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Danny Clark
LB #55
Height:
6-2
Weight:
245
College:
Illinois
Hometown:
CountryClubHills, IL
Experience:
12
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 168 663 488 175 7 0 18 2 0 8 -- 7
2010 NO 14 59 47 12 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2009 NYG 16 53 34 19 2 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2008 NYG 16 70 43 27 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2007 HOU 13 51 40 11 0 -- 1 1 0 1 1 1
2006 NO 16 29 23 6 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005 OAK 16 113 82 31 1 -- 7 -- -- -- -- --
2004 OAK 16 129 98 31 2 -- 5 -- -- -- -- --
2003 JAC 16 40 29 11 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2002 JAC 16 91 69 22 2 -- 1 1 0 7 7 7
2001 JAC 13 28 23 5 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2000 JAC 16 -- -- -- 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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NFL CAREER – This productive veteran returned to New Orleans in 2010, bringing extensive experience after first playing for the Saints in 2006. The University of Illinois product possesses the versatility to play on the inside or outside and also excelled on special teams. Clark has played in 168 games with 103 starts since 2000, forging an 11-year NFL career with a combination of dependability, knowledge and a playmaking skill set. He’s recorded 629 tackles (448 solo), to go with seven sacks, nine forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions.

NFL CAREER – This productive veteran returned to New Orleans in 2010, bringing extensive experience after first playing for the Saints in 2006. The University of Illinois product possesses the versatility to play on the inside or outside and also excelled on special teams. Clark has played in 168 games with 103 starts since 2000, forging an 11-year NFL career with a combination of dependability, knowledge and a playmaking skill set. He’s recorded 629 tackles (448 solo), to go with seven sacks, nine forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed by Saints, 9/5/10; Released by Houston Texans, 9/4/10; Signed by Houston (UFA-NYG), 5/12/10; Signed by New York Giants to a two-year contract, 3/13/08; Signed by Houston, 3/7/07; Signed by New Orleans, 9/5/06; Released by Oakland Raiders, 9/2/06; Signed by Oakland, 3/12/04; Re-signed by Jacksonville Jaguars, 5/5/03; Signed by Jaguars, 6/6/00; Selected by Jaguars in the seventh round (245th overall) of 2000 NFL Draft.

