until the team waived him the preseason. Clark, who was nursing an arm injury, was signed by the Miami Dolphins, and spent a lone season with them before joining the Chicago Bears in 2003. In 2006, Clark helped the Bears win the NFC Championship and a trip to Super Bowl XLI with regular season statistics of 626 yards on 45 catches with a 13.9 average and 6 touchdowns.

On Sunday, February 24, 2008 the Chicago Bears awarded Clark with a two year extension.


External links

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