2010 – Played in 14 games with 10 starts at SLB and finished with 59 tackles (32 solo) with one pass defense, a forced fumble and four special teams stops…After being inactive vs. Minnesota, Sept. 9, made 2010 debut at San Francisco, Sept. 20 and had two assisted tackles and one special teams stop…Dropped RB DeAngelo Williams for a two-yard loss vs. Carolina, Oct. 3…Made five tackles (three solo), forced a fumble and chipped in with a special teams stop at Arizona, Oct. 10…Inserted into the starting lineup and recorded four tackles…Started vs. Pittsburgh and posted six tackles (one solo)…Started and notched six tackles at Carolina, Nov. 7…Made 100th career start and posted four tackles at Cincinnati, Dec. 5…Started and posted a season-high nine tackles (seven solo) at Baltimore, Dec. 19..After being inactive at Atlanta, Dec. 27, returned to lineup and posted six tackles (four solo) in finale vs. Tampa Bay, 1/2/11…Inactive for NFC Wild Card playoff at Seattle, 1/8/11 with hamstring injury. 2009 – Saw action in all 16 games with 11 starts at SLB for the Giants and finished with 51 tackles (33 solo), two sacks and two pass defenses...Started and finished with three tackles (one solo) at Dallas, Sept. 20...Started and registered four solo tackles at Tampa Bay, Sept. 27...Started and notched season-high seven tackles (two solo) at New Orleans, Oct. 18...Recorded two tackles, two passes defensed and one sack vs. Arizona, Oct. 25...Returned to starting lineup and recorded three solo tackles vs. Atlanta, Nov. 22...Started and recorded four tackles (three solo) vs. Dallas, Dec. 6...Started and recorded two solo tackles vs. Carolina, Dec. 27...Recorded two tackles at Minnesota, 1/3/10. 2008 – Earned starting SLB position in training camp for the Giants...Appeared in all 16 regular season games with 15 starts and opened NFC Divisional Playoff contest vs. Philadelphia, 1/11/09...Finished third on team with 74 tackles (36 solo), one pass defensed, one forced fumble and two special teams stops...Posted season-high nine tackles (Four solo) and one quarterback hurry vs. Dallas, Nov. 2...Had eight tackles (three solo) and added a tackle and forced a fumble on special teams vs. Baltimore, Nov. 16. 2007 – Appeared in 13 games, starting eight at SLB for Houston...totaled 43 tackles, 34 solo, his second career interception and one pass defensed....Started and registered two tackles (one solo) along with two special teams tackles (one solo) at Carolina, Sept. 16...Contributed three solo tackles at Atlanta, Sept. 20...Started and registered three solo tackles and two special teams tackles against New Orleans, Nov. 18...Racked up six tackles (four solo) one solo special teams tackle and a forced fumble on special teams at Cleveland, Nov. 25...Inactive vs. Tampa Bay, Dec. 9. 2006 - Saw action in all 16 games on special teams and as a reserve LB...Joined Saints just prior to the start of the season after spending preseason with Oakland...Finished with 13 tackles (10 solo) and 13 special teams stops...Made Saints debut after having been with club for less than a week and recorded one special teams stop at Cleveland, Sept. 10...Made two special teams tackles in club’s return to Superdome vs. Atlanta, Sept. 25...Registered two tackles (one solo) vs. Tampa Bay, Oct. 8...Made one solo tackle apiece at Tampa Bay, Nov. 5 and at Pittsburgh, Nov. 12....Recorded two solo stops at Atlanta, Nov. 26...Registered season-high seven tackles (five solo) in finale vs. Carolina, Dec. 31...Made one solo tackle and a pass defended in NFC Championship at Chicago, 1/21/07. 2005 - Started 15 of 16 games and led Raiders in tackles for second consecutive season, recording 113 stops (82 solo)...Also notched one sack for a four-yard loss and seven passes defensed...Led or tied for team lead in tackles six times...Voted a defensive co-captain by teammates...In addition to extensive work at LB, also saw action on special teams throughout the season...Registered five tackles (four solo), vs. Dallas, Oct. 2...Led defense with eight tackles (five solo) vs. NY Giants, Dec. 31. 2004 - Started all 16 games at ILB in first season in Oakland and also contributed on special teams...Led team with 129 tackles (98 solo)...Notched two sacks for a loss of 16 yards and recorded five passes defensed...Made ten or more tackles in five games...The only member of the Raiders linebacker corps to appear in every game...Recorded four tackles and a pass defense in Raiders debut at Pittsburgh, Sept. 12...Made eight tackles vs. Tampa Bay, Sept. 26...Registered five tackles at Houston, Oct. 3...Recorded team-high eight tackles vs. New Orleans, Oct. 24...Made five tackles at Carolina, Nov. 7...Made team-high nine tackles (seven solo) at Atlanta, Dec. 12. 2003 - Played in all 16 games with eight starts for Jacksonville…Finished eighth on team with 73 tackles…Tied for third on squad with 11 special teams tackles…Registered five stops in opener at Carolina, Sept. 7…Started and finished with six tackles vs. Baltimore, Nov. 2…Started and recorded seven tackles vs. Tampa Bay, Nov. 30…Started and finished second on team with 11 tackles vs. New Orleans, Dec. 21…started and posted team-high 14 tackles, and added one special teams tackle at Atlanta, Dec. 28. 2002 - Started in all 16 games for first time…Second-leading tackler with career-high 152 stops…Also posted two sacks, one interception, one pass defense and one forced fumble…Led or shared team tackle lead in five games…Made three tackles at Baltimore, Oct. 20…Recorded one stop at Dallas, Nov. 24…Recorded six stops vs. Pittsburgh, Dec. 1…Made six stops vs. Cleveland, Dec. 8…Registered four tackles at Cincinnati, Dec. 8. 2001 - Played in 13 games with three starts…Finished with 48 tackles, a pass defense and a forced fumble…Ranked second on squad with 17 special teams tackles…Made one stop, posted four tackles on special teams and forced a fumble that led to a TD at Seattle, Oct. 7…Made first start of 2001, posting four tackles at Baltimore, Oct. 28…Started and recorded four tackles vs. Baltimore, Nov. 25. 2000 - Played in all 16 games as a rookie, seeing action at linebacker and on special teams…Had team-high 25 special teams stops that tied a club record…Also added one forced fumble and two special teams fumble recoveries…Saw action at LB for first time vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 1 and made four tackles and returned a fumble 44 yards…Recorded a team-high four special teams tackles and one forced fumble that led to a score at Pittsburgh, Nov. 19.

COLLEGE – Three-time honorable mention All-Big Ten selection at  Illinois…Left ranked sixth on Illini’s career list with 384 tackles, just past Pro Football Hall of Fame LB Dick Butkus…Started 44 of the 45 games played in four seasons…Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection as a senior in 1999, when he started all 12 games and recorded career-high 122 tackles, three sacks and one interception…Had team-high 115 tackles as a junior…Also made two interceptions, seven passes defensed, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble…As sophomore, posted a team-high 95 tackles, five sacks, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries…As redshirt freshman, started 10 of 11 games at LB, recording 52 stops and two pass defenses…Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications degree and also attended graduate school.

PERSONAL – Married to Chasity…All-conference as QB and LB at Hillcrest (Country Club, Il.) HS…Daily Southtown and Star all-area pick…chosen all-state by Champaign News-Gazette as a DB…Rushed for 505 yards on 77 attempts and seven TDs and passed for 913 yards and five TDs as senior…Also lettered in basketball…Hosts annual “Shop with a Jock” program during holiday season…Established charitable foundation, the “Danny Clark 55 Foundation,” to benefit children…Aspires to work in broadcasting and has made numerous television and radio appearances…Has a pair of twin brothers who have been stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force.

 

